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A humorous, lighthearted read sure to delight!
From the back cover:
He’s looking to take care of his family. She’s looking to take care of her heart.
Trouble is . . . love’s looking to take care of them both.
Cassidy McClare is a spunky Texas oil heiress without a fortune who would just as soon hogtie a man as look at him. Jilted by a fortune hunter, Cassidy travels west hoping a summer visit with her wealthy cousins in San Francisco will help her forget her heartache. But no sooner is she settled in beautiful California than Jamie McKenna, a handsome pauper looking to marry well, captures her heart. Can love prevail when Jamie discovers that Cassidy is poorer than he is? And can Cassidy ever learn to fully trust her heart to a man?
Bestselling author Julie Lessman brings the delectable Gilded Age to life in this sumptuous new series. Join your favorite romantic storyteller as she moves to the hills of San Francisco for more romance, passion, and surprising revelations.
Cassie isn’t at all interested in risking her heart on another pretty boy. Her no-nonsense cowgirl attitude crashes into the determined Jamie, who has pulled himself up by his bootstraps in an effort to help his crippled sister.
I really enjoyed the dialogue between Cassie and Jamie – the teasing and provoking that kept me grinning as I read. While Cassie’s efforts to learn to trust again seemed realistic, Jamie’s spiritual battle was one to which many could relate. Even as believers, we can find ourselves relying on our own efforts rather than trusting the Lord. Jamie has a very genuine struggle as he tries to do it all in his own strength. The lessons he learns along the way are gentle reminders to each of us regardless of where we are in our spiritual journey.
Aunt Cait and her girls (including Cassie) desire to help clean up an unsavory section of town, offering hope and a better future to the women and children there. While this thread ran alongside the main story line, I am anxious to read the rest of the series. I want to know more about the characters, but particularly this effort to pour themselves into those less fortunate.
If you’re looking for a light, entertaining read, Love at Any Cost is certainly worth finding.