Hedlund, Jody. A Noble Groom. Bloomington, MN: Bethany House. 2013
A German immigrant in 1881, Annalisa Werner finds herself alone with her young daughter trying to harvest her farm while paying off the loan. Suspecting her husband was murdered, she meets Carl Von Reichert, a noble, refined, compassionate man with a secret past. Though clueless as to how a farm functions, he finds himself attracted to Annalisa while waiting for her next groom to arrive. Can true love override a serious past offense? Can a German immigrant truly hope to own her own land one day? Will forces beyond her control rule her life? Can she find her fairy-tale ending?
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Though it took a moment to place myself in the time period, this book quickly and effectively grabbed my attention. The characters found their way into my heart through humor, empathy, romance and a hope of “happily-ever-after”. Filled with action during the 1880s, I enjoyed watching the story unfold, actually anticipating what may happen next.
As this was a new author for me, I am now drawn to reading her other books, hoping to find the same wit amongst the characters and depth of a story to pull me into the pages.
RATING: 4.5 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of A Noble Groom from Bethany House Publishing for my honest review*