by Maggie Brendan

January 2009
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3335-3
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Crystal Clark has gone to Colorado to stay with her Aunt Kate after her father dies, forcing her to sell the family home in Georgia. Crystal isn’t sure what to think about the rough west with its cowboys; it is very different than the life she lived as a Southern Belle.

Luke Weber is a foreman at the ranch, and he is instantly captivated by the lovely Crystal, but doesn’t figure he’ll have much of a chance with her. After all, he hears rumors that she has a beau back in Georgia, and he expects she’ll soon go back to her home state.

When tragedy strikes the ranch, Crystal is determined to hold her own, even though Luke doubts her abilities. But if it means saving the ranch, Crystal is determined to fight. Will it be enough?

No Place For A Lady is the debut novel by Maggie Brendan. It is an excellent story, with moments of excitement. The story does start out rather slow, but it is stock full of descriptive terms with makes the reader feel as though they are experiencing the scenery, the weather, and the mountainous heights along with the characters.

No Place For A Lady is a gentle romance along the lines of Kim Vogel Sawyer’s books, or Lori Wick’s. Book one in the Heart of the West series, it will make readers want to read the next book, The Jewel of the Heart. A sample chapter is included at the end of the book. Fans of historical romance will not want to miss No Place For A Lady.

Reviewed in March 2009 by Laura.

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