Saturday, April 20, 2013

Love at Any Cost - A Review

Cassidy McClare leaves her family's Texas ranch for a visit with her cousins in San Francisco to recover from her broken heart. She's done with men. Especially "pretty boy fortune hunters." Jamie McKenna is a poor young man who has worked hard to pull himself and his family up from the slums of the city. He's best friends with Cassie's cousin Blake. When the two meet, sparks fly. Cassie doesn't know that Jamie wants to marry an heiress. She just knows that she's fallen for the "pretty boy pole-cat." Jamie doesn't know that Cassie's not an oil heiress. When he finds out, will he break Cassie's heart or decide that love is more important than money?

I was so sad to see the O'Connor saga come to an end because I'd grown to love that family. With Julie Lessman's newest book, the reader is introduced to a new family, the McClares. The first pages had me laughing and before I knew it, Jamie McKenna had slipped into my favorite hero spot of Julie's books that had been held by Stephen O'Connor and Collin McGuire. Feisty and fun, I loved this book. I loved the fact that Cassie set rules for her courtship with Jamie and that Jamie actually followed them. The moment that Jamie realized that everything he had worked for really wasn't done on his own, but from God and seeing Jamie's surrender was very touching. I am eagerly waiting for the next book in this series.

I received this book for free from the publisher, Revell Books, for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to fans of Julie Lessman, Colleen Coble, Mary Connealy, Laura Frantz, Karen Witemeyer, Jody Hedlund, and historical fiction.

Available April 2013 at your local bookstore from Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Rating - 5 stars


  1. Oh, DAWN, thank you sooooo much for this fabulous review, my friend -- it blessed the socks off me!! Please let me know where you post this review so I can enter you in my newsletter contest, okay? Here's the link in case you want to check it out:


    Thanks again, my friend, for making my day!!


  2. Now I can't wait to read this one! It's on my to-read list as a friend recommendation, but I didn't know too much about it before now. Sounds like there are more in the series to check out as well!



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