About the Book
Wealthy Arabella Lawrence flees to British Columbia on a bride ship still wearing the scars of past mistakes. One of the few single women in the boomtown, she immediately has suitors, but she is determined not to find herself trapped again by a poor choice.
Vying for her hand are two very different men. Lieutenant Richard Drummond is a gentleman in the Navy and is held in high esteem. Peter Kelly is the town's baker and has worked hard to build a thriving business. He and Drummond not only compete for Arabella's affections, but clash over their views of how the natives should be treated in the midst of a smallpox outbreak.
As Arabella begins to overcome her fears, she discovers someone in dire need—a starving girl abandoned by her tribe. Intent on helping the girl, Arabella leans on Peter's advice and guidance. Will she have the wisdom to make the right decision or will seeking what's right cost both her and Peter everything?
About the Author
Jody Hedlund is an award-winning and bestselling author of inspirational historical romances for both youth and adults.
As a busy mama-writer, she has the wonderful privilege of teaching her crew of 5 children at home. In between grading math papers and giving spelling tests, she occasionally does a load of laundry and washes dishes. When she's not busy being a mama, you can find her in front of her laptop working on another of her page-turning stories.
She loves reading almost as much as she loves writing, especially when it also involves chocolate and coffee.
In her novel The Runaway Bride, author Jody Hedlund brings to life with historical accuracy the life of a woman who escapes to British Columbia on a bride ship to start a new life for herself. It’s about the struggles that come with this new life and the judgements of the society people around her. It’s about overcoming scars from the past and deciding which of the two men that are trying to woo her is the one she should give her heart to. This is a story where readers will immediately feel like they are right there in the story as the lives of the characters come to life from the pages. This is a deep, heart-felt, and inspiring story about the hardships of life and of finding true love.
Series: The Bride Ships
Genre: historical, romance
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication date: March 3, 2020
Number of pages: 384
Other books in the series:
1-A Reluctant Bride
3-A Bride of Convenience (coming June 2020)
4-Almost a Bride (coming August 2020)
Disclosure statement: A complimentary review copy of this book was provided from tour groups, publishers, publicists, and authors, including NetGalley, OR was borrowed from the library, including OverDrive, Or borrowed from Kindle Unlimited OR pre-ordered/purchased for review. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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