Monday, May 16, 2016

A Sweet Misfortune

Will Rachel's life story be a list of unfortunate events, or will this spirited young women find God's plan for her in the last place she expected to find it?


Rachel Matthews isn't one to rely on others to take care of her. Destitute and alone, she still wants to make her own way and her own money--even if she's forced into the life of a dance hall girl. Horrified by her circumstances, Rachel's brother sends a friend--the widely admired cattle baron John McIntyre--to rescue her, then sets off to earn enough money to buy back the family ranch. But when months pass without her brother's return, Rachel isn't sure she can take one more day in John McIntyre's home--especially once she discovers that he's the one who holds the deed to her family's ranch.

A sweet Misfortune is book two in the Virtues and Vices of the old west, but I was able to fully enjoy this sweet novel without having read the first book, though i really want to now. This book is one you can sit with in a chair on the back porch in the sunshine and happily stay there for hours.

Most novels that are set in the old west have one of two problems;
1. They are too dramatic.
Authors want to make books interesting, so they add all sorts of dangers throughout the book, making it a little hard to believe that anyone could run into that much trouble.
2. They are too dull.
Some authors try to be as historically accurate as possible with their books, putting their novels in a bit of a bind with where the plot can go.
A sweet Misfortune had neither of these problems, which for me as a reader made the experience of reading all the more enjoyable There was a right blend of humor, friendship building into love, some chaos thrown in, with a message of God’s love to complete it. So if you are looking for a good book to start your Summer reading list I recommend trying this series by Meggie Breden.

Well folks that’s all I have for today. Until next time I hope you have a blessed day!

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.