The Runaway Bride

Bride Ships Series 2
Narrated by: Esther Wane
Series: Bride Ships Series, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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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?

©2020 Jody Hedlund (P)2020 Tantor

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I really enjoyed this book. I loved seeing Arabella go between Pete who she really liked but had to get past her social upbringing and the Lieutenant who she didn't really care for but felt made a good social match. She is torn between continuing the baking she is loving and getting told someone of her station should not do things like that. It was really eye opening as to the social standards of the day even in the new circumstances that Arabella found herself in. I liked seeing how she came on her own as the story progressed.

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Very good story, but...

too much mush. On and on about the waiting for the kiss, and then the kiss....too much gushing about the gorgeousness of Pete and Arabella...excellent story. Great conversation, humour and character development, great narrator. Will listen again but please....a little less mush!