About the Book
Longing to find true love, Kate Millington arrives in British Columbia on a bride ship. With countless men waiting to snag a bride, Kate has no trouble getting engaged. It’s staying engaged that’s the problem. After traveling to the remote mining town of Williamsville to marry her newest fiancé, she finds herself single again.
As the prosperous owner of a gold mine, Zeke Hart has everything he’s ever wanted except for a wife. At Kate’s arrival, he takes it upon himself to protect his childhood friend from the men clamoring to court her. The more he renews her friendship, the more he wants to win her for himself. But as much as Kate admires Zeke, she’s resolved not to marry someone who doesn’t share her faith.
When Zeke begins receiving anonymous threats, he unwittingly puts them both in grave danger. In the midst of peril, the past rises up to haunt them both, and Zeke realizes the fight for Kate’s affection may be his biggest challenge yet.
Other Books in the Series
In My Opinion
I was happy to see Zeke get his own book in Jody Hedlund’s Bride Ships series. Readers who have been following the series met him in the previous book (A Bride of Convenience) and learned a little of his backstory there. But not to worry is you haven’t read it, Almost a Bride does stand on its own.
Zeke and Kate are a good match. They know they are a good match, but they fight it for different reasons—some valid, some not so much. But they’re a great couple to end the series with.
While this book is shorter than the previous book, Hedlund still manages to include plenty of history and enough conflict outside of the romance to make it feel like an even quicker read.
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