Jonah's Bride

Jonah's Bride

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by Jillian Hart
     
 

This is a re-issue. Sensual content. Approximately 70,000 words (about 250 print pages).

Bound by Duty

Army Major Jonah Hunter has spent his lifetime answering the call of duty, but when he returns to the Connecticut village where he was raised to be at his dying father's bedside, he faces his biggest challenge yet; finding a bride. Jonah's…  See more details below

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This is a re-issue. Sensual content. Approximately 70,000 words (about 250 print pages).

Bound by Duty

Army Major Jonah Hunter has spent his lifetime answering the call of duty, but when he returns to the Connecticut village where he was raised to be at his dying father's bedside, he faces his biggest challenge yet; finding a bride. Jonah's father's dying wish is to see his oldest son married and settled down, and although Jonah has no desire to do either, he is duty bound to honor his father's wish. While all of the village's marriage-aged women are throwing themselves his way, Jonah is drawn to the one woman who wants nothing to do with him; the sharp-tongued, spinster Tessa Bradford.

As the village healer, Tessa has spent many days and nights in the Hunter home caring for the Jonah's ailing father and watching as local women throw themselves at the Army hero. Labeled as harsh and severe, Tessa knows there is no way the village's most eligible bachelor will be interested in her. But sparks fly between the unlikely couple. When Jonah proposes to Tessa, she must decide whether his offer was made out of love or simply because his father needs a nursemaid. Unwilling to be stuck in a loveless marriage, Tessa must decide if there is more than passion drawing her and Jonah together and if the feelings she has for him can ever be returned by the war-hardened soldier.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013019614
Publisher:
Jillian Hart
Publication date:
09/05/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
437,165
File size:
687 KB

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Jillian Hart makes her home in Washington State, where she has lived most of her life. When Jillian is not writing away on her next book, she can be found reading, going to lunch with friends and spending quiet evenings at home with her family.

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Jonah's Bride 4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 51 reviews.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Jonah's Bride - Originally published in 1999 by Kensington Press under the name Jill Henry. Re-issued as an e-book 2011 under Jillian Hart Tessa Bradford was looked down upon as the sharped tongue town spinster. After her parents has died she went to live with her Grandfather's family. She was treated worse than a slave. Tessa had dreams of love and family but kept them hidden as she feared they would never come true. One night when she snuck out to ice skate she ran into Major Jonah Hunter in the woods. He had been a mean child, pulling her braids in school and getting into mischief. Now he was a handsome man, he rescued her that night from two wolves that would have attacked her. Later that night he came to get her to help with his father. As the town healer she needed to go help. Jonah has returned home after being gone for ten years. He had joined the army to become a man his father would be proud of. He lost himself the first time he had to kill. Now his father has asked him to marry so as the eldest son he could inherit the land and provide heirs. His father was on his death bed so he promised. Colonel Samuel Hunter had bragged much about his son, the Major, the hero. All the young chits in town and their mother has plans for him. He knew what he saw in their eyes, the greed that his step-mother had. Marry into the wealthy hunter family. He told his brothers, Thomas & Andy, he would decide on his wife the woman who offered to help with their Father. Many of the woman brought food but none offered to help, none but Tessa. Jonah proposed to Tessa and she almost let her heart believe in her long lost dreams but she refused him. Her grandfather sold her to a neighbor for marriage. A man with twelve children and known as a wife abuser. Money and a cow had exchanged hands. Knowing she could have a man like Jonah, one she hated at first but as she watched the love in which he took care of his father, her heart changed towards him. Jonah had made up his mind though and in the end, they married. Tessa truly believed Jonah loved her, he had hinted at it enough and he treated her with a kindness she never knew. Tessa did not know he had no heart to give her, until she overheard a conversation between Thomas and Jonah, where he had married her to take care of his father. It was not until Tessa left that Jonah realized he did have a heart after all, but was it too late? **Sexual situations within marriage
Teresa51 More than 1 year ago
This book has everything! Great love story. I will be reading this one again. Jillian Hart knows how to captivate you and you will not want to put this one down until it's finished.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the story... worth your time...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth reading.
LadyScarlet More than 1 year ago
I liked the romantic scenes and the tension between the characters but I just couldn't help feeling he fell in love with her for her housekeeping and nursing skills more than for herself!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. Have read it more than once and will again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read!
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It was okay, slow, but I got through it. Nice little love story. If you're looking for sex, don't look here. Just a nice book that moves along with nothing exciting about it. Man looks for wife, not love, but falls in love, too late, she's gone, then she's back, it's over.
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Best book I've read in a long time.
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love it!
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