The Bridal Veil

Rated 4.00/5 based on 4 reviews
Emily Cannon is not the mail-order bride Luke Becker sent for. The tall, plain teacher has come to Oregon with the veil and gown her sister was to have worn to marry Luke.

Widower Luke Becker needs a mother for his young daughter. He accepts Emily as his wife or his girl's sake but offers only his name and shelter to the proud, vulnerable stand-in.

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Words: 92,650
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452401454
About Alexis Harrington

I've been a self-employed working novelist for the past twenty years. Thanks to e-publishing, my titles are for sale all over the world, and so far, in English, Spanish and German.

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 pursue various crafts.

I live in the Pacific Northwest near the Columbia River, still within 10 miles of my old high school. I have one Great Pyrenees dog and an old girl I rescued from the shelter who's kind of blind and a little hard of hearing, and one cat. My chickens all went to that great coop in the sky so replacements will be in the offing after we reinforce their worldly coop here in February. My hours are kind of goofy--I'm just not a morning person and tend to be up late when the rest of the world is sleeping--and QUIET. No phones, faxes, distractions. Just the kids and me, candles burning, and the elevator music coming out of my iPod.

Before I made the leap to full-time writer, I spent about 12 years working for consulting civil engineers. Riprap, anyone? How about a nice detention pond?

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Review by: ACWinOH on Sep. 18, 2012 :
Another Alexis Harrington original! Luke is grouchy that he didn't get his original mail-order bride, but instead got her sister. I'm thinking, he didn't know either one, what difference does it make? Why is he being such a bear? But of course Ms. Harrington draws Emily through the bear, the darling daughter, the witchy mother-in-law and life's trials to a wonderfully satisfying story.
You'll also enjoy "Homeward Hearts" and Desperate Hearts" by Ms. Harrington which I can't review here but which are GREAT!!!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Pickett on July 15, 2011 : (no rating)
Slow start to the story but picks up by third chapter. Sweet story. Hero was a difficult person and hard to like.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Elfwreck on Dec. 10, 2010 :
I never get tired of "marriage of convenience, in which we will pretend we're not attracted to each other because that wasn't part of the original arrangement" stories. This is wonderfully rich in detail, and I especially liked Emily slowly winning the young girl's trust.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Bethany Adler on June 03, 2010 : (no rating)
I really like the emotion that Harrington brings to her books and this is no different. I loved reading about these two falling in love and the evil mother-in-law and the adorable little girl were just an added bonus. Another home run for Harrington.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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