#26 A Bride Most Begrudging

When Lady Constance Morrow finds herself held against her will aboard a ship bound for the American colonies—a ship filled with “tobacco brides” and felons—she is quite sure that as soon as she arrives she will find a reasonable man who will believe her father is an earl and send her back on the next ship to England. Instead she meets Drew O’Connor, a determined Colonial farmer who is nearly as headstrong as she is. Drew wins Constance as his bride but soon realizes he has taken on much more than he bargained for. <source:www.amazon.com>

This is a third book I’ve read by Gist and I enjoyed it very much though it was a bit similar to another book I read by her, A Bride in the Bargain.  It was very entertaining to read about the American colonies in the 17th century, tobacco brides as well as the Indians and the ending of the book was totally not what I expected and I’m still not sure if I liked it. :-(  But it definitely won’t keep me from reading another book of her’s, which I think will be Maid to Match next!

It always fascinates me to read about a child mortality rate back in the days, very often from preventable causes, and I’m so grateful that I live in a modern world with an advanced medical technology to care for my child!  To think it was very common to not name a child until he or she lives until three is quite sad and I can’t imagine that some people tried not to get attached to their own children for they feared their possible deaths!

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