The Runaway Bride

The Runaway Bride

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"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?"--Publisher.
Publisher: Bloomington, Minn. : Bethany House Publishers, 2020.
ISBN: 9780764232961
9780764235535
Characteristics: 371 pages ;,22 cm.

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Mar 12, 2020

The Runaway Bride by Jody Hedlund is the second book in her Bride Ships series. I like that Mercy was Arabella’s friend and mentor. After coming from a well to do life Arebella had to learn to speak up for what she wants and learn not to be a doormat. She learned to trust in God and depend on him.
I learned what it might have been like for a rich woman to travel across the sea to begin a new life that was completely the opposite of what she was used to. Her story became real to me.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine.

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