Unexpected Love: A Marriage of Convenience Anthology

March 15, 2017 | 1 Comment
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Unexpected Love: A Marriage of Convenience AnthologyUnexpected Love: A Marriage of Convenience Anthology
Author: Ashtyn Newbold, Heather Chapman, Mandi Ellsworth, Paula Kremser
Genres: Romance Anthology
Format: eBook, Print
Pages: 256
Date: March 14, 2017
Publisher: Cedar Fort

Around the turn of the century, matches were made for all sorts of reasons—whether to keep a family together or simply to make ends meet. But love has a way of turning up in the most unexpected places!

With four historical romance stories in one, this fun anthology will sweep you from the dance floors of aristocracy to the hearths of country living, leading to love through the most unusual circumstances.

Ashbrook Abbey by Heather Chapman
Though decidedly against marriage, when Ambrose Notley discovers it may win him his uncle’s good opinion (and his inheritance), he marries the orphaned Kate Mowbray. But will Kate be able to break down the walls that Ambrose has built around himself?

First Comes Marriage by Paula Kremser
When Letty’s sister and husband unexpectedly die, a greedy uncle threatens to steal custody of the children and their money. Daniel, Letty’s brother-in-law, marries Letty in the hopes of retaining custody of their niece and nephew. But will this love for show become something deeper?

The Price of Her Heart by Mandi Ellsworth
When Faith McKinney witnesses a crime she shouldn’t have seen, she’s forced into hiding to protect her own life. As part of this, her uncle arranges her marriage to small-town sheriff Geoffrey. But when the men searching for Faith find Geoffrey as well, will he be able to protect her?

Beauty and the Beholder by Ashtyn Newbold
When a marriage arranged by chance brings the orphaned and penniless Fanny Clarke and the blind and lonely Percy Wellington together, they quickly learn that clashing personalities and battles of wit are not a recipe for a happy match. But fate has a way of bringing even the most unlikely hearts together.

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About Ashtyn Newbold

Ashtyn Newbold

Ashtyn Newbold discovered a love of writing early in high school. Inspired by regency period romance, she wrote her first novel at the age of sixteen. Because she can’t vacation in her favorite historical time periods, she writes about them instead. When not crafting handsome historical heroes, she enjoys baking, sewing, music, and spoiling her dog.

About Heather Chapman

Heather Chapman

Heather Chapman grew up on a steady diet of chocolate, Anne of Green Gables, Audrey Hepburn, Jane Austen, and the other staples of female literature and moviedom. These stories inspired Heather to begin writing at an early age. In her spare time, Heather enjoys time spent with family, volleyball, piano, the outdoors, and almost anything creative.

About Mandi Ellsworth

Mandi Ellsworth

Mandi Ellsworth is the author of Uneasy Fortunes and contributor to The Gruff Tales and Unexpected Love.

About Paula Kremser

Paula Kremser

Paula Kremser began writing while living in England. She is an avid reader, but decided to write because sometimes stories just didn’t go the way she wanted. She obviously has control issues; just ask her four kids. She hopes to someday win an award for writing, in the meantime, she brags about once winning a bubble gum blowing competition. She continually practices that skill (along with writing) in her new hometown of Sandy, Utah.

One response to “Unexpected Love: A Marriage of Convenience Anthology

  1. Maria

    These marriage of convenience stories are each a clean, quick read. Also, pretty cover….

    Ashbrook Abbey by Heather Chapman
    Sweet story where the characters find what real love is and that it on its own brings happiness. The only thing I would have added was an epilogue for Ambrose to inherit something regardless of what happens.

    First Comes Marriage by Paula Kremser
    These two characters are lovely people who selflessly strive to care for their siblings’ children. They will do whatever it takes. It doesn’t feel like insta-love but it happens really fast.

    The Price of Her Heart by Mandi Ellsworth
    I enjoyed the humor in this one. The ongoing idea that Faye wants her stranger of a husband to share her pillows so she can cuddle and he is too polite to do so was just funny to me. Faye cracked me up. This one has a little violence. Also has LDS church elements but no preaching.

    Beauty and the Beholder by Ashtyn Newbold
    This one is sadder but hopeful. It has angst and tension. Due to the restraints of a novella length story, the changes happen pretty quickly so what seems largely unlikely quickly becomes a happily ever after.

    All the stories were clean and enjoyable to read

    Sex: implied marital desire
    Language: no
    Violence: a little

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