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Publisher's Summary

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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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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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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just ok

just ok, I guess this straight forward romance isn't my cup of tea. I like a bit more story then this novel gave.

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Nice story...lots of praying

Probably better suited for Christian readers. But does not reach the point of heavy proselytizing. Generally likable characters and storyline.

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Ok

Not for me. I ouldn't get into this book . I kept skipping forward hoping that it would eventually get better to no avail .

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Why don't these Christian books have a notation?

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Why don't' these Christian books have a notation? I would not buy them if I knew. Often it is not mentioned in the reviews. I would not have to return so many books if there was some indication that this was a story heavy on Christianity.

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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

absolutely this is one of my favorites

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Noble Groom?

faith and love for a man she didn't know fully

Which scene was your favorite?

When she found out about his real life

If you could rename A Noble Groom, what would you call it?

No I wouldn't I think it is very accurate