Finally a Bride (Texas Boardinghouse Brides, #3)
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Finally a Bride (Texas Boardinghouse Brides #3)

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Keep your eyes wide open for romance in Lookout, Texas. Noah Jeffersenters town determined to make up for past misdeeds. Reporter Jacqueline Davis is determined to nail her story. Will she uncover Noah’s secret before he can capture her heart? With nowhere else to go, ex-con Carly Payton returns to the Lookout boardinghouse. Garrett Corbett is looking for an upstanding wif...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Barbour Books (first published February 19th 2011)
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Karen Witemeyer
I have thoroughly enjoyed Vickie McDonough's Boardinghouse Brides series, and this final installment was by far my favorite. Jaqueline "Jack" Davis has been the highlight of each book with her rambunctious, tomboy ways. What a treat to see her all grown up with that rambuctious streak only slightly dimmed. She still finds scrapes to get into and conclusions to jump to, but this time there's a handsome man to catch her when she falls.

Noah Jeffers is a hero with a heart for God and a past to atone...more
Cortney
Keep your eyes wide open for romance in Lookout, Texas. Jody Chapman, aka Butch Laird, returns to town determined to make up for past misdeeds. Will reporter Jacqueline Hamilton uncover his secret before Jody can capture her heart? With nowhere else to go, ex-con Carly Payton returns to the Lookout boardinghouse. Garrett Corbett is looking for an upstanding wife, not some jailbird. What will he do when overpowered by Carly’s appeal? Twice-widowed Christine Taylor isn’t looking to get re-hitched....more
Anitamaedraper
Jack’s story in Finally a Bride was worth the wait. It's the tale of grown up Jacqueline (Jack) Davis who now wears dresses and looks like a lady, but still acts like the 10 yr old tomboy we met in the first book of this series. Consider the opening… Jack is after a story and climbs on the mayor’s roof to eavesdrop on his conversation with two strangers. No, I won’t tell you if she accomplishes her mission, but I will say pain is involved. Because she’ll do anything to uproot the truth.


If you re...more
Fv
Jack was a clueless, bumblehead for much of this story.

The plot would have been better if she got her head out of herself and paid a bit more attention to the family she claimed to love.

She was written as a selfish girl, as selfish as the spoiled teens we see today.

And then made to be a sweet person.

The spectrum was to wide of a river to bridge. She needed to be disciplined before this story came out and even more so as the author tried to make her a sweet, spoiled brat. But the sweet part n...more
Janine
"Finally a Bride" by Vickie McDonough is the third and final book of her Texas Boardinghouse Brides series and it really answers a lot of those loose threads that were left behind with the last two books. As with the other two books, even though I have read this series before, I was still enthralled to read this book again.

These time there are just the four points of view, Noah, Jacqueline, Carly and Garrett's and oh what interesting insights we the reader are allowed to see.

Noah Jeffers is some...more
Babs
I loved this story and was happy to read it. Jacqueline who goes by the name of Jack to everyone but her mom, is a reporter for the local paper. Her dream is to get the "big" story and get a job as a reporter in Dallas. When Noah Jeffers arrive in town to fill in for the preacher, all heads turn. Jack and Noah have a strange relationship starting and Jack knows there is a big story hidden within Noah. Little does she know how close she is.

Carly has to return to Lookout and stay with here friend...more
Courtney
Another great book in the Texas Boardinghouse Series by Vickie McDonough. Finally a Bride is the third book in the series and it was my favorite out of all three. This story is about 10 years after the previous book, Second Chance Brides. It still has all the favorite characters in it like The Davis' and the Corbett brothers but they also brought back Carly Payton, the criminal fake mail-order-bride that was in the first book. This book is about Jack Davis who is now in her 20's and is working f...more
Cindy Downes
I read books to be entertained; to be encouraged about life and the belief that there is a hope and a future. I like books that feature heroes and heroines that are trying to live by traditional Christian values, even if they fail to reach the goal 100% of the time. Too many books today have given up on traditional values; instead, accepting failure as normal. There’s no hope that we humans can do better.

Vickie McDonough doesn’t accept this premise. She writes books that not only entertain, but...more
Kathleen L. Maher
Vickie McDonough is one of those authors who can do it all. She made me laugh, she moved me with sympathy, and she had me totally engrossed in this story of three romances-in-one. Jack is the headstrong daughter of Rachel from the first book in the Boardinghouse Brides series. She falls head over heals for the new preacher in town, except that the new preacher isn't really all that new to town. . . Noah has a secret. He not only used to live in Lookout, Texas, but he was the town's former school...more
Janalyn Voigt
Noah, the new preacher in Lookout, Texas, hides a secret that draws investigative reporter, Jack (Jacqueline) like a bee to honey. Or does something else attract her to the handsome man? Jack shies away from that question. Even with the influence of a wonderful stepfather, old hurts inflicted by her biological father still wound Jack. How can she trust any man? And yet, Noah seems kind, gentle and trustworthy. What can he possibly be hiding?

