by R. Lynn Wilson
Adult Western Romance
Received for Review as part of the World Literary Cafe Review Team
Release Date: October 21. 2011
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.50
Before I get into my review, here's the summary available on Goodreads:
Maggie McClellan lived the best of two worlds: her corporate profession as a PR director for a world renowned boot maker, and her frequent escapes to the serenity of the West Texas ranch where she was raised – until her parents were killed in a car wreck. Selling the ranch seemed the obvious choice, but when Maggie learned that she was pregnant, she could not imagine raising her child anywhere but on the M-Bar Ranch.
Ten years later, Maggie is back on her feet, but someone is threatening to take it all away. Maggie is not just fighting to save a ranch, she is fighting to save a home, a way of life, and not just for herself, but for her son and the makeshift family who has stood beside her through all storms.
Maggie is that literary character whom readers cheer for. Taking little and giving all, Maggie’s story inspires hope and reminds us of the sheer satisfaction of just following through, of fighting a battle to its final outcome, when, win or lose, we can know that we put up the good fight.
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.
My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: First off, I'd like to thank World Literary Cafe Review Team for giving me a copy of this book to review in exchange for my honest opinion.
Like a lot of the books I've read lately, I went into this one with absolutely no expectations. I hadn't heard anything about this one. I ended up really enjoying reading it. The characters were well-developed and even though they did things that at times drove me nuts, they were still lovable.
Maggie is a single mom who is trying to keep her parents' ranch going after their death. Nobody thought she could do it, but she did. Now ten years later, everything is threatening to fall apart.
But that won't happen if Maggie has anything to say about it or for that matter her best friend Witt. I loved Witt's character and the way he was always so kind to Maggie.
Along with great characters, the novel was also pretty well-written. I was surprised to see this was classified as a western, but really it's just an adult romance. So if you like the genre, this one is worth reading.
In Summary: An enjoyable book that left me entertained and one that I'm glad I read. While this book lacked something to make it stand out as a 4 star rating, it had something that distinguished it from other 3 star novels.
Warnings/Side-notes: Some sexual references and minor swearing, but really the novel is pretty clean.
The Wrap-up: I'd like to thank World Literary Cafe for letting me review this book. It was truly an enjoyable read. The pacing might have dragged a little, but for some reason it didn't really bother me.