Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Nobel Groom

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.
Meet Jody: 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.

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I liked that this book had German immigrants in it, I guess I have not read a lot of books with German 'personalities' and it was a nice, refreshing change.

First off, I sympathized with Annalisa, to have a husband gamble away all the money is bad enough, but then to find him dead.....

This book made me once again grateful that I do not live in a time of arranged marriages, with only a dream of finding love.  I enjoyed the twists, turns and the unexpected in this book.  Such a nobility fleeing certain death, learning to cope as a mere commoner.

Once again we're reminded that anything can happen, especially when we least except it!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Litfuse Publicity


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