Thursday, October 10, 2013
Perfectly Matched by Maggie Brendan
Perfectly Matched, the final book in the Blue Willow Brides, is a delightful read. I read book one in the series but somehow missed book two. Like the first I enjoyed this story. It stands alone but does give the reader some info on characters from the other books.
I loved the chemistry between the heroine and hero. You can't help but smile as you watch this mail order bride and her new husband get to know one another and fall in love despite being two very different personalities. I don't usually care to read a book more than once but I would this one because of the lightheartedness and the proof that love is the cord that binds.
Anna Olsen knows it's time to leave her sister's increasingly crowded house and start a life of her own. Following her sisters' examples, she becomes a mail-order bride, and after a short correspondence with clock maker and jeweler Edward Parker, she moves to Denver to become his wife. Almost immediately it's painfully apparent that Anna and Edward are very different. Anna is a free spirit who would rather be painting and enjoying the company of friends than cleaning house. Edward is a consummate perfectionist who, on their wedding day, hands Anna a list of chores that need to be done around the house daily.
Can this mismatched couple see past their differences to a harmonious future? Or will their disparate passions create obstacles neither is willing to surmount?
Maggie Brendan closes her Blue Willow Brides series with a heartwarming tale of true love despite misunderstanding, showing readers that God's timing is always perfect.