Hi Readers, It’s finally the weekend!
Hopefully you can find time to sit down and read a great book and if you want to read a historical fiction, I have just the book for you to check out!
I absolutely loved Jody Hedlund’s latest book in the Bride Ships series, A Bride of Convenience and I can’t wait to show it to you! So without further ado, let me take you to British Columbia in the year 1863. Let’s go!
Book: A Bride of Convenience
Author: Jody Hedlund
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction
Series: The Bride Ships (book 3)
Release Date: June 30th 2020
From The Back Cover
Unemployed mill worker Zoe Hart jumps at the opportunity to emigrate to British Columbia in 1863 to find a better life and be reunited with her brother, who fled from home after being accused of a crime.
Pastor to miners in the mountains, Abe Merivale discovers an abandoned baby during a routine visit to Victoria and joins efforts with Zoe, one of the newly arrived bride-ship women, to care for the infant. While there, he’s devastated by the news from his fiancee in England that she’s marrying another man.
With mounting pressure to find the baby a home, Zoe accepts a proposal from a miner of questionable character after he promises to help her locate her brother. Intent on protecting Zoe and frustrated by his failed engagement, Abe offers his own hand as groom. After a hasty wedding, they soon realize their marriage of convenience is not so convenient after all.
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What did I think?
As I mentioned above, this is book 3 in the The Bride Ship Series, but it could be read as a standalone. So first, the cover is gorgeous and although I like the info on the back cover, I just don’t think it does the book justice (there is just no way to get the how awesome the story is just by reading the back cover). As soon as I read the part where Zoe stood up for her friend and then risked getting sick to take care of her, I knew that I was going to fall in love with the characters in the book. There were two things that I absolutely loved about the story. The first one was that although Zoe thought she couldn’t find love and was happy just being a bride of convenience, God had other plans for her and not only did he protect her from a horrible marriage, but he gave her a godly husband who would love and cherish her for who she was (it would take a little time, but he would get there).
The second thing was the end of the story, Oh the ending was so unbelievably perfect that I couldn’t put it down and I didn’t want the story to end!! (seriously, I had a huge smile on my face while reading the last few chapters, and my sister thought I was losing it). I’ve read the first and second book in this series, but this one was by far by FAVORITE in the series, Correction, this is my favorite book that Jody Hedlund has written so far. I absolutely recommend this book and cannot wait for the next book!! I give the book 5 out of 5 stars.
Here’s one of the many quotes that I LOVED from this book, just so you could have an idea of how awesome the book was.
“Maybe all God required was a willing heart and the trust that He’d work out the rest of the details in His timing and His Way.”Quote from A Bride of Convenience by Jody Hedlund
Jody Hedlund is the bestselling author of over 20 historical novels for both adults and teens and is the winner of numerous awards including the Christy Award, Carol Award, and Christian Book Award. She lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy teens, and five spoiled cats. Visit her at www.jodyhedlund.com.
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>>Special thanks to Jody Hedlund, Bethany House Publishers and NetGalley for letting me read and review this book – all opinions are my own.