About the Book
Series: Bride Ships: New Voyages 1
Publisher: Sunrise Publishing
Release Date: February 13, 2024
Genre: Historical Romance
A new world. A new hope. An unexpected love.
What life awaits these brides?
With the cotton mills closed and hunger rampant in Manchester, England, Willow Rhodes’s family encourages her to join the bride ship bound for the Pacific Northwest, where she is assured of employment. Willow agrees to go with the hope that eventually she can save enough money for her family to join her.
Rebellious knuckle-boxing champion Caleb Edwards loves Willow more than life itself. But Willow has been adamant that she sees him as a friend and nothing more. Unable to watch her sail away, Caleb uses his prize money to pay for passage to Vancouver Island to be with Willow.
After arriving, Willow finds work as a maid and Caleb is a farmhand on the same property. As Caleb struggles to keep his feelings for Willow from growing, he’ll do anything for her, even take the blame for a theft to keep her safe. As the crime catches up to them, they’re forced to make choices that could finally rip them apart forever.
I enjoyed reading this story and getting to see more of the bride ships in action although this story wasn't a true bride ships romance since Willow and Caleb knew each other before coming to Victoria. I wanted to shake the both of them and tell them to just own up to how they felt about each other. They could have gotten to their happily ever after so much sooner if they had. I look forward to reading the rest of this series.
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