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A reluctant bride. #1 / Jody Hedlund.

Hedlund, Jody, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

5 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library C HED (Text) 33500013086798 New In transit -
Moorhead Public Library C HED (Text) 33500013086806 New Checked out 10/10/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780764232954
  • ISBN: 0764232959
  • ISBN: 9780764234149
  • ISBN: 0764234145
  • Physical Description: 345 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Bloomington, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: In 1862, Mercy escapes a bleak future in London and joins a bride ship. Wealthy and titled, Joseph becomes the ship's surgeon to avoid the pain of losing his family. He has no intention of settling down, but when Mercy becomes his assistant, they must fight against a forbidden love.
1862. After facing desperate heartache and loss in the London slums, Mercy agrees to join a bride ship, the Tynemouth. Wealthy and titled, Joseph takes to the sea as the ship's surgeon, hoping to escape the pain of losing his family. He has no intention of settling down, but when Mercy becomes his assistant they must fight against a forbidden love. As hundreds of single men congregate along the shore of Vancouver Island, eager to claim a bride from the ship, will Mercy and Joseph miss their chance at love? -- adapted from back cover
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    Mercy Wilkins knows too well the horror of London's impoverished underworld, and traveling to British Columbia to find domestic work seems her best chance for escape. Dr. Joseph Colville may have been born into wealth, but his wanderlust urges him forward, attempting to outrun past tragedy and present pain in London's neediest districts. After Joseph becomes the ship's surgeon aboard the same vessel carrying Mercy, they are horrified to discover it is a bride ship ferrying women to populate the colonies. Will surviving storms, illness, and mutiny at sea improve any chance of them ever being together? Set in 1862, Hedlund's first in her new Bride Ships series is based on the real-life immigration of Christian women to British territories. Hedlund is an expert in grounding her wildly engrossing stories in historical facts, and capturing the plight of the poor with compassion. The sizzle between the main characters is palpable, their devastating and dangerous voyage heightens their chemistry, and their journeys toward vulnerability and bravery in the new world parallel their emotional awakening to self-worth. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    Mercy Wilkins knows too well the horror of London's impoverished underworld, and traveling to British Columbia to find domestic work seems her best chance for escape. Dr. Joseph Colville may have been born into wealth, but his wanderlust urges him forward, attempting to outrun past tragedy and present pain in London's neediest districts. After Joseph becomes the ship's surgeon aboard the same vessel carrying Mercy, they are horrified to discover it is a bride ship ferrying women to populate the colonies. Will surviving storms, illness, and mutiny at sea improve any chance of them ever being together? Set in 1862, Hedlund's first in her new Bride Ships series is based on the real-life immigration of Christian women to British territories. Hedlund is an expert in grounding her wildly engrossing stories in historical facts, and capturing the plight of the poor with compassion. The sizzle between the main characters is palpable, their devastating and dangerous voyage heightens their chemistry, and their journeys toward vulnerability and bravery in the new world parallel their emotional awakening to self-worth. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jody Hedlund is the bestselling author of over twenty historical novels for both adults and teens and is the winner of numerous awards, including the Christy, Carol, and Christian Book Award. Jody lives in Michigan with her husband, five busy teens, and five spoiled cats. Visit her at jodyhedlund.com.

Subject: Mail order brides > Fiction.
Surgeons > Fiction.
British > Canada > Fiction.
Vancouver Island (B.C.) > Fiction.
Romance fiction.
Genre: Romance fiction.
Love stories.
Christian fiction.
Romance fiction.

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