Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Perfectly Matched - The Blue Willow Brides 3 - Maggie Brendan

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About the book:

His life runs like clockwork. Hers is a spontaneous adventure.
But God's timing is always perfect.

Anna Olsen knows it's time to leave her sister's increasingly crowded house and start a life of her own. Following both 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?

My review:

I liked this story about two very different people falling in love after they get married.  They couldn't be more different and Anna's impulsivity and Edward's perfectionism definitely created a lot of tension.  Their flaws are very apparent, but I liked how they didn't give up.  It was interesting to see how they tried to make each other happy without compromising who they were.  I could relate to Anna's love for animals and liked that she decided to help those who were abandoned and mistreated.  It was also cool that some of the characters were real historical figures.  I haven't read the first two books about her sisters, but this one worked very well as a stand-alone.  I liked the main romance and also a romance between a couple secondary characters.  This love story was on the passionate side, so I would recommend for older teens and up, especially for lovers of  historical fiction.

I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.

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

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