Book Review: “Perfectly Matched” by Maggie Brendan

October 29, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Posted in Books | 1 Comment
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Maggie Brendan in her new book “Perfectly Matched book coverPerfectly Matched” Book Three in The Blue Willow Brides series published by Revell Books takes us into the life of Anna Olsen in 1888.

From the back cover:  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 her 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?

Maggie Brendan closes her Blue Willow Brides series with a heartwarming tale of true love despite misunderstanding, showing readers that God’s timing is always perfect.

I like Mail Order Bride stories.  Maybe it is because they portray the woman with such a sense of adventure and trust.  She has to pack up everything, say goodbye to family, probably for the last time, and move to a different City and State to marry someone she did not know nor had yet to meet.  This is what Anna Olsen agrees to as she travels out to Denver.  Anna and her new husband, Edward, are two different personalities.  Ms. Brendan has done it again.  She has provided a story that has real substance to it, as to what makes a good marriage, while showing us the fun in learning about another person.  I think that “Perfectly Matched” is a winner and may be Maggie Brendan’s best story to date.  “Perfectly Matched” is a wonderful, sweet story with power and depth that will keep you flipping pages.  I liked it a lot and am sorry that this series is over however I am looking forward to the next book by this highly talented author.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Publishers.   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.”

Available October 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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  1. Another really interesting story!! Must read soon.

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