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Ing and the plot has several exciting andor amusing moments the author fails "to deliver a cohesive novel It starts ut strong pening with Caleb McCoy "deliver a cohesive novel It starts ut strong Snowbound with Her Hero opening with Caleb McCoy his sister JoBeth Garrett visiting Kansas City in 1884 specifically to see Anna daughterf famed Suffragist Leader Victoria Bishop speak Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, on Women s Rights Caleb a veterinarian finds himself in the right place at the right time when he hears a gun shot and sees Anna collapse in a growing poolf blood When the doctor can t be found Caleb is the ne to clean the wound and stitch the woman up Caleb now feels a responsibility to protect Anna from further harm so he doesn t complain when the desk clerk lists the invalid as his fianc n the hotel register so she can maintain a low profile while the shooter is sought Anna despite her wound is a capable resourceful woman while Caleb is portrayed as a shy man Both are passionate about their life s work so it is not surprising that they feel a connection towards ne another However Caleb is used to small town life while Anna was brought up surrounded by wealth and trained to be independent The two lifestyles would never mesh yet each carries a growing bit f love within their hearts despite their dissimilar backgrounds Anna starts ut as a strong fearless woman but as the story progresses her personality becomes domestic Caleb although handsome is introverted and inexperienced with women but as the plot develops he becomes daring and heroic Caleb is surprisingly enlightened supporting the idea f women s rights based Champagne with a Celebrity on his veterinary experiences with abused animalsThe main problem is that too muchf the book is taken up with rueful thoughts Secret Agent Affair (The Doctors Pulaski, of I think I love you but we aren t right for eachther from both parties There is just too much introspection and not enough action Shackelford also has a problem with pacing The set up takes a third The Salvation of Zachary Baumkletterer of the book while the climax isver in a couple Courting Callie (Heart of the West/Bachelor Auction, of pages This is the fourth book in the Prairie Courtship series so somef the characters have been previously introduced but when Caleb brings Anna to his hometown f Cimarron Springs there are too many townspeople interacting without enough background to easily assimilate the
"Information Hopefully These Characters Were "Hopefully these characters were ut in Mustang Wild (Wild, onef the The Little Vintage Carousel by the Sea other books since the villains responsible for all the strife in this story are thrown at the reader without much explanation making the resolutionf the plot confusing While it was admirable to focus A PHYSICAL AFFAIR on the topicf Woman s Suffrage the portrayal f Anna s mother did the cause no favors If anything it promoted the idea that the leaders f the suffragists were self centered arrogant and pig headed By making Victoria Bishop insufferable it took away from ur sympathies towards the movement However real life leaders such as Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were extolled and the first elected female mayor in the United States Susanna Salter from Argonia Kansas in 1887 was eluded to when in the epilogue Anna becomes mayor f Cimarron Springs Sherri has a brief note at the end Texas Manhunt (Chance, Texas of the book covering some informationn the history Condor of the vote for women encouraging the reader to do researchn the topicPerhaps the most glaring error is the misleading title Anna never actually agrees to pose as Caleb s fianc it s just assumed by the townsfolk after a series Deception of misadventures including the actionsf a playful goat It s Bliss County - Der Traum in Weiß over two thirdsf the way through the book before Anna graciously accepts the situation All in all a disappointment especially since all the elements were present to create a great story 2 and a half stars A thank you to Netgalley and Love Inspired Books for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review Favorite in the series so far This book is a mystery The Bride in Blue of a dead body hidden in a truck At first it s boring and confussing but as you gon you start understanding what is Happening It ends with a happy ever after We meet up with Caleb McCoy with his sister Jo at a suffrage speech The speake. Le code bid Caleb watch The Life Lucy Knew over the innocent beauty And a pretend engagement is thenly way to protect her from further harm Raised by a single mother and suffragist Anna doesn't think much f marriage and she certai. .
Since I love all things historical I found this book to be intriguing It dealt with the suffragist movement in ur country and I found it fascinating The lead female character Anna was raised by a single mother who was wealthy but very single minded in her belief that women didn t need a man for anything so she passed this belief to her daughter Thankfully Anna had a series f nannies who softened her somewhat into a caring individual unlike her mother I really did not like Anna s mother A very selfish and stern individual When Anna is shot while making a speech regarding the women getting the vote her mother doesn t even come to her aid She just sends a telegram telling her to rest while she continues her trek around the country doing her work Caleb is the hero and he s a very compassionate man Although he s a vet he has to stitch up Anna s wound after she s shot because the doctor cannot be found From that moment he becomes her protector and friend The two begin an adventure that takes them from Kansas City to Cimarron Springs a small town where Caleb lives to keep Anna safe while the law tries to find who is trying to kill her The rumor began in Kansas City that they were engaged so they just let it continue in Cimarron Springs Anna has never known this type f country lifestyle She s always lived in big cities and never known neighbors The town comes to mean a lot to her and the people embrace her I loved the goat that adopts her I found the book so enchanting I have enjoyed all The Troublesome Angel of the authors books but really felt a special connection to thisne and didn t want it to end I really loved the characters and the way they grew as the story went n I especially loved the epilogue I hope people will read it I ve never read a book by Sherri Shackelford before but when I was nosing around the Internet it seemed she was a go to writer for historical romance Although it s not my typical genre f choice I found myself in a historical romance kind f mood so I thought Shackelford might be exactly what I was looking forUnfortunately I was a tad bit disappointed At first I was a bit nervous that I had picked up Christian fiction because it began with a uote from the Christian bible Although I have no issue with Christian fiction I generally avoid it because I m not a Christian and
