No Place for a Lady

No Place for a Lady 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 After the death of her

  • Title: No Place for a Lady
  • Author: Maggie Brendan
  • ISBN: 9780800733353
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 iNothing 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 Crystal must take charge of a cattle drive, ready or not Can she rise to the challenge Or will she head back to Georgia defeated
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    • Lisa says:

      This was a nice story, but the story didn't flow very well. It got hung up in descriptions which gave it a choppy feel. I probably won't read the author again.

    • April says:

      Free Kindle download, and I'm so very, very glad it was free as it was hardly even worth the time I took to read it. Honestly, it felt like a first draft, like the characters were still being fleshed out and developed and nowhere near being completely determined yet. Their motivations seemed not quite there. So the character's actions and responses could at times be baffling. The story was predictable and ultimately forgettable (I had to look up the blurb to jog my memory of the story for this [...]

    • TJ says:

      A very sweet, clean romance, the quiet kind that allows the richness of developing relationships to evolve naturally without the cataclysmic hooks so common so often. Brendan takes a young Southern belle from Georgia who has just lost her parents and plops her down in Colorado with a widowed aunt trying to hold on to a cattle ranch. Her growth and experiences with life's struggles, as well as with romance ( in the form of the uncommunicative cattle foreman) are believable and tender. A very nice [...]

    • Maggie says:

      I'm the author of the book and long after the page proofs were done and I finally received my copy, it had been a while since I'd read my book. I thoroughly enjoyed it,forgetting I was the author. It's a test of endurance and faith and some have called it amaturish, but those that loved it-got the story and the dialogue. I wrote the story that God laid on my heart. I do hope you'll consider book #2, The Jewel of His Heart.

    • Laura says:

      Hmmmwhat to say. Really, I wanted to give this one about 2.5 stars according to my ratings system. I didn't have any problem getting through the story, as I found the idea of a girl sent out to CO in the late 1800s after the death of her father compelling. Also, the fact that Crystal was determined to be strong and not shy away from the tough stuff made me happy, as usually these books devolve into the weak female saved by the strong male. However, the writing was pretty awful. I'm not a great w [...]

    • Elise says:

      I didn't hate the story or characters, but the quality of the writing wasn't great. I'm giving it a generous 2 stars because I only give 1 star ratings to books that I actively dislike.

    • Kellyn Roth says:

      That was even cheesier than I am used to. :P And it kinda came together *coughs* quickly. Not a terrible story, though. Kinda sweet, and the main character had some cool faith in God.I found it a little unbelievable what with Crystal to be so willing to join a cattle drive. Um it takes a while to learn to ride a horse with any competence, let alone cut cattle! And I say this as a ranch-girl with a bit of experience even if we don't own any horses or go on drives. xP I suppose she could have. I [...]

    • Lori says:

      Let me first say that I absolutely adored this book! It is a refreshingly different historical/western Christian Fiction romance. If you love romance, cowboys, southern belles, or westernsI highly recommend Maggie Brendan's debut novel, No Place for a Ladyyou will be blown away! I couldn't believe that this was Maggie's very first novel; it feels like she's been sharing her stories for years.Crystal Clark's father has recently passed away, so she's decided to leave her life in Georgia behind, an [...]

    • Sarah says:

      I am going to leave this at three stars because I didn't finish the book. While the author had a cute premise and did well with descriptions, the characters were a bit laughable and I just couldn't get into the story. If you are looking for a fluffy read, this might be a good choice.

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    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Maggie Brendan’s debut novel, No Place for a Lady, combines many elements that make for a great historical read: a pampered Southern belle, an ambitious cowboy on her aunt’s cattle ranch, love interests who come between them, tragedy, conflicts and surprises. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Colorado Rockies, the story begins when Crystal Clark arrives at her Aunt Kate’s spread following the death of her father. Thrust into the rigors of life in the West, Crystal struggles to d [...]

    • Mandi Ellsworth says:

      This seems to be a fairly popular title.I didn't really like the main character in this until it was almost over. She just seemed stuck up. But I was glad it got better.This takes place in the mountains of Colorado, around the turn of the century. A southern belle who has lost everything, comes to live with her Aunt for a while on her ranch, and finds to her dismay, that no one is up to her standards, especially not the ranch foreman.The ranch foreman talks tough, but leaves flowers and peppermi [...]

    • Melissa says:

      Well, from everything I've read out there, it seems I'm in the minority, because I was not very impressed with No Place for a Lady. And for that reason, this review will be relatively short and to the point. I really wanted to like this book, especially after reading several 5-star reviews on and BN, but in the end I was disappointed. The plot was flimsy; neither it nor the characters had much depth, in my opinion. I'm starting to think that I must not be a big fan of Christian Fiction. It feel [...]

