Thursday, December 30, 2010

My review: The Anonymous Bride by Vickie McDonough

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Title: The Anonymous Bride
Author: Vickie McDonough
Series: Texas Boarding House Brides Book 1

Genre:Inspirational,romance, historical
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Date released: April 1, 2010
ISBN: 978-1602606968
Stars (out of 5): ****
Age rating: PG-14
This book is pretty clean but, one of the characters does un-knowingly take part in pre-marital sex, but I felt that the author handled the situation with grace in a tasteful fashion.
Back cover (from Goodreads):
Check yourself into the Texas Boardinghouse Brides series by Vickie McDonough, where you’ll meet Luke Davis, marshal of Flat Rock, Texas, who flippantly tells friends he’d get married if the right woman ever came along. When three mail-order brides are delivered to Luke a month later, he’s in an uncomfortable predicament. How will he ever choose his mate? Rachel Hamilton’s long-time admiration for Luke recently turned to love. So when three mail-order brides appear, she panics. Will she find the courage to tell Luke that she loves him? Or take an anonymous part in the contest for his hand

My Thoughts:
First off, I’m going to say I really liked this book! Some have said that though The Anonymous Bride isn’t "LOL" funny, the antics and the situation made it an overall fun read, I completely agree.

The book starts off with the fair town of Lookout welcoming back one of their citizens, Luke Davis, who just got of the military after eleven years of service. But not everyone is glad Luke has returned. Particularly he’s childhood sweetheart Rachel, who, eleven years ago, ran off and married the richest man in town, instead of Luke, like they both thought. Now Luke and Rachel, both of who are still hurting, avoid each other like the plague. Unfortunately, Luke's troublesome cousins make it their job to see Luke marry up, one way or another.
The story was well written and very entertaining. The relationship between Luke and Rachel was heartbreaking. When the mail-order bride troubles start, Luke turns to Rachel for help, as a friend; which neither really wants. But Luke refuses to forgive Rachel for what she did. And Rachel can't tell a soul the reasons behind her impromptu wedding.

I liked all of the characters in Anonymous but, Luke’s two cousins and little Jack really stole the show for me. They were fun and interesting and I look forward to reading more about them in the second book, Second Chance Brides. More importantly this book really showed how forgiving other isn’t easy and that we are selves can’t do it, only God can give us the strength. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good mail-order bride romance or someone who needs a book that will brighten up an otherwise dreary day.

*This book was given to me by the publisher in return for my honest review. I was not compensated in any way or influenced to write a positive review*

To learn more about Vickie McDonough and her books, go to:
The Publisher
Her Website
Make sure to check out her upcoming and new releases page. Second Chance Bride has just come out and I can't wait to get my lil' hands on it. LOL;)

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