Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

The Runaway Bride by Jody Hedlund March 23, 2020

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 4:47 pm
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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?

My thoughts:

Jody Hedlund is by far my favorite historical romance writer (and she’s a Michigander too!!). The way she builds romantic tension is like no other Christian author I have read.

Arabella is trying to find herself. She thinks she knows who she should be, based on the expectations placed on her from her family, but in this world she is discovering parts of herself she didn’t know existed and things that actually make her happy.

Pete is also overcoming a past that wasn’t very respectable but he is determined to leave the past behind and move on with Arabella.

A wonderful historical romance that Jody Hedlund fans are sure to love.

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A copy of this book was given to me through All opinions are my own. 


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