THE ANONYMOUS BRIDE
For the first book in the Texas Boarding-house Bride series, McDonough has crafted an engaging read, one made even more pleasant by her quirky
Luke Davis returns to Lookout, Texas, as the new town marshal, even though Rachel Hamilton, the childhood sweetheart who broke his heart by marrying someone else, still lives there. Luke's cousins help him find a wife by advertising for a mail-order bride.
When three women answer the ad, a contest is created to find the best wife for Luke. Then Rachel, now a widow, decides to become an anonymous entry to win back Luke's heart. Will Luke's faith in God help him to finally forgive Rachel, so that he can find love and trust again? (BARBOUR, Apr., 320 pp., $7.99)