A BRIDE MOST BEGRUDGING
Author: Deeanne Gist ISBN: 0764200720 7/2005 HISTORICAL Publisher: BETHANY HOUSE
RRAH's THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS:
A BRIDE MOST BEGRUDGING is a beautiful and poignant romance. It is obvious that Deeanne Gist put her heart and soul into writing this novel, and the result is really beyond words. This is an incredible novel.
The heroine, Lady Constance Morrow, seems to find trouble wherever she goes. Due to a wrong place at the wrong time scenario, Constance finds herself on a ship bound for America, and upon reaching the Virginia Colony, she is sold as a tobacco bride to the handsome tobacco farmer Drew O'Connor. Drew really has no intention of marrying Constance, but the situation gets a bit out of control, and Constance and Drew find themselves married in name only and battling their strong like and dislike of one another.
Deeanne Gist has created a beautiful story that tells of many of the hardships endured by settlers in the 1640s, from disease to battle with Native Americans. God is a strong presence throughout the novel, and it is evident that the faith of Constance and Drew is what keeps them going. Constance and Drew are well rounded characters, as are many of the supporting characters who I hope we get to read about in Gists's next novel! Sally, Drew's little sister, and Josh, Drew's brother both added a lot to the story. I couldn't put this novel down and stayed up nights until I finished it. I had to find out what happened to Constance and Drew, and Gist did not disappoint. I highly recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys reading, whether you are a fan of romance novels or not. I think this is one you will really enjoy.