Tuesday, October 11, 2011

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Deeply Devoted by Maggie Brendan

She is staking her future on a man she's never met. Can she learn to love him?

When Catharine Olsen leaves Holland for Wyoming as a mail-order bride, she brings some extra baggage with her: two sisters, her mother's set of Blue Willow china, and a tragic past. As she steps off the train, Peter Andersen is glad to see that she is everything her letters showed her to be. But he is a bit perturbed by her unexpected companions. How will he support them all? And what other secrets might Catharine be keeping from him?

Filled with sweet romance and vivid characters, Deeply Devoted highlights a clash of cultures as a highborn European and a simple wheat farmer learn to love one another and trust God with the past--and the future.

Maggie Brendan is the author of No Place for a Lady, The Jewel of His Heart, and A Love of Her Own. A member of the American Fiction Writers Association, Romance Writers of America, and Georgia Romance Writers, Maggie lives in Georgia. Visit her at http://www.maggiebrendan.com/.

My Review

Deeply Devoted - 3 1/2 STARS - GREAT

I’ve never read a book by Maggie Brendan so I didn’t know what to expect from this book. I was hoping for a good love story and I was not disappointed. She introduced Catherine Olsen a young lady from Holland who agrees to be a farmer in Wyoming mail order bride. What she didn’t tell him in her letters, that she was the guardian of her two younger sisters and they would be coming to America with her.

Peter Andersen was smitten with the woman he had been corresponding with and agreed to her sisters living with them. He was a little disturbed that she didn’t mention them in her letters and hoped she didn’t have any other things to hide.

Peter’s mom, Clara had other plans for her son and they didn’t include marrying some stranger from Holland. She decided to find out more about her new daughter-in-law even if it destroyed her relationship with her son.

This story was the perfect example about keeping secrets in a relationship especially a marriage. The truth always has a way of coming into the light.

I enjoyed Ms. Brendan flow of words. She made me feel as if I were right there in Wyoming with Catherine and Peter. I’m looking forward to reading more of her books. If you’re looking for a historical with a lot of romance pick up a copy of Deeply.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group for review purposes.

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