Second Chance Bride
Second chances are rare in Annie MacAllister's life, and the sudden opportunity to pose as a respectable schoolteacher is too good to pass up. Annie plans to stay in the friendly Texas town of Trail's End just long enough to earn money for a new start. But she never dreams that in helping herself, she would help her students--and the one man who could uncover her truth...
ebook, 256 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
(first published December 25th 2008)
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Sep 09, 2012 Rachel Brand rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
An enjoyable romance from the Love Inspired Historical line. Not my favourite from this line, but I really liked the concept of the story. The overall plot, Annie's characterisation and the sub-plot about Amanda were great, but I wish the hero had had more character development. I just never really connected with him, and the sections in his POV were much less than Annie's. The ending was a little bit preachy, and John's sudden desire to pray was a bit out of character considering his past, so c...more
I really like this author until it comes to the end of the books! This is the second book of hers I've read and with both I felt like there should be at least one more chapter or an epilogue. Maybe it's just what I've been used to but it seems like almost every author, especially in this genre, does this. Otherwise this is nice story with nice historical details and romance.
Second Chance Bride written by Jane Myers Perrine is the first Love Inspired Historical that I have read. The Love Inspired books have always caught my eye and I’ve had this book for awhile on my to read list. I’m so glad I finally read it! This Love Inspired Historical takes place in the 1880’s. The story is about Annie MacAllister who is going to Trails End to leave her old life behind. We learn that Annie had a very hard life. Her father beat her when she did not make enough money, she slept...more
Nov 11, 2011 Ren Thompson rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Annie MacAllister, an illiterate prostitute, is heading west to Trail’s End with the sole purpose of escaping her former life. She wants to start new, to leave behind the horrors of her past. While on her journey (by stage coach), she suffers quietly from the disdainful glare of one “lady” and the barely-concealed lecherous advances of a “gentleman” who are traveling with her. A third passenger, Matilda Susan Cunningham, displays a gentle warmth and acceptance towards her. Matilda is also travel...more
Annie MacAllister is an unusual heroine for a Love Inspired romance – a former prostitute (with a heart of gold to quote the old cliche). Annie had a horrible childhood after her mother died and, orphaned at age 14, uneducated and illiterate, her only option for survival was to go to work in the local brothel. Having saved her money, she's now on a stagecoach for the town of Trail's End, hoping to put her old life behind her and make a fresh start. Then a horrible accident occurs, and a young wo...more
I confess that inspirational romances aren't really my thing--not that there's anything wrong with them--but Perrine's premise of an illiterate prostitute who assumes a dead woman's identity and passes herself off as a prim schoolteacher caught my eye. It's a heartwarming love story, and I enjoyed the 1880s small-town Texas setting.
A prostitute gets a second chance to pose as a teacher in a small town. She learns how to teach and everyone believes she is this teacher woman. She learns more about God and about a particular guy in town. When a stranger comes to town, he threatens to tear them all apart.
A Missouri native, Jane Myers Perrine earned her B.A. from Kansas State University and her M.Ed. in Spanish from the University of Louisville. She was a finalist in the Regency category of the Golden Heart Awards, and her short pieces have appeared in the Houston Chronicle and Woman's World magazine. A high-school Spanish teacher as well as an ordained minister, she currently lives in Texas with h...moreMore about Jane Myers Perrine...