ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Vickie has had 18 books published. She is an active member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and is currently serving as ACFW treasurer. Vickie has also been a book reviewer for nine years.
She is a wife of thirty-five years, mother of four sons, and grandmother to a feisty four-year-old girl. When not writing, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and traveling.
ABOUT THE BOOK
It's been years, but Luke Davis is back--older and wiser--and still alone. Returning as Lookout's new town marshal, Luke is determined to face the past and move on. He flippantly tells his cousin he'd get married if the right woman ever came along. But then he discovers that the woman who betrayed him is now a widow, and all his plans fall at his feet.
Rachel has carried her guilty shame for eleven years. Her marriage to James Hamilton was not what Luke or the town thought it to be. Now James is dead, and her long-time love for Luke is reignited with his return to town. So when three mail-order brides appear, she panics.
Could they possible find love a second time?
Rachel begs his forgiveness, but Luke finds he has none to give.
And then the brides arrive. Three of them--ordered for Luke through newspaper ads by his incorrigible cousins. The only place in town for them to stay is Rachel's boardinghouse. And none of the ladies is willing to let Luke go. When choosing a bride becomes a contest, the chaos that ensues is almost funny.
When the mayor forces Luke to pick a bride or lose his job, will Luke listen to his heart that still longs for Rachel or choose one of the mail-order brides?
Will Rachel find the courage to tell Luke that she loves him? Or take an anonymous part in the contest for his hand?
If you would like to read the first chapter of The Anonymous Bride, go HERE.
Luke and Rachel have a past marred by events that Luke can't find it within himself to forgive. When he returns to Lookout, Texas after having been gone for several years, he finds that he still cares for Rachel but he can't let go of the anger and betrayal he felt when she married his friend instead of him.
However, circumstances and one precocious little girl nicknamed "Jack" make it impossible for them to avoid one another. Then three women come to town all expecting to marry Luke and the Boardinghouse Bride contest begins. Now, each woman must compete for the Marshall's hand in marriage and Rachel has to choose between watching someone else win the right to marry the man she loves or enter the contest herself.
This book is full of loveable characters, laughs, and sweet romance and I really enjoyed it. If you like historical romances then Vickie Mcdonough's The Anonymous Bride should definitely go on your reading list.