Title: Almost a Bride (The Bride Ships #4)
Author: Jody Hedlund
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publishing Date: Aug 25, 2020
Publisher: Northern Lights Press
Length: 184 Pages
About the Book:
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.
Mail-order brides meets Runaway Bride, I truly enjoyed this conclusion to the author’s Bride Ships series. At only 184 pages long it was significantly shorter than the other reads in this series. This made the pace also feel remarkably faster. Out of any of the other installments I felt like this one was the most important to have read the book prior because it gave Zeke’s backstory which held significance in this one especially since he was the hero. The characters were easily likable and fast pace kept the pages turning. Now I’m only sad because the series has concluded, but I can’t wait to see what the author comes up with next!
*I received a copy of this book from Northern Lights Press. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.