A Sweet Misfortune #2 - eBook Book #2): A Novel - eBook
A Sweet Misfortune #2 - eBook Book #2): A Novel - eBook  -     By: Maggie Brendan
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Revell
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 9781493401673
ISBN-13: 9781493401673
Series: Virtues and Vices of the Old West

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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.

Author Bio

Maggie Brendan is the CBA bestselling author of the Heart of the West series and The Blue Willow Brides series, as well as The Trouble with Patience and A Sweet Misfortune. Her books have received the Book Buyers Best Award from the Orange County Chapter of Romance Writers of America and the Laurel Wreath Award. A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers Association, Romance Writers of America, Georgia Romance Writers, and Author's Guild, Maggie lives in Georgia.

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  1. Laura Hilton
    Horseshoe Bend, AR
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    A Sweet Misfortune
    January 5, 2018
    Laura Hilton
    Horseshoe Bend, AR
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    This review was written for A Sweet Misfortune #2.
    A SWEET MISFORTUNE is a historical romance by Maggie Brendan. The Trouble with Patience is the first book in the series, and I didn't read that, but had no problems understanding what was going on in A SWEET MISFORTUNE.

    Rachel and John are probably mortal enemies. Her brother wanted her rescued and she wanted to be rescued but she didn't want John to do it. Everything he does is wrong, never mind that he saved her family farm and paid her family's debts. John's grandma goes out of her way to befriend Rachel and offer her gainful employment.

    I wasn't exactly endeared to Rachel or John. I tried, but couldn't grow to care about these characters. Rachel is strong and spunky, so why couldn't she rescue herself? She is gifted with all she puts her hand to and good with accounting so why... Anyway, lots of questions. Lots of telling and little showing keeps the reader distant.

    This is an Old West story, with cowboys and occasional action. It was interesting to see how two mortal enemies could grow to care for each other.

    I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.

  2. Peggy Perriman
    St Joseph, Mo.
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Sweet Misfortune
    August 3, 2017
    Peggy Perriman
    St Joseph, Mo.
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    This review was written for A Sweet Misfortune #2.
    I loved this book and how loving others can transform others lives. This was a great book
  3. Lori
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Sweet Misfortune
    February 26, 2017
    Lori
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for A Sweet Misfortune #2.
    As with all the books written by Maggie Brendan I would highly recommend this one also. I have read it twice and still love it. I love historical romance Christian westerns, and this is one of my favorite. I have just in the past year started reading (not even a full year) Maggie's books and have purchased each one of them. Loved them all, not just one favorite....none of them have disappointed me. Love her writing style and her stories she writes. Would highly recommend reading this book.
  4. Yvette K.
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Sweet historical romance, perfect for a cozy, late night read
    April 8, 2016
    Yvette K.
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for A Sweet Misfortune #2.
    This is a great choice if you are in the mood for a simple, sweet historical romance. Not too demanding, but comfortable and a bit of fun.

    Start off with a rancher/cattle baron doing a favor for a friend by throwing a dance hall girl over his shoulder and taking her home to his grandmother. Though Rachel is an independent Miss who was working in the saloon out of necessity, John considers himself a sort of guardian and encourages a likely young cowboy to court her. As a reader, you know it is just a matter of time before John starts to realize that he'd rather court Rachel himself, but that the fun is in watching him realize he's messed up. What usually isn't so much fun is her reaction, but Brendan doesn't always go for the expected. Instead, in Rachel we get a heroine who doesn't require huge and sudden revelations and that is where her character shines. Of course she is friendly to the "soiled doves" she worked with, of course not everyone will approve, and of course she is feeling a little bitter, given her circumstances. But she takes this all in stride, doing what she feels is right and owning up to her failings.

    Nothing is over the top in this sweet romance. It has a nice, brisk pace and a comfortable feel to it. Yes, it has its bits of excitement and even some romantic rivalry, but it somehow has such a cozy feel that it just leaves me smiling. One of it's strengths, I think, is the portrayal of faith as integral to the lives of the main characters. It, and they, feel authentic and real. Rachel doesn't need to be hit over the head with the fact that she is feeling bitter and needs to get right with God, she is aware and simply works through each obstacle.

    This was my first Maggie Brendan novel, though I've had her other novels in and out of my online shopping baskets many times. It won't be my last.

    Recommended for when you need a sweet, clean historical romance a good cozy, late night read. While this is the second in the Virtues and Vices of the Old West series, it was not at all apparent.

    Oh, and the "mean girl" of the story, Beatrice (a bit of a Nelly - a character I hated when the Little House shows first aired, but think might now be my favorite), while a bit obnoxious, just made me want more of her story.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 : Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in
Advertising.
  5. BookLover16
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    A unique and thorougly Western novel
    March 28, 2016
    BookLover16
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    This review was written for A Sweet Misfortune #2.
    This is probably my favorite book by Maggie Brendan. I have to admit the cover is what first drew my attention. It's gorgeous! Don't you agree?

    The storyline was unique and thoroughly Western and the romance between the characters was clean and entertaining.

    The one letdown I felt with this book was that the middle and ending of the book were slightly slow. But it was still lively enough to keep my attention. There wasn't really any suspense or big adventure and I think that's why it felt slow. I was never on the edge of my seat waiting for a scene to unfold. My favorite books are the fast-paced ones and so while this book did not meet my expectations in that aspect it made up for it with its uniqueness and engaging characters.
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