Finally a Bride, book three in the Texas Boardinghouse...more
Abbie
Jacqueline “Jack” is now 10 years older and all grown up. She wants to be a reporter for the big city of Dallas but first feels like she needs a big story for her small down of Lookout to get there. She is still the tomboy you know and love from the first two books but she is now a woman. She is hot on the trail of the Mayor as she feels he is hiding something for the city and she will do just about anything to get the story.

Noah finds himself back in Lookout now as the preacher not the troublem...more
A J Hawke
Noah Jeffers enters town determined to make up for past misdeeds. Reporter Jacqueline Davis is determined to nail her story. Will she uncover Noah’s secret before he can capture her heart? With nowhere else to go, ex-con Carly Payton returns to the Lookout boardinghouse. Garret Corbett is looking for an upstanding wife, not some jailbird. What will he do when overpowered by Carly’s unassuming appeal? Does love deserve a second look?

Another fun story from Lookout, Texas by Vickie McDonough. The A...more
Deborah
Carly Payton returns to Lookout, Texas after being gone for a decade. In prison for much of that time, she is a changed woman that knows she is forgiven. Garrett Corbett is still single after all that time, and he is seeking an upstanding, virtuous woman for a wife. Knowing what he wants, yet attracted to Carly even before he realized who she was, he struggles to forgive her past. Will they be able to admit their growing interest in each other, or will Carly's ex-con past be the stumbling block...more
Judith
The third novel in the Boarding House Brides series and one that takes up the action nearly 10 years after Second Chance Brides. Jack--Jaqueline Davis--has now grown from a gangly, mischievious kid into a beautiful woman who has determined that she will never marry and take a chance on entrusting her life to a man like her father. The only man she has even come close to trusting is her step-father, Luke Dave, the town marshall. Enter Noah Jeffers, the new minister who is tall, handsome, muscular...more
April
FINALLY A BRIDE by Vickie McDonough is an inspirational historical romance set in 1896 Lookout,Texas.It is the third and final installment in the "Boardinghouse Brides",
but can be read as a stand alone.THE ANONYMOUS BRIDE (Book One), SECOND CHANCE BRIDES (Book Two). If you take a spunky tomboy,who is a young woman now,the town bully,who is a preacher now,an unusual impostor,who was a mail order bride,who was an outlaw,now an ex-convict and the last of the mail order brides you have just another...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Jacqueline “Jack” Davis doesn’t need a man in her life. After years of suffering abuse at the hands of her biological father, Jack won’t allow herself to dream of a life filled with a husband and children. This is further demonstrated by Jack’s need to constantly fend off the amorous advances of local wild-child Billy Morgan, who is determined to make Jack his wife.

Jack’s goal is to get out of the idyllic town of Lookout and to become a reporter in Dallas. A story on the shady doings of the tow...more
Delia
Jack’s back!

Having read the first two offerings in this author’s Texas Boardinghouse Brides series, I had already fallen in love with young Jacqueline Davis (aka Jack Hamilton). The tomboyish child is all grown up in Finally a Bride, and dreams of snagging a job as a reporter in Dallas and shaking the dust of Lookout, Texas off her feet.

Then Noah Jeffers comes to town to fill in for the minister. He’s young. He’s handsome. And he’s hiding a secret that could destroy any chance of a relationship...more
Sara ♥
This book was SOOOO cute! I'm officially a Vickie McDonough fan, even if I can't pronounce McDonough.... ;)

