26 June 2013

Teresa Mathews' Reviews A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund

A Noble Groom
A Noble Groom 
by Jody Hedlund
Bethany House Publishers

Reviewed by Teresa Mathews
5 Stars*****

Ms. Hedlund at Her Finest

In this amazing story by Jody Hedlund we find ourselves being carried away to 1880 Forestville, Michigan.  There we are introduced to a Community of hardworking German Immigrants who have come over from Saxony Germany. Leaving behind a life
of working for the evil Baron von Reichart whom they blame for the loss of a loved one.

Annalisa Werner finds her husband dead in one of their fields and she fears someone has murdered him but truth be known she doesn’t really care that he’s dead since he was so mean. Annalisa doesn’t want to loose her land and she knows she can’t work it by herself so she knows she has to have a husband. If only Annalisa could have a choice in the matter, she does not want to be in a loveless marriage again.

Carl von Reichart aka Carl Richards, only son of the Baron, has never had to work hard for his allowance from his father. He was able to go to the best Universities in England to learn to be a scientist. When he is framed for murder and sentenced to die, he prays that God will deliver him and to his amazement his father sends a servant to help him escape to America. The servant has gotten a request to find a suitable husband for a young widow in America, he sends Carl with a letter explaining that his nephew will be coming soon and in the meanwhile Carl will be helping Annalisa around the farm. The letter left out one important fact…Carl is the son of their sworn enemy, Baron von Reichart.

When Carl meets Annalisa he is determined he is going to do whatever he can to help her, and the more time he spends with her and her little girl the more he dreams of what a life with them would be like. When Annalisa’s groom doesn’t show up when expected it seems maybe Carl’s dream will come true. Will Carl have to watch his dream die when the truth of who he really is comes to light?

Ms. Hedlund is a terrific writer and it really shows in this great story. From the very beginning I found myself running the gamut of emotions, sadness that during this time women had no say in who they married. Happy when it seems that things would work out for her and Carl and then fear for what almost happened at the end. This truly was a satisfying read! I can’t wait to see what comes next from Jody Hedlund’s magical pen.

***Thanks to Bethany House Publishers and Net Galley for supplying a copy of this in exchange for my honest opinion.***

You can find this wonderful book and others by Ms. Hedlund at AmazonCBD, and BAM


GIVEAWAY: We are giving away a copy of Jody's book, to be entered please like Jody's Facebook page and leave a comment and put FB to let us know you liked it. 

54 comments:

  1. Once again, you gals are writing excellent reviews for this book, and caused me to add another book to my huge list of books to be read, and soon! And Ms. Hedlund sounds like a great new author to add to my growing list of great authors. I look forward to getting acquainted with Jody & her books.
    Vicki
    vmarney(at)hotmail(dot)com
    (Heading over to make sure I have liked Jody's page)

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    1. VICKI I would say I'm sorry about making your list grow but after reading this one by JODY but I'm won't!! :) I know you will enjoy it! Thanks for coming by today!

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  2. Yay! Another opportunity to win this book and a great review. Thank you! I have liked Jody's page for awhile now. :-) I will share this one my FB page later today (www.facebook.com/rittywrites)

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    1. Oh, my email is rhonda(dot)ritenour(at)gmail(dot)com

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    2. Hi RHONDA thanks for coming by and good luck on winning a copy! :)Thanks for sharing on FB!!

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  3. An absolutely wonderful review TERESA of what is now one of my favourite books!! I agree that Jody sure stirs up the emotions when writing her exceptional stories, and I can hardly wait for the next one as well! ;)

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    1. NOELA thank you my dear. I believe this one will make my favorites list also!

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  4. Love your review, TERESA, and am loving the book as well! And ditto what NOELA said above. LOL

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    1. THANKS DIANA, I love the book too and I think I need to hurry and read JODY's other books as well! )

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    2. Gotta read The Doctor's Lady for sure, TERESA! Really good!

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  5. Jody is a great author, I don't ever have to wonder if I might like one of her books! They all have been great so far...

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

    FB

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    1. PATTY glad you like JODY's books. :) Thanks for dropping by!!

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  6. I would love to read this book! It looks like a good one with lots of historical depth. I have just liked Jody's FB page. Please enter me to win. booklovercb at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi CARMAN thanks for coming by and for liking JODY's page. I know you will love this book, good luck on a win!

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  7. This book sounds like it will be such fun to read! I certainly hope I win one of the giveaway's this week :)
    bettimace(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. BETTI this was a great read. Thanks for coming by here's hoping you win.

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  8. Sounds intriguing! I will have to keep my eye out for this one. :)
    Susan P
    farmygirl at hotmail dot com
    FB

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    1. SUSAN thanks for coming by, good luck in the drawing.

