A Bride of Convenience

This latest release from Hedlund, I’ve got to admit, is not a favorite of mine. In her “Brides Ships” series, Hedlund follows the story of another young woman sailing from England to the West coast of the States. Honestly, this story wasn’t very memorable for me. I just read it this week but couldn’t even tell you why the lady wanted to leave England or much of her story. The chemistry wasn’t there for me with the characters, and it developed oddly. It seemed like the story had been written on a rushed timetable and that there were several scenes that could have been “cut out”, but also more that could have been added to round out the plot. I also don’t remember it having a lot of tie-ins to other books in the series besides an interaction with a previous character, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this book could be skipped and the series not lose its flow. This just wasn’t Hedlund’s best work, but I will be coming back for more, because usually there’s a book every series that just doesn’t hit the mark for me while its counterparts are wonderful.

Thank you to Bethany House and Net Galley for providing me with an electronic copy of this book to read and review. All opinions are my own and were not required to be positive.

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