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What’s On My Nightstand – No Place for a Lady By Maggie Brendan

No Place for a Lady By Maggie Brendan

No Place for a Lady By Maggie Brendan

Much to my husband’s dismay I am never far from a book. Since purchasing an iPad it’s made me even closer to a book any time, any place. Heck now I don’t even need a light to read, which only means he can go to bed sooner and I can spend half the night up reading which has been known to happen…almost weekly. It’s so easy for me to get lost in a book and don’t even get me started on a series. If I read one…I have to read them all. This tends to mean a lot of my spare time is spent with my nose buried in a book and it’s truly a blessing that I can read quickly.

This week on my nightstand you would have  found Place for a Lady.

About No Place for a Lady

Crystal Clark arrives in Colorado’s Yampa Valley amid the splendor of a high country June in 1892. After the death of her father, Crystal is relieved to be leaving the troubles of her Georgia life behind to visit her aunt Kate’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 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 the ranch. Crystal will have to tap all of her resolve to save the ranch from a greedy neighboring landowner. Can she rise to the challenge? Or will she head back to Georgia defeated? 

Book one in the Heart of the West series, No Place for a Lady is full of adventure, romance, and the indomitable human spirit. Readers will fall in love with the Colorado setting and the spunky Southern belle who wants to claim it as her own.

My Thoughts On No Place for a Lady

I enjoyed this debut novel by Maggie Brendan.  No Place For A Lady was a quick historical romance read with a touch of Christian fiction in it.  The plot was fairly typical of a historical western romance with Crystal heading out west after the death of her father.  Soon after she gets to the Yampa Valley (my hometown area) her aunt is killed.  Crystal having been a Southern Belle has a lot to learn about the hard life of ranching in Colorado.  Good thing Crystal has a take charge kind of attitude because she has a rough road ahead of her. 

 What is your favorite genre to read? Can we find a book on your nightstand? If so what is it? Last good book you read?

I purchase most of my books through Barnes & Noble because it’s easy to have them delivered wirelessly instantly. I can’t stand to wait on a good book! šŸ™‚

Purchase No Place for a Lady

You can purchase your own copy of No Place for a Lady at Barnes and Noble, Ebay, Amazon (currently free) or various local retailers.

Love historical fiction as much as I do? Check out these other historical fiction book reviews with a few spy and crime novels mixed in.




  • Elizabeth Towns

    I’ve always books on my makeshift nightstand; never just one. At any given time I could be reading up to 3.