by Jody Hedlund
“This man was … a man who could see past disappointment and lost dreams in order to still find hope and joy in living.”The Runaway Bride
The newest release from one of my favorite authors, Jody Hedlund explores the reasons why women from England sail to an unknown and rather dangerous land. In the second novel of the series, Arabella is a wealthy woman who seeks a fresh start. She is rather classist as she was raised to be a proper gentlewoman. When she arrives in British Colombia, she is pursued by two very drastically different men. One, a lieutenant in the Royal Navy, the exact type of gentleman she sailed to marry. The other, a charismatic baker who shows her a side of herself she never knew.
I enjoyed Peter’s carefree nature and bravery, even when it greatly inconvenienced him. Sometimes, his forwardness of tongue or even thoughts was brazen, but I appreciated how Jody wrote a character so flawed but sought to truly live life unto God.
I quickly read this book and greatly enjoyed both of the character’s growth. I have yet to read the first book, but I will soon rectify that! The next two books will release slowly over the next few months and I can’t wait for them to be available. You may read The Runaway Bride as a standalone, but I would recommend reading the first book prior in order to have a greater understanding as some of the characters do appear.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
The Red Review: ❤️❤️❤️❤️
*** 4 Stars: Compelling Characters, Well-Written, Interesting Storyline, Unable to Stop