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A Noble Groom (#02 in Michigan Brides Collection Series)

Jody Hedlund
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A Noble Groom (#02 in Michigan Brides Collection Series)
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A Noble Groom (#02 in Michigan Brides Collection Series)

Jody Hedlund
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2014 Carol Award Winner for Historical Romance

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.


"Swiftly becoming a well-known contender in the world of Christian historical fiction, Hedlund skillfully taps into her own German heritage to develop this tale of Old World romance and masked identity set against the backdrop of a nineteenth-century German American community." -- Booklist

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About "A Noble Groom (#02 in Michigan Brides Collection Series)"

2014 Carol Award Winner for Historical Romance

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.


"Swiftly becoming a well-known contender in the world of Christian historical fiction, Hedlund skillfully taps into her own German heritage to develop this tale of Old World romance and masked identity set against the backdrop of a nineteenth-century German American community." -- Booklist

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Meet the Author

Jody Hedlund

Jody Hedlund is a best-selling and award-winning author. Among a variety of writing genres, she especially loves bringing long-forgotten women of history to life. She makes her home in Midland, Michigan with her husband and five busy children. When she's not writing, you can usually find Jody sipping coffee, eating chocolate, and reading.

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3 stars By Ibu Guru, May 01 2016
Some very sad topics are covered in this book, so, despite the "happy ending"  the overall effect was very subdued.  
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Excellent Story and Impressive Research
5 stars By Iola, Apr 18 2013
It is 1880 in Forestville, Michigan, and German immigrant Annalisa Werner has just become a widow. There was no love lost between her and her husband, and she has no desire to marry again but knows she must in order to pay off the loan on her farm and prevent lumber baron E.B. Ward taking it. Her father writes to his brother in Germany to ask if any men from their old village would be willing to make the trip to marry Annalisa and inherit her farm. 

But when the man arrives from Germany, it isn't the cousin she was expecting. It is Carl Richards, who was sentenced to death by the Duke of Saxony for a crime he didn't commit, then smuggled out of the country. Except Carl is hiding a secret - he's actually Carl von Reichart, son of the baron who forced the group to leave Germany. And Annalisa is attracted to him, despite herself, and despite the fact that she knows she will have to marry the nameless cousin when he eventually arrives.

The story is centred on this group of German immigrants, most of whom speak little or no English, and who maintain their German culture - including some harsh attitudes towards the role of women. The characters are well-portrayed, and the story deals with historical realities very well, without romanticising the hard work that it took settlers to make a life in America, but also without condemning their culture and attitudes too harshly. It all felt very realistic and well-balanced.

This is the first Jody Hedlund book I have read, and I was very impressed. Thanks to Bethany House and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review. 
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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 375803
  • Product Code 9781441261182
  • ISBN 1441261184
  • EAN 9781441261182
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication Date Apr 2013
  • Sales Rank #72238
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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