The Engagement Bargain) [E–pub/Pdf] Ï Sherri Shackelford

Cenes considering its length and a couple of scenes I didn t really feel were necessaryHowever I did like that taking a chance on this book turned out to be a good choice Review copy provided by NetGalley While the premise of The Engagement Bargain by Sherri Shackelford is compelling and the plot has several exciting andor amusing moments the author several exciting andor amusing moments the author to deliver a cohesive novel It starts out strong opening with Caleb McCoy and his sister JoBeth Garrett visiting Kansas City in 1884 specifically to see Anna daughter of famed Suffragist Leader Victoria Bishop speak on Women s Rights Caleb a veterinarian finds himself in the right place at the right time when he hears a gun shot and sees Anna collapse in a growing pool of blood When the doctor can t be found Caleb is the one to clean the wound and stitch the woman up Caleb now feels a responsibility to protect Anna from further harm so he doesn t complain when the desk clerk We meet up with Caleb McCoy with his sister Jo at a suffrage speech The speaker Anna gets shot and Caleb comes to the rescue Soon they realize someone is out to kill Anna and they have to figure out who and why Strange things start to happen They pretend to be engaged but soon it s not pretend any Interesting time in history and the story makes it an interesting subject This is a mini Books For Christian Girls review It is not a full content review and will not receive one These mini reviews are years old and ust for clarity on the rating the book not receive one These mini reviews are years old and ust for clarity on the rating the book on Goodreads 10272015 I did not enjoy this book immensely due to different reasons Because I could tell that this was a book that was in the middle of the series due to all the mentions of the other couples romance stories it would be best to read them in order if you are interested Main Content Anna was raised that the Bible doesn t want women to speak to God therefore she doesn t talk to God or go to churchA dead body semi detailed Blood Pain shooting assassination attempts semi detailed Blood bullets being hit by one semi detailed Doctor activities stitching someone up other medical supplies up to semi detailed Minor cussing dumb and idiot Mentions of curses said not written including Caleb muttering a cussing dumb and idiot Mentions of curses said not written including Caleb muttering a A bit of sarcasm Mentions of the war Mentions of drinking Mentions of a runt of a goat litter being attacked by its siblings might be killed a threat to kill it A couple mentions of divorce A couple mentions of cigarettes cigars A mention of chopping up a body semi detailed A mention of a husband abusing his wife A mention of drowning kittens Two not detailed kisses and three semi detailed kisses Touches Nearness semi detailed Remembering a kiss barely above not detailed Wanting to touch kiss up to semi detailed Noticing Staring Flutters Anna doesn t know who her father is Anna s mother is nearly anti men in all of her comments Caleb has never kissed a girl before a tramp Many many mentions of Anna being an illegitimate child Mentions of kisses stolen kisses winning a kiss kissing A few mentions of a married man having a mistress A mention of a still birth A mention of a man taking liberties Love falling in love the emotion. Nly doesn't plan to try it herself But playing Caleb's blushing bride to be makes her rethink her independent ways because their make believe romance is becoming far too real  Prairie Courtships Romance on the rang. ,
I ve never read a book by Sherri Shackelford before but when I was nosing around the Internet it seemed she was I was nosing around the Internet it seemed she was go to writer for historical romance Although it s not my typical genre of choice I found myself in a historical romance kind of mood so I thought Shackelford might be exactly what I was looking forUnfortunately I was a tad bit disappointed At first I was a bit nervous that I had picked up Christian fiction because it began with a uote from the Christian bible Although I have no issue with Christian fiction I generally avoid it because I m not a Christian and therefore I m not the target audience I decided to continue with the book however in case that first impression was wrong Fortunately despite a few mentions of God which were appropriate for the time period and a brief heavy handed non religious woman considers putting faith in God moments the religion aspect was light and it did not affect my enjoyment at allThe Engagement Bargain is certainly well written and I enjoyed reading about protagonist Anna Bishop s struggle to reconcile her desire to have a family with her work as a suffragist That being said the book was definitely a bit udgy of women who chose to remain childless or who despised womanly activities such as embroidery or gasp dancing We were supposed to root for the insta love between Caleb and Anna and we were supposed to harshly udge Anna s mother who was anti marriage In fact as the one anti marriage person Anna s mother was the most unlikable disagreeable selfish individual in the novel perhaps even so than