Monday, October 21, 2013

Perfectly Matched

Perfectly Matched
(The Blue Willow Brides, Book 3)
Maggie Brendan
ISBN: 978-0800734640
September 2013/352 pages/$14.99

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?

Read an excerpt.


Maggie Brendan is the bestselling author of several books, including the Heart of the West series and The Blue Willow Brides series. She was a 2013 finalist for the Published Maggie Award of Excellence, a 2013 finalist for the Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice Award, a 2012 finalist for Inspirational Reader's Choice award, and a recipient of the 2004 ACW Persistence Award in Atlanta. She is a member of the ACFW; Author's Guild; Romance Writers of America; Faith, Hope, and Love; and Georgia Romance Writers. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, researching for her novels, and spending time with her family. You can follow her at her website, her blog, and on Facebook and Twitter @MaggieBrendan.


Oh my. What a fun book! I know it's fiction but Maggie Brendan has created such a potentially calamitous situation with the marriage of two polar opposite individuals, I wondered if either of them would live to tell the tale! Not many women would have hung around after Edward pulled out the chore list as soon as they got to the house after the wedding! Sadly, his intentions were not all bad but his execution and timing left much to be desired! This story alternately made me laugh out loud and cringe as Anna and Edward stumbled through each day trying to adjust to marriage and each other. Anna's heart for abused animals and the historical backdrop of the early days of the SPCA provided an interesting angle. In today's world of easily obtainable, no-questions-asked divorces, Perfectly Matched is a refreshing reminder that "irreconcilable differences" can be overcome! A satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from Revell as part of a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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