A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Revell Reads. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.
Series: Virtues and Vices of the Old West #3
Published by Cengage Gale on 2017
Source: Revell Reads
Genres: Christian, Contemporary, Historical, Religious
All of her life, Grace Bidwell has longed for a loving husband and children, but now the chances of her dreams coming true are looking slim. Widowed and caring for her elderly father, she struggles to maintain her late husband's ranch, until she places an ad for a hired hand.
Robert Frasier arrives in town with three pitiful, bedraggled children who have nothing but the tattered clothes on their backs and a load of hurt, pride, and anger. Believing this is divine intervention in her life, Grace welcomes them with open arms. As feelings grow between her and Robert, Grace will have to convince him that she is a woman who can be trusted with his heart.
Readers will be swept away into 1860s Montana's lush Gallatin Valley, nestled among towering mountains and proud pines, in this emotional conclusion to the Virtues and Vices of the Old West series.
Trusting Grace is the last book in the Virtues and Vices of the Old West series by Maggie Brendan. I didn’t realize this was part of a series when I picked it up but it’s okay—it’s perfectly readable as a standalone novel.
This book really started off good. I was rushing through the pages, amused by Grace’s quirky attitude. Truly, I thought this book was going to be an enjoyable read.
Then? The last third of this book was one plot twist after another. It felt so contrived. From nearly being raped, almost drowning, spraining her foot—all the way to delivering a friend’s baby that literally just popped out. Grace was put through every possible plot twist known to man in the last 100 pages or so pages and it ruined the story for me.
Up until the end, the characters in this book were well-developed and likable. I just feel like the entire story derailed and that the author somehow lost focus.
This book is okay…it’s not the best I’ve ever read but it also isn’t the worst. Would I read more by this author? Sure, I’d probably give her a try. Would I reread this book? No, not likely.