Second Chance Brides by Vickie McDonough is the second book in the Texas Boardinghouse Brides series.
This book is one of McDonough’s best ever. The cover on the book pulls you into the story. The cover artist caught the essence of the characters, Shannon O’Neil and Mark Corbett translating them into real people for me.
Shannon and Leah Bennett were caught in the Corbett brother’s scheme to find a wife for their cousin. (The Anonymous Bride, Book 1) Both have reasons for not returning to where they came from. Shannon is an Irish immigrant and now she’s alone in Lookout, Texas. Leah’s dad tried to sell her to the oldest man in town and she doesn’t want to go back home.
Now both women are searching for ways to support themselves in Lookout.
Shannon and Leah are easy to like, McDonough has transformed them from the needy women in book one to women you want to know.
There is also the subplot of Jack (Jacqueline is the boarding house owner’s daughter) it’s been fun to watch her mature through the pages.
Now I am eagerly awaiting book 3, I don’t know what it is titled but I hope it’s about that incorrigible Carly from The Anonymous Bride!
Single and Stranded in Lookout, Texas
After a mail-order bride debacle, both Shannon O’Neil and Leah Bennett find themselves stranded in Texas. There are only two options available to them: get a job or find another man to marry.
The Corbett brothers, Garret and Mark, try to atone for the mess they created when they ordered their cousin three mail-order brides by hosting Saturday socials for the town’s eligible singles.
Will Shannon, the Irish immigrant, be wooed out of her timidity by the gallant rancher Rand Kessler? Or will Mark Corbett recognize something special in her green eyes?
When the livery owner comes to Leah’s rescue, will she find a diamond in the rough? Or snub him and seek out a more well-do-do man?
The Lookout citizens are in for a wild ride before wedding bells toll again in town.