A Reluctant Bride

A Reluctant Bride

4 Stars -- Kept me so immersed that I didn't recognize time passing

Jody Hedlund kept me lost in her world so completely that I didn't notice the time.

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Nothing makes a boring chore like staining a deck pass quickly like a good book, and Jody Hedlund kept me lost in her world so completely that I didn’t notice the time. She included a great cast of characters, including some I didn’t like (and wasn’t supposed to) who represented the time period well. She tied up most of the questions she created throughout the story, only leaving one left about a character who is the focus of the next book. I enjoyed this story and that character enough that I will continue to read but am also content with how this book ended. That’s a delicate balance the author handled well for a wide spectrum of readers.


After facing desperate heartache and loss, Mercy agrees to escape a bleak future in London and join a bride ship. Wealthy and titled, Joseph leaves home and takes to the sea as the ships surgeon to escape the pain of losing his family. He has no intention of settling down, but when Mercy becomes his assistant, they must fight against a forbidden love.

Series: The Bride Ships, Book 1
Genres: Christian Historical, Christian Romance, FICTION
ISBN: 9780764232954
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