Book Reviews

Book Review: A Sweet Misfortune by Maggie Brendan

22Rachel 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.

A Sweet Misfortune starts off with a bang and quickly drew me in. Sadly it fizzled out just as quickly and was unable to keep my attention. The plot lacked the type of urgency that begs you to continue reading. Since I was also unable to connect with the characters, there was nothing pulling me back into this western world. Despite my attempts to enjoy this one, I’m sorry to say that it wasn’t a hit for me and I had to set it aside. 

~I received a copy from Revell in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. 

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