This story takes place in 1896, 10 years after the last book, and Jacqueline (Jack) Davis is now a 20-year-old investigative reporter for the Lookout Ledger who wants to make it big in Dallas. But when a new, young pastor, Noah Jeffers, comes to town, what will happen to her dreams and aspirations? And what will Jack do when she finds out the truth of Noah's past? (view spoiler)...more
Myra Johnson
Vickie McDonough's third book in the Boardinghouse Brides trilogy is possibly her best yet. Written with humor, charm, and no shortage of sweet romance, FINALLY A BRIDE tells the story of the grown-up "Jack," daughter of Rachel, the heroine of the first book, THE ANONYMOUS BRIDE. Jack is as spunky as ever, finding new ways to get herself into (and out of) trouble while trying in vain to resist her attraction to the new preacher, Noah Jeffers. Other familiar characters also return, including Carl...more
Ann
Finally a Bride is a story brimming with romance. Jacqueline “Jack” Davis harbors ambitions to leave tiny Lookout, Texas, for a career as a reporter in Dallas. When a new pastor arrives in town, she believes if she can get the scoop on his past, the resulting story will propel her straight to the big city. What she hadn’t counted on was her growing attraction to the handsome preacher.
Finally a Bride is the third book in the Texas Boardinghouse Brides series, but McDonough gives readers enough b...more
Amanda
What a delightful story! Vickie McDonough treats her readers to a remarkable conclusion to the Boardinghouse Brides trilogy. The back cover copy calls it a tale of redemption, and it’s that and more. Mixing humor with drama, McDonough gives the “bad boys” (and girls) of the previous two books a chance at love. Finally a Bride is a heartwarming story of two couples struggling to overcome their pasts as they build a future filled with faith and love. Note: Although this is the last of the trilogy,...more
Tonileg
Western historical clean romance and third and last in the series Texas Boardinghouse Brides Trilogy

Lookout, Texas. Noah Jeffers enters town determined to make up for past misdeeds. Reporter Jacqueline Davis is determined to nail her story. Will she uncover Noah’s secret before he can capture her heart? With nowhere else to go, ex-con Carly Payton returns to the Lookout boardinghouse. Garrett Corbett is looking for an upstanding wife, not some jailbird. What will he do when overpowered by Carly’...more
Debbie Lynne
I've read all three of The Boardinghouse Bride series and if you've read the other two you'll LOVE this one. Finally a Bride was a fun story. I think this one just may be my favorite. Maybe it's because I felt like I already knew everyone. Vickie McDonough did a great job with bringing the hero and heroine to life. Fall in love with Jack all grown up. See her struggle with what is really important in life and have to make some life changing decisions. I loved Noah and felt his frustration. He is...more
Diana
Finally it’s here! Jack’s story is a hoot. McDonough let her grow up but she kept her rascally personality intact.
Even jailbird Carly is back—her story though small was important to me from the other books and I’m glad to know what happens with her.
Butch, Jack’s nemesis turns up in an unexpected way as well.
This is the last book in the Boarding House Brides series (you don’t need the others first but you’ll be missing some good reading if you don’t get them!) and it’s sad to let the character...more
Hillary Cochran
My favorite book of this seris. I read this book in 3 days. I figured out who Noah was when he was first introduced in the book and was cheering on his and Jack developing relationship throughout the entire book. Also I really did not like Carly in the first book, but in this book I loved her. Glad the author brought her back and showed us how God can turn someones life completely around if we would just let him!!! A must read if you love the western themed Christian novel. But you must read the...more
Natalie
Noah Jeffers is the new preacher in town. Jackie Davis is determined to get the scoop on his past for a newspaper article. Besides being handsome, she finds out he's way more than she bargained for.

Garret Corbett has calmed his wild ways and wants to settle down with a good, decent, honorable woman. When ex-outlaw Carly Payton comes back to town, he can't stop thinking about her. Will his prejudice against her jailbird reputation blind him to the caring, domestic woman she's become?

And who is th...more
Regina Spiker
"Jack" Davis, reporter for the Lookout Ledger, is willing to go to any length to get her story. Didn't she climb up on the mayor's roof in hopes of nabbing the mayor's news? When Noah Jeffers rolls into town, Jack feels as though the new pastor is trying to hide something and for the life of her, she can't put her finger on why he looks so familiar. Unknown to Jack, Noah is biding his time, making restitution for the trouble he caused years ago, but slowly falling in love with the ornery Jack.

Hu...more
Colletta Miller
This was a nice, fun read that finished out the Texas Boardinghouse Brides series very neatly.

I enjoyed that the fact that the main characters were actually introduced as children in the very first book of the series. It was interesting to read about them all grown up and falling in love themselves.

I also liked reading more about Carly, an out-law who made an appearance in the first book of the series but had served her time in jail and was now facing the difficulties that her past brings.

To see...more
Janis Kay
Yay! I get to finally read about Jack and Noah (Butch)!! From reading the description, I knew exactly who Noah was and found their story rivaling Shannon and Mark's. Once again, I loved the changes in POV that provided the necessary depth in the characters, making it personal for the reader as well. The only thing was that I thought Carly and Garret's story was a little rushed at the end... I would've enjoyed 'seeing' a little more contact between them. Otherwise, this was a great read and I wis...more
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