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The Inconvenient Widow (Situations of Inconvenience) Paperback – March 31, 2014
The Inconvenient Widow (Situations of Inconvenience) by Jennifer Reinoehl is a love story, a historical fiction, and a Christian-based book with a great story to tell.... I can't wait for the next book. The Inconvenient Widow... took me back to a time in history when chivalry was alive, good manners counted, and a woman was treated like a lady.... This is a must-read book for fans of romance and adventure, and historical fiction book lovers... -Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite
About the Author
Jennifer Reinoehl is a jack-of-all-trades freelance author. When she is not writing, she can be found checking out stacks of books at the local libraries. She enjoys reading a variety of subjects and genres. She holds both a degree in Biology and a degree in Theatre. She has traveled across the United States, visited Canada, the Bahamas, and England, and lived in France. In her spare time, she volunteers with organizations that teach children and improve their self-confidence. She shares a website with her husband at: http://www.writetodreamreality.moonfruit.com and has a blog about being a freelance writer at: http://www.onbeinganauthor.blogspot.com. You can connect with her on Goodreads (Jennifer Reinoehl), or Google+ (Jason.and.Jennifer.Reinoehl).
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The main character, Emily must find her way. Like so many other young unmarried women, whose seasons have bypassed them, Emily must find a way to make a honest living to support not only herself, but also her sister, Beatrice and her mother, Lady Radford. This is Emily's preoccupation when the story opens. She elects to find a place in service, and again like so many others depends on keeping her reputation for thrift, diligence to tasks and submissiveness. It is the last Emily has trouble with. I feel for her. I have the same problem. Yet the opportunities in the 21st century in the developed nations far exceeds those Emily could draw upon. Primarily the setting is in rural England which is where Emily hopes that her sudden departure from her former employer will not haunt her. Emily is a cat. She lands on her feet, even if only to find herself in yet another hot spot due to her lack of thinking things through and her hopeless romanticized idealism that man is never too far gone to put aside evil ways and be what their maker intended. Moving from one scenario to another, Emily learns some hard lessons, maturing in the process, and eventually gets what she has always wanted, a future, a life, and a way to support those whom she cares about most.
If you like Jane Austen style novels, I highly recommend Jennifer Reinoehl's The Inconvenient Widow. I'm just sorry that it took me so long to get to it. The author provided a copy without cost in exchange for an honest review.
We are taken back in time when women were often treated delicately, yet Emily also demonstrates her own strength. Devoted to her faith and family, complete with a gutsy mother, a playful sister (my favorite character) and her own childhood governess, Emily becomes stronger as she demonstrates her own moral character. Her brother-in-law is always lurking in the background, stirring up trouble. Her belated husband’s best friend, Marcus, the Lord Berkshire, is typically nearby, ready to step in. Will their relationship lead to love?
This is a quiet story, full of detail, a historical tale of growth and love that should be pleasing to fans of Christian-based novels.
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
In this inspirational romance, we are first introduced to Emily Radford, a young woman living in England in the year 1739. She has faced many challenges in her life but she remains strong through her devotion to God. We then meet Marcus, the Lord Berkshire, who initially comes into Emily’s life as a result of the selfless friendship he shares with his lifelong friend, Lucian. What follows is the study of a woman who is thrust into a life filled with weighty responsibilities at a time when women were considered the “fairer sex”, and we learn the depth of Emily’s character as she takes the reins on her new life as mistress of Highleighton.
This romantic novel will appeal to those who might share Emily’s Christian ideals and to those who embrace a morality that allows for a virtuous telling of the feelings and events that lead to the deeper intricacies of love.
I received a free copy of this novel for a fair and non-reciprocal review.
This young woman must find her way both materially and spiritually in an unfriendly world. Although the historical context itself was interesting, the modern woman reader will resonate with the character’s search for identity as an independent woman against the backdrop of love’s dependency. It is a love story, and a chaste one. Emily’s challenges are worthy of a novel.
This book will be best enjoyed by those from a Christian background. The main characters strive to live and make decisions according to these values. For those of this faith, Emily will be an engaging main character who can serve as a role model for young women.