Pretending To Wed by: Melissa Jagears

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It’s a match made in heaven…as long as they don’t fall in love!

The ranch Nolan Key has spent decades working for, even lost a leg for, is now his—or at least it should be. But an absurd clause in his father’s will means he’s in danger of losing the place to his lazy, undeserving cousin. Nolan finds himself scrambling to save his home—by proposing marriage to the town laundress. 

Corinne Stillwater’s hands have betrayed her. Numb from hours of doing the same work over and over, her hands will only heal, according to the town doctor, if she gives up the laundry and marries. But she’s been stung repeatedly by love before, so that is one remedy she can’t swallow. 

When Nolan offers Corinne a marriage in name only, how can she refuse? Such a partnership could give them the security they seek, but what if the ranch isn’t as secure as they believe, and their lives—and dreams—aren’t quite as compatible as they thought?

Pretending to Wed is the second book in the Frontier Vows Series by award-winning Christian romance author Melissa Jagears. If you like marriage of convenience stories that deal with the nitty-gritty of making a relationship work, you’ll love this authentic romance set in a time gone by that tackles issues still relevant for today.

Author Melissa Jagears
Instagram: @melissajagearsauthor

Much to her introverted self’s delight, ACFW Award winner and double INSPY finalist Melissa Jagears hardly needs to leave her home to be a homeschooling mother and novelist. She lives in Kansas with her husband and three children and can be found online at, Facebook, Pinterest, and Goodreads.


If you enjoy reading in the genre of historical fiction or romance this is the book for you! I gave it 5 stars because I truly feel it’s deserving of them! This book….I really don’t know where to start. It is a marriage of convenience story, which I am a sucker for every single time! There are so many lessons to glean from this single novel. I won’t add any spoilers but be alert to them as you travel the pages of this story. Melissa Jagears has a way of catching your attention on the first page of her novels and she keeps that attention throughout the amazing stories she tells. Pretending To Wed was no different. There were sections of this book that were difficult and emotional. There were other sections where I laughed out loud and had butterflies in my tummy. When you put all these necessary parts together you have a fulfilling tale of love and life. This book is some of the best work by Mrs. Jagears. I’m already looking forward to book three!

I was provided a copy of this book by the author, but was under no obligation to post a review.

Books By Melissa Jagears

The Unexpected Brides Series

#1- Love By The Letter (Free Novella) (part of the With All My Heart Romance Collection)

#2- A Bride For Keeps

#3- A Bride In Store

#4- A Bride At Last

#5- Blinded By Love (part of The Convenient Bride Collection)

The Teaville Moral Society Series

#1- Engaging The Competition (part of the With This Ring novella collection)

#2- A Heart Most Certain

#3- A Love So True

#4- Tied And True ( part of the Hearts Entwined novella collection)

#5- A Chance At Forever

Frontier Vows Series

#1- Romancing The Bride

#2- Pretending To Wed

The Reading Daisy

And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren came to comfort him. 1 Chronicles 7:22

Let’s comfort one another, listen to one another, and pray with each other during these times with riots, killing, and disease. Something has to stop! Let’s spread joy, through the Gospel, wherever we go! Other’s lives will change. And so will yours!

I sincerely hope you have enjoyed this installment of The Reading Daisy. Perhaps you discovered a new-to-you author in Melissa Jagears and jotted down the names of her books. No matter what your take on this blogpost is I pray you leave this little corner of the internet with a smile on your lips and a blessing on your heart.

Blessings Y’all!



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