I believe that this is the second book I have read by Ms. Brendan but it won't be my last. I LOVED it and will check out every book she has written.
Her characters are so loveable and I was swiftly carried away by this warm and wonderful family.
John and his grandmother, Estelle, share a very close bond. He would do absolutely anything for her but get married. Estelle wants the best for John which includes marriage. Rachel is trying so hard to take care of herself until her brother returns but John comes to rescue her. Little does John knows that Rachel will rescue him.
The book has a theme of acceptance that runs through it. Rachel was accepted by the community even after they discovered she was a dancer at the saloon. She did not judge others and remained friends with her fellow dancers at the risk of her reputation. Rachel loved her family with all her heart. She only had her brother, Preston. She couldn't bear the thought that her brother didn't return and help save the family home. What was she going to do? She had a difficult time to accept that her family home was lost to her. But GOD had a plan for Rachel and John.
I didn't just read this book, I was part of the family. I look forward to more books by Maggie Brendan.
I received this book for free to review.