I found myself zipping through the pages of “A Noble Groom” and reached the end much too quickly. The novel is so well written that it took almost no effort to read – it just flowed. Of course that could also be due to the fact that I became so involved in the story that I had to keep reading in order to learn what would happen next.

Recently widowed Annalisa Werner loves stories as evidenced by how many of them she tells her young daughter throughout the book. However she believes that true love is simply a fairytale and is not something she should ever expect. She has seen very little evidence of that kind of love in the marriages that surround her. For that reason she is resigned to another marriage to the cousin her father has sent for in Germany since she really needs help to save her farm. When Carl Richards shows up with a message that her future husband has been delayed, he agrees to help out on the farm until the man arrives. Little does he realize that he will come to care for Annalisa and her children as if they were his own family. Is it possible for two people from such diverse backgrounds to find happiness together?

I pretty much loved everything about “A Noble Groom”. The characters were so well described they could have stepped right off the pages – even the villainous Ward. Both Annalisa and Carl were such strong and determined people but each of them needed to depend on the Lord a bit more for their guidance. The story had a little of everything, humor, drama, suspense, action, and disaster with a healthy dose of romance in all the right places.

You cannot go wrong in picking up a copy of “A Noble Groom” if you like historical romance even a little. Take my word for it!

This book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.


A Noble GroomMichigan, 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.

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Jody Hedlund is an award-winning and bestselling historical fiction author. She won the 2011 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, the 2011 Award of Excellence from the Colorado Romance Writers and was a finalist for Best Debut Novel in the 2011 ACFW Carol Awards. Currently she makes her home in central Michigan, with her husband and five busy children. She loves hearing from readers on Facebook and on her blog.

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Jody Hedlund is celebrating the release of A Noble Groom by giving away a Kindle Fire and hosting a Facebook Author Chat Party {5/8}! 


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