Book Review: Trusting Grace by Maggie Brendan, Book 3 of Virtues and Vices of the Old West


Title:  Trusting Grace
Series: Virtues and Vices of the Old West, Book 3
Authors:  Maggie Brendan
Publisher:  Revell
Release Date:  May 2, 2017
Genre: Historical Romance



With a farm to run, can a widow possibly hope for new love?

All of her life, Grace Bidwell has longed for children, but now the chances of her dreams coming true are looking slim. Widowed and caring for her elderly father, she struggles to maintain her late husband's farm until she places an ad for a hired hand.

Robert Frasier arrives in town with three pitiful, bedraggled children who have nothing but the tattered clothes on their backs and a load of hurt, pride, and anger. Believing this is divine intervention in her life, Grace welcomes them with open arms. As feelings grow between her and Robert, Grace will have to convince him that she is a woman who can be trusted with his heart.

Get swept away into Montana's lush Gallatin Valley, nestled among towering mountains and proud pines, in this emotional story.

Trusting Grace, the third book of Maggie Brendan's Virtues and Vices of the Old West series gives us a typical western story of hardships and community, along with a few twists of here and there. The main message of trust irons out all the clinks, but still left you wanting more. I'm not particularly wow'd by this, but still for a light read, I think this definitely hit the mark. It's one of those novels that have a steady rhythm to it, allowing you to follow along without much hiccup or questions.  Towards the end, it picks up more tempo, yet in some areas a tad bit convoluted. I think if you have a moment where you'd like to pick up a book that doesn't overwhelm you with emotions or too preachy, fans of historical romance will enjoy this, especially when romance of different ages are involved.  A solid 3 star, Trusting Grace is surely a hit for many, as well as a miss for some. Though, that cover may very well tipped you to the hit side. 


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Maggie Brendan is the CBA bestselling author of the Heart of the West series and The Blue Willow Brides series, as well as The Trouble with Patience. Her books have received the Book Buyers Best Award from the Orange County Chapter of Romance Writers of America and the Laurel Wreath Award. A member of the American Fiction Writers Association, Romance Writers of America, Georgia Romance Writers, and Author's Guild, Maggie lives in Georgia.

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