Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund

Michigan, 1880
Annalisa Werner's hope for a fairy tale love is over. Her husband failed her in every way and now his death has left her with few options to save the family farm. She needs a plentiful harvest. That, and a husband to help bring it in. Someone strong, dependable. That'll be enough. A marriage for love...that's something she's given up on.
So her father sends a letter to his brother in the Old Country, asking him to find Annalisa a groom.
Then a man appears: Carl Richards, from their home country of Germany and a former schoolteacher-or so he says. He's looking for work and will serve on the farm until her husband arrives.
With time running out, she accepts his help, but there's more to this man than he's admitting. He's also gentle, kind, charming-unlike any man she's ever known. But even as Carl is shining light into the darkness of her heart, she knows her true groom may arrive any day.

About the Author
Jody Hedlund is the bestselling author of The Doctor's Lady and The Preacher's Bride. She won the 2011 Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, the 2011 Award of Excellence from the Colorado Romance Writers and was a finalist for Best Debut Novel in the 2011 ACFW Carol Awards. Currently she makes her home in central Michigan, with her husband and five busy children.
She loves hearing from readers on Facebook and on her blog.
Learn more about Jody at http://jodyhedlund.com







Here is my review of this wonderful book:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Jody Hedlund and her publisher for sending me a copy of "A Noble Groom" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

“A Noble Groom” by Jody Hedlund is a charming romantic story that sweeps the reader into the history of German immigrants in Michigan.  Annalisa Werner has more to worry about than being recently widowed.  Her deceased husband had a gambling problem that has left Annalisa nearly penniless, and the time is approaching where Annalisa will need to pay off the note or her farm of forfeit the land.  She is also being harassed to sell her land to a less than scrupulous man who wants to build a sawmill on the property.

Carl Richards has escaped execution only to find himself displaced among the peasants in America.  His aristocratic hands and scientific brain aren’t suited to farming, but his desire to help the lovely widow and her adorable daughter give him the incentive to do all that he can.

This charming romance is an engaging and gripping read that will bring a tear to your eye and a smile to your heart.  “A Noble Groom” has it all:  drama, action, romance, humor.  This is a wonderful way to spend a long weekend.

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