Book Review: A Love Of Her Own by Maggie BrendanJune 25, 2010 at 3:07 am | Posted in Books | 1 Comment
Tags: Book Review, Christian Fiction, Romance Fiction
April McBride receives an invitation from her brother, Josh, to attend his wedding to Juliana, the characters from the second book, The Jewel Of His Heart. I found that is was not necessary to have read the previous two books to enjoy this one even though the other characters are involved. Even though her parents are traveling abroad April decides that she must not miss her brother’s wedding and that she will make the trip from their home in Colorado to where he is in Lewistown, Montana. This is not an easy thing as it will require a long train ride then a stagecoach journey and time is of the essence as the invitation was delayed in getting to her. Events occur that require April to finally take a horse into town wearing a man’s shirt, jeans, cowboy hat and boots. No one pays her any attention as they think she is a man and she has no time to change and is forced to attend the wedding dressed like that.
After the wedding she cannot take a room at the hotel as it is full and must room at the boarding house where she must, for the first time, do things like laundry and take care of herself. Up until this point April McBride has been a very spoiled young lady used to having everything handed to her. April also had her guards up on her heart as she had been wounded previously but then she meets Wes Owen.
This book is more than just a great love story it is all about growing up and responsibility and how our attitudes affect others. Ms. Brendan needs to be commended on how she shows us the process of the change and growth in April instead of just telling us that she is changing. All the characters are likable and Ms. Brendan has a way of making the Old West very real so that we feel that we are walking the dusty streets or seeing the blue skies of Montana. I think I want to go and get the other books for myself and see what I missed.
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