Melissa Jagears

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  • The Convenient Bride Collection: 9 Romances Grow from Marriage Partnerships Formed Out of Necessity

    Erica Vetsch, Amanda Barratt, Andrea Boeshaar, Mona Hodgson, Melissa Jagears, Maureen Lang, Gabrielle Meyer, Jennifer Uhlarik, Renee Yancy

    ·  2015

    Join nine brides of convenience on their adventures in a variety of times and settings gone by—from a ranch in California…to the rugged mountains of Colorado…to a steamship on the Mississippi…to the dangerous excitement of the Oregon Trail…into high society of New York City. No matter the time or place, the convenient brides proceed with what must be done, taking nuptials out of necessity. . more

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  • Romancing the Bride

    Melissa Jagears

    ·  2018

    Marrying a stranger to save a ranch is one thing; losing the land on their wedding day is another. Desperate to keep the ranch where three of her children and a husband lie buried, Annie Gephart must marry or sell... more

  • A Love So True (Teaville Moral Society #2)

    Melissa Jagears

    ·  2017

    Jagears Delivers a Wonderfully Romantic Read with a Hero and Heroine to Cheer For Evelyn Wisely has a heart for the orphans of Teaville and works at a local mansion that rescues children out of the town's red-light district and gives them a place to live. But her desire to help isn't limited to orphans... more

  • A Bride at Last (Unexpected Brides #3)

    Melissa Jagears

    ·  2015

    Silas Jonesey's life in Salt Flatts, Kansas, has not followed the course he imagined. After his mail-order bride, Lucinda, abandoned him, it was an uphill battle to recover from a pattern of poor choices and sour moods. Now his prayers for reconciliation have finally come true; his estranged wife has contacted him after ten years of silence to tell him of her whereabouts... more

  • With This Ring?: A Novella Collection of Proposals Gone Awry

    Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, Melissa Jagears

    ·  2016

    Humorous Historical Romance NovellaCollection Offers Love and Laughs Four top historical romance novelists team up in this new collection to offer stories of love and romance with a twist of humor. In Karen Witemeyer's "The Husband Maneuver," Marietta Hawkins decides to grab the reins when the ranch foreman she loves seems to be leaving forever. Regina Jennings offers "Her Dearly Unintended," where friends stranded by a rising river pretend to be newlyweds when a dangerous stranger arrives... more

  • Hearts Entwined: A Historical Romance Novella Collection

    Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, Melissa Jagears

    ·  2018

    Four top historical romance novelists team up in this new collection to offer stories of love and romance with a twist of humor. In Karen Witemeyer's "The Love Knot," Claire Nevin gets the surprise of her life awaiting her sister's arrival by train. Mary Connealy's "The Tangled Ties That Bind" offers the story of two former best friends who are reunited while escaping a stampede... more

  • A Chance at Forever (Teaville Moral Society #3)

    Melissa Jagears

    ·  2018

    In early 1900s Kansas, Mercy McClain works at the orphanage and serves on the school board to protect Teaville's children from the bullying she experienced as a child. When the classmate who bullied her the most petitions the board for a teaching position, Mercy is dead set against it. But Aaron Firebrook is a changed man seeking forgiveness from those he wronged. Will old wounds keep Mercy and Aaron from accomplishing their goals?

  • A Heart Most Certain (Teaville Moral Society #1)

    Melissa Jagears

    ·  2016

    A Fresh Voice in Historical Romance! While Lydia King's reasons for joining the Teaville Moral Society might be suspect to some members, her heart is in the right place. Because of her father's debts and her mother's persistent illness, her best chance at a secure future and curing her mother is to impress the politician courting her. Her first task--to ask the town's wealthiest man to donate--seems simple enough . . . until he refuses... more

  • Engaging the Competition (Teaville Moral Society .5)

    Melissa Jagears

    ·  2016

    1900s Kansas Ever since Charlotte Andrews bested four-eyed Harrison Gray in a shooting competition when they were teenagers, he decided a tough, show-off girl like Charlie didn't need him to look after her. Now a teacher at the local school, Harrison learns Charlie intends to marry a neighbor who comes from a long line of no-good troublemakers and, for some inexplicable reason, it falls to him to talk some sense into her...if she has any under that tomboy exterior... more

  • With All My Heart Romance Collection: Five Novellas of Living Love to the Fullest (Full Steam Ahead #1.5)

    Karen Witemeyer, Jody Hedlund, Melissa Jagears, Jen Turano, Sarah Loudin Thomas

    ·  2016

    Readers will take a journey across America and through time in this collection of five novellas from some of Christian fiction's top writers. Originally released as ebooks, the novellas--moving, faith-filled and deeply romantic--now find print for the first time. The collection includes: Karen Witemeyer's "Love on the Mend," set in post-Civil War Texas, tells the story of two competing doctors. Jody Hedlund's "Out of the Storm" finds a desperate woman shipwrecked near a Michigan lighthouse... more

  • Tied and True (Hearts Entwined Collection)

    Melissa Jagears

    ·  2018

    Privileged Marianne Lister is in love with businessman Calvin Hochstetler, but he believes the social divide between them is too great a barrier to overcome. So, Marianne takes a job at a local factory to show her devotion. But when it proves more difficult than she expects, can Marianne keep her commitment and convince Calvin their love can defy the odds?

  • With All My Heart Romance Collection: Five Novellas of Living Love to the Fullest (Appalachian Blessings #0.5)

    Karen Witemeyer, Jody Hedlund, Melissa Jagears, Sarah Loudin Thomas, Jen Turano

    ·  2016

    A Value-Minded Collection from Top Historical Romance Authors Readers will take a journey across America and through time in this collection of five novellas from some of Christian fiction's top writers. Originally released as ebooks, the novellas--moving, faith-filled and deeply romantic--now find print for the first time. The collection includes: Karen Witemeyer's "Love on the Mend," set in post-Civil War Texas, tells the story of two competing doctors... more

  • A Bride in Store (Unexpected Brides #2)

    Melissa Jagears

    ·  2014

    "Mail-order bride Eliza Cantrell is on her way to meet her intended groom and help him grow his general store business when her train is held up by robbers and she loses her dowry. She's further thwarted upon arriving in Salt Flatts only to find Axel, her groom, away on business. Hoping a wife would push Axel to become a better business partner, William Stanton had encouraged him to seek a mail-order bride... more

  • A Bride for Keeps (Unexpected Brides #1)

    Melissa Jagears

    ·  2013

    Everett Cline will never humiliate himself by seeking a mail-order bride. Not again. He's already been jilted by three mail-order brides and figures a wife just isn't in his future. However, a well-meaning neighbor hasn't given up on seeing him settled, so she goes behind his back to bring yet another woman to town for him. Julia Lockwood has never been anything more than a pretty pawn for her father or a business acquisition for her former fiance... more

  • Love by the Letter (Unexpected Brides #0.5)

    Melissa Jagears

    ·  2013

    Dex Stanton has never had much time for book learning. He's been too busy helping to provide for his family. Now that he's heading west, Dex is hoping to start a family of his own. However, his attempt to acquire a mail-order bride fails miserably when the lady writes back ridiculing his terrible spelling. Rachel Oliver may be the last person he wants to know what a dunce he is, but she's also the smartest woman in town--and it's clear he needs her help... more