A Noble Groom

A Noble Groom

Recently widowed Annalisa Werner has the feeling her husband was murdered but can't prove it. Alone with her young daughter in 1881 Michigan, she has six months left to finish raising the money needed to pay back the land contract her husband purchased, and the land is difficult to toil by herself. She needs a husband. With unmarried men scarce, her father sends a letter to his brother in the Old Country, asking him to find Annalisa a groom.

For nobleman Carl von Reichert, the blade of the guillotine is his fate. He's been accused and convicted of a serious crime he didn't commit, and his only escape is to flee to a small German community in Michigan where he'll be safe. He secures a job on Annalisa's farm but bumbles through learning about farming and manual labor.

Annalisa senses that Karl is harboring a secret about his past, yet she finds herself drawn to him anyway. He's gentle, kind, and romantic—unlike any of the men she's ever known. He begins to restore her faith in the ability to love—but her true groom is still on his way. And time is running out on them all.

Title:A Noble Groom
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780764210471
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    A Noble Groom Reviews

  • Hannah

    I love it when books cover unusual settings and unique relationships in tales that other authors haven't already done over and over again. This story is of the Germans settling in Michigan and the hur...

  • Maria

    Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars....

  • Dawn

    Jody Hedlund does it every single time.She impresses me. Yes, me, the virtually un-impressible. And yet she does it... every single time.With that said, she doesn’t have nearly enough books out! Thi...

  • Kellie

    Confession? It wasn’t actually the story itself that grabbed my attention when this book came up as available for review. It was actually…the good looking wind-blown guy on the cover. Now that I h...

  • Casey

    Another reader friend of mine told me she read “A Noble Groom” in 24 hours and I was not too far behind her. What. A. Great. Story. From the first page to the last sentence I was completely captiv...

  • Karen Witemeyer

    I really enjoyed this story. The characters were complex and true to the historical setting, though at times I wanted to shake them. Jody Hedlund did a great job of developing the romance as well as g...

  • Heather Wood

    This was painful to read; not a book that I particularly enjoyed the journey but was glad to get to the end. The fact is that the real history and the real culture was painful, and the author did a th...

  • Beth

    I love when a story takes me to a different time & place, and I really feel transported there. The descriptions of Annalisa's hardships on her farm and within the community were fully realized for me,...

  • Gretchen

    Reread 10000: This book is like warm tea for my soul. I’ve read it countless times over the years & it always gives me that romantic *sigh* factor. The characters are well rounded & plot well driven...

  • Dana

    This is definitely for the romantics at heart *sigh*. Though I found it an easy read and normal going it wasn't until I got 3/4's of the way through that it picked up and I had a hard time putting dow...