Review: Boomerang Bride by Fiona Lowe

Title: Boomerang Bride

Author: Fiona Lowe

Published: MIRA July 2012

Synopsis: No money, no groom, no hope? Matilda Geoffrey risked it all for love. She left Australia to be with Barry—the man who had swept her off her virtual feet. Now, wearing a wedding dress, she’s alone on Main Street in small-town Wisconsin, and things aren’t working out exactly as planned… In town for his annual family visit, Marc Olsen had never seen a bride quite like Matilda—staring into a storefront window, holding a tottering wedding cake, and looking desperately in need of a groom. He may not have any warm feelings for his hometown, but meeting Matilda just as she discovers she’s been scammed by her online “fiancé” stirs something in him.  Matilda is not the kind of woman Marc imagined himself with, and Marc is anything but the romantic hero that Matilda has always dreamed of. But as unlikely circumstances throw them together, can they let go of their misconceptions and risk their hearts for love? Read an Excerpt

Status: Read from July 12 to 13, 2012 — I own a copy {Courtesy Harlequin Australia}

My Thoughts:

Boomerang Bride is a fun romance novel with an entertaining story and appealing characters. I enjoyed the chemistry between Tildy and Marc, the banter provides lighthearted humour and the spark between them is obvious from their first meeting.

Tildy’s straight talking attitude is appealing. I liked her sense of humour, her optimistic nature and willingness to stand on her own two feet. She isn’t afraid to call Marc on his less admirable traits or create herself a job with little more than a half formed idea though I did feel those traits are at odds with her reluctance to report the actions of her online ‘fiance’.
Tildy is Australian and Lowe plays up the differences between Aussie slang and US language, as well as attitude, to great effect. I really liked the blend of cultures that are so similar yet so different.
Marc needs the challenge Tildy provides, and I liked seeing his well ordered life shaken by her. Though I never really understood Marc’s level of bitterness in regards to them, the role of his family in the story grounds him well.
I also really liked the sub plot romance between Lori and Brian, I felt it had a bit more heat and emotion than Tildy and Marc’s relationship and was a nice contrast.

An engaging, quick read Boomerang Bride is a feelgood romantic story sure to make you smile and sigh happily ever after.

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About the Author

Fiona loves to read! As a child in Papua New Guinea books were THE entertainment so she didn’t really learn about TV until she was eight and by then her love of reading was truly entrenched. One of her first teenage rebellions was refusing to go on a bushwalk with her parents because she was half way through Gone With the Wind. The real world intruded on her life and she was forced to pull her nose out of a book and earn a living. Nursing became Fiona’s career and her favourite areas of hospital-based nursing are midwifery, Accident & Emergency and Theatre. But she enjoys being her own boss and she headed into community health and health education. Seeing people taking control of their own health and avoiding hospital gives her a real thrill. Ten years ago while on maternity leave with her first baby she heard an interview on ABC radio with a staff member from Mills & Boon who said they were actively seeking authors. How hard could it be? (Yeah, right). She sent away for an instructional ‘cassette’ entitled ‘And then He Kissed Her.’ Fiona never thought it would take a decade to be published or that by then cassettes would hardly exist!
Fiona currently lives in southern Victoria, Australia with her supportive husband and two gorgeous redheaded sons. In the decade it took to get published she has lived in two countries and three different cities. When she’s not writing she’s working with teenage girls and volunteering as a school councillor. She enjoys playing tennis, reading, gardening and theatre and is ALWAYS planning her next holiday adventure, which always seem to end up on a book. She loves to fire up the BBQ and invite friends over for a casual meal, a swim in the pool and lots of conversation.
And like most women she juggles way too many balls and falls in a heap now and then. Lucky she has a generous husband who picks her up, dusts her down and suggests she ‘go read a book’ for a bit to recharge.

Fiona would love you to visit her at her website, follow her blog, Facebook page or Twitter

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bhavika naidu
    Jul 24, 2012 @ 08:13:05

    hi , i think your an awesome writer … m a big fan



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