Just before Emmas wedding in 1888, the 3 adult Menaces go to see a fortune teller. The seer tells them that their family came from Scotland and they are cursed. The only way to escape the curse is for each of them to find true love.
Emma is a widow when the story continues (two years later), Kat knows she is in love with an actor and Maribeth loves her candy store. Luke Garrett comes into Maris sweet shop and he starts making comparisons between Maris sweets and her kisses. Maris father walks into the shop and encourages this known outlaw to leave.
During a celebration, a fire started and 7 people were killed, including Kat and her beau. Mari gets a letter from a relative that hints that Kat is alive. Mari immediately plans to search for her sister; Luke cannot allow an attractive, unmarried lady to travel alone and he agrees to escort her.
The curse was a bit much but the dialog and adventures of Luke and Mari were entertaining. It is delightful to rejoin the Menaces as they grow into adulthood.
Bad Luck Brides
1. The Bad Luck Wedding Dress (1996)
2. The Bad Luck Wedding Cake (1998)
3. Cold Feet (2000) (in A Season in the Highlands) -
4. The Bad Luck Wedding Night (2001)
*5. Her Bodyguard (2005)
6. Her Scoundrel (2005)
7. Her Outlaw (2007)