Monday, April 29, 2013

Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund *Review & Kindle Fire Giveaway

Michigan, 1880
Annalisa Werner's hope for a fairy tale love is over. Her husband failed her in every way and now his death has left her with few options to save the family farm. She needs a plentiful harvest. That, and a husband to help bring it in. Someone strong, dependable. That'll be enough. A marriage for love...that's something she's given up on.
So her father sends a letter to his brother in the Old Country, asking him to find Annalisa a groom.
Then a man appears: Carl Richards, from their home country of Germany and a former schoolteacher---or so he says. He's looking for work and will serve on the farm until her husband arrives.
With time running out, she accepts his help, but there's more to this man than he's admitting. He's also gentle, kind, charming---unlike any man she's ever known. But even as Carl is shining light into the darkness of her heart, she knows her true groom may arrive any day.

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My Thoughts: I found this story to be a bit predictable, though it was a sweet story of rich and noble falling for one of peasant stature. One of those stories that makes you feel the world has hope! Carl as he works with Annalisa sees her for who she is, strong, loving, and in need of a good husband. Annalisa, always at the bottom of the rung in her German ancestors mind, doesn't believe a heavenly father would even bother with her. As she grows closer to Carl, she knows it will never be as he is wanted as a criminal. She doesn't realize he is of noble birth.
Some of the German titles threw me off a bit and I had to rewind to see who we were talking about. The language barrier for me took a little getting used to.
I really enjoyed the character of Carl. I feel he wasn't your typical noble, who wanted to oppress others. That once he saw how these people were living he bonded with them, and wished to make things better for them. He was a down to earth, basic good guy.. exactly the type we love for our hero in a novel!

 Meet Jody: Jody Hedlund is the bestselling author of "The Doctor's Lady" and "The Preacher's Bride". She won the 2011 Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, the 2011 Award of Excellence from the Colorado Romance Writers and was a finalist for Best Debut Novel in the 2011 ACFW Carol Awards. Currently she makes her home in central Michigan, with her husband and five busy children. She loves hearing from readers on Facebook and on her blog.

See what other reviewers have thought of this latest from Jody Hedlund HERE

Jody Hedlund is celebrating the release of A Noble Groom by giving away a Kindle Fire and hosting a Facebook Author Chat Party {5/8}! 

One "noble" winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • A copy of A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 7th. Winner will be announced at the "A Noble Groom" Author Chat Party on May 8th. Connect with Jody, get a sneak peek of her next book, try your hand at the trivia contest, and chat with readers just like you. There will also be many fun giveaways -- gift certificates, books, and more!

So grab your copy of A Noble Groom and join Jody on the evening of May 8th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 8th!

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