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Review of Deeply Devoted by Maggie Brendan

 Deeply Devoted by Maggie Brendan is a sweet romance that comes with baggage. Catherine Olsen is the star of this book. She accepts the mail-order-bride proposal from Peter Anderson. What Peter doesn't know is Catherine is bringing along her two sisters and big secret. 

I enjoyed this delightful easy to read book. It's part of a series called Blue Willow Brides. I'm going to go back and read those. 

European Mail-Order Bride Finds Love Against All Odds

Acclaimed romance writer Maggie Brendan’s latest offering from the “Blue Willow Bride” series, Deeply Devoted (ISBN: 978-0-8007-3462-6, $14.99, 336 pages, September), introduces readers to Catharine Olsen, a mail-order bride arriving in America from Holland. She carries not only the anticipation of her marriage to Peter Andersen but also the residual pain of a tragic past, her mother’s Blue Willow china, and has her two younger sisters in tow. The fact is, in Wyoming, the single men outnumber the women five to one, so Catharine’s surpassing beauty and willing spirit are priceless gifts for Peter.

In spite of initial culture shock and necessary adjustments, Catharine finds a love with Peter that enraptures both her heart and mind. She is greatly troubled by Peter’s mother’s endeavors to sabotage their precious marriage. Catharine becomes terrified that her haunting past will be discovered, as the story unfolds with tremendous detail and extraordinary characterization.

Brendan’s previous work has received high rankings and praise in the Romantic Times, and she has also received the Atlanta Persistence Award from the American Christian Writers.  Author Julie Lessman commented, “Maggie Brendan’s gentle style of prairie romance is reminiscent of Janette Oke, capturing the heart of both the Old West and the reader with romance that will make you sigh.”

Deeply Devoted is sure to captivate readers with its page-turning thrills and the hope of a deeply redemptive story.

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 American Christian Writers and the American Fiction Writers Association, Maggie lives in Georgia.

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posted by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great review--I feel like I actually have a handle on the book.