Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund

About A Noble 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.

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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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Margie's Comments: I was originally drawn to Jody Hedlund's newest release, A Noble Groom, because of my girlhood love of princesses and happily-ever-after fairy tales. What girl isn't? So reading the summary/back cover copy piqued my interest when I read that Annalisa had lost her faith in those stories and their promise of true love. Plus the author has proven herself a true storyteller and I've enjoyed her previous books. So I looked forward to another wonderful read . . . and I wasn't disappointed. She has once again created such believable characters that I keep thinking I want to meet them in real life. I wanted to continue reading about Annalisa and Carl and Gretchen, Sophie, Uri, and the rest of the characters in the book. Well, not Mr. Ward and his henchmen, but the rest. A British Isles girl though and through, I haven't read much about Germany's history other than in World History classes. So the story line and the characters enriched my appreciation for history, no matter where a story takes place. The author also created believable back stories for her characters and enriched them with good reasons to guard their secrets carefully. If you enjoy a good historical romance, you will enjoy Jody Hedlund's A Noble Groom

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