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 intention of settling down, but when Mercy becomes his assistant, they must fight against a forbidden love.
A Reluctant Bride~ Jody Hedlund~
I had stopped reading Jody Hedlund’s books for a while because I felt that her books were getting a little too mushy for Christian Fiction in my opinion.
It’s just my preference that when I read Christian Fiction I expect to see a hugh difference between secular fiction and Christian novels.
I love,love bride of convenience stories. I think what introduced me to those kind of stories is when I first read Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke. I have loved marriage of convenience stories ever since.
I cannot wait to read more marriage of convenience stories in Jody Hedlund’s book series.
I actually did love reading this book! I was intrigued with the drama and everything from page one til the end.
It was just amazing to see how many women back then were in poverty and marriage was pretty much the only decent way out unless you had been born into money or inherited it. I think that the
author did a good job of drawing a picture of what that situation would look like.
I liked both main characters. They were awesome! Especially the main lady character, Mercy. She was so loving and caring that is was heart wrenching. I highly recommend
reading this book if you love reading marriage of convenience stories. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series!