This was a cute story about two sisters that were in between a rock and a hard place.
Abigail had inherited her father’s bakery
Or, plan c.
Find a husband.
From the Back Cover
An Impossible Situation. An Unlikely Couple.
A Recipe for Love?
After fulfilling a pledge to a dying friend, Zacharias Hamilton is finally free to live life on his own terms. No opportunities to disappoint those he cares about, just the quiet bachelor existence he’s always craved. Until fate snatches his freedom away once again when the baker of his favorite breakfast treat is railroaded by the city council. As hard as he tries to avoid getting involved, he can’t turn a blind eye to her predicament . . . or her adorable dimples.
Abigail Kemp needs a man’s name on her bakery’s deed. A marriage of convenience seems the best solution . . . if it involves a man she can control. Not the stoic lumberman who oozes confidence without saying a word whenever he enters her shop. Control Zacharias Hamilton? She can’t even control her pulse when she’s around him.
Once vows are spoken, Abigail’s troubles should be over. Yet threats to the bakery worsen, and darker dangers hound her sister. As trust grows between Zach and Abby, she finds she wants more than his rescue. She wants his heart.
“[Zach’s] compassionate, charitable nature coupled with his good looks, fighting skills and protective instincts make him a hero to die for. . . . More Than Words Can Say is a lovely story that is a complete pleasure to read.”–All About Romance
“Karen Witemeyer is a pro at creating imperfect, but loveable, characters and plopping them down in a unique setting and situation. The main characters are endearing, and the cast of secondary characters are colorful and well-drawn. The author’s wit and sense of humor shine through the story to make it a fun read.”–Interviews and Reviews
Now, onto my thoughts:
I love Karen Witemeyer for her wit and storytelling… and I love stories of marriages of convenience. All her stories are well written, this one is no exception.
The only trouble is when the couple gets married at the beginning of the book and the story is about them falling in love… well, boundaries ain’t no thang… so that can create a bit of a… blushing reader…if you know what I mean. To be clear, it is a CLEAN read, but I’m not sure some of the topics in this book are really for an unmarried reader. It’s kind of like when certain things are talked about to the entire congregation instead of holding a marriage conference. Do you know what I mean?
I love Karen’s work. I definitely laughed a lot and enjoyed the plot and all that. I don’t want to give a spoiler, but the kids Abigail and Zach helped in-the-end were the cherry on top… that, and the widows in the community who came to Abigail’s rescue. I hope that’s not too spoiler-like for you all.
I give it a four-star – I mean, I am married and found this story very relatable. It might be a good book for a book group for engaged ladies or new brides. 😀
About the Author
Winner of the HOLT Medallion and the Carol Award and a finalist for the RITA and Christy Award, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer writes historical romance to give the world more happily-ever-afters. Karen makes her home in Abilene, Texas, with her husband and three children. Learn more about Karen and her books at www.karenwitemeyer.com.
Note: I received an e-copy free from the publisher for my honest review.