NO PLACE FOR A LADY
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 taking charge of a cattle drive, ready or not. Can she rise to the challenge? Or will she head back to Georgia defeated?
A PAMPERED SOUTHERN BELLE WITH BACKBONE AND NERVES OF STEEL MAKE CRYSTAL CLARK A MEMORABLE CHARACTER. BRENDAN TELLS CRYSTAL'S STORY WITH WARMTH, COMPASSION AND HUMOUR THROUGH A SOLID PLOT AND TUMULTUOUS ROMANCE.
LUKE AND CRYSTAL ARE DEFINITELY NOT RIGHT FOR EACH OTHER -- AT LEAST THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE TELLING THEMSELVES, AND YET CIRCUMSTANCE THROWS THEM TOGETHER OVER AND OVER AGAIN UNTIL THEY EARN EACH OTHERS' GRUDGING RESPECT. A ROCKY FRIENDSHIP BLOSSOMS INTO A LOVE THAT NEARLY ESCAPES THEIR GRASP.
A FANTASTIC READ THAT KEPT MY ATTENTION UNTIL THE VERY LAST PAGE.