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A Convenient Wife (Love Inspired Historical) [Kindle Edition]

Anna Schmidt
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Book Description

His plan was simple--convince Caroline Hudson to take in his children as wards. Widower Tyrone Justice is stunned when the Nantucket schoolmistress requests a wedding instead! But really, what could be simpler than a marriage of convenience? Tyrone's children will have stability, Caroline will have security...and neither Tyrone nor Caroline will have to risk their hearts once more. Bruised by past loves and losses, neither is ready to take that chance again. Unless a potentially deadly disaster makes them see the truth. Happiness lies within reach--if they'll take a chance on the unplanned gift of love.

Editorial Reviews


The characters are written with their strengths and weaknesses in plain sight. Their beliefs keep them strong and they learn it's OK to question God.
Reviewed By: Patsy Glans
--Romantic Times

This book was fantastic! The story flowed beautifully, the characters were fleshed-out and believable, and the writing was incredible!  The book is very straight-forward and paced perfectly.

From the Author

This is the last in a series of books set in Nantucket in the 19th century -- all were a pure joy to research and write. I hope you'll pick up the others: AN UNEXPECTED SUITOR, SEASIDE CINDERELLA and its sequel, GIFT FROM THE SEA.

Product Details

  • File Size: 273 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Steeple Hill Love Inspired Historical (May 1, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0037NB4F2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,940 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars SO GOOD! July 5, 2010
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This book was fantastic! The story flowed beautifully, the characters were fleshed-out and believable, and the writing was incredible! The author was able to tell her story by "showing and not telling." I read a TON of Christian fiction, and this is definitely in my Top 10 Favorites. Probably what I liked most about the story was that the characters never got caught up in the annoying relationship miscommunications (in order to prolong the story) that seem to dominate so many books. Also, there were no cheap and contrived plot tricks--the book is very straight-forward and paced perfectly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very well written January 9, 2011
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This book held my attention all throughout. I could very easily identify with all the characters. Good story line. Would recommend this book for enjoyable reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Long Ago Story December 16, 2013
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A very interesting story. And shows how life was in the 1800's. But of course love prevails. I would highly recommend!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story March 29, 2013
By JLS2013
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I am an avid reader of Beverly Lewis, Suzanne Fisher Woods, Shelley Shepard Gray and although this story isn't set in Amish Country I found it very similar and easy to read. Was hard to put it down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Held My Interest throughout October 9, 2012
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This story held my interest throughout. The author has a great talent. Finally Tyrone and Caroline got together. The children were delightful. I must buy other books by this author.
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More About the Author

Anna has three times been a finalist for the coveted RITA award for romance fiction and has twice before been recognized by Romantic Times magazine with their Reviewer's Choice Award.

* Anna's website and contest at
* Anna's Blog at

In addition she was named a Rising Star finalist and award winner in 2000, and in 2005 she tried her hand at screenwriting. That first screenplay made it all the way to the quarterfinals of the coveted Don & Gee Nicholl Screenwriting Competition sponsored by the Academy of Arts and Sciences. (Yep, those are the folks who hand out those little gold statues called Oscar every year!) "My father ran a movie theater when I was growing up and my masters degree is in theater arts. When I write, I do tend to think in terms of my characters being 'onstage' - for me it's as much a visual process as a cerebral one."

Critics have called Anna 'a natural writer, spinning tales reminiscent of old favorites like Miracle on 34th Street.' Her characters have been called 'realistic' and 'endearing' and one reviewer raved, "I love Anna Schmidt's style of writing!"

Having survived her own battle with uterine cancer and discovered wellsprings of compassion and caring she never knew she possessed when family members and friends faced their own health challenges, Anna often draws on the questions she has faced in her own life in creating her characters. Readers regularly write to Anna to let her know that a character's story touched them on such a personal level that it was as if Anna understood what they were going through in their own lives.

"But you can't come up with believable stories if you have no life beyond writing," Anna admits. She likes to dabble in crafts - weaving, creating handmade books and notecards, and a little knitting. "We are talking straight knitting - row after row of beautiful yarn is very very soothing for me!" The rows of straight therapeutic knitting do eventually have a purpose -- Anna makes them into prayer shawls for hospice patients.

In addition she loves gardening and she's hauled enough seashells home from the Florida beaches that somewhere in the future, archeologists may believe there must have once been an ocean in Wisconsin! (Click here to learn how you can receive one of Anna's handmade bookmarks.)

One of Anna's favorite pastimes is the chance to hear from and stay in touch with her readers.

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