Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Danielle Grandinetti & Relying on the Enemy

Posted February 23, 2024 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, Danielle Grandinetti, giveaway, historical, mystery/suspense, romance / 10 Comments

Relying on the Enemy JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Relying on the Enemy by Danielle Grandinetti, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I am always delighted to have Danielle as a guest, and today she’s here to talk about her new book & other fave marriage-of-convenience reads. As this is one of my very fave tropes, I am excited about this post!

Relying on the Enemy

RELYING ON THE ENEMY by Danielle Grandinetti
SERIES: Harbored in Crow’s Nest #4
GENRE: Historical Romance/Suspense (Christian)
PUBLISHER: Hearth Spot Press
RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2024
PAGES: 286

She’s protecting her children. He’s redeeming his past.
But there’s nothing convenient about saving their patchwork family.

Wisconsin, 1931—All widowed mother Marian Ward wants is to provide for her girls. However, she faces the dead of winter with no income and dwindling resources. Then she overhears a nefarious conversation, putting her life and that of her children in immediate danger.

Aiming to make amends to the Wards, Gilbert steps in when the threat to Marian escalates. It costs him dearly. Either lose his career or marry her, and be tied to his past until death do them part.

He leaves the decision to Marian, who will do anything to protect her girls, even marry the son of the man who ruined her family. How will their fledgling trust prove strong enough to fulfill their vows as winter tightens its grip and desperation stalks at the door?

Welcome to Crow’s Nest, where danger and romance meet at the water’s edge.

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Danielle Grandinetti guest post

favorite marriage-of-convenience reads

by Danielle Grandinetti, author of Relying on the Enemy

Relying on the Enemy is a marriage of convenience historical romance with a twist of Anne of Green Gables. Marriage of convenience is my favorite romance trope. If you like this theme, too, then here are five books I highly recommend.

1. The Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna M. White

Why I love it?

Brice Myerston, the Duke of Nottingham, is one of my favorite fictional heroes. Up there with two of Roseanna White’s other heroes: Philip Camden and Lord Sheridan. The way he prays, his relationship with the Lord, and yet how he still has room to grow, is so uplifting.

2. The Last Chance Cowboy by Jody Hedlund

Why I love it?

Jody Hedlund gets two books on my list because I think she’s one of the masters of this trope. In this one, both characters had such compelling storylines, and a faith thread of grace that has stuck with me.

3. A Bride of Convenience by Jody Hedlund

Why I love it?

This was one of the first books I read that represented migraine as the debilitating neurological disease that it is. I identified with Zoe Hart, and so this story will always hold a special place in my heart.

4. Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer

Why I love it?

Karen Witemeyer is one of my favorite authors and is an inspiration to me as an author with the way she blends history, romance, and suspense. This story has one of my favorite scenes: how Meredith Hayes becomes a short-straw bride.

5. An Unlikely Proposal by Toni Shiloh

Why I love it?

Usually Marriage of Convenience is a historical romance trope. Nowadays, it’s not as needed to be married, which removes the convenience part. Except, Toni Shiloh created a a very necessary situation for the characters in this story to marry. It was a brilliant take on this trope, and a wonderful story.

Bonus: Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. While not a marriage of convenience story, I named the hero in Relying on the Enemy after Gilbert Blythe, one of my favorite classic fiction heroes. A connection that Marian’s girls make instantly.


Danielle Grandinetti

Danielle Grandinetti is an inspirational romance author fueled by tea and books, and the occasional nature walk. A 2023 Finalist in the FHLCW Reader’s Choice Award, she has also won the UNW Distinguished Faith in Writing Award and the CROW National Excellence in Story Telling Award. Originally from the Chicagoland area, she now lives along Lake Michigan’s Wisconsin shoreline with her husband and their two young sons.

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Relying on the Enemy JustRead Tours giveaway

(2) winners will win signed paperback copies of Refuge for the Archaeologist & Relying on the Enemy; a Crow’s Nest Canvas Tote & a Crow’s Nest paperback notebook!

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight February 19, 2024 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February  26, 2024. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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What about you? What makes you want to read Relying on the Enemy by Danielle Grandinetti? What are some of your favorite marriage-of-convenience reads?

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10 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Danielle Grandinetti & Relying on the Enemy

  1. Sandy Avery

    Love marriage of convenience storys and have read a few on this list. Now, more to add including Danielle’s.

  2. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for being part of the blog tour for RELYING ON THE ENEMY by Danielle Grandinetti.

    Enjoyed reading the author’s guest post and suggestions for other books.

  3. Roxanne C.

    Marriage of convenience romances are always present interesting situations, and I like the inclusion of Anne of Green Gables that Danielle has included in this book.

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