My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wealthy Arabella Lawrence flees to British Columbia on a bride ship still wearing the scars of past mistakes. One of the few single women in the boomtown, she immediately has suitors, but she is determined not to find herself trapped again by a poor choice.
Vying for her hand are two very different men. Lieutenant Richard Drummond is a gentleman in the Navy and is held in high esteem. Peter Kelly is the town's baker and has worked hard to build a thriving business. He and Drummond not only compete for Arabella's affections, but 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 abandoned by her tribe. Intent on helping the girl, 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?
I love, love, love Jody Hedlund’s books and was so excited to have the opportunity to read
The Runaway Bride, the second installment from The Bride Ships series. I was not disappointed. I loved her vivid descriptions of what the characters endured on the ships. I admired Arabella’s courage and bravery throughout the story. The plot played with my emotions at times. The romance is what I always expect from Jody’s books.
I am giving The Runaway Bride a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for readers to jump on this adventurous journey.
I received this book from the publisher, but was not required to write a review. This review 100% my own honest opinion.
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