A Not So Convenient Marriage is a Selah Awards Finalist!

by Sandra Merville Hart

I’m thrilled to announce that A Not So Convenient Marriage, Book 1 in my Second Chances series, is a Selah Awards Finalist for Historical Romance!

There are some stories that must be told. This book was one of them for me.

What reviewers are saying:

“I loved, loved, loved the book and Rose will be one of my all-time favorite heroines forever!”

“The depth of emotion is off the charts!”

“I couldn’t put the book down and read it in one day!”

“This historical work of Christian fiction drew me in and caused me to want this family to come together. With strands of forgiveness, mercy, and generosity, the author weaved together a memorable and moving book.”

“WOW, this book is amazing and has really touched my life!”

A Not So Convenient Marriage is mainly set in three Ohio locations—Hamilton, Harrison, and Bradford—in 1877.

Here’s a bit about the book:

A spinster teacher…a grieving widower…a marriage of convenience and a second chance with the man she’s always loved.

When Samuel Walker proposes a marriage of convenience to Rose Hatfield so soon after the death of his wife, she knows he doesn’t love her. She’s loved him since their school days. Those long-suppressed feelings spring to life as she marries him. She must sell her childhood home, quit her teaching job, and move to a new city.

Marrying Rose is harder than Samuel expected, especially with the shadow of his deceased wife everywhere in his life. And he has two young children to consider. Peter and Emma need a mother’s love, but they also need to hold close the memories of their real mother as they grieve her loss.

Life as Samuel’s wife is nothing like Rose hoped, and even the townspeople, who loved his first wife, make Rose feel like an outsider. The work of the farm draws the two of them closer, giving hope that they might one day become a happy family. Until the dream shatters, and the life Rose craves tumbles down around them. Only God can put these pieces back together, but the outcome may not look anything like she planned.

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