A gem of a tale...rich, rewarding, a sustained dream for the reader who wants both vital characters and life application from a novel which is multi-layered in meaning, living, and love. Maggie Brendan does it again!
Maggie Brendan tells a sweet story of how people come to terms with their pasts, learn to trust each other, and realize what the most important things in life really are. One thing I love about her books is that I can recommend them to the middle/high school girls at church, my friends, or my mom -- and they'll all love the story. I enjoyed the first book in this series (No Place for a Lady) and liked The Jewel of His Heart even more. Now I'm looking forward to the conclusion later next year.
Maggie Brendans tale of hope, struggle, love, and heartache will inspire and comfort readers in her newest book, The Jewel of His Heart. Set in late 19th century Montana, readers are treated to historic accounts of the often harsh life of settlers, miners, and sheepherders whose faith and reliance upon God is at times the only thing that sustains them in the beautiful, yet rugged landscape of central Montana. With engaging prose, The Jewel of His Heart captures the timeless story of a blossoming, but threatened love much like a Western Pride and Prejudice. Brendans elegant, yet down-to-earth storytelling will keep readers up late and give them reason to smile, laugh, and cry as they root for not only for the protagonists survival, but love.
I love Christian romance novels, especially with historical backgrounds. Maggie Brendan has captured both in this 2nd book in the Heart of the West Series. Both books in this series are very well written and keep your interest until the very end. I can't wait for Book #3!