Sunday, April 21, 2013

Love at any Cost by Julie Lessman

Love at Any Cost (The Heart of San Francisco, #1)Book Description:
Jilted by a fortune hunter, cowgirl Cassidy McClare is a spunky Texas oil heiress without a fortune who would just as soon hogtie a man as look at him. Hoping a summer visit with her wealthy cousins in San Francisco will help her forget her heartache, Cassidy travels west. But no sooner is she settled in beautiful California than Jamie McKenna, a handsome pauper looking to marry well, captures her heart. When Jamie discovers the woman he loves is poorer than he is, Cassidy finds herself bucked by love a second time. Will Jamie discover that money can't buy love after all? And can Cassidy ever learn to fully trust her heart to a man?
With delectable descriptions and a romantic sensibility, bestselling author Julie Lessman brings the Gilded Age to life in this sumptuous new series. Readers will faithfully follow Lessman to the West Coast for more romance, passion, and surprising revelations found in "Love at Any Cost."

My Thoughts:
This was an entertaining book.  Cassidy is an heiress but has nothing to her name.  She leaves Texas after a heartbreak and is going to stay the summer with her cousins in San Francisco.  Jamie is an attorney now but his start in life was much lower than that.  He has decided to look for a wife that will give he and his family the money they need and has set his sights on Cassidy.  What happens when the heiress he falls for has no fortune?
Cassidy was such a wonderful character.  She was heartbroken and doesn't trust men but who can blame her?  Jamie has a big heart but his sights are set higher than mosts.  He wants Nob Hill and his sister a surgery.  The author wove several stories through each other and did a wonderful job of including God in them.  He isn't a forced 'character' but rather just one you know you will find in Ms. Lessman's books and she shows His love so well.  I liked the storyline and these new characters!
I rate this a 4/5.  I want to read more about the characters Ms. Lessman has created.

Thank you to Revell for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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