“A Noble Groom” by Jody Hedlund

Michigan, 1888

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 agroom.
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.
Every Hedlund book gets better, and A Noble Groom is no exception to that rule.  Jody Hedlund is a master at painting a scene.  She fully immerses you in the drama that she has created until you’re positive that her characters are real and that you’re watching them live out their story.
It doesn’t hurt that A Noble Groom is set in the American pioneer era, one of my favorites in all of history, but I’m convinced I’d love it anyway.  Hedlund’s mixture of historical reality and fictional drama are remarkably rare.  Most authors excel at creating an unforgettable story or an amazing historical setting, but few can accurately portray the pain of a given era while still showcasing it as a romantic possibility as Hedlund.
If you’d like to find out more about the pioneer spirit in Michigan or are just a historical fiction junkie, be sure to add A Noble Groom to your must-read list.
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 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.
Find out more about Jody athttp://jodyhedlund.com/
I received a free copy of A Noble Groom from LitFuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.
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