A Bride of Convenience

A Bride of Convenience

Unemployed mill worker Zoe Hart jumps at the opportunity to emigrate to British Columbia in 1863 to find a better life and be reunited with her brother, who fled from home after being accused of a crime.

Pastor to miners in the mountains, Abe Merivale discovers an abandoned baby during a routine visit to Victoria and joins efforts with Zoe, one of the newly arrived bride-ship women, to care for the infant. While there, he's devastated by the news from his fiancee in England that she's marrying another man.

With mounting pressure to find the baby a home, Zoe accepts a proposal from a miner of questionable character after he promises to help her locate her brother. Intent on protecting Zoe and frustrated by his failed engagement, Abe offers his own hand as groom. After a hasty wedding, they soon realize their marriage of convenience is not so convenient after all.

Title:A Bride of Convenience
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780764232978
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  • Randi Annie Framnes

    When unemployed cotton mill worker Zoe Hart arrives from Manchester, she suddenly finds herself in the care of an infant girl. Without means of support, she enters into a marriage of convenience to lo...

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)

    I’m always up for a good marriage of convenience story, and this one was excellent! Zoe has such a compassionate heart and I loved her desire and willingness to care for orphaned children. Abe has a...

  • Deanne Patterson

    One thing that's always consistent with Jody's books are how impeccably researched they are.No matter what the topic is of the series she knows her stuff and presents her research findings in an easy ...

  • Paula Shreckhise

    In this third book of The Bride Ships series, we revisit Vancouver, British Columbia and a few of the characters from the previous books. This is the story of Pastor Abe Merivale.Zoe Hart has nothing ...

  • Staci

    So fascinating that women would travel from London to Victoria (then a part of England) to escape life in England for a new start as a bride in an unknown land. I love how the author uses factual even...

  • Brittany

    The latest release in The Bride Ships series, A Bride of Convenience, is such a wonderful story! I have been enjoying this series so much and this story is probably my favorite of all. I love marriage...

  • Susan Snodgrass

    Jody Hedlund brings us the third book in her Bride Ships series and it's so very good. One thing I enjoy about her writing is that she does wonderful historical research and it often spurs me on to do...

  • Maureen Timerman

    What a great read, and this is the third book in the series, and while there are a few recurring characters, this book could be read alone. There are a few references to the past reads, but you won’...

  • Gretchen

    This book is what marriage of convenience dreams are made of!! 😍 As a huge lover of that trope, it was so much fun to read Jody Hedlund’s fresh spin on it! I’ve never read one where one of the ...

  • Megan

    Oh my stars. This book is my new favorite book by Jody Hedlund. From the very beginning of the book the storyline captivated me. I find the Bride Ship concept fascinating! Jody does an amazing job of ...