Monday, April 22, 2013

A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund

About the Book
Recently widowed Annalisa Werner has the feeling her husband was murdered but can't prove it. Alone with her young daughter in 1881 Michigan, she has six months left to finish raising the money needed to pay back the land contract her husband purchased, and the land is difficult to toil by herself. She needs a husband. With unmarried men scarce, her father sends a letter to his brother in the Old Country, asking him to find Annalisa a groom.
For nobleman Carl von Reichart, the blade of the guillotine is his fate. He's been accused and convicted of a serious crime he didn't commit, and his only escape is to flee to a small German community in Michigan where he'll be safe. He secures a job on Annalisa's farm but bumbles through learning about farming and manual labor.
Annalisa senses that Carl is harboring a secret about his past, yet she finds herself drawn to him anyway. He's gentle, kind, and romantic--unlike any of the men she's ever known. He begins to restore her faith in the ability to love--but her true groom is still on his way. And time is running out on them all.

My Thoughts
As soon as I heard about this book I knew I'd love it, simply because I'm entirely convinced this author cannot possibly write a bad book! So I waited with baited breath for my copy to come in the mail and squealed with excitement when it did. I had to wait a short bit before I was able to start it but once I did I didn't want to stop. I loved the fact that the characters were German since I'm 3/4 German and spent a year learning a bit of the language. The plot itself was really cool and I really liked how everything played out. Annalisa's character was great and I enjoyed her but my favorite was definitely Carl. I loved how despite the fact that he hadn't really worked a day in his life, he didn't shy away from the work that was given him. No matter how hard it was he stumbled through until he figured it out. And then add to that how kind, caring, and considerate he was with Annalisa, Gretchen, and even the dog. There were many twists that I didn't see coming and I laughed, cried , and sighed my way through this amazingly awesome book. I can't say enough how amazing this author is and I HIGHLY recommend buying and reading all four of her fantastic novels!

About the Author
Jody Hedlund is the bestselling author of The Doctor's Lady and The Preacher's Bride. 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 at

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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}! 

One "noble" winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • A copy of A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 7th. Winner will be announced at the "A Noble Groom" Author Chat Party on May 8th. Connect with Jody, get a sneak peek of her next book, try your hand at the trivia contest, and chat with readers just like you. There will also be many fun giveaways -- gift certificates, books, and more!

So grab your copy of A Noble Groom and join Jody on the evening of May 8th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 8th!


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