Author Interview and Giveaway – A Sweet Misfortune – Maggie Brendan

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I love the series idea of Virtue and Vices of the Old West. I’m very happy to host Maggie Brendan this month!

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A Sweet Misfortune

Rachel Matthews isn’t one to rely on others to take care of her. Homeless and alone, she still wants to make her own way and her own money to buy back the family ranch—even if she’s forced into the life of a dance hall girl. Horrified by her circumstances, Rachel’s brother who left for California sends a friend to rescue her.


Cattle baron John McIntyre is focused on acquiring as much land as possible in Montana and has little time to deal with a dance hall gal. Rachel isn’t sure she can take one more day in John’s home—especially once she discovers that he’s the one who holds ransom the key to her family’s future.


Sparks fly between this spunky, independent heroine and the ruggedly handsome hero as they navigate the snarled terrain of pride, greed, faith, and love in Maggie Brendan’s delightful series set in the Old West.


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Questions about Maggie’s Story

Which scene (give us the chapter) is your favorite, the one you never tired of working with? Give us a reason to look forward to it.

Probably the scene when two prostitutes are invited by Rachel to a memorial service at the ranch to the shock of the guests and that she would have anything to do with “soiled doves”. But Rachel has a good heart, believing everyone is given more than one chance in life to get their life right.

Why did you choose the year your book is set?

I enjoy reading about territories before they became a state and the struggles they faced.

Were there any historical facts that you discovered in your research that made you change something in your story?

Yes, I discovered that dance hall gals weren’t usually prostitutes and they have been commonly portrayed in movies and TV westerns. Many were widows or women down on their luck looking for a way to make an income when jobs were scare.



Questions about Maggie’s Reading

If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only take one Christian Historical Novel, which would you pick? Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.
  What Christian Historical Novel in your To Be Read pile is begging you to make time to plop down with it right now? Undaunted Hope by Jody Hedlund.


Maggie is giving away a copy of her book and I’m giving away winner’s choice of ebook of any of the books mentioned above. Enter the Rafflecopter below!

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