I have read all three books in this series and gave them all 5 stars. This book is entertaining and has realistic characters. The plot was very good. I appreciated the parts of the previous books as I had read those a while back. Vickie McDonough is one of my favorite authors. I often check to see if there is anything new from her. I always appreciate a book that makes you laugh, think, cry and root for the characters. This book delivers on all counts.
Finally a Bride is a story brimming with romance. Jacqueline "Jack" Davis harbors ambitions to leave tiny Lookout, Texas, for a career as a reporter in Dallas. When a new pastor arrives in town, she believes if she can get the scoop on his past, the resulting story will propel her straight to the big city. What she hadn't counted on was her growing attraction to the handsome preacher.
Finally a Bride is the third book in the Texas Boardinghouse Brides series, but McDonough gives readers enough background information to keep them from getting lost.
This story is filled with Texas charm and enough original similes to keep readers smiling. Finally a Bride is a fun read. I recommend it for anyone who enjoys romance, Texas-style.
I have thoroughly enjoyed Vickie McDonough's Boardinghouse Brides series, and this final installment was by far my favorite. Jaqueline "Jack" Davis has been the highlight of each book with her rambunctious, tomboy ways. What a treat to see her all grown up with that rambuctious streak only slightly dimmed. She still finds scrapes to get into and conclusions to jump to, but this time there's a handsome man to catch her when she falls.
Noah Jeffers is a hero with a heart for God and a past to atone for. He stole my heart from the beginning with his vulnerability and determination to set things right no matter how uncomfortable returning to his home town became.
Cameo appearances by the other Boardinghouse Brides made for a delightful feeling of coming home. And hooray that big-hearted Rand Kessler finally finds the woman meant for him. And Carly and Garrett's love story, while secondary to Jack and Noah, was no less enjoyable.
Town secrets, suspicious robberies, and even a case of murder add spice and drama to this warm-hearted story. I highly recommend this book to readers who enjoy fun, historical romance. If you haven't read the other books in the series, don't let that stop you. This book stands alone and takes place ten years after the previous book, so it is easy to follow without the others.
I've read all three of The Boardinghouse Bride series and if you've read the other two you'll LOVE this one. Finally a Bride was a fun story. I think this one just may be my favorite. Maybe it's because I felt like I already knew everyone. Vickie McDonough did a great job with bringing the hero and heroine to life. Fall in love with Jack all grown up. See her struggle with what is really important in life and have to make some life changing decisions. I loved Noah and felt his frustration. He is a man that regrets his past and wants to prove himself before he reveals his former life. Any we can't forget Carly and Garrett. You'll see love blossom and forgiveness prevail. I highly recommend this book!