A BRIDE MOST BEGRUDGING

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Kidnapped and shipped to a Virginia colony as a tobacco bride, Lady Constance Morrow insists she be sent home. Heartbroken after his fiancée's death, colonist Drew O'Connor wants someone to keep house and look after his young sister. The colony's strict morals force a marriage of convenience before Drew discovers his begrudging bride can't cook, clean, milk the goat or look after a child. Is she an earl's daughter? And what kind of female does mathematical equations as a hobby? If only her innocent verve wasn't so appealing.

The beauty and challenges of the American wilderness woo Constance's heart as much as her aloof husband. Does she want to return to England or truly become a wife? Only their mutual faith in God offers hope for answers.

The sparks between Drew and Constance light up the pages. A few plot twists are predictable, but engaging characters hold the interest in this debut novel. (Jul., 320 pp., $12.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson