Noble Groom: Heart-warming Historical Romance

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Jody Hedlund is one of my favorite historical authors. I’ve learned I can trust her to write a novel filled with a hero and heroine I want to see win as well as a setting that is historically intersting.  Noble Groom grabbed me as I longed for the heroine to discover what love could be like. And the hero was an absolute enigma. He intrigued me and left me wondering how on earth he would manage in the heroine’s world. The German immigrant culture was richly drawn, and the author did a great job planting the story in the setting in such a way I can’t imagine it taking place anywhere else. The hero’s journey gave me thoughts of Joseph in places. And I think most of us can relate to the heroine’s desire to be seen and loved for who she was. Happy sigh at the end.


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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Jody Hedlund


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.

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