The Anonymous Bride was a light enjoyable read. Vickie McDonough did a wonderful job developing each of the characters in the story. The brides were fun and kept you guessing. I highly recommend this if you enjoy a book that makes you smile.
This is a delightful mix of humour and the old west, as an unusual love story unfolds. The characters are real and very enjoyable.The use of children is refreshing and fun. I look forward to the next in the series, to see what happens to all of the mail-order brides!
Call me weird but my favorite character in this book was niether Luke nor Rachel. My favorite is fiesty little Jacqueline. Or Jack as she prefers to be called. I enjoyed watching tomboy Jack fall in love with Luke in spite of herself. Loved how she became a matchmaker to insure the right bride won the contests.I'm glad I read it.
"Sometimes God asked difficult things of a man, and for Luke Davis, what he was fixing to do was the hardest task ever."And so begins The Anonymous Bride by Vickie McDonough (Barbour). This book brought me many delightful hours and kept me wondering throughout the book. The Anonymous Bride was a joy to read and a very entertaining historical romance. Vickie McDonough is an experienced author, but this first trade length novel was fantastic! The novel was filled with many interesting and lively characters. I found the hero and heroine endearing. Vivid and historically accurate descriptions of the ficticious town of Lookout, Texas brought this story to life. Although the book was sprinkled with humor, the satisfying, sentimental end had me reaching for a tissue. Vickie is a talented storyteller and I look forward to reading the next two books in the The Boardinghouse Brides series.
I had expected this book to be pretty funny from what I had read about it, but, to me, it was more of a funny-circumstances than a laugh-out-loud-comedy kind of a book. I really did enjoy it, just not in a this book will crack you up kind of way. The first and secondary characters were great and I loved them all. (I really loved how two certain scoundrel boys turned out to be so protective and caring towards Jack. LOVED IT.)I liked how Vickie showed how important it is to forgive others in this book. Especially how she showed that the thing we are so angry about, might not even be something we should be angry about. We dont usually know the whole story and we need to reserve judgment until we do. She wrote that theme into the book in a very poignant way. That lesson will certainly stay with me, and help me to be slower to anger towards others for their supposed wrongs toward me. Definitely recommended to people who like a sweet romance with a message.