Having a plot line that starts and grows with tragedy, this is a novel that grabs your heart and makes you silently or even sometimes verbally cheer on the heroine to succeed at her current goal. Maggie Brendan has done well with her first novel and I definitely look forward to more. This is easily one of those stories where you are screaming for the characters to see what you as a reader are seeing. There are times where I thought something would come out differently, but with the story coming to a close I could not have imagined anything better than the way it was itself. I cannot wait for the next book in the series!!
Oh, what a fun read! Maggie Brendan is a new author who will lasso your heart right out the gate with her debut novel, No Place for a Lady, where Southern charm happily collides with the Wild West. The first novel in Ms. Brendans Heart of the West series, No Place for a Lady unfolds the story of Southern belle, Crystal Clark, who leaves the gentility of the Old South to head west to her aunts Colorado cattle ranch after the death of her father. What she finds is the rugged beauty of the Colorado highcountry, along with a dangerously handsome cowboy who is as wild and unpredictable as this rugged country that has captured her heart. With vivid imagery, heart-tugging romance and a feel for the old West that will jangle your spurs, Maggie Brendan is definitely an author to watch and read over and over again.