Saturday, October 26, 2013

Perfectly Matched!


Perfectly Matched is the third book in the Blue Willow Brides series by Maggie Brendan.  Anna follows in her older sisters footsteps and becomes a mail-order bride.  After a brief correspondence she becomes the wife of Edward Parker, a clock and jewelry maker in Denver Colorado.  Anna is spontaneous, outspoken, impulsive and creative and immediately clashes with Edward’s quiet and perfectionist personality.  They could not be more different and are not prepared at how these differences bring immediate tension to two people that are still strangers. As Anna tries to fit into Edward’s world, she discovers a passion to help hurt and homeless animals.  Edward thrives and consistency and order.  His new wife with her impulsive whims, messy ways and array of abused animals turns his world upside down.  Can he change to become the husband needs or was this the wrong answer to his ad for a wife?

This is the second book I have read by Maggie Brendan and really enjoyed it.  Mail-order brides are such an interesting part of our history and I always enjoy reading novels about them.  This is a tender love story and really highlights the struggles of becoming newlyweds especially when two strangers come together.  Her character development of Anna and Edward was fantastic and I enjoyed watching them grow in their love for each other.  She tackled a topic I have yet to see in a historical novel (I read a lot of them!) with how the first animal shelters were established.  This is a very sweet book! 

Available October 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

Provided by the publisher for review
Perfectly Matched (The Blue Willow Brides, #3)

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