A unique love story. I found this book a little difficult to get into at first because the main character, April, is generally not likable. She is a very spoiled, me-centered, prideful, arrogant person. However, it does not take long to see the influence that Godly people can have on a life just by living next to them. No one preaches a sermon to April, but rather a cast of characters lives out Christ in their lives all around her. Eventually her heart is turned toward God - and she in turn has a life change. As a reader you are drawn into April's world and invited to experience a life transformation with her. This book shows what God can do with a person willing to bend under his touch as He transforms April into an other-centered, sacrificial giving, open hearted, tender, loving person and a woman of outstanding character and faith. In the midst of all this a love story unfolds between her and a man that would before never have been considered. Thank you Revel and Baker House Publishing for this review copy. Pick up your copy of this most wonderful book at your nearest christian book store for a good read.
I'm a huge fan of edgy inspirational authors Julie Lessman and Deeanne Gist but when it comes to sweet romances Maggie Brendan is my "go to" author. Her writing style puts me in mind of Janette Oke and Tracie Peterson, whose work I read when I was introduced to Christian fiction.The Heart of the West series has been really enjoyable and this last book, A Love of Her Own is a perfect ending to the series. April, who we first met in No Place for a Lady is the heroine of this book. Somewhat of a spoiled brat, she's not very likable at first but as the story goes along she gets better. Ms. Brendan does a wonderful job in making April a heroine unlike any I've ever read about, that's for sure and in my opinion, the cover design folks did a great job capturing April to a T! Of course the romance is sweet and I just love the interaction between Wes and April. When two stubborn people get together you know there's chaos. You're bound to get a few chuckles out of this book, I know I did!If you're looking for a light read on a Sunday afternoon this book is a great choice. I recommend starting with Book 1, No Place For a Lady if you want to get to know the other characters but it's not completely necessary to understand this story. Heart of the West is a series to read for lovers of faith-filled western romance!
Loved this book! The entire series was very good but I think this was my favorite. I liked the sparks that were flying between April and Wes. I didn't even like April in the first book, she needed to be told off and I was just the girl to do it! LOL Loved her in this book. Get a copy; you won't be sorry.
This is another sweet and funny love story by Maggie Brendan with one of my favorite characters in the Heart of the West series, April McBride. April is rich, blonde, willowy and beautiful and sees the world revolving and herand her only. There are some really clever, funny scenes with the romantic interest, Wes Owen, who we met in Book 2. He is an unlikely match for April, but as Ms Brendan develops his character throughout the story, we grow to love him and see that he is the perfect man to bring April to a Godly place of humility. Enjoy this book while sitting on the beach, or anywhere this summer. It will not disappoint.
Move over Scarlett OHara! Maggie Brendan treats readers to a spoiled, self-centered heroine whose comeuppance is a pure delight to read. In her strongest novel yet, Brendan gives us much more than a romance. We get to watch a whole cast of characters lives change, all because of one woman who wouldnt let anything stop her from attending her brothers wedding. What fun!