Always close, but never a bride.
Longing to find true love, Kate Millington arrives in British Columbia on a bride ship. With countless men waiting to snag a bride, Kate has no trouble getting engaged. It’s staying engaged that’s the problem. After traveling to the remote mining town of Williamsville to marry her newest fiancé, she finds herself single again.
As the prosperous owner of a gold mine, Zeke Hart has everything he’s ever wanted except for a wife. At Kate’s arrival, he takes it upon himself to protect his childhood friend from the men clamoring to court her. The more he renews her friendship, the more he wants to win her for himself. But as much as Kate admires Zeke, she’s resolved not to marry someone who doesn’t share her faith.
When Zeke begins receiving anonymous threats, he unwittingly puts them both in grave danger. In the midst of peril, the past rises up to haunt them both, and Zeke realizes the fight for Kate’s affection may be his biggest challenge yet.
Jody Hedlund is the author of over thirty historicals for both adults and teens and is the winner of numerous awards including the Christy, Carol, and Christian Book Award.
Jody lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats. Although Jody prefers to experience daring and dangerous adventures through her characters rather than in real life, she’s learned that a calm existence is simply not meant to be (at least in this phase of her life!).
When she’s not penning another of her page-turning stories, she loves to spend her time reading, especially when it also involves consuming coffee and chocolate.
My Rating: 4 Stars!
Jody Hedlund brings her Bride Ships series to a conclusion with this book and it’s so sweet. Kate Millington arrives on a bride ship and decides she doesn’t want to marry the man who chooses her. Zeke Hart knew her in England and has become a wealthy mine owner and wants to protect Kate. Kate likes him but can’t accept his suit because he is not a believer.
Hedlund’s research is always impeccable and her characters well developed. This series has been so much fun to read. Especially when you think that this actually happened, women sailing to an unknown land to marry strangers. Recommended.
*My thanks to the author for a copy of this book.
Publisher: Northern Lights Press
Publication Date: August 25, 2020
Genre: Historical Inspirational Fiction
1 thought on “Book Review: ‘Almost A Bride’ (Bride Ships Book 4) by Jody Hedlund”
Such a great book! So sad to see the series come to an end!