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The Bridal Veil

3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  739 Ratings  ·  42 Reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published January 7th 2002 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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May 08, 2015 Mo rated it liked it
3.5 stars....

It dragged a bit for me in the beginning but I ended up enjoying it.

Will check out more from this author.

Feb 17, 2013 Ridley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of mail-order brides, western romance and/or plain heroines.
There's a lot to love in this story of a tall, plain finishing school teacher who goes west as a mail-order bride for an Oregon farmer. Emily is a compelling mix of insecurity and strength. She recognizes that she's no beauty while at the same time holds her head up and demands people treat her with respect. Though initially relctant to marry her, Luke can't help becoming her champion, and in the process of defending her from his vicious mother-in-law he finds the strength to fight his way out o ...more
3.5 stars

THE BRIDAL VEIL was the third book I have read by Alexis Harrington. Her earlier writing style is similar to Carolyn Davidson, Millie Criswell and Mary Burton's older historical romances. These authors followed a formula and I found that my enjoyment of their stories was dependent upon the mood I was in at that particular time. Sometimes a romance was good and, at other times, I found a book to be a clunker.

Emily Cannon left Chicago for Oregon when her sister Alyssa had died in an accid
Lisa Kay
I enjoyed this one. It took awhile to get going, but it had a nice story and characters to it. I love a good mail-order bride tale. ...more
3.5 stars...

I had big expectation for this book but I couldn't find it. It was a classic way American Historical Romance so it was good. Yet, events were slow and mundane, there wasn't enough dialogs or interaction between protagonists. So when their attraction started to show, it dind't affect me much.
Also I couldn't understand that while hero found heroine very plain (he was quite outspoken about it), how he changed his mind. Okay, there was some hint but I didn't think they were enough. Anot
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I've been a self-employed working novelist for the past twenty years. Of all the books I've written I've had just one foreign sale, and that was THE IRISH BRIDE, which was translated into Norwegian, where I understand it was a big hit.

I also make jewelry and I'm a fine needlework artist, specializing in embroidery, thread crochet, and sewing. I love to cook, read, entertain friends, decorate, and
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