Monday, March 7, 2016
A Sweet Misfortune
Rachel Matthews isn't one to rely on others to take care of her. Destitute and alone, she still wants to make her own way and her own money--even if she's forced into the life of a dance hall girl. Horrified by her circumstances, Rachel's brother sends a friend--the widely admired cattle baron John McIntyre--to rescue her, then sets off to earn enough money to buy back the family ranch. But when months pass without her brother's return, Rachel isn't sure she can take one more day in John McIntyre's home--especially once she discovers that he's the one who holds the deed to her family's ranch.
Sparks fly between this spunky, independent heroine and the ruggedly handsome hero as they navigate the snarled terrain of pride, greed, faith, and love in Maggie Brendan's delightful series set in the Old West.
My thoughts: While I felt like the characters could of been developed a bit more at the beginning, this sweet story eventually won me over. It was interesting to read about the opportunities that were available for a single woman in the untamed West back in the 1800's. I like how the story had a fair bit going on and, as I mentioned it part, the historical aspects of the story.
A fun, historical read!
I received this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.