    • Jessica Johnson says:

      I couldn't get into this book enough to finish it, so I'm giving it a three-star, average rating. It wouldn't be fair to rate it poorly, since I haven't read its in its entirety, but the fact that it couldn't hold my attention very long may be a reason to give it a three-star rating. I don't know. Had I continued further into the book, I may have discovered that it was awesome and it might have become my favorite book of all time. I just didn't have the time to devote to it and find out. Some bo [...]

    • Marla Babcock says:

      A Real downer with Christian dribbleI would like to say that at least the grammar and spelling were good. The story is a real downer. Death, loss and the classic lack of communication. While taking every opportunity to put in Christian dribble, (Oh lord, I know you are looking out for me) as yet another person dies, the "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" is of course missing. When will the self absorption end, the self castigation of not behaving in other than a self centered, t [...]

    • Joanie Bruce says:

      I just couldn’t get into this book. I loved learning about the western ways of doing things like telling the time by the stars, and making so many different things with sourdough starter, but the plot seemed a little slow. The characters are slightly shallow, but I did enjoy their interaction and of course, the romance. The progression of faith in the characters was evident. If you like a fun, quick read, I would recommend this book.

    • Rita says:

      I loved this book! It was hard to put it downWill be reading more books from Maggie Brendan.

    • Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~* says:

      Kindle freebie

    • Shannon says:

      I couldn't put this book down

    • Jen Lanam says:

      I read almost exclusively Christian books, usually Christian historical fiction, but I did not like this book. Some of the main rules for authors are to make the hero/heroine of the book likeable (NOT perfect), and to show, not tell. The two main characters were absolute pains. He was rude and kissed her with his "thin lips" the morning he got engaged to another woman! (Yuck!) And she thought she was God's gift to--well, everyone. I wanted to stop reading the book, because although I knew they w [...]

    • Mary says:

      Maybe it's because I am a writer or maybe it's because I like a tale that puts emphasis on the Christian Life, but I thought this was a really good first novel and enjoyed it. It might have moved a little slowly and maybe it needed a punch, but it was a sweet story of a young women searching for her home in an unlikely place and falling in love with an unlikely type of man. Our female main character has had quite a few losses and yet stood tough in a situation where she thought she might lose he [...]

    • Kelly says:

      Choppy flow. Changes perspectives a lot, from multiple characters, 1st person, 3rd person. A few characters (mainly Crystal) personalities seem to swing from one extreme to another to the point of just being obnoxious. Also, a lot of tragedy. Although I’m sure it fits with the time, I like my fiction to not be super depressing. 😬

    • Vicky Connelly says:

      I enjoyed this historical Christian fiction story set in Colorado. After the main character’s father dies, she moves from the South to live with and help her aunt run her ranch. I was reminded how difficult life in the early 1900’s was for single women trying to run a ranch and how difficult it would be to be the outsider on a ranch.

    • Patti Fischetti says:

      Historical fiction at its bestI loved it. It was very well written and the characters were well fleshed out. Colorado in the late 1800's a young lady ends up on her Aunt's doorstep from Georgia. She goes through a tragedy but her faith in God helps her through. A little romance makes the story fun.

    • Allison Sullivan says:

      This book started slower than I thought it would but it was still a good story. I really enjoyed Luke and how much he changed throughout the book. He became a believer in Christ and it was sweet to see that unfold. There was a bit of tragedy in the story that brought out the best in the characters.

    • Barbara J. Harbison says:

      No place for a ladyI truly enjoyed this book. I regularly read a romance novel knowing it will be a happy book and put a smile on my face. This was a fun book to read. I hope to read the next book in the series. It's a nice light read.

    • June says:

      I loved the detailed description through out the whole story . The hot dusty trail on the cattle drive, the beauty of the freshly falling snow but more importantly the great depth of feeling this author was able to convey, It's a beautiful story and I enjoyed every minute of reading it.

    • Shannon says:

      I have to give props for a clean historical fiction/romance. Much appreciated. On the other hand the severe lack of chemistry between the love interests made for a meh kind of read. Great detail of some of the old west with a few hiccups in historical accuracy and editing. Easy enjoyable read.

    • Jennifer says:

      Somewhat enjoyable read, but ultimately was disappointed with the hero, and the romance overall.

    • Donna Bagby says:

      This story follows Crystal's (a well-to-do Southern belle) adventures in the West. Through many trials and triumphs, she establishes not only a place to call home but an unlikely romance in the bargain

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