Brendan’s new historical series, the Blue Willow Brides, has characters the readers will keep in their hearts long after they finish the book. Catherine is charming and has strong convictions about what is the right thing to do.
Catharine Olsen has finally made it to America. She traveled with her two younger sisters from Holland to make a better life. She is soon to be married to Peter Andersen, as his mail-order bride. She did not mention to him she was going to have her siblings with her, since she was afraid he would change his mind. Peter is enchanted with Anna, but also is not happy about her extra baggage. Being the gentleman he is, though, he is determined to make this work, if only if his meddlesome mother would stay out of his life. (REVELL, Sep., 352 pp., $14.99)