Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Love of Her Own by Maggie Brendan

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.

About the Author
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.

Here's my review of this enjoyable western novel:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Maggie Brendan and her publisher for sending me a copy of "A Love of Her Own" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

Maggie Brendan’s latest effort, “A Love of Her Own”, is an enjoyable western tale that follows April McBride, on a journey of more than miles. This spoiled “little rich girl” is used to having her way – although she’s not ALWAYS opposed to hard work. When she leaves her father’s cattle ranch in Colorado to attend her brother’s wedding in Lewistown, Montana, her journey of character-building has just begun. She may have met her match in Wes Owen, who seems to be as stubborn as she is. Will either of these people ease up on their willfulness in order to give love a chance?

I must admit that I couldn’t stand April’s snooty attitude! At first, I thought she was a pretty down-to-earth gal. She enjoyed riding horses and preferred jeans and boots to dresses and heels. But then her bossy, spoiled, true colors began to show. Arrghhh! Very frustrating. Still, she was the absolute PERFECT character for this book. I was truly a treasure to watch this character grow into a woman of character.

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