Monday, October 4, 2010

Book Giveaway Vickie McDonough's Second Chance Brides

I'm excited to have Vickie Mcdonough on my blog today. Please take a moment to learn some things about Vickie and then leave a post to be entered into a drawing for her book, Second Chance Brides.


Two rejected mail-order brides must snag a husband fast or find a way to survive on their own in rugged Texas. Returning home isn’t an option. With many men in town and few women, marriage proposals are abundant, but finding an honorable, hardworking man a woman can trust with her heart is the hard part.

Take a moment and learn a few things about this talented author.

1) Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing?

I’m in my office at my desk, wearing jeans and a dark blue shirt, and my houseshoes—nothing too exciting. If you’d asked that in the morning, you’d have caught me in my pjs.

2) If you had to live in a different time period than what we live in now, what would that be and why?

Oh, that’s hard. I suppose it would have to be in the late 1800s. I just don’t know if I could stand wearing those long dresses and all the unmentionables that went with them. It’s no wonder women fainted so much back then.

3) If you could visit any place in the world where would you go and why?

I’ve always wanted to visit Ireland and Scotland. We have ancestors who came from there. Maybe one of these days I’ll get to go.

4) If you could meet any person alive or dead who would that be and why? (excluding the Lord) I’d like to see my grandma again. Yeah, I know I already met her, but I was only 11 when she died. She was born in 1876—no, that’s not a mistake. I’d love to pick her brain and learn what life was like when she was younger.

5) If the Lord told you that you were allowed to bring one material thing with you to heaven, what would that be?

My laptop. Do you think you can get Internet access in heaven? J

6) Did anyone inspire you to write?

I’ve read Christian fiction for over 25 years, and most of the authors I read have been inspiring. I learned to write partly by studying fiction novelists. My husband and my critique partners have inspired and encouraged me, but my main inspiration is the Lord. I believe writing Christian fiction is what He has for me at this stage of my life, and my desire is to write exciting stories that entertain and inspire readers.

7) Is there any person who has been a strong influence in your Christian walk?

I grew up in church and gave my heart to God when I was small. Honestly, I can’t say that any one particular person influenced me but rather many people.

Be sure to leave your email address. Please check your junk mail on and the day after the drawing. I've had to redraw because of no responses. Subject box will have: winner of (book title). I'll email the winner and they'll have seven days to respond. If I don't hear back I'll draw another name. USA shipping only. Thanks so much and please stop back again! Drawing will be held Monday, October18th.


  1. I love books about mail order brides!!! Thank you for a awesome giveaway!!!

  2. I really want to visit Ireland and Scotland too! They look like such beautiful and interesting places to visit!
    Please enter me in the draw! :)

  3. I learned about the first bride. Would love to find out what happens to these young ladies. We enter me.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  4. I would LOVE to live in the 1800's too! The era is just FASCINATING to me and I love the not so fast paced life of that time. Thanks for sharing that, Shannon! I would love to be entered for a copy of this book! Thanks!

    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

  5. Fun interview! Thanks for the giveaway!

    preciousmoments2004 AT gmail DOT com

  6. LIke I said before, I LOVE Mail Order Brides! They're truly fascinating : )

    Vickie, you definitely need to get to Ireland. It's gorgeous and yes, what they say is true. It really is wicked green!!

    Awwww great answer for who you would pick to see again. Luckily my grandmother is still alive and kicking for the most part. She's 84 so it's great : ) My grandma on my dad's side died the year between my parents married and I was born. So I never knew her unfortunately : (

    Thank you so much for this opportunity!!

  7. I loved The Anonymous Bride and would love to read this one!

    Michelle V

  8. Can you imagine being stranded where you need to marry? Finding the right one had to be hard. Especially in a short period of time!
    I never had a grandparent, but my Hubby did and his was born in 1869. She was brought up to be a lady, and ended up on a farm in the East...she fed hired men and worked from dawn to dusk!


  9. I totally enjoyed the first book The Anonymous Bride I'd LOVE to read the sequel. This sounds really good. Thanks for putting my name in the hat.

    Nora St.Laurent
    norafindinghope (at)gmail(dot)com
    The Book Club Network

  10. ohh, id love to be entered in the giveaway!!

    legacy1992 at gmail dot com

  11. I would love to be entered for this book!


  12. I LOVE mail order-brides! Please enter me! Carman sent me!

    God bless!

    ~Katie G.

    katiegalyean (at) yahoo (dot) com

  13. Great interview! Thanks for a chance to win this great book! Carman sent me. :-)

    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

  14. Please enter me! Carman sent me.


  15. Please enter me! I've be wanting to read this for a while, it sounds so good! And books about Mail-Order Brides are so good!!
    Carman sent me.

  16. I would love to read Second Chance Brides.
    nancysoffice at gmail dot com

  17. This sounds like a great book - reminds me of a combination of Lori Copeland and Cheryl St. John. Please enter me.


  18. My goodness! Thank you for the chance! I think this book sounds fantastic!
    April D.

  19. Mail-order brides, are by far my favorite stories!!!! so please enter me into this giveaway!!!!!

    Thank you!


    *Carmen sent me!

  20. mishi :love your books ,this so good ,so a hope to have a chance to win

  21. thanks for the chance to read this fabulous novel :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  22. Please enter me in this giveaway!


  23. This book sounds great. Would love to read it. Thanks for giving away a copy.

  24. Loved the first book in this series. Can't wait to read this one. Please enter me.

  25. Thank you, everyone, for stopping by my blog and leaving a post. Hubby's and my next BIG trip is going to be Scotland. Lord willing of course. And I have no idea when. LOL. But that is my hearts desire, too. I could sit and listen to the Scottish Brogue all day long. =) Might not get a lot of site seeing done.

  26. Two brides needing grooms, sounds like fun! Please include me in the drawing for Second Chance Brides.

  27. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed The Anonymous Bride and look forward to the rest of this series. Vickie, your plot was different from what I usually read, and you created characters that I wanted to spend more time with. Best wishes in your writing career. And I appreciate the chance to win Second Chance Brides.

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

  28. Carole, Thanks so much for your sweet words about TAB.

    Debbie, Can I go with you to Scotland???

    It's awesome to see that some of y'all have read The Anonymous Bride. You should enjoy the sequel too.

  29. Sounds like a fun read.

  30. Please enter me! I read the first book, and can't wait to read this one. :)

  31. Good interview. I enjoyed The Anonymous Bride and look forward to the rest of this series. Second Chance Brides sound wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for a chance to win this great book! Carman sent me. augustlily06(AT)aim(DOT)com.Thank you.

  32. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  33. Please enter me! Sounds like a great book!

  34. So far I've not read Vickie's writings. I wish I had, I've heard many great things about her stories. This storyline sounds cute and humorous and I know I'd enjoy reading it. Thanks for this giveaway and for the chance to win Vickie's book. I hope I do!

    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com