Knowing he was about to die, Sarah Anne’s beloved father had arranged for her to marry Alexander Swyndhurst II. Alexander, a recent widower, had no intention of taking another wife; but after learning the young woman’s situation—that she had been the object of at least one man’s unwanted attentions, and that she would soon be left alone and unprotected—he had agreed to theKnowing he was about to die, Sarah Anne’s beloved father had arranged for her to marry Alexander Swyndhurst II. Alexander, a recent widower, had no intention of taking another wife; but after learning the young woman’s situation—that she had been the object of at least one man’s unwanted attentions, and that she would soon be left alone and unprotected—he had agreed to the marriage. He had one stipulation, however: He and Sarah Anne would live separately—he in Bristol, England, and she in Amesbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Sarah Anne had agreed wholeheartedly with this arrangement.Will Alexander have a change of heart? What of the dangerous man from her past? What will happen while her husband is away—leaving her alone with only the servants?Even though there are connections, each novel in the series may be read as a stand-alone.Book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlfqT......
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SUMMARY: Knowing he was about to die, Sarah Anne’s beloved father had arranged for her to marry Alexander Swyndhurst II. Alexander, a recent widower, had no intention of taking another wife; but after learning the young woman’s situation—that she had been the object of at least one man’s unwanted attentions, and that she would soon be left alone and unprotected—he had agreed to the marriage. He had one stipulation, however: He and Sarah Anne would live separately—he in Bristol, England, and she in Amesbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Sarah Anne had agreed wholeheartedly with this arrangement. Will Alexander have a change of heart? What of the dangerous man from her past? What will happen while her husband is away—leaving her alone with only the servants? Even though there are connections, each novel in the series may be read as a stand-alone.REVIEW: This book is full of drama, suspense, sweetness and faith. I was captured by the storyline from the the first page until the final one. Sarah Anne's innocence and giving nature shone through on each page of the story line, and Alexander's strength, decency and rock hard faith supported her. Each of the secondary characters gave added depth to the plot. I loved the flow of good and evil in the storyline and how it played against Sarah's innocence as a representation of how the reality of the world affects the lives of each Christian. I had not read Books one or two in this series and will definitely go back and read them now as I appreciated how well the authors incorporated the language and conventions of the mid 1700's bringing the reader right in to that time period. But this book does quite well as a stand alone. I look forward to reading more from this mother-daughter author team. FAVORITE QUOTES: "In this world there are trials, many of which are brought about by evil men--men who use their God-given freewill for selfish and wicked acts....Even in all of this, God is with us through every trial, when we allow Him to be.""Remember, Sarah, you need only give an account to the Lord for your own sins, not for those perpetrated against you. We can pray for those who misue us, but we are not guilty of their sins.""God intended for a husband and wife to belong to each other. It was never His intention for any man to own a woman. I belong to you just as much as you belong to me. What is more, it is never acceptable to take another man's wife, or for that matter, any woman against her will."
