Almost A Bride by Jody Hedlund. A Review

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.

My Thoughts

This was definitely a wonderful conclusion to this series. Loved both Zeke and Kate. I also enjoyed the premise of the story. I love that Kate was willing to stick to her principles of bit being unequally yoked no matter how much she loved Zeke but I must confess I did find her a tad but flighty sometimes. I understood her fears which were rooted in the past and she needed to overcome them to fully love Zeke without reservations.
Zeke was a wonderful hero too. He had his flaws and he definitely struggled but I was grateful that he was ready to change. He struggled, he had his flaws but I enjoyed his journey to faith and the fact that he was ready to  let go of his desires to be a better human for Kate. It was fun to see some old friends too and I’d definitely miss this bunch of strong women who were ready to make a new life for themselves in a new environment.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. All opinions expressed are solely mine

About The Author

Jody Hedlund is the author of over twenty 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.

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