A Reluctant Bride

A Reluctant Bride

After facing desperate heartache and loss, Mercy agrees to escape a bleak future in London and join a bride ship. Wealthy and titled, Joseph leaves home and takes to the sea as the ships surgeon to escape the pain of losing his family. He has no inte...

Title:A Reluctant Bride
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780764234149
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    A Reluctant Bride Reviews

  • Deanne Patterson

    Why do I love historical fiction? This book is a prime example of why!After reading the book and about the author's research which sounds like she had a blast researching it by the way I realized this...

  • Melissa Tagg

    Wow, I was soooo all in on this latest release from Jody Hedlund! I've been a long-time Hedlund fan and have enjoyed so many of her books...but I think this one takes the enjoyment to a whole new leve...

  • Beth

    A new Jody Hedlund book is always something that I meet with great anticipation. When it’s the opener of a new series, even better! A Reluctant Bride is a lovely start to her Bride Ships series. I l...

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)

    I was enthralled by the journey of Mercy and her interactions with Joseph. There was a nice balance between the introspective thoughts of the characters and the adventurous plot as they travel through...

  • Amy

    So much love for this incredible book, the start of the ‘Bride Ships’ series by Jody Hedlund. Let’s just start by saying, yet again, she seems to be able to root out a piece of little known hist...

  • Staci

    Great start to a new series!In A Reluctant Bride, Hedlund focuses on what life was like in London and how that influenced young women to leave their homeland and family to marry a stranger in a foreig...

  • Randi Annie Framnes

    When offered the opportunity to escape hunger and poverty in London, care giver Mercy Wilkins agrees to join the first bride ship to British Columbia. On board she learns to assist wealthy and titled ...

  • Joleen

    A Reluctant Bride (The Bride Ships #1) by Jody Hedlund Locations:Poverty stricken London, May 1862Vancouver during the Cariboo Gold Rush and smallpox epidemicOrphan trains and now bride ships. Of what...

  • Melissa

    This was a historical journey that took me to places and taught me things I didn't know. I've read a lot but I have never read about the depravity of London in 1860 like this. Jody tells of a family l...

  • Tamara

    I always love learning something I didn't know, but it's somewhat embarrassing when it's the country you grew up in. I had no idea that there were bride ships arriving in Vancouver Island, and to thin...