A Sweet Misfortune

Title:  A Sweet Misfortune 
Series: Virtues and Vices of the Old West
Authors:  Maggie Brendan
Publisher:  Revell
Release Date:  February 2, 2016


Rachel Matthews isn't one to rely on others to take care of her. Homeless and alone, she still wants to make her own way and her own money to buy back the family ranch--even if she's forced into the life of a dance hall girl. Horrified by her circumstances, Rachel's brother, who is away mining for gold, sends a friend to rescue her. 

Cattle baron John McIntyre is focused on acquiring as much land as possible in Montana and has little time to deal with a dance hall gal. Rachel isn't sure she can take one more day in John's home--especially once she discovers that he's the one who holds ransom the key to her family's future.

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.
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A Sweet Misfortune wasn't much of a misfortune at all. Maggie Brendan gave us a sweet romance of two headstrong individuals, with quite the spunk.  It starts off interestingly and sought to pull you in as John McIntyre, our hero heads into a saloon, and grabs one of the girls (and he grabbed the wrong one at first too!), throws her over his shoulders and rides off into the sunset with her. OK, not that easily.  It was quite a funny little beginning. I did a little "Ha" moment!

As Rachel (the girl he carried off with), and John lives under the same roof and gets to know one another, sparks flew, especially with John's good looks and "brooding eyes".  However, will each of their own agendas for Rachel's family ranch hightail their growing love into oblivion? Well, you'll have to read it, but I'm sure you know that this is a happy ending (since I said it was sweet.) However, the action is what will get you interested.

In all, a fast pace, entertaining and sweet romantic novel with some great amusing moments.  Well, you'll also get the cowboys and the action that comes with any western. How fun is that? O, let me mention that though this is part of the Vices and the Old West series, it is a standalone novel, with not much connection besides setting and time period.  Grab your copy and have an enjoyable evening!

NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Revell for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.



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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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