“With This Ring?” ~ Book Review

Feb 15, 2016 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing a novella collection, With This Ring?, by 4 authors — Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, and Melissa Jagears.


As is my custom, if I could ask these authors one question about With This Ring it would be — “Was it fun coming up with crazy proposal scenarios?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!


And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk!

                                                                  with this ring back

From the Back Cover:

Love isn’t always a fairy tale, and it doesn’t always go as planned. Sometimes the best stories, though, are the ones that are the most unexpected. Join Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, and Melissa Jagears for novellas that celebrate the power of love to triumph . . . even when circumstances go awry!

The Husband Maneuver
When ranch foreman Daniel Barrett seems ready to leave her life forever, Marietta Hawkins decides to grab the reins on their relationship. But to have any hope of maneuvering him into a proposal, she has to act fast or risk losing him completely.

Her Dearly Unintended
Josiah Huckabee just wanted to make sure Katie Ellen Watson was safe, but when the only bridge to her farm is washed out, the two find themselves alone. Alone, that is, until a menacing stranger appears. Maybe by pretending to be newlyweds, they’ll save their reputations–but can pretending to be in love turn into the real thing?

Runaway Bride
Hired to help Carrie Halsey escape from a dangerous man intent on making her his wife, Big John Conroy never expected the job to interrupt his solitary Texas Ranger life. But now that he’s promised to keep Carrie safe, he discovers he may just want to make a few more promises.

Engaging the Competition
Harrison Gray and tomboy Charlotte Andrews have been rivals for years. With Charlotte intended for someone else, it seems they’ll never settle their differences until an accident changes things completely. When Charlotte breaks Harrison’s glasses–without which he’s nearly blind–she must help with his teaching position, and working together forces these former adversaries to reconsider everything.


Rachel’s Back Talk:

5 – award winning covers

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Hang on to your book, because these authors created a wild time! Each of these books held a level of suspense, excitement, romance, and of course, a lot of laughing! The hero and heroine drew you in, each in their own way.

Daniel and Marietta — Marietta was set on hooking Daniel as her husband, but little did she know, Daniel had his own plans!

Josiah and Katie Ellen — If only these two could get along at the risk of their safety, and when it finally comes down to a chance for love, was Katie Ellen to stubborn to see the truth?

John and Carrie — John is concerned with saving Carrie and neither want anything to do with love. Somehow, love has a way of taking you off guard!

Harrison and Charlotte — both had a misconception at what the other one thought and it’s time they both put on some glasses to look at the heart.


*This book was given to me by Bethany House in exchange for an honest review which I have given*


  1. It was fun to come up with a crazy proposal, but here’s a fun bit on how they came to be. After we wrote our stories, the title On Bended Knee was decided upon, and so we all went back and put our heroes down on bended knee somewhere in our story, but then the title got changed at the last minute to With This Ring?, but you won’t find rings in our story because it was too late to rewrite. 🙂

    • Rachel

      That is a very fun tidbit! I was wondering where these “rings” were hiding, but the title is very catchy! 🙂

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