Almost A Bride by Jody Hedlund ~ Review

My Review: 

Kate Millington has no trouble getting engaged, but can't seem to go through with the wedding. After breaking it off with her latest fiance, she finds herself with no lack  of suitors, but when she comes face to face with a friend from the past, the one man she wants is the one she can't have. 

I was thrilled when I heard that Zeke's story would be coming so shortly after the previous book, and couldn't wait to dive back into the rugged beauty of British Columbia. Zeke is a man working to outrun his skeletons and the shame that he brought his family while working for the mills. He has done well for himself and done well, investing in multiple business ventures. He is passionate about supporting the workers, he isn't perfect, but he does what he can to support his community, and I liked that he was flawed.

Kate is hardworking and compassionate, she doesn't want to hurt anyone. I loved her friend Becca, and how protective she is of Kate. This book has some amazing supporting characters I especially loved Wendell and Mr. Peabody, who are a duo of men not suited for the rough life of gold miners, but are excellent in their own respective fields, and are great friends to Zeke. 

An engaging read, I liked how it explored more about what happened after the gold mines were claimed up and how many people worked hard to make the boom towns a permanent place to reside. Kate and Zeke grow in their faith over the course of the book, learning to trust in God. A highly enjoyable read, with characters who will capture your heart and bring a smile to your face. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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