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  • Writer's pictureGena Bessire

Book Review: His Treasured Bride By Patti Stockdale (Jody Hedlund)

Book Blurb:

In twenty-four hours, marriage, mystery, and mayhem.

After recently arriving in Vancouver Island on a bride ship, aspiring seamstress Daisy Harper is determined not to rush into a hasty and quarrelsome marriage, a mistake her parents made. To avoid choosing the wrong man, she creates a rigorous list of ten requirements for a potential husband.

Mapmaker Seth Ryann moved to the colony to assist his partially blind brother, a local missionary. They’ll soon return to Ireland, but first, Seth is tasked by a friend to find a treasure of gold hidden in the mountains. Seth has the map to the treasure, but he’s missing the key.

When he discovers Daisy somehow has the key, the two agree to search for the treasure together. They’re left with little choice but to quickly enter a marriage of convenience. As they venture into the wilderness and work together to overcome danger, an undeniable attraction grows. But will they find the treasure only to lose what matters most?



A marriage of convenience, a treasure hunt, and dangerous villains on their trail!

In His Treasured Bride, Daisy Harper is a young woman who recently arrived in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, via a bride ship armed with her sewing supplies and a husband-requirement list. Ready to start her new life as a seamstress and look for the perfect man, she is surprised by a visit from a fellow bride-ship friend, Willow. Willow asks Daisy to safeguard a key that supposedly unlocks a treasure of gold. Seth Ryann, a mapmaker in Nanaimo, was given a map with clues to the same treasure. He and Daisy get thrown together when thieves try to steal the map and key from them. The only way to keep their town safe from the dangerous men threatening Nanaimo and its residents is to enter a temporary marriage, for propriety's sake, and strike out to find and retrieve the gold before anyone else gets hurt.

This is a delightful read by Patti Stockdale with the help of Jody Hedlund. Patti brings this next Bride Ships: New Voyages story to life with a thrilling treasure hunt, ruthless criminals on Daisy and Seth's heels, and a budding friendship that could become something more if Daisy and Seth can put their fears aside.

Request His Treasured Bride (Bride Ships: New Voyages Book 2) at your local library, preorder it at most retailers, or find it for sale on Amazon.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Jody Hedlund, Patti Stockdale, and Sunrise Publishing. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


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