Their Marriage Bargain
Carly Morrison’s father issued an ultimatum: get married or lose her ranch. But while she can rope and ride as well as any man, leading one to the altar is another matter—until newcomer Sawyer Gallagher suggests a marriage of convenience. Their arrangement might be a sensible solution to her predicament, but Carly’s growing feelings are a genuine complication.
Desperate to provide a home for his orphaned sister, Sawyer takes a chance on lassoing himself to headstrong cowgirl Carly. He’s convinced he’s too hardened by life to love anyone…until their union is threatened. Is it too late to turn this practical partnership into a real Big Sky family?
An inspiring and uplifting story, filled with encouraging lessons of life and faith in God. I adore Linda Ford's stories because they have such strong elements of faith and convincing, enticing romance, and tight communities that pull together and take care of each other.
With Montana Groom of Convenience, the time frame is just perfect, how Carly Morrison and Sawyer Gallagher get to know each other while their feelings deepen and take root. I loved the talks they had, so sweetly as they often held hands while they shared their deepest thoughts and darkest secrets. The bond between them was real, it came palpable over time, they were a team, in it together, to make the best of it.
The positive, inspirational message of faith in God and attitude, a will to not only survive but strive with the hand you are dealt with was something that sat well in my heart. Sawyer, his sister Jill, or Carly hadn't had it easy in life. There was so much loss of the loved ones, the sorrow could have taken over of them. Yet with the help of each other and with Carly's encouragement, Sawyer and Jill start to dare to show their emotions again, feel again, and embrace life, love, family, and home.
A captivating and delightful story of love, loss, marriage, and family, with heartfelt messages of faith and life.
A mesmerizing addition to the series!
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
Linda Ford grew up devouring books and making up stories in her head—often late at night when she couldn't sleep. But she hadn't planned to write. Instead, she dreamed of running an orphanage. In a way, that dream came true. She married, had four homemade children, adopted ten and lived (at times, endured) the dream.
Writing first took her to non-fiction human-interest articles for newspapers and eventually a non-fiction book about tuberculosis set in the 1930s and 1940s (Touched By The White Plague). But romance had always been her first love and she turned to writing love stories. She is multi-published in the CBA market.
She lives on a small ranch in Alberta, Canada, where she can see the mountains every day. She and her husband continue to enjoy their children and grandchildren.
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me