The Runaway Bride

The Runaway Bride

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?

Title:The Runaway Bride
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780764232961
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    The Runaway Bride Reviews

  • Deanne Patterson

    Have you read any of Jody Hedlund's books yet? If you haven't do yourself a favor and do so, she has so many available and they are all fabulous . Recently she's also released a YA fantasy series and ...

  • Randi Annie Framnes

    The Runaway Bride is installment #2 in The Bride Ships Series and I knew from the first chapter that I would love this book. It has a theme and a plot that interests me as I have not read any work set...

  • Trisha

    Ladies, grab your fans! The smoldering looks, and the near kisses are sure to keep you holding your breath as butterflies dance in your stomach, you may just find yourself reaching for your fan along ...

  • Abigail

    Oh my lanta, this book was good! I was hooked from page one and I could not put it down. This was my first Jody Hedlund book and now I feel like binge reading all her books. Mrs. Hedlund's writing sty...

  • Paula Shreckhise

    I so appreciate every book I have read by Jody Hedlund. She writes from impeccable research and infuses heart into her stories. Arabella Lawrence has fled a bad match in England so she has to carefull...

  • Gretchen

    OH MY STARS, I love this book! ✨ I really enjoyed the first book but this second one is SO great! The chemistry between Arabella & Pete is amazing! Jody Hedlund is great at building tension & romanc...

  • Becky

    Wow, what a romance! First, let's get this out of the way: while this is book two in the series, it absolutely can be read as a stand-alone novel. Main character Arabella appeared in A Reluctant Bride...

  • Kailey

    This book was amazing! Not only do we get to see more of Mercy from book one, we get to learn Arabella’s story. I loved the concept of a bride ship. I really loved Arabella and Pete! And don’t get...

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)

    What a match this was! Arabella is caught between the expectations and standards of her social class and being able to accept truly wonderful relationship with someone who doesn't fit. I was rooting t...

  • Staci

    I love that this series is about what would motivate a woman to leave England and travel across the ocean to make a new life in Victoria. In The Runaway Bride, wealthy Arabella Lawrence, flees England...