"Stunning tale of second chances at love"
Luke Becker's wife Belinda died three years ago so his
overbearing mother-in-law, Cora, moved in to help raise his
eleven-year-old daughter, Rose. Cora turns the home into a
shrine for her daughter while Rose turns into a surly child
and Luke hates life, feeling like he lives in hell. Luke
concludes he needs a mother for Rose and advertises
accordingly. Alyssa Cannon of Chicago responds and agrees
to journey to Oregon on the ticket Luke provided for her.
Alyssa's sister Emily is depressed, having lost her
beloved sibling as well as her job as a teacher. Frantic,
she uses Alyssa's ticket to travel west hoping that Luke
will wed her. Desperate, but irate over the deception,
Luke marries Emily almost from the moment of her arrival.
However, Luke makes it clear with his words and his actions
that though they are married, she will never be his true
wife, something that Emily desires.
Powerful realistic characters turn THE BRIDAL VEIL
into a stunning tale of second chances at love. The well-
written story line hooks the audience through the grieving
of Emily, the hopelessness of Luke, the angst of Rose, and
the need for Cora to keep her daughter's memory alive. The
audience will need a box of tissues handy when reading
Alexis Harrington's moving feast.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 2, 2001