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A Noble Groom

Narrated by: Mary Sarah Agliotta
Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
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A historical romance from award-winning and best-selling author Jody Hedlund.

Recently widowed Annalisa Werner has the feeling her husband was murdered but can't prove it. Alone with her young daughter in 1881 Michigan, she has six months left to finish raising the money needed to pay back the land contract her husband purchased, and the land is difficult to toil by herself. She needs a husband. With unmarried men scarce, her father sends a letter to his brother in the Old Country, asking him to find Annalisa a groom. For nobleman Carl von Reichart, the blade of the guillotine is his fate. He's been accused and convicted of a serious crime he didn't commit, and his only escape is to flee to a small German community in Michigan where he'll be safe. He secures a job on Annalisa's farm but bumbles through learning about farming and manual labor. Annalisa senses that Carl is harboring a secret about his past, yet she finds herself drawn to him anyway. He's gentle, kind, and romantic - unlike any of the men she's ever known. He begins to restore her faith in the ability to love - but her true groom is still on his way. And time is running out on them all.

©2013 Jody Hedlund (P)2016 Jody Hedlund
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Great read of 1880's historical romance

This historical romance is Book 2 in the Michigan Brides series, but it can be read as a stand-alone. Jody Hedlund, the author, has a unique flow of writing and style. The era of this novel is in the 1880's. I highly recommend this author and the narrator as well as this audiobook.

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2 of my favorite characters

I really fell in love with the characters in this story. Such a beautiful journey to take with them as they learn, grow and find true love. Excellently written and, as always, Mary Sarah Agliotta is just brilliant! The story is a great combination of mystery, suspense, adventure, humor and romance. Highly recommended.

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One Word...A. MAZ.ING!!!

Oh my goodness! I loved this book so much! I can't even describe how exciting, mesmerizing, heartbreaking and exhilarating it is. The story pulls you in from beginning to end! And the narration is superb. Two VERY talented ladies! Thank you for this amazing experience!

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I was spellbound as I listened to this book being read. I am so amazed at Jody Heglund’s ability to write so well. So many twists in the plot. So many references to living life as a godly man and woman even in the midst of such harsh cultural conditions and such harsh physical conditions. So thankful for a sweet love story that captured my heart! Well done, Jody!

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what an amazing story

this book was the first I read by Jody Hedlund and I have since read every one of her books. I just decided to listen on audio and again was blown away at how much I enjoyed it. What a beautiful story.

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Adventurous romance - clean

A very good read or audible. The narrator is well known for her great storytelling as this well written story on love and forgiveness.
I enjoyed it

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Simply Wonderful!

I thoughtfully enjoyed "A Noble Groom". The story line, the characters, and length of the book were perfect. Jodi Hedlund doesn't disapooint in developing full characters, adding depth and strength to each. She uses very descriptive language to help the reader fully engage the scenes and emotions involved. The is the first Audible book I've read narrated by Mary Sarah Agliotti and I look forward to listening to her again. The end of this book left me wanting more of Analise, Carl, and the children's story to continue, yet satisfied with the author's conclusion.....but wonder....a prince or princess? or BOTH!

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Wonderful story and beautiful naration.

beautifully narated story of early immigrants to Michigan surviving hardship and finding love. Great story.

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Beautiful Story

This is the first book I have ever read, or listened to by this author. It was a beautiful story of a sweet love between the heroine, Annalisa and the hero, Carl. It was a love that grew over time and it felt real. He was the most caring man with a fun sense of humor that won Annalisa's heart. She was a woman who was so sweet and precious and loved her family. I highly recommend this book.

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Another great story from Jody Hedlund

I was worried at first that the narrator was too soft and wouldn't be be able to give the characters enough inflection to keep me interested. I am very happy that I stayed with it. She actually did a great job.

This is a beautiful love story about the hardships of German immigrants who came to America to escape the oppression of rich Barron who looked down on them. While still in Germany the employer the Barron neglected to respond to their warning that one of the areas in the coal mine he owned was in need of repair to keep it safe. When it did collapse a beloved son was killed while working there.
A few years after they immigrated and unbeknownst to the German community of Forrestville, Michigan the handsome Son of the hated Barron had escaped to America and came to their community to hide from another nobleman in Germany, the Duke who had falsely accused him of a bombing that destroyed his property and killed some of his employees. Carl was penny less and knew nothing about farming but was given the task of helping wither farm the beautiful young widow and sister of the boy killed in the coal mine owned by his father. Only though, until the man who her father planned for her to marry arrived from the Homeland.

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Good story

Good story but narration is disappointing. The German words are mispronounced
Surely a narrator should learn how to pronounce any foreign terms before recording. It’s very annoying to continually hear basic words being said so inaccurately.