Item description for Second Chance Bride (Love Inspired Historical #23) by Jane Perrine...
Overview 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... As Trail's End's most righteous citizen, John Sullivan thinks that believing in God is only about right and wrong. But he's challenged by the new schoolteacher's unconventional methods-and her unexpected past. Now, he and Annie will need some divine forgiveness to reignite their faith...and find a future together.
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Studio: Steeple Hill
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.5" Width: 4.1" Height: 0.9"
Release Date Jan 31, 2009
Publisher Steeple Hill
Series Love Inspired Historical
ISBN 0373828039 ISBN13 9780373828036
Availability 0 units.
More About Jane Perrine
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 her husband, who is the minister of a local Christian church.
Reviews - What do customers think about Second Chance Bride (Love Inspired Historical #23)?
Second Chance Bride Feb 21, 2009
This delightful story took me to a time past (1800s)that was simple and less complicated. It's a sweet romance about a young woman with a rough past who gets a chance to live a rich life with a good man. I enjoyed it and I enjoyed the poetry of the author's descriptions. Definitely a feel-good read.
Robin H. Shepperd
A PAGE TURNER Feb 13, 2009
My interest was piqued right from the first few pages..It grabbed my attention,this intriging turn-of-events! I was hooked, and just HAD to keep reading,so I could see what would occur next!I could easily sympathize for Annie/Matilda. She is one of those characters that really tugs at your heart,and you will come to admire her grit! John, Elizabeth, and the others will also become easy favorites for you. The story is solid,well-written,and perfectly-paced. I just finished it today, and I look forward to her next tale.It is a true story of love, forgiveness, and second chances. Enjoy!
Heartwarming love story Feb 9, 2009
I confess that I haven't read many inspirational romances, but Perrine's premise of an illiterate prostitute who assumes a dead woman's identity and passes herself off as a respectable schoolteacher intrigued me. Annie MacAllister hasn't had many second chances in her life--or any kind of chances, for that matter. But she learns to read as she teaches her class and finds she feels at home in the schoolroom. Widowed rancher John Sullivan needs love and forgiveness in his life, and he and Annie find it together. It's a heartwarming love story, and I enjoyed the 1880s small-town Texas setting.
This is a wonderful book! Jan 16, 2009
Annie MacAllister has never had a second chance in her life. Until now. And when she finally escapes the horrible existence she's been forced into, she grabs it. Because Annie is, above all, a survivor. And once she comes into her own, she discovers a faith in her soul that she never knew existed. Annie becomes a schoolteacher in a small Texas town in 1885. Her second chance takes her into a wonderful world that she has never known, and she works hard to be worthy of it. She learns, she teaches, and her innate goodness earns her the love of the town and the people she serves. One of those people is John Sullivan. John is a member of the school board, who has hired Annie sight unseen, and entrusts the children of the community to her care. John is a good man, but his respect for his heritage has led him to become a man he thinks is worthy of his history, without looking into his heart, his feelings, his faith. Annie is so afraid of men in general that she fights her feelings for John. He is so caught up in his history that he's slow to come to recognize his feelings for Annie. But when he finally realizes that he loves Annie, she is able to admit that she's loved him almost since they first met. Annie's faith comes to her quickly, as a revelation, a luxury allowed after living so long just to survive. John's faith comes later, as a surprise to him, allowing him to be himself and not only the man his history expects. But Annie has secrets, and she's kept them. Until she can't. A secret that must be kept, a precious kitten, a terrible prairie fire on the Texas plain, an unwelcome visitor from the past: all these things come together to create the crucible that make Annie and John finally realize that their love is forever. They also make Jane Myers Perrine's story unforgettable. I can say only this: Jane gets better with every book.