Sunday, April 3, 2011

Finally a Bride by Vickie McDonough

About the book:
Finally a Bride (Texas Boardinghouse Brides)Keep your eyes wide open for romance in Lookout, Texas. Noah Jeffers enters town determined to make up for past misdeeds. Reporter Jacqueline Davis is determined to nail her story. Will she uncover Noah’s secret before he can capture her heart? With nowhere else to go, ex-con Carly Payton returns to the Lookout boardinghouse. Garret Corbett is looking for an upstanding wife, not some jailbird. What will he do when overpowered by Carly’s unassuming appeal? Does love deserve a second look?

My Review:

Another great book in the Texas Boardinghouse Series by Vickie McDonough.  Finally a Bride is the third book in the series and it was my favorite out of all three.  This story is about 10 years after the previous book, Second Chance Brides.  It still has all the favorite characters in it like The Davis' and the Corbett brothers but they also brought back Carly Payton, the criminal fake mail-order-bride that was in the first book.  This book is about Jack Davis who is now in her 20's and is working for the local newspaper.  She is still just as adventurous and daring as ever. Enter in Pastor Noah Jeffers, the young 20 something hunk of a pastor. Then there is also Carly back and is looking just to fit in at Lookout and possibly find a man to love.

I really enjoyed this story! It was fun to see Jack now as a grown up woman and just at daring as ever. She was a hilarious child and I loved the predicaments she got in to now as a news reporter! She was definitely my favorite character in this story! I loved watching her fight her feelings towards the hunky new pastor! The Pastor Noah was also a great character; he was struggling with his identity and whether or not God really was calling him to pastor the church in Lookout.

This was a great western romance that I thoroughly enjoyed.  Besides romance there was a bit of mystery, some humor and of course a touch of life lesson. Vickie McDonough always has a way of bringing some God into the book without overwhelming you with preaching.  There were just the struggles of some of the characters who were dealing with their pasts and learning where God was leading them.  I always wish a book like this had a bit more romance to it, a bit more kissing and flirting, but that's just my preference. It was very clean and sweet! Great read!

About the Author:

Award-winning author Vickie McDonough believes God is the ultimate designer of romance. She loves writing stories where the characters find their true love and grow in their faith. Vickie has had 18 books published. She is an active member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and is currently serving as ACFW treasurer. Vickie has also been a book reviewer for nine years. She is a wife of thirty-five years, mother of four sons, and grandmother to a feisty four-year-old girl. When not writing, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and traveling. 
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