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Bridal Veil

Bridal Veil

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by Alexis Harrington
     
 

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Emily Cannon is not the mail-order bride Luck Becker expected: plain and tall, Emily has taken someone else's place as Luke's bride. And she is far from the woman Luke thought he wanted. Arriving in Oregon with nothing but the gown and veil her sister had intended to wear, Emily had nowhere to go and is in more desperate straights than she can ever let on. But

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Emily Cannon is not the mail-order bride Luck Becker expected: plain and tall, Emily has taken someone else's place as Luke's bride. And she is far from the woman Luke thought he wanted. Arriving in Oregon with nothing but the gown and veil her sister had intended to wear, Emily had nowhere to go and is in more desperate straights than she can ever let on. But Luke needs a mother for his eleven-year-old daughter, and despite his anger at the deception, he can't turn this proud, yet vulnerable, woman away. He's determined to keep this a marriage in name only—unless Emily's quiet grace and tender understanding can tempt him to open his heart...

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"Alexis Harrington is an extraordinary talent."—Catherine Anderson, bestselling author of Seventh Heaven

"A story by Alexis Harrinting is a beautiful, wonderful gift—her stories are written from her heart and delivered straight to the reader's heart."—Tripod Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Passion takes a back seat to family in Harrington's (Montana Born and Bred; Allie's Moon) lukewarm, western-set romance. Emily Cannon, a Chicago etiquette teacher, heads west to become a mail-order bride after her sister, Alyssa, who was originally contracted for the position, dies in an accident. Expecting a petite, delicate brunette like his first wife, widower Luke Becker, her groom-to-be, is stunned by the tall, prim Emily. Nevertheless, the two are stuck with each other, and Emily's determined to make the best of the situation by helping Luke's troubled, tomboy daughter become a lady. Unfortunately, there isn't much more to the story aside from Emily's attempts to win over both father and daughter and make a home for herself. The only conflict stems from the machinations of Luke's mother-in-law, Cora, an angry old woman who would like nothing more than to come between Luke and Emily. This tension is resolved almost as quickly as it's developed, however, and Emily's transition into her new role happens too easily to make for compelling drama. Increased attention to the novel's secondary characters and a fully realized subplot might have made this a more substantive story, but as it is, Harrington's latest isn't likely to linger in readers' minds. (Jan.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312979546
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
01/07/2002
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
4.28(w) x 6.62(h) x 0.89(d)

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