books, Christian, Romance, Uncategorized

A Sweet Misfortune~Maggie Brendan~

A Sweet Misfortune (Virtues and Vices of the Old West, #2)


Rachel Matthews isn’t one to rely on others to take care of her. Destitute and alone, she still wants to make her own way and her own money–even if she’s forced into the life of a dance hall girl. Horrified by her circumstances, Rachel’s brother sends a friend–the widely admired cattle baron John McIntyre–to rescue her, then sets off to earn enough money to buy back the family ranch. But when months pass without her brother’s return, Rachel isn’t sure she can take one more day in John McIntyre’s home–especially once she discovers that he’s the one who holds the deed to her family’s ranch.

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.

~My Review~

A Sweet Misfortune by Maggie Brendan

Well,well, this story started out with a very imaginative and interesting beginning. Though it took me a while to actually find time to read this book. I kept thinking about the plot because I really,really, LOVE to read western historical novels almost just as much as a Victorian or Jane Austen novel.
In the past I’ve read books by this author and for some strange reason her books were books were a hit and miss. Being the strange book person that I am, I decided to give this author another chance.
So, with all that being said, the story went fairly well but most of the characters were plain and one-dimensional. To be totally honest, nothing in this book jumped out at me as being a book I would want to read again. I just expected more but the further I read on, the further I noticed that certain something would never come. I was hoping to not be disappointed this time around but I was so wrong. I don’t think I’ll be reading any of this author’s books anytime soon. -( 3 stars)

*I received a free copy of this book through Revell in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.*

Faith, Uncategorized

Happy Mother’s Day!

To some of the world’s greatest moms, thank you first and foremost for the gift of life.  Thank you for after a long day at work you hear all my long winded complaining about things that are only temporal. Thank you for being that guidepost in my world that is sometimes lost of direction. Thank you for everything that you do and for everything that you are. My thanks to you will never be enough for the wonderful difference that you’ve made in my life.  🙂


Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers out there!

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.-Proverbs 31:10″


Christian, Faith, God, Uncategorized

Special Sundays!~Romans 8:35-39~

 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.~ Romans 8:35-39


Have a blessed weekend! 🙂