Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Bride Most Begrudging

A Bride Most Begrudging A Bride Most Begrudging by Deeanne Gist

Book 9 of 100 for the 100+ Reading Challenge
Book 10 of 10 for the Book Awards Reading Challenge

Award: 2006 Christy Award
rating: 3 of 5 stars

Christian author Deeanne Gist's enjoyable novel is about an young girl from an aristocratic family in England who is kidnapped aboard a bride ship headed for America. Set in Virginia in the late 1600's, this book details a rugged life on a tobacco plantation where the Whites have a very tenuous relationship with Native Americans. Once Constance arrives, she is forced to marry handsome Drew O'Connor against her will. But, Constance hopes she can ultimately return to England to edit the mathematical journal for ladies her uncle had started.

I was slightly annoyed that Gist used another Bible than the King James Version since that would have been historically accurate. But, that's just a minor complaint. The book is really just a nice clean historical fiction romance. It's great if you are in the mood for a relaxing escapist read. Personally, I preferred The Measure of a Lady, but if you find you enjoy this genre, I recommend this as well.

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3 comments:

Booklogged said...

I enjoyed this one more than I expected to.

chan said...

I really liked this as well!:)

Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

I enjoyed this book, but I haven't read the other one you mentioned.