the murderous antagonist who is discovered in a blink and you ll miss it reveal toward the endPerhaps I would have enjoyed this book if there had been unmarried and not merely widowed women who were relatable and moderate than Anna s shrewish mother Ultimately I did not hate this novel It was well written and ust interesting enough for me to not cast it aside But I did not care for the instalove and it merely trudged along without any real sense of urgency despite events that would have caused concern if they had actually occurredThank you Netgalley and Harleuin for a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review This book is a mystery of a dead body hidden in a truck At first it s boring and confussing but as you go on you start understanding what is Happening It ends with a happy ever after I found this one to be delightful I laughed so much once they came back to Cimmarron Springs Since I love all things historical I found this book to be intriguing It dealt with the Suffragist Movement In Our Country movement in our country I found it fascinating The lead female character Anna was raised by a single mother who was wealthy but very single minded in her belief that women didn t need a man for anything so she passed this belief to her daughter Thankfully Anna had a series of nannies who softened her somewhat into a caring individual unlike her mother I really did not like Anna s mother A very selfish and stern individual When Anna is shot while making a speech regarding the women getting the vote her mother doesn t even come to her aid She ust sends a telegram telling her to res. Make believe betrothal   Rock solid and reliable confirmed bachelor Caleb McCoy thought nothing could rattle him until he discovers he needs to pose as Anna Bishop's intended groom After saving her life his honorab. T while she continues her trek around the country doing her work Caleb is the hero and he s a very compassionate man Although he s a vet he has to stitch up Anna s wound after she s shot because the doctor cannot be found From that moment he becomes her protector and friend The two begin an adventure that takes them from Kansas City to Cimarron Springs a small town where Caleb lives to keep Anna safe while the law tries to find who is trying to kill her The rumor began in Kansas City that they were engaged so they ust it continue in Cimarron Springs Anna has never known this

of country lifestyle She s lived in big cities and never known neighbors The town comes to mean a lot to her and the people embrace her I loved the goat that adopts her I found the book so enchanting I have enjoyed all of the authors books but really felt a special connection to this one and didn t want it to end I really loved the characters and the way they grew as the story went on I especially loved the epilogue I hope people will read it Favorite in the series so far 4 starsThis is a romance that is set to the background of Women fighting for the vote It is an interesting time that I take for granted how long the fight was for The main character Anna Bishop is shot while speaking to a small group out west in Kansa cityAnna Bishop was raised by a single mother The I hear about the mother the I dislike herAnna was raised by servants Her mother said they did not need a man in I actually passed over this one a number of times before downloading it to review It s no secret religion and gender euality don t often go hand in hand and I made an assumption we were going to be taught a lesson about why feminism is bad However I have actually enjoyed most of harleuin s so called christian historical of Harleuin s so called Christian historical and I was in the mood for something with a nineteenth century US setting so I thought I d give it a go The Engagement Bargain actually turned out to be a solid read and I didn t feel offended Author Sherri Shackelford bravely tackles some issues conservative readers might not be totally on board with and so I appreciated the book all the Mostly I felt like neither hero nor heroine came out of the book looking too over the top in their views and I thought the women s suffrage topic was dealt with sensitivelyThe Christian aspect is so minimal you probably won t even notice itI was also pretty happy with the danger that ran through the story The book starts with our heroine being shot as she s speaking at a rally for women s suffrage and from then on there s a bit of suspense running throughoutI also liked the insecure hero who didn t know the first thing about how to court a woman he d never even kissed anybodyThe only problem I had with him was that he was supposed to be a veterinarian and yet he fed stray kittens bowls of milk Note to anyone who ever finds a stray cat milk is dangerous and will make the poor thing sick It really stuck out to me because I ve only ust finished raising a litter of stray kittensI did think occasionally the pacing of the book was a bit off There were a few too many characters crowding the Le code bid Caleb watch over the innocent beauty And a pretend engagement is the only way to protect her from further harm Raised by a single mother and suffragist Anna doesn't think much of marriage and she certai. ,
The Engagement Bargain