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Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Noble Groom

Jody Hedlund is an award-winning and bestselling historical fiction author. 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.

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.
My Thoughts About The Book:
I'm not typically a fan of historical fiction.  However...if Jody Hedlund is writing it; I'm reading it!  This is the second book of Hedlund's that I've read and I am a fan for sure.  She has a unique way of telling a story that draws you in from the beginning.  Not all parts are sweet and nice; some parts of this story are gritty and this adds depth to Hedlund's writing.  Hedlund's description and characterization transplants you right into the era and you feel as if you are part of the story in some way.  A Noble Groom is a perfect blend of romance that feels real and not "made up", drama and even a little suspense.  So...if Hedlund's writing it...YOU should be reading it!
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Thank you Litfuse for sending me the complimentary copy of the book for the purpose of this book.  Go visit Litfuse and see what other awesome titles they will be featuring in the weeks to come!

Happy Reading,