Sunday, October 20, 2013

Perfectly Matched

Author: Maggie Brendan
Publisher: Revell
October 2013
ISBN: 978-0800734640
Genre: Historical romance

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?

PERFECTLY MATCHED is the third book in Ms. Brendan’s The Blue Willow Brides series, but it easily stands alone. Fans will want to read Twice Promised and Deeply Devoted as well. I loved the other two books in this series, and loved PERFECTLY MATCHED as well.

Anna is independent, smart, and na├»ve. Edward is a stick-in-the-mud. Stuck in his ways, easily upset, and fiercely detailed. I must admit I didn’t care too much for Edward, but he and Anna did compliment each other, and he did grow and change. Two other romances happened inside the pages of this book, which added a nice touch.  I enjoyed getting to know Anna and Edward in the pages of this book. Don’t miss PERFECTLY MATCH. I read the book through in a day, it was that good. $14.99. 352 pages. 4.5 stars. 

1 comment:

Judy said...

Another great review Laura. I haven't read any of this author's books. Definitely will go on my wish list!

Judy B