Historical Romance Book Review: Marrying Mr. Wrong

About the Book

Title: Marrying Mr. Wrong 

Series: Frontier Vows, Book 4 

Author: Melissa Jagears 

Genre: Historical Romance 

Publisher: Utmost Publishing 

Release Date: January 16, 2022

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Publisher's Book Description

“Can a man who’s completely wrong for her help her find Mr. Right? 

Gwendolyn McGill wants to be loved and accepted for who she is, but that’s hard to do in a small town where everyone judges her by the scandal her father caused. Unfortunately, the man she hoped would sweep her away from all the wagging tongues is no longer interested in marrying her. Unable to leave town, she’s determined to prove she’s more than just a pretty face who knows how to bat her eyelashes. 

For years, Timothy O’Conner has loved Gwen from a distance, knowing someone like her would never be attracted to a lowly ranch hand with a blemished face like him. When Gwen unexpectedly shows up at the ranch, asking him to help her learn how to attract a man of quality, Tim’s feelings become even harder to suppress. 

When danger pushes them together, they discover there’s more to each other than either of them imagined. Though God is no respecter of persons, is the desire of their hearts strong enough to defy society’s expectations? 

Marrying Mr. Wrong is the fourth book in the Frontier Vows Series by award-winning Christian romance author Melissa Jagears. If you like to read about unexpected characters falling in love, you’ll enjoy this tender love story that has the perfect mix of romance and adventure.” 

My Review

Marrying Mr. Wrong, by Melissa Jagears, is the fourth book in the Frontier Vows series. As a historical fiction novel this book is captivating and unexpected. With compelling characters and a riveting plot, this well-written book thoughtfully weaves history, romance, faith, and intrigue into a story that is quite special and entertaining.  


The characters in this novel are as unforgettable as they are unconventional. They are surprising, sincere, and determined. Their assumptions and insecurities, as well as the choices they pursue, make them very intriguing. As they struggle with misunderstandings, limitations, and regrets, they are wholly relatable, especially as they persevere and hold on to the hope that justice, purpose, grace and redemption will still be available to them. As they face heartache, danger, and loss, the characters also learn the value of honesty, truth, integrity, and vulnerability. Throughout this book, the characters themselves are inspiring and their story is meaningful and moving.  

Marrying Mr. Wrong is a relevant novel of new perspectives and second chances. It is a story of faith, trust, and welcoming the unexpected. It is also a story of genuine love and acceptance. From the first page to the last, this novel is truly a pleasure to read. It is touching, tender, heartfelt, and ultimately uplifting. As with all the other books in this series, I gladly recommend it. 

*I was given a copy of this book by the author/publisher. A review was not required. The review I have written is voluntary and contains opinions that are entirely my own.


About the Author: Melissa Jagears

“Quick pronunciation lesson! Jagears is said like the last name of Mick Jagger, but with an "S" added to the end.  

Much to her introverted self's delight, award-winning author Melissa Jagears hardly needs to leave her home to be a homeschooling mother and writer of Historical Christian Romance. If you're looking for authentic characters, true-to-life issues, deep, gripping storylines, and sweet and clean romance, her stories are tailor-made for you. 

Melissa can be found staying up far too late at night writing stories or folding laundry. You can also find her online at her website, Instagram, and Goodreads.” --Biography from Melissa Jagears’ author page at Amazon.com.

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