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!
What a delightful story! Vickie McDonough treats her readers to a remarkable conclusion to the Boardinghouse Brides trilogy. The back cover copy calls it a tale of redemption, and it's that and more. Mixing humor with drama, McDonough gives the "bad boys" (and girls) of the previous two books a chance at love. Finally a Bride is a heartwarming story of two couples struggling to overcome their pasts as they build a future filled with faith and love. Note: Although this is the last of the trilogy, McDonough has skillfully included enough background information that it's not necessary to have read the previous two, but you won't want to miss any of the Boardinghouse Brides, so pick up a copy of The Anonymous Bride and Second Chance Brides, too.
Vickie McDonough's third book in the Boardinghouse Brides trilogy is possibly her best yet. Written with humor, charm, and no shortage of sweet romance, FINALLY A BRIDE tells the story of the grown-up "Jack," daughter of Rachel, the heroine of the first book, THE ANONYMOUS BRIDE. Jack is as spunky as ever, finding new ways to get herself into (and out of) trouble while trying in vain to resist her attraction to the new preacher, Noah Jeffers. Other familiar characters also return, including Carly, the "outlaw bride" from the first book, and it's a delight to see her love story unfold. All the story lines come full circle, wrapping up the series in a truly satisfying ending. Vickie McDonough is coming into her own as a popular inspirational historical romance author. Her books just keep getting better and better!