Friday, May 17, 2013

A Noble Groom

Every woman loves a good old fashioned fairy tale.  The one that the price arrives, sweeps you off your feet ad pledges his undying love for you.  Unfortunately for Annalisa, that only happens in fairy tales, marriage was a matter of convenience not of love, for her people.  Recently immigrated German farmers still followed the unwritten rules from the old country, where women were treated like property.  Having lost her husband Annalisa knew that it would not be long until her father had her married off to a perfect stranger.  She had no silly notions of love and romance, until Carl enters her life and she sees a glimpse of what friendship between a man and woman could look like.  Unfortunately Carl brings with him the news that Annalisa's new husband is making the journey to marry her, and that is when her fairy tale falls apart.

What a wonderful book from Jody Hedlund! I could not put this book down.  I loved the historical time period that it was set in and the rich details of the German immigrants.   It was such a wonderful interplay between the two main characters, as the learned to challenge the traditional thoughts on love and instead look to what the Bible says on how a marriage should look like. 

I would give this book 5 stars!!!  Looking forward to many more stories from this author!
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

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