Monday, June 21, 2010

A Love of Her Own

A Love of Her Own
by Maggie Brendan
(Revell Books)
ISBN 978-0-8007-3351-3
June 2010/338 pages/$14.99

She has everything her heart desires . . . except the one thing money can't buy.

Still cautious after a broken engagement, April McBride fully intends to guard her heart when she travels to Lewistown, Montana, to attend her brother's wedding. One look around the small mining town convinces April that doing so won't be difficult--just a bunch of dusty shops, bad service, and ill-bred cowboys. But a run-in with horse trainer Wes Owen opens up vast possibilities for frustration, embarrassment, friendship, and . . . love?

Can April and Wes see past their differences to envision a future together? Or are they destined to live the rest of their lives alone?

Book three in the Heart of the West series, A Love of Her Own is an adventurous, spark-filled ride through love in turn-of-the-century Montana.

Maggie Brendan is a member of American Christian Writers and the American Fiction Writers Association. She is the author of No Place for a Lady and The Jewel of His Heart and lives in Georgia.

I missed the first book in this series but enjoyed The Jewel of His Heart, and A Love of Her Own is just as delightful. Well, except for April, who arrives in town in a most unconventional manner and alienates most of the folks she encounters with her snooty personality! (I wanted to clobber her a time or two, but I suspect I wouldn't be first in line!) April has much to learn about life, friendship, and, most of all, herself during her time in Lewiston. If she survives, that is! Although she encounters a bit of real danger, her biggest challenges involve simple things such as making her bed, scorching ironing her own clothes, and just being kind to those around her. At least she doesn't have to worry about falling in love in this hick town! So why does her heart do such funny things whenever she's around Wes? Characters from the previous novel appear throughout the book, making this novel familiar and fun.

Available June 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Books as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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quilly said...

This one sounds like fun! I love the romances with a bit of humor and zing.

MJFirstWildCard said...

I'm reading this one now. I'm glad to see you liked it.


Andrea said...

Thank you so much for your prayers, encouragement, and support.

Diana said...

Thanks for your prayers!

Anonymous said...

I'll look for these books. They look like good ones and fun reading. Thanks.