Sunday, June 20, 2010

Book Review: "A Love of Her Own"

Longing for a change and some adventure, April McBride heads off to Lewistown, Montana to attend her brother Josh's wedding. But, there is no way that April expected all that she encountered on the way and once arriving in Lewistown.
April who is first introduced in book 1 of Maggie Brendan's Heart of the West series as Luke's fiancee, returns as the main character in book 3, "A Love of Her Own," of the series. April has guarded her heart and not giving any man a chance since her engagement with Luke is broken. After riding a horse for hours, coming face to face with horse-trainer Wes and slipping into her brother's wedding ceremony dressed as a male, April realizes her life is about to change. April quickly learns to adjust to life without a maid and having endless money at her disposal. She makes new friends and learns what it is like to help people and feel needed. April shares her abilities by helping out driving the stagecoach and also working with a young girl who is struggling to walk again. Wes begins to fill April's mind and although he is not the type of man she normally would have chosen or someone her parents would be likely to approve of, April finds herself falling for him.
Brendan brings to life the mid-west in the late 1800's and creates likeable characters that although in a different time period, the reader can relate to and experience their emotions while reading their stories. This book (and series) as a whole are quick reads, I did not want to stop reading once I started! Brendan's writing style is very easy to read and is so vivid that the story just comes to life. This series is a must-read for those who enjoy historical romance fiction!

“Available June 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”


  1. How did you come to be able to review books for Revell books? Please send me information so I can do this as well. I have really enjoyed reading your reviews. Please e-mail me at Thanks!

  2. I am interested in becoming a book reviewer for Revell. I haven't figured out where to sign up though. I review for Bethany House Tyndale Barbour as well as Booksneeze but Revell is one I would love and can't figure out how to sign up. Any info you could pass on would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Hey Kristie! I happened upon your blog through the BookSneeze website...fancy seeing you here! I hope all is well with your family, and thanks for the reviews!