Finally a Bride - eBook
Carly Payton returns to Lookout, Texas after being gone for a decade. In prison for much of that time, she is a changed woman that knows she is forgiven. Garrett Corbett is still single after all that time, and he is seeking an upstanding, virtuous woman for a wife. Knowing what he wants, yet attracted to Carly even before he realized who she was, he struggles to forgive her past. Will they be able to admit their growing interest in each other, or will Carly's ex-con past be the stumbling block that keeps them apart forever?
Jacqueline "Jack" Davis is all grown up, and not the slightest interested in men. Determined to make her name as a reporter, she will do anything to get the breaking news. When the temporary preacher, Noah Jeffers, rides in town, she can't help but feel she's known him all her life. Struggling her growing interest in Noah, and her decision to be a reporter in Dallas; she is completely unprepared when his biggest secret may come too late in time to save her heart from falling in love with him. Will the truth set Noah free, or has his biggest shame and secret become his undoing?
This is definitely my favorite book in the Texas Boardinghouse Trilogy. Jack is always sticking her nose where it doesn't belong, and Noah is forever trying to redeem himself for his unsavory past. The chemistry between Noah and Jack is undeniable, and it was a breathless experience reading how their story unfolded. Garrett was just about as stubborn as I expected, but of course, his end was completely predictable. It was an exciting, yet thought-provoking journey and there is not a dull moment within these pages.
October 7, 2012
i really enjoyed this series and how Noah was really butch i didn't suspict that at all and it was funny
July 1, 2011
Having read the first two offerings in this authorÃ¢ÂÂs Texas Boardinghouse Brides series, I had already fallen in love with young Jacqueline Davis (aka Jack Hamilton). The tomboyish child is all grown up in Finally a Bride, and dreams of snagging a job as a reporter in Dallas and shaking the dust of Lookout, Texas off her feet.
Then Noah Jeffers comes to town to fill in for the minister. HeÃ¢ÂÂs young. HeÃ¢ÂÂs handsome. And heÃ¢ÂÂs hiding a secret that could destroy any chance of a relationship with Jack. Those same secrets have the young preacher making covert amendments all over town. His offers to chop wood for the townÃ¢ÂÂs busybody sisters and paint the walls of the general mercantile arenÃ¢ÂÂt made strictly out of the goodness of his heartÃ¢ÂÂ¦
Even as Jack and Noah sort through their feelings for each other and try to find their paths in life, one of the original Lookout brides returns to town. Carly Payton is an ex-convict, and not at all the kind of wife Garrett Corbett thought he wanted. But GarretÃ¢ÂÂs about to learn a surprising lesson about how love worksÃ¢ÂÂ¦and about the amazing grace of God.
I loved this entire series, but Finally a Bride is far and away my favorite of the three books. Jack (Jackie, Jacqueline) is the perfect heroineÃ¢ÂÂsheÃ¢ÂÂs likeable, has tremendous personality, and possesses a penchant for getting herself into trouble. Noah is the ultimate flawed hero, with his inability to stomach pork, an amusing inclination to mispronounce words during his sermons, and a touching devotion to a certain young lady. And, as always, encountering well-loved characters from previous books is a special treat.
Texas Boardinghouse Brides is, in this readerÃ¢ÂÂs opinion, a top-notch series. Each book is better than the lastÃ¢ÂÂ¦which says a lot for the authorÃ¢ÂÂs writing and storytelling skills. Kudos to Vickie McDonough, and Ã¢ÂÂboth thumbs upÃ¢ÂÂ to Finally a Bride!
June 29, 2011
Luke 4 v18
Review: Finally a Bride - Texas Boardinghouse Brides Book #3 - Vickie McDonough- April 2011
"To Preach deliverance to the captives and recovering the sight of the blind , to set at liberty them who are bruised - Luke 4v18".
Finally a Bride takes us back to Lookout, Texas in the year 1896 . It is in Lookout, Texas where we are introduced to one of the main female characters where she is situated ontop of the Mayor's roof trying to eavesdrop through the chimmney. Jacqueline aka Jack is a budding journalist who has her dreams of one day writing for a big newspaper and writing stories that count , not just the fluffy pieces that they give women on fashion, cooking and interior design. The other lead male character is new preacher in town - Noah Jeffers who used to live in Lookout, Texas years ago though back then he had a different name , what caused him to hide his past ? . Jack soon finds herself in the midst of a love triangle , as her attention is directed at Noah but Jack has caught the attention of two suitors Noah and Billy Morgan. Which one will Jack choose or when she discovers that Noah is in fact her arch-enemy from when they were children will she take the job in Dallas as a newspaper reporter ?
Intertwined in Finally a Bride also tells the story of Garrett and Carly. Garrett is Luke's brother - Luke is Jack's stepdad. Years ago, when Luke lost his first wife, Garrett decided to order three mail-brides to help Luke move on , one of the brides was Carly who in fact had arrived with her two outlaw brothers who planned to rob and steal from the town of Lookout, Texas. Garrett from that day, vowed to hate Carly and her family but when Carly now forgiven and friend's with Luke and his wife Rachel , comes to town and to help Rachel out, it seems that sparks and passion may dart amongst Garrett and Carly, though it does seem things never go smoothly in Lookout as on the way to their wedding, the two get caught up in another robbery and hostage situation. Are Garrett and Carly destined to marry or has fate dealt their future on a different path ?
Find out in this jam-packed novel by Vickie McDonough , which all fans of Christian Historical romances will enjoy.
May 7, 2011