My Review: A Love of Her Own (Heart of the West, Book 3) by Maggie Brendan

A Love of Her Own (Heart of the West, Book 3)
by Maggie Brendan
Copyright 2010
Revell Publishers
327 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3351-3
Fiction/Historical Romance

From the publisher:
She has everything her heart desires . . . except the one thing money can't buy

Still cautious after a broken engagement, April McBride fully intends to guard her heart when she travels to Lewistown, Montana, to attend her brother's wedding. One look around the small mining town convinces April that doing so won't be difficult--just a bunch of dusty shops, bad service, and ill-bred cowboys. But a run-in with horse trainer Wes Owen opens up vast possibilities for frustration, embarrassment, friendship, and . . . love?

Can April and Wes see past their differences to envision a future together? Or are they destined to live the rest of their lives alone?

Book three in the Heart of the West series, A Love of Her Own is an adventurous, spark-filled ride through love in turn-of-the-century Montana.

My Review:
I'm a huge fan of edgy inspirational authors Julie Lessman and Deeanne Gist but when it comes to sweet romances Maggie Brendan is my "go to" author. Her writing style puts me in mind of Janette Oke and Tracie Peterson, whose work I read when I was introduced to Christian fiction.

The Heart of the West series has been really enjoyable and this last book, A Love of Her Own is a perfect ending to the series. April, who we first met in No Place for a Lady is the heroine of this book. Somewhat of a spoiled brat, she's not very likable at first but as the story goes along she gets better. Ms. Brendan does a wonderful job in making April a heroine unlike any I've ever read about, that's for sure and in my opinion, the cover design folks did a great job capturing April to a T! Of course the romance is sweet and I just love the interaction between Wes and April. When two stubborn people get together you know there's chaos. You're bound to get a few chuckles out of this book, I know I did!

If you're looking for a light read on a Sunday afternoon this book is a great choice. I recommend starting with Book 1, No Place For a Lady if you want to get to know the other characters but it's not completely necessary to understand this story. Heart of the West is a series to read for lovers of faith-filled western romance!

“Available June 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

To learn more about Maggie Brendan visit:

My review of Book 1, No Place for a Lady
My review of Book 2, The Jewel of His Heart

* I received my free copy from the publisher to review. I'm also an influencer for the author.*


  1. Great review! Sounds like a good book and series. There goes three more books to add to my reading list! :)

  2. I just started this one -- so far, I can't tell what I think about it. I'm hoping it's gonna be great!


  3. Not a fan... linking to your review though...


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