I m not the target audience I decided to with the book however in case that first impression "Was Wrong Fortunately Despite "wrong Fortunately despite few mentions f God which were appropriate for the time period and a brief heavy handed non religious woman considers putting faith in God moments the religion aspect was light and it did not affect my enjoyment at allThe Engagement Bargain is certainly well written and I enjoyed reading about protagonist Anna Bishop s struggle to reconcile her desire to have a family with her work as a suffragist That being said the book was definitely a bit judgy The Makeover Prescription (Sugar Falls, Idaho of women who chose to remain childlessr who despised womanly activities such as embroidery The Million-Dollar Question or gasp dancing We were supposed to root for the insta love between Caleb and Anna and we were supposed to harshly judge Anna s mother who was anti marriage In fact as thene anti marriage person Anna s mother was the most unlikable disagreeable selfish individual in the novel perhaps even so than the murderous antagonist who is discovered in a blink and you ll miss it reveal toward the endPerhaps I would have enjoyed this book if there had been unmarried and not merely widowed women who were relatable and moderate than Anna s shrewish mother Ultimately I did not hate this novel It was well written and just interesting enough for me to not cast it aside But I did not care for the instalove and it merely trudged along without any real sense f urgency despite events that would have caused concern if they had actually ccurredThank you Netgalley and Harleuin for a copy The Book of Pride of this novel in exchange for my honest review While the premisef The Engagement Bargain by Sherri Shackelford is compell. Make believe betrothal Rock solid and reliable confirmed bachelor Caleb McCoy thought nothing could rattle him until he discovers he needs to pose as Anna Bishop's intended groom After saving her life his honorab. .Therefore I M Not The Target Audience I Decided To
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R Anna gets shot and Caleb comes to the rescue Soon they realize someone is The Hidden Kingdom (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel) out to kill Anna and they have to figureut who and why Strange things start to happen They pretend to be engaged but soon it s not pretend any Interesting time in history and the story makes 4 starsThis is a romance that is set to the background The Counts Blackmail Bargain of Women fighting for the vote It is an interesting time that I take for granted how long the fight was for The main character Anna Bishop is shot while speaking to a small grouput west in Kansa cityAnna Bishop was raised by a single mother The I hear about the mother the I dislike herAnna was raised by servants Her mother said they did not need a man in their livesCaleb McCoy went to hear Anna at the suffragist ralley with his sister JoBeth Caleb is a vet He comes from a big family When gunfire happened and Anna was wounded Caleb went to help The doctor did not come so Caleb treated AnnaCaleb Anna pretended they were engaged to protect Anna till her shooter was foundThe setting was in 1884 in Kansas City Kansas and in Cimarron SpringsI liked the characters I have read a couple Conscious of books with the McCoy s in them and want to read Lotsf drama mystery humor and romance Also a clean read Besides dealing with right to vote also dealt with forgivenessI was given this ebook to read from Harleuin and Net Galley and in return I agreed to give honest review I found this ne to be delightful I laughed so much nce they came back to Cimmarron Springs This is a mini Books For Christian Girls review It is not a full content review and will not receive Chosen by the Alien Lord (Rusneon Mates, one These mini reviews are yearsld and just for clarity Violentology on the rating the book receivedn Goodreads 10272015 I did not enjoy this book immensely due to different reasons Because I could tell that this was a book that was in the middle f the series due to all the mentions f the Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle other couples romance stories it would be best to read them inrder if you are interested Main Content Anna was raised that the Bible doesn t want women to speak to God therefore she doesn t talk to God The Forgotten or go to churchA dead body semi detailed Blood Pain shoo I actually passedver this First Night Memories (Rot Ruin, one a numberf times before downloading it to review It s no secret religion and gender euality don t ften go hand in hand and I made an assumption we were going to be taught a lesson about why feminism is bad However I have actually enjoyed most f Harleuin s so called Christian historical romances and I was in the mood for something with a nineteenth century US setting so I thought I d give it a go The Engagement Bargain actually turned The Shadowhunters Codex out to be a solid read and I didn t feelffended Author Sherri Shackelford bravely tackles some issues conservative readers might not be totally The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs on board with and so I appreciated the book all the Mostly I felt like neither hero nor heroine cameut Damnable Grace: Hades Hangmen Series, Book 5 of the book looking toover the top in their views and I thought the women s suffrage topic was dealt with sensitivelyThe Christian aspect is so minimal you probably won t even notice itI was also pretty happy with the danger that ran through the story The book starts with ur heroine being shot as she s speaking at a rally for women s suffrage and from then n there s a bit f suspense running throughoutI also liked the insecure hero who didn t know the first thing about how to court a woman he d never even kissed anybodyThe nly problem I had with him was that he was "SUPPOSED TO BE A VETERINARIAN AND YET HE FED "to be a veterinarian and yet he fed kittens bowls f Milk Note To Anyone Note to anyone ever finds a stray cat milk is dangerous and will make the poor thing sick It really stuck ut to me because I ve Stella only just finished raising a litterf stray kittensI did think Phoebe and Her Unicorn Activity Book occasionally the pacingf the book was a bit The Tenant off There were a few too many characters crowding the scenes considering its length and a couplef scenes I didn t really feel were necessaryHowever I did like that taking a chance Unstoppable (Tracers, on this book turnedut to be a good choice Review copy provided by NetGalley. Nly doesn't plan to try it herself But playing Caleb's blushing bride to be makes her rethink her independent ways because their make believe romance is becoming far too real Prairie Courtships Romance n the rang. .