A Noble Groom

About the Book:

A Noble Groom (Michigan Brides Collection Book 2) by [Jody Hedlund]

Title: A Noble Groom
Series: Michigan Brides #2
Author: Jody Hedlund
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Release Date: April 1st, 2013
Genre: Historical Romance

2014 Carol Award Winner for Historical Romance

Michigan, 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.

Book Review:

I first found Jody Hedlund’s book when I read her Orphan Train series, after reading those books I was hooked. Although, A Noble Groom is one of her older books, it was just as good! A Noble Groom was a sweet book about a single mother trying to make ends meet and a runaway noble finding himself falling for someone beneath his position. 

Annalisa was so strong. She tried so hard to care for her daughter and save her farm. But Annalisa was also running out of time, seh needed to pay off her loann on her farm. Annalisa was such a compliance character, she wanted to believe and trust in God but he was proving to be like all the other men in her life. I loved Annalisa’s relationship with her daughter, Gretchen was so sweet. 

Annalisa was truly amazing, but she needed to learn to trust God and how to stand up for herself. She was so used to being in the background that she didn’t know what to do when Carl actually wanted to get to know her. 

I liked Carl from the beginning. He was so sweet and even though he was a noble he quickly learned how to work hard. He was kind to others and I loved how he interacted with Annalisa and Gretchen. He was like a father to Gretchen and I adored how he played with her. 

Carl had to figure out how to forgive himself for the mistakes that he had made. He had to learn that maybe being a noble wasn’t everything and that there was more to life than money. I loved how Annalisa showed him how to work hard and how he wanted to do better to help her.  The story had me interested the whole time. I didn’t know how Carl and Annalisa would find their happy ending, but I am so glad that things ended up working in the end. A Noble Groom left you with a hopeful feeling.This was a great book and I would definitely recommend it.


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