All of her life, Grace Bidwell has longed for a loving husband and children, but now the chances of her dreams coming true are looking slim. Widowed and caring for her elderly father, she struggles to maintain her late husband’s ranch, until she places an ad for a hired hand.
Robert Frasier arrives in town with three pitiful, bedraggled children who have nothing but the tattered clothes on their backs and a load of hurt, pride, and anger. Believing this is divine intervention in her life, Grace welcomes them with open arms. As feelings grow between her and Robert, Grace will have to convince him that she is a woman who can be trusted with his heart.
Readers will be swept away into 1860s Montana’s lush Gallatin Valley, nestled among towering mountains and proud pines, in this emotional conclusion to the Virtues and Vices of the Old West series.
Maggie Brendan is a CBA bestseller and the author of Heart of the West and The Blue Willow Brides. She won the 2014 Book Buyers Best Award OCC/RWA2013 and the Laurel Wreath Award for Inspirational romance. Maggie was also a 2013 Finalist for the Published Maggie Award of Excellence, a 2013 and 2014 Finalist for The Heart of Excellence Reader's Choice Award and was a 2012 Finalist for Inspirational Reader's Choice Award. Maggie is a member of Romance Writers of American, Faith Love and Hope, Georgia Romance Writers, and The Author's Guild. Maggie loves all things western and enjoys doing reseach for her historical novels.
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Book Review by Bree Herron
Can love be found in this unique setting?
Neither character was looking for love. Let me start that off, Grace is sweet and dear to me. She lost her husband, but yet must push past the blues. She has a strong personality shelled in a patient and kind soul. I love that she has the ability and want to do it on her own but has to accept help. This is one key to this story, being humble enough for help.
Robert has kiddos, and needs to provide. Grace wants a farmer hand, there he is. He of course brings the kids and they instantly start melting Grace’s heart. I really loved this part of the story, the growth between Grace and Robert. Their lives bloom right before your eyes, and it is a stunning aspect of the book.
Historical Romances are always dear to my heart and this book, was the first I read in this series! Where have I been? Why haven’t I read this series. Montana is displayed in a beautiful way in this story, making this Montana girl swoon over the details. Maggie Brendan is on my must read list!
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