Thursday, April 10, 2014

Temporary Husband by DiAnn Mills

Temporary Husband by DiAnn Mills
Nebraska Legacy Series, Book 2
Publisher: Barbour Books (January 2013)
176 pages, eBook (purchased myself for $1.99)
Book Rating: 4 Stars
Sensuality: White Heart

Following a couple secondary characters from the first book in this series, Nettie has been put in jail for making a fuss in the saloon preaching about temperance and Riley's been put in jail for returning to town after being kicked out for fighting and drunkenness even though he's changed his ways, and the only way they can get out is to marry each other. Maybe it was just me, but the thought processes and the dialogue shared between the characters in this story were so fervently religious that it was comical. I don't have any problem with people being devout, but speaking and/or thinking about it so profusely, grates on me a bit, because it seems pretentious and preachy. After a while I thought of it as, perhaps, the way people of that historical time period might have spoken, and (wishful thinking, or not) that helped me to refocus on the story in general. I liked the idea of unlikely events bringing people together, the idea of feeling drawn to do something even though it doesn't make any logical sense, and the idea that one person or one conversation can make a big impact on someone's life. Good read!

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