Saturday, April 2, 2011

Second Chance Brides by Vickie McDonough

About the book:
Second Chance Brides (Texas Boardinghouse series, #2)Fans of The Anonymous Bride, will feel for Shannon O’Neil and Leah Bennett who are stranded in Lookout, Texas, without husbands or future plans. Thankfully, the marshal has ordered the rascally Corbett brothers to pay for the women’s lodging at the boardinghouse, but will the brothers’ idea of hosting Saturday socials really bring these women the kind of loves they long for? Will Shannon choose to marry just for security? Will Leah reject love when the challenges mount?

My Review:
This was another great book by Vickie McDonough.  Second in the series of the Texas Boardinghouse Brides!! I loved how the story continued from the first book The Anonymous Bride.  Vickie just dived right into to wear that story had left off.   This was about the 2 mail-order brides Shannon and Leah that didn't get married in the first book.  It's such a sweet story of how they come to find true love!

Second chance brides has all of the most memorable characters from Anonymous Bride that you fell in love with.  There is of course the ongoing story of Luke and Rachel and their daughter Jack.  Most of the story is revolved around Mark and Garrett Corbett, the two cousins of Luke that had ordered the mail-order-brides and was now paying for their room and board, and the two mail-order brides Shannon and Leah as they find true love.  The Corbett brothers begin throwing Socials so that the singles can all get together in their hopes to marry off Shannon and Leah so they don't have to pay for their room and board anymore. 

I really enjoyed this story! Vickie has created characters that you just fall in love with right from the start! My favorite character would have to be Mark.  Mark struggled with a past that was hard for him to forget and forgive himself for. I loved the way Vickie had him working through the pain of his past to see that God had truly forgiven him and he needed to forgive himself! Very inspirational story filled with humor, love, and God's forgiveness and guidance in our lives! Loved it!

This was a very clean book, there was hardly any kissing scenes (wish there was more) and everything else was very respectful.  There was some slight preachiness in there but not overwhelming.
About the Author:
Profile photoAward-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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