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  9. Great review! I would love to win this book Ü

    I've already liked Jodi's FB page.

    cindialtman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Ooops, I misspelled Jody. Sorry

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    2. CINDI I would love for you to win. Thanks for liking Jody's page and for stopping by.

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  10. Jody is a new author to me, but this review is written in such a way that I want very much to read A NOBLE GROOM. Thanks for the review & the opportunity to win a copy of the book! I have liked Jody's FB page.
    Mary E
    mdegram218@centurylink.net

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    1. MARY I'm so glad you liked my review. This is also my first time reading one of JODY' S books. I ENJOYED it so much I can't wait to read more of her work.

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  11. I would love a copy of this novel! I'm already a fan of Jody on Facebook, so please enter me into the drawing. Thanks for the giveaway! danandlyndaedwards (at) msn (dot) com.

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  12. LYNDA thanks for stopping by, here's wishing you good luck in the drawing.

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  13. It seems unthinkable to us that women would have so few rights as a community member. Perhaps, we don't know how privileged we are in that regard.

    Teresa, I appreciate your great review. Your description of the story is enticing and definitely makes the book appealing. You have convinced me that I will be satisfyingly drawn into the lives of Annalisa and Carl. I'm looking forward to reading A Noble Groom.
    may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com
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    1. KAY you are so right about the women not having as many rights as men back then. I if I had lived then I think I would have been a rebellious daughter. I would have had a hard time letting someone pick out my husband even if it was my parents. :)

      Thanks for the kind words about the review, it's a really wonderful book and there is so much more in there than what I used for the review. I know everyone that reads the book is in for some surprises. :) Good luck in the drawing!

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  14. I want to read this book so bad! I have been Facebook stalking Jody Hedlund for awhile now. *jumping up and down yelling "Pick me! Pick me!"* FB heavensmyhome@hotmail.com

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    1. SARAH thanks for the laugh, I needed that! I have a vivid imagination I can almost see ya jumping up and yelling!!! Too cute! Thanks for stopping by and here's hoping you won't have to cyber-stalk Jody anymore!!! hehehe

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  15. A NOBLE GROOM does indeed look like an amazing story.

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    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  16. Great review! I'm already a FB fan. :) Loved her book, The Preacher's Bride... and this one's definitely on my TBR list! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Hi CYNDI here's hoping for a win for ya!! Thanks for coming by and you are very welcome! :)

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  17. Love Jody's books and would love to win this one. Have already Liked her FB page. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. CHERYL I love this one of JODY's and hope I get to read the rest of them. Good Luck in the drawing, and thanks for dropping in. :)

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  18. I didn't say it, but I assume you know I want my name in the hat...LOL
    Vicki vmarney(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. VICKI...you are too funny...never would have known you might want to be in the drawing!!! hehehe

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  19. I've been a fan of Jody's for awhile so have been a follower on FB. Lots of great press for this book and as always whoever wins will get a great read. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    Merryheart13(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. MEL thanks for coming by and you are so right about this being a great read! Good luck in the drawing! :)

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  20. Thanks Teresa for the review. I would love to win this for my daughter. Please put my name in. God bless all of my OWG girls. I have already liked Jody's Facebook page. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com FB

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    1. Hi MAXIE it's always nice when you come by, I hope you know all of us at OWG love you! I would be delighted to enter your name in the drawing. I'm hoping you win this book because I know you or your daughter or both of you will love it. :)

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  21. This was such a lovely book. And what a great review, mom!!

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    1. Thank you Sweetie!! You are so right this is a lovely book. Jody did such a good job writing it. :)

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  22. Sounds like another excellent book.
    Would love to win it! FB

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    1. Thanks CHERYL for coming by, good luck in the drawing. I know you will love this book!

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  23. Sounds like another excellent book.
    Would love to win it! FB

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    1. UNKNOWN please come back and leave us your email address, if you were to win we couldn't contact you. THANKS!

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  24. Would love to read this - thanks for the giveaway opportunity! I have already liked Jody's Facebook page.

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. BONNIE so glad you dropped by. :) Here's hoping for a win for ya!!

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  25. Thanks, Teresa. This sounds like a winner! Historical and period pieces are my very favorites, so this should fit right into my TBR list! Joy Ross Davis

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  26. Oh JOY this one is a WINNER!! Jody did a wonderful job!! Good luck in the drawing!! :)

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  27. Thanks for the chance to win Jody's book!! I've read The Preacher's Bride and The Doctor's Lady, and am very anxious to read all of her books!
    Jackie Smith
    jackie.smith[at]dishmail[dot]net

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  28. I'm excited to read this! FB shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. This one is coming up on my to-read list! All the wonderful reviews make me so excited to read it! I'd love to win the giveaway too :)
    Thanks! colorvibrant[at]gmail[dot]com

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