The Jewel of His Heart, book two in her Heart of the West series, by Maggie Brendan is set in 1890s Montana mining town. The delightful characters she has concocted will have readers cheering them on while the story will make them laugh and cry.
Juliana Brady finds herself without any remaining family after her mother dies and her father’s whereabouts remain unknown. Juliana’s father left years before to find his fortune and has never been heard from again. Juliana is not alone as her dear friend Marion is beside her along life’s journey. In addition, the local doctor and a kindly sheepherder both request the pleasure of spending time in Juliana’s company. This feisty beauty earns a writing job with the local newspaper and the respect of her employer as well.
Josh McBride left his father’s prominent cattle ranch to make his own way in life. Josh is raising sheep on his small parcel of land. When Josh finds valuable blue stones on his property and heads into town to have them assayed, never did he dream that this trip into town would change his life. Along his way, Josh finds a woman along the side of the road. Taking her to the doctor for care and paying for any treatment needed, his heart is torn asunder when he later witnesses the overwhelming grief the woman’s beautiful daughter displays after her obviously beloved mother dies.
Will Josh choose to pursue the earthly treasures he has found on his land? Or, will Josh choose the value of eternal life instead? To find out, pick up a copy of Maggie Brendan’s The Jewel of His Heart.
Title: The Jewel of His Heart
Author: Maggie Brendan
Genre: Fiction – Historical Romance
Release Date: October 2009
* This book was provided as a free gift to the reviewer by either the author or the publisher. This does not in any way, however, influence the reviewer’s opinion of the book.