Friday, November 29, 2013


Anna Olsen becomes a mail-order bride and heads to Denver to meet her husband to be. She's only corresponded with Edward Parker a few times but hopes to form a great relationship with him in time. Edward is a clock maker and jeweler but more than that he is a perfectionist. Anna is very much a free spirit who would rather be with friends or rescuing hurt and abandon animals rather than doing chores. On their wedding day Edward handed Anna a list of her responsibilities around the house. Edward had a list too but what did his say? Can two very different people discover they're Perfectly Matched or will their differences pull them a part for good?
What a great mail-order bride story.  One of the things that I most appreciated about it was the relationship between Edward and Anna. The author did a fantastic job bringing out all the feelings and emotions of a newly married couple in a realistic way. After all, what do you find most on a newly married couples mind? If you've ever been married you know the answer to that question.  Edward and Anna were two really great people to get to know. It was fun watching them discover how very different they were and how those differences affected everyday life. I also admired how each of them sought to please the Lord in all they did. I enjoyed all the secondary characters, all of which were loaded with personality. I will say, that though this is the third book in The Blue Willow Brides Series, I didn't feel lost at all not having read the first two books. Through Anna's interest in helping animals the reader learns, along with Anna, some history about the ASPCA, which was interesting. If you enjoy an easy flowing story with lively characters (including the animals), lots of romantic tension (all very well done) then I highly recommend Perfectly Matched!

Series: The Blue Willow Brides (Book 3)
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Revell (October 1, 2013)
ISBN-10: 0800734645
ISBN-13: 978-0800734640

This complimentary copy was provided by Revell through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

For more information about this book or Maggie Brendan's other books I encourage you to visit her website at

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