A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund

A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund



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.

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Annalisa Werner’s life wasn’t turning out like she expected. Her husband is now dead, and she needs a husband to help take care of she and her daughter, and save the family farm. When her dad sends a letter to family in their country to send a husband for Annalisa, she thinks it can be nothing but a marriage of necessity. All she wants is a man to support her family, isn’t it?

This historical fiction is set in Michigan in the early 1800’s. I really like mail order brides, but this is the first book I’ve read that has a mail order husband and I loved it! The characters are uniquely created and develop well as the story unfolds. There are many twists and turn in the story that kept be well interested! And I always enjoy Jody Hedlund’s humorous lines she weaves into the story to make us laugh. And of course there are some things that are kinda gross, like the head lice issue, yuck, I scratched my head for hours after reading that! But I love the way Ms. Hedlund weaves it all together to create a story that is fun, interesting, enjoyable and lovable for her readers. I really encourage you to pick up a copy of A Noble Groom. You will surely be entertained!

I received this book from Litfuse to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.



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.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Anne Payne
    May 03, 2013 @ 03:37:52

    Great review, Joy! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book. I’ve been looking forward to reading it since the cover was revealed 🙂
    Have a great day in the Lord!


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