Monday, July 22, 2013

A Noble Groom

Recently I received a copy of the following book in exchange for my honest review. This post will have book purchase advertisement. The FTC requires you to be given a fair warning! Now relax and enjoy the review.


Recently widowed Annalisa Werner has the feeling her husband was murdered but can’t prove it.

Alone with her young daughter in 1881 Michigan, she has six months left to finish raising the money needed to pay back the land contract her husband purchased, and the land is difficult to toil by herself. She needs a husband. With unmarried men scarce, her father sends a letter to his brother in the Old Country, asking him to find Annalisa a groom.

For nobleman Carl von Reichart, the blade of the guillotine is his fate. He’s been accused and convicted of a serious crime he didn’t commit, and his only escape is to flee to a small German community in Michigan where he’ll be safe. He secures a job on Annalisa’s farm but bumbles through learning about farming and manual labor.

Annalisa senses that Carl is harboring a secret about his past, yet she finds herself drawn to him anyway. He’s gentle, kind, and romantic–unlike any of the men she’s ever known. He begins to restore her faith in the ability to love–but her true groom is still on his way. And time is running out on them all.

My review:

I have recently read Jody's last book Unending Devotion it was one of the best books I've read. Jody pulled you in more and more by each page. This book is just as good. The handsome man on the front page is just one reason why I wanted to read it. With each page you laugh with the book, cry with the book, and grit your teeth when you get mad about something. This book was based in the 1800's life wasn't the same as it is now. You weren't married for love you were married because you needed a man and the man needed someone to cook and take care of house chores. Love was not important life it is now. Most of marriages were arranged marriages. God designed us to be help meets for our husbands. This book also talks about immigrants from Germany. To me it is very interesting to learn stuff about history. Annalisa is working on her trust. This is a good book feel free to read it.

About the author Jody Hedlund:

Jody has written novels for the last 20 years (with a hiatus when her children were young). After many years of writing and honing her skills, she finally garnered national attention with her double final in the Genesis Contest, a fiction-writing contest for unpublished writers through ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers).
Her first published book, The Preacher’s Bride (2010 Bethany House Publishers), became a best seller and has won multiple awards.

Thank you Bethany House for sending me this book as a review book.

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