Good book - hero is true to that era & not a transplant from today into yesterday.
My first from Deborah Hale. I loved the 2 main characters and loved the fact that the woman was a strong woman rather than a "submit to everything" woman like most women were in the regency era. Loved the ending as well. I have since put other Deborah Hale books on my reminder list to get at a later time. =) Highly recommended!!
Very sweet and interesting historical. I liked the era and enjoyed learning about early Nova Scotia. Where would we be without the brides that came to the Americas for all the early settlers?
This is a bit different with Nova Scotia as the setting. There are some humorous instances. Good change.
Mrs. Jocelyn Finch is chaperoning a ship full of young women looking for husbands. When the Bride Ship lands in Halifax, Governor Robert Kerr is not happy to see them. He worries that the women will disrupt life in this quiet area of Canada. Telling Mrs. Finch that he does not want the brides to stop in his city does not go over well. Jocelyn challenges him to a duel in front of the townspeople. Soon Sir Robert is at his wits end with the young women and their crafty chaperone.
After reading the first few pages of this book, I was expecting a funny story. But not too far into the book, the story fell flat for me. Even though the characters were smart and likeable, I had a hard time keeping my mind on the plot. The story seemed to drag with nothing exciting happening. My rating: 2 Stars.
I enjoyed this book, however, I was led to believe that is was a Christian Romance and it is not.
As governor of Nova Scotia, Sir Robert Kerr has worked hard to bring order to the Canadian colony. So when he receives word that a "bride ship" is sailing into Halifax Harbor, he plans on sending the shipload of strumpets back from whence they came. Mrs. Jocelyn Finch, the chaperone accompanying the ladies, not surprisingly takes offense at having her girls being labeled as "loose," and challenges the governor to a duel. After successfully beating Kerr at a game of chess, Jocelyn wins Kerr's reluctant cooperation for her plans to arrange suitable matches between her girls--all poor young Englishwomen--and the single men of Nova Scotia. Jocelyn does her best to include him in all the upcoming social functions, never once suspecting that Kerr might eventually change his mind about not being in the market for a wife himself. With her usual skill and wit, Hale puts a fresh, fun twist on the Regency historical. John Charles
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