How our loving God turned horrible events into wonderful blessings!When Sarah married Alexander she just wanted to be safely away from a stalker. The worst scenario happens with even more evil to come. Only God could turn this into something good.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.I really struggled with Sarah Anne's Expedient Marriage which is a shame! Any of you that have followed the blog for any length of time knows that I have a soft spot for historical fiction. I love it, can't get enough of it, and usually try to squeeze in a few a month. But this book was a struggle to finish. The authors attempted to write in a formal style, befitting the era the book takes place in, however it just made the story hard to follow, the characters bland, and the plot drag. The book begins with the arranged marriage of Sarah Anne to Alexander Swyndhurst II. This marriage is really just a show. Alexander is a recent widower, still grieving for his late wife. Sarah Anne is grieving her recently passed father who arranged the marriage for protection for his daughter. After the wedding is over, Alexander hops a boat back to England and leaves Sarah Anne at his estate in Massachusetts. Fast forward two years, Alexander feels he should return to get to know his wife and Lord willing have a true marriage, but will Sarah Anne accept him?Sarah Anne is a kind, generous young woman. She works herself to the bone, volunteering to visit the sick of the church, helping out the town's widow with her 3 children, and finding reasons to stay out of the house. She's a work horse really, never staying long enough at the estate to meet any callers or live the life her new husband can afford for her. She never wanted to marry, but knew she had too. And then there is the man who followed her, the man that her father was trying to protect her from. She's fearful of what he might do and so staying busy abates this fear. Alexander is a grieving man when he is first introduced. My heart breaks for him over and over again throughout the story, first as he grieves his first wife and then as he tries to woo his new one. He's kind and generous, allowing the Lord to direct his actions, praying before he decides anything. Really he is the picture of what the Bible lays out as a Godly husband. His biggest mistake, in my opinion, is leaving out communication with his wife. He makes decisions for her, most of the time with her best interest at heart, but in not communicating with her he opens the door for her leaving.The plot of this story takes place over a couple of years, really time flowed oddly in this book...at least it did for me...and is told from multiple POV which for me was hard to follow. There was a lot of head hopping and it was hard to figure out whose perspective it was before it switched again. It kept me on my toes at least! The romance is really lacking in this story. Sarah Anne and Alexander build a friendship and then circumstances (which I will not elaborate on because SPOILERS!!!) separate them. It was a sweet romance and I really did enjoy watching it blossom.Overall I didn't care for this book. The writing really got to me. I understand what the authors were trying to accomplish with the formal style but it bored me and didn't add anything to the story. The premise of the book intrigued me and I enjoyed following Sarah Anne's and Alexander's romance but honestly I was glad when I reached the last page. If you enjoy historical fiction, Christian romance, and the old formal style of writing (think late 1700s, early 1800s style) than give this book a try.
This book grabbed my attention from the start. What would it be like to marry someone you had never met, much less someone you were not in love with? And to make matters worse, while you were still grieving your previous wife. Arranged marriages happened often, years ago, but it is quite different to think in this day and time. Can two people really fall in love when they have been thrown together unexpectedly? Cathy and her daughter do an incredible job of making the story intriguing and mysterious. The language is a bit odd, since its written in the language of the day - circa 1800's. But that doesn't take away from the story itself, just makes it more appealing. They incorporate an amazing display of love, faith in God, as well an incredible cast of characters mixing together to make the outcome special. There are quite a few unexpected twists and turns to the plot, that will keep you guessing as to what comes next. Please stop by my Blog to read the full review.http://myseasonsofopportunities.blogs...I was provided and e-copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest opinion.
For me at first, the story started off a little slowly. However, I was soon rooting for Alexander and Sarah. I was touched by their struggles and pain, and thrilled when things started looking up for them. I was sad to see the book end, and really enjoyed this story set in the 1730s.
I love to leave my research in my office for a while and dive into some good fiction. I love this writing duo. Dorman and Bryant leave me wanting to know what happens next.
Sarah anne's expedient marriageWhat a great story. The author truly is a great writer. As for the effects of sexual abuse she was so realistic. I recommend this book.
Authors Cathy Lynn Bryant and Jessica Marie Dorman have once again captured the hearts of their readers with their newest novel titled, “Sarah Anne's Expedient Marriage.” I was immediately captivated with the sweetness of Sarah. The unspoken awkwardness of her innocence swept me away as I ventured back to the year 1730 to a picturesque New England Bay Colony. I was moved to tears several times. By the time I reached the conclusion, I did not want to leave. This is a beautiful story that will leave you believing....L.A MuseAuthor
This was definitely not my favorite book. I did not like how it just randomly would switch characters perspectives and it was very hard to follow along. I thought that the storyline was good it just was not carried out well. I would not recommend this book, I did not find that it was good or entertaining.
I took this book on a flight with me. The flight was not long enough! I stayed up way late to finish reading it. I had to know what happened.Love this writing team.I hope I can find out what happens to Sarah next.