Maggie's Beau (Devereaux, Bk 3) (Harlequin Historical, No 543)
Maggie's Beau - Devereaux, Bk 3 - Harlequin Historical, No 543 Author:Carolyn Davidson MAGGIE O'NEILL HAD CLIMBED DOWN FROM A HAYLOFT INTO HIS HEART. — On the run from a nightmarish life, Maggie had the power to stir feelings of forever in rancher Beau Jackson's soul. From the first moment, he knew he loved this sweet-spirited gamin, but would she ever feel anything more for him than gratitude? — She must have died and... more » gone to heaven, Maggie O'Neill swore, for Beau Jackson treated her with all the kindness and respect only a genuine lady deserved. But how was she to know if what she felt for him was love?« less
A physically abused heroine with some spunk and pride combined with a strong, kind hero make this a heartwarming and well worth the time read. Kept me engrossed throughout and I read it in one sitting. One of my favorites.
The 19 years of Maggies life have been difficult with a father too free with his fists around his family. Beaten and ragged, Maggie has run away and hidden on Beau Jacksons ranch. She brings along a pregnant dog and three-legged cat; Maggie left when her pa killed the other animals she was nursing back to health.
This is a gentle story about how Maggie changes from a feisty, frightened girl into a confident woman with the help of Beau Jackson. This story is similar to others Ive read; it didnt seem to cover any new territory, thus, I gave it 3 stars.