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A Reluctant Bride (The Bride Ships Book #1)
A Reluctant Bride (The Bride Ships Book #1) | Jody Hedlund
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Living in London's poorest slum, Mercy Wilkins has little hope of a better life. When she's offered an opportunity to join a bride ship sailing to British Columbia, she agrees. After witnessing so much painful heartache and loss in the slums, the bride ship is her only prospect to escape a bleak future, not only for herself but, she hopes, someday for her sister. Wealthy and titled Joseph Colville leaves home and takes to the sea in order to escape the pain of losing his family. As ship's surgeon, he's in charge of the passengers' welfare aboard the Tynemouth, including sixty brides-to-be. He has no immediate intention of settling down, but when Mercy becomes his assistant, the two must fight against a forbidden love. With hundreds of single men congregating on the shore eager to claim a bride from the Tynemouth, will Mercy and Joseph lose their chance at true love, or will they be able to overcome the obstacles that threaten to keep them apart?
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Michellekidwell
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Mercy Wilkins has little hope of a better life living in London‘s poorest slums. When she is offered the opportunity to be part of a bride sailing trip headed to British Columbia she agrees. She figured that the Bride ship will offer her better prospects after she witness so much loss and heartaches in the slums. The ship is her prospect and someday her sisters opportunity to escape a bleak future.

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"Living in London's poorest slum, Mercy Wilkins has little hope of a better life. When she's offered an opportunity to join a bride ship sailing to British Columbia, she agrees. After witnessing so much painful heartache and loss in the slums, the bride ship is her only prospect to escape a bleak future, not only for herself but, she hopes, someday for her sister.”

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The idea of bride ships piqued my interest when I read the back cover. Our leading lady, Mercy, is amongst the poorest of the poor in London and desperate to save her sister from the workhouse. The opportunity to travel to British Columbia, where jobs are available aplenty, is one she can‘t pass up. Unbeknownst to her, she joins a bride ship full of women from across the economic scale seeking husbands. {read more}