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No Place For A Lady
Heart of the West Series, Book 1

by Maggie Brendan


Southern Belle Crystal Clark has lived a pampered life in Georgia, but is now alone in the world as well as penniless. Her Aunt Kate’s ranch in Colorado sounds like a good place to take stock of her life, especially with handsome cowboy Luke working there. But Luke always rubs her up the wrong way, and when the worst happens Crystal finds herself faced with joining in a cattle drive, and proving once and for all that even a Southern Belle can be a cowgirl.

This is a highly readable and pacy western with a plucky heroine and a cast of heroes and villains that fit well into their setting. It is also an uplifting inspirational novel where the heroine’s faith helps her prevail over the trials life brings. If you enjoy stories with a western setting then the dusty (or snowy) Yampa Valley comes to life in here, together with a cattle drive and some engaging if a little too well-behaved cowboys. I would have liked some more descriptions of conditions on the drive, but that is still certainly an exciting part of the book, and the realities are not glossed over. For a slim volume there is plenty of plot and action, and I found myself wanting more rather than less; anybody who frequently reads my reviews will be very surprised to read this! Needless to say, this good example of a book that is certainly not in need of editing will have me hunting down its sequels.

The Book

Revell (Baker Publishing)
January 2009
0800733355 / 9780800733353
Historical Romance / Inspirational Fiction [1892 Colorado]
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The Reviewer

Rachel A Hyde
Reviewed 2009
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