No Place for a Lady (Heart of the West Series #1)

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Nothing in her past had prepared her for a Colorado cattle drive--or Luke Weber.

Longing for a new start, Crystal Clark arrives amid the splendor of the high country in June 1892. After the death of her father, Crystal is relieved to be leaving the troubles of her Georgia life behind to visit her aunt's cattle ranch. Despite being raised as a proper Southern belle, Crystal is determined to hold her own in this wild land--even if a certain ...

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Overview

Nothing in her past had prepared her for a Colorado cattle drive--or Luke Weber.

Longing for a new start, Crystal Clark arrives amid the splendor of the high country in June 1892. After the death of her father, Crystal is relieved to be leaving the troubles of her Georgia life behind to visit her aunt's cattle ranch. Despite being raised as a proper Southern belle, Crystal is determined to hold her own in this wild land--even if a certain handsome foreman named Luke doubts her abilities.

Just when she thinks she's getting a handle on the constant male attention from the cowhands and the catty barbs from some of the local young women, tragedy strikes. And saving the ranch from a greedy neighboring landowner means taking charge of a cattle drive, ready or not. Can she rise to the challenge? Or will she head back to Georgia defeated?

"Grab your hat and hold on to the reins for an exciting ride! An exciting historical novel by a rising new author."--DiAnn Mills, author of When the Nile Runs Red, Beyond the Memories, Awaken My Heart, and Lightning and Lace

"This gentle romance set amongst the rugged beauty of the Colorado foothills will warm a reader's heart."--Kim Vogel Sawyer, bestselling author of My Heart Remembers and the Sommerfeld Trilogy

Maggie Brendan is the bestselling author of several books, including the Heart of the West series and The Blue Willow Brides series. She was a 2013 finalist for the Published Maggie Award of Excellence, a 2013 finalist for the Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice Award, a 2012 finalist for Inspirational Reader's Choice award, and a recipient of the 2004 ACW Persistence Award in Atlanta. She is a member of the ACFW; Author's Guild; Romance Writers of America; Faith, Hope, and Love; and Georgia Romance Writers. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, researching for her novels, and spending time with her family. You can follow her at her website www.MaggieBrendan.com, her blog www.SouthernBelleWriter.blogspot.com, and on Facebook and Twitter @MaggieBrendan.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800733353
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: Heart of the West Series , #1
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 319,644
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Maggie Brendan is the bestselling author of several books, including the Heart of the West series and The Blue Willow Brides series. She was a 2013 finalist for the Published Maggie Award of Excellence, a 2013 finalist for the Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice Award, a 2012 finalist for Inspirational Reader's Choice award, and a recipient of the 2004 ACW Persistence Award in Atlanta. She is a member of the ACFW; Author's Guild; Romance Writers of America; Faith, Hope, and Love; and Georgia Romance Writers. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, researching for her novels, and spending time with her family. You can follow her at her website www.MaggieBrendan.com, her blog www.SouthernBelleWriter.blogspot.com, and on Facebook and Twitter @MaggieBrendan.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    I could not put this book or the sequel down.

    I liked this book because the stage was set from the beginning. It held my attention throughout the entire book. I could identify with a girl going somewhere totally out of her element and learning to pick up the culture. I thought the way the main character learned to find out who how to survive and keep the principles she based her life on was refreshing.

    I liked that this book kept me interested and that I could recommend it as well in content to my teenage nieces for a good wholesome read with the characters actually having character!

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 6, 2011

    Can a Colorado cowboy be tamed by a Georgia peach?

    Miss Brendans style of writing transported me to Colorado, to where I felt as if I was at Aspengold. The characters seemed so real that I feel as if I made new friends that I can't wait to visit again. Different events in the book either made me cry, smile, or drop my jaw and exclaim, "What?!" I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a romance novel with adventure mixed in with it.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 5, 2009

    Loved It!

    Maggie Brendan's No Place for a Lady is an inspirational and spiritual novel set in the historical west, full of real characters you come to root for and love. Brendan creates three-dimensional people of strength without masking their faults, making it easy for the readers of this novel to identify with the characters' thoughts, ambitions, and trials. At several points Brendan's humor had me laughing aloud, and more than once the realistic depictions of the arduousness of life in turn-of-the-century Colorado had me crying too. Under Brendan's skillful pen, the West comes alive and makes us regret our inability to experience it first-hand-lucky for us, No Place for a Lady captures with historical accuracy the lives of ordinary people asking themselves the questions and experiencing the joys and pains of life that still resonate today. I would recommend this book to fans of westerns, Christian novels, and to all readers who seek a thoroughly engaging and beautifully written story. I cannot wait to read the second book in this series, The Jewel of His Heart.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2011

    Thank you Maggie Brenan!

    This is a must read if u enjoy 1890 ish westerns, adventure, a great love story. The book has harsh conditions, is beautifully written, sad at times, and a good spiritual feel to it. The characters are well developed, the plot is unique, and for a change no sex. I highly recommend this novel and plan to read the rest of the series.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    I liked this one

    Good story, richly detailed and well written. I will probably look for others by this author!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Eh...decent as far as Christian fiction standards go...

    Not impressed. I liked the way the author held off reconciliation untill the end (nice suspence in that), but communication between the lovers is horrid throughout the entire book. I'm only sixteen, but l've read literally hundreds of Christian fictions and Amish fictions, so l know what l'm talking about. The way Crystal and her romacer (not going to spoil and give the name) hardly ever treat eachother friendly and sweet, except when kissing or tragic cirrcumstances bring them together in woe. "Good grief!", I kept saying to myself. I don't want to think ahead to my courting years and think of arguing constantly with the man l love! One other serious flaw is that the "Christian" part of this "Christian fiction" title was clearly an after-thought. Besides occasionally referencing God's greatness or praying, salvation comes in only in the last few chapters and is still kind of vague and round-a-boutish. Anyways, l hope this has helped y'all in choosing a book. If you really want this one, check it out from the library. It isn't worth it.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Couldn't put it down

    This is a great book. It has a really intriguing story line. It has it's sad parts, it's filled with action, and it has a nice romantic twist.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2011

    Clean story with strong characters:)

    I enjoyed the story, the setting, the characters. It was a relief to read a book that had characters who developed a relationship without hopping into bed with each other. I would have preferred a little less preachiness, but overall it's an enjoyable read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2011

    An enjoyable read- I would recommend this for anyone who likes light romance.

    I was in the mood for some light reading, and this fit the bill.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 4, 2011

    highly recommended

    its a beutiful early era love story. I recommended to everyone.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    Not bad

    Easy read. Interesting story. Accurate on locations in Colorado. Only thing is, there are no tornadoes in the mountains of Colorado, so that part was hokey.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2014

    It captured my attention in the first chapter and kept throughou

    It captured my attention in the first chapter and kept throughout the rest of the book. Loving, honest, heartwarming, wholesome and refreshing. Loved it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Okay read

    Book was a freebie, so i figured why not. Wasnt the best i have read nor the worst. Turned out to be a quiet, peaceable story with a little religion thrown in. Was ok overall.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    Blah

    The dialogue was too stiff so I did not read more than a few pages.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Loved it

    216 pages. Very good story

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    This reminded me of an unwelcome church meeting.

    I read this book because I like historical romance, however what I got was an ongoing prayer meeting. Not only was it preachy, I found it highly unrealistic and underwhelming.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

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    A really good story. I enjoyed crystal and lukes story and looking forward to the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Highly Recommend

    I enjoyed reading this book. Will follow with the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

    Great book!

    Great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    No Place for a Lady

    Great book. I will be buying Book 2.

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