Rebecca Wigg is tall, slender, blonde and blue-eyed, headstrong and independent. She loves living at the Wigg School and Foundling Home where she was raised but finds she and the other teachers the school is closing. She chooses to be a mail-order bride, having faith the Lord will provide her a good husband. One of the things she wants to accomplish is to build a school to help others develop their own sense of self. She answers an ad in the Brides Bulletin. 

Declan McTiernan is the youngest brother to Dermot McTiernan. He has come to Texas from Ireland to help his brother and sister-in-law, Katie, on their ranch just north of Dallas. Declan has always been the spoiled favorite of the family and in and out of trouble. Nothing serious, gambling, fighting, etc. Katie decides he needs a woman to settle him down and give him some responsibility. Together with her cousin Matelyn, she writes and sends an ad to the Brides Bulletin in hopes a woman will find her ad appealing. 

Rebecca’s Renegade is the eighteenth story in the multi-author series ‘The Alphabet Mail-Order Brides’.  For a complete listing of the authors and their titles in this multi-author series please visit our The Alphabet Mail-Order Bride page.

This title also connects to the Brides of Texas Code series which included — Katie and the Irish Texan – Matelyn and the Texas Ranger – Angel and the Texan from County Cork – Faith and the Texas Lawyer – Ada and the Texas Cavalryman – Rebecca’s Renegade

Title:  Rebecca’s Renegade
Series:  The Alphabet Mail-Order Brides #18, Brides of Texas Code #6
Author:  Carra Copelin
Published:  January 17, 2019
My Rating:  3 stars

I’ve enjoyed, in varying degrees, all of the stories in The Alphabet Mail-Order Brides multi-author series – yet, I couldn’t wrap my head around REBECCA’S RENEGADE.  It might have helped if I had read the connecting series, Brides of Texas Code, to understand Declan a bit more, to maybe “get” why he was so deadset against marrying Rebecca and then had a sudden change of mind.  Perhaps, I just don’t know and I won’t be taking the time to find out, which is unfortunate but a very real reaction.

I believe my reaction to their story is that simply the lack of interaction, or any conversation between Rebecca and Declan and that sudden turnaround in Declan’s attitude toward this mail-order bride that he was so adamantly against marrying made it difficult to believe in their happy ending.  Mail-order bride situations are always marrying a stranger, but at least there is usually an attempt to get to know each other – I didn’t find that here.

I believe there are readers who will enjoy REBECCA’S RENEGADE and wonder at my assessment of this story – but that’s okay, we all like different books, for different reasons.

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