About the Book
Title: The Runaway Bride
Series: #2 The Bride Ships
Author: Jody Hedlund
Publisher: Bethany House
Released: March 2020
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Haunted by mistakes in her past, will she ever again trust her heart to another?
Wealthy Arabella Lawrence flees to British Columbia on a bride ship, still bearing the scars of past mistakes. One of the few single women in the boomtown, she immediately attracts suitors, but she is determined not to find herself trapped again by making a poor choice.
Vying for her hand are two very different men. Lieutenant Richard Drummond is a gentleman in the Navy, held in high esteem. Peter Kelly is the town’s baker who has worked hard to build a thriving business. He and Drummond not only compete for Arabella’s affections, but also clash over their views of how the natives should be treated in the midst of a smallpox outbreak.
As Arabella begins to overcome her fears, she discovers someone in dire need—a starving girl left behind by her tribe. Intent on helping the child, Arabella leans on Peter’s advice and guidance. Will she have the wisdom to make the right decision, or will seeking what’s right cost both her and Peter everything?
“He’ll give you courage like no other can.”
”I always figured if God thinks the condition of a person’s heart matters more, then I should, too.”
”She’d been satisfied with eating crumbs in her relationships when there were feasts that awaited if she just had enough courage to partake.”
”…when we stand up against injustice, we’ll likely suffer for doing the right thing.”
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and Bethany House through NetGalley. This in no way influences my opinions, which are solely my own.
5 Stars– Hit My Reading Sweet Spot
About the Author
Jody lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats. Although Jody prefers to experience daring and dangerous adventures through her characters rather than in real life, she’s learned that a calm existence is simply not meant to be (at least in this phase of her life!).
When she’s not penning another of her page-turning stories, she loves to spend her time reading, especially when it also involves consuming coffee and chocolate.