Item description for No Place For A Lady (Heart Of The West V1) by Maggie Brendan...
Overview While visiting her aunt Kate's cattle ranch in Colorado, Crystal Clark is determined to hold her own in this wild land, but when tragedy strikes the ranch, Crystal must tap all of her resolve to save the ranch from a greedy neighboring landowner.
Publishers Description Crystal Clark arrives in Colorado's Yampa Valley amid the splendor of a high country June in 1892. After the death of her father, Crystal is relieved to be leaving the troubles of her Georgia life behind to visit her aunt Kate's cattle ranch. Despite being raised as a proper Southern belle, Crystal is determined to hold her own in this wild land--even if a certain handsome foreman doubts her abilities. Just when she thinks she's getting a handle on the constant male attention from the cowhands and the catty barbs from some of the local young women, tragedy strikes the ranch. Crystal will have to tap all of her resolve to save the ranch from a greedy neighboring landowner. Can she rise to the challenge? Or will she head back to Georgia defeated? Book one in the Heart of the West series, "No Place for a Lady" is full of adventure, romance, and the indomitable human spirit. Readers will fall in love with the Colorado setting and the spunky Southern belle who wants to claim it as her own.
Citations And Professional Reviews No Place For A Lady (Heart Of The West V1) by Maggie Brendan has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Romantic Times - 01/01/2009 page 62
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2009
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
Series Heart Of The West
Series Number 1
ISBN 0800733355 ISBN13 9780800733353
Availability 0 units.
More About Maggie Brendan
Maggie Brendan is the bestselling author of several books, including the Heart of the West series and The Blue Willow Brides series. Winner of the 2013 Laurel Wreath Award, she was a 2013 finalist for the Published Maggie Award of Excellence, a 2013 finalist for the Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice Award, a 2012 finalist for Inspirational Reader's Choice award, and a recipient of the 2004 ACW Persistence Award in Atlanta. She is a member of the Author's Guild; Romance Writers of America; Faith, Hope, and Love; and Georgia Romance Writers. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, researching for her novels, and spending time with her family. You can follow her at her website www.MaggieBrendan.com, her blog www.SouthernBelleWriter.blogspot.com, and on Facebook and Twitter @MaggieBrendan.
Reviews - What do customers think about No Place For A Lady (Heart Of The West V1)?
Awesome, couldn't put it down! May 8, 2010
I bought this book on Wednesday and finished it by Saturday. I seriously couldn't put it down. I'm so excited that the second book is out and I can start reading it now. The story was great and it wasn't cheesey. With the way Maggie writes, I felt like I was right there with the characters. I'm glad that I have found another great auther of this genre. You won't be disappointed.
Delightful Debut Western Romance Apr 29, 2010
Overall, I really enjoyed Maggie Brendan's debut novel. It had a fresh quality about it that just pulled me in. I loved the descriptive language of the west, although there were a few times I wondered whether some words were even used during that time. Having nothing to go by for the time period, I just chalked it up to "I need to use my imagination." :o)
The romance in the book was dead on, so much that I got a little flutter in my chest when a kiss or the touch of a hand happened a little unexpectedly. I loved that the author told both sides of the romance story between Crystal and Luke, which is not the norm since most romances only tell the female's side of the story. Poor Luke had himself in a pretty good pickle for awhile there, and I was a little worried that he might handle things all wrong. He came through in just the right way, though, thanks a little bit to Crystal's discovery at the end of the book.
There was one thing that bothered me in the book, and I feel it's only fair to include the good with the bad in this review. This might even be considered a *SPOILER*, so you may want to stop reading here.
What bothered me was all the loss of family and friends that Crystal had to go through. In all likelihood, that probably could and has happened in real life, but I didn't enjoy reading about the deaths of several loved ones. The book starts with death--it's the reason Crystal moved from Georgia to Colorado to live with her aunt--and then about every 100 pages, another death happens. While the first one really propels the rest of the story, the other two that occur almost seemed unnecessary.
In spite of that one issue, this really was a delightful read. Western romances seem to be gaining a little bit of popularity in the Christian fiction genre, and this one is a great addition. I very much want to read Maggie's next book in the series, The Jewel of His Heart.
A story that will last Mar 21, 2010
This story and it's characters will stay in your heart forever. The charcters go through tough times, make freinds, and lasting relationships that will warm your heart and make your feel like your standing right there with the characters and going through the same things they are with out every leaving the comfort of your chair, the story will leave you on th edge and will keep you turning the pages and waiting for the next event!
NO PLACE FOR A LADY Dec 5, 2009
NO PLACE FOR A LADY is speaking of Crystal Clark, a Southern belle who's just arrived on her Aunt's ranch in Colorado. From their first meeting, Crystal and Luke Weber, the ranch foremen, rub each other the wrong way. What follows is the typical formula for a Historical romance; brooding rancher, annoying female, and a tragedy that forces them to work together. I enjoyed NO PLACE FOR A LADY. Though it didn't have the caliber of suspense I like in a romance novel, and I found myself breezing over some of the more descriptive sections that slowed down the story, it still kept my interest until the end.
No place for a lady Nov 22, 2009
I really enjoyed this book it was a great book about a city girl moving to a country land after her father dad. She stays strong in her faith and looks at the bright side of things. Throughout the book things happen to test her faith but she stays faithful to God. Thats what i liked the most and of course there is the love part:) recommend this book highly:)