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Harlequin Treasury Guest Review: Cassidy’s Courtship by Sharon Mignerey

Cassidy’s Courtship was a difficult one to rate since there were so many moments I just wanted to hug the heroine Brenna for all her suffering and applaud her next for carrying on.

Cassidy's Courtship by Sharon Mignerey When Cole Cassidy meets Brenna they are at the opposite side. He is prosecuting her for a bad check for a friend of his firm’s owner and he doesn’t like it a bit. He sees Brenna’s fragility and innocence and in the end kind of saves her from signing a document that points that she committed a felony willingly. Of course as a consequence he’s told to quit or be fired and he does.

A few months later, Brenna is making a living as a bar-maid and cleaning houses as well, she is still trying to come up with the money she has to pay and has lost her home and is living with her brother, but that is temporary, she is determined to get her independence back again. We find out why Brenna lost her business.

She is illiterate and can’t read so mis-judged her balance. The reason is very sad actually, her father may not have been physically abusive but since she was small what she received from him was not kind words but more and more of how useless she was and how great her brother was, so that little girl lost her confidence. She left home at 15 then lost her mother and grand-mom, so has been alone now for so long and acting as if there is nothing wrong. Most of the people can’t see her short-comings.

Cole comes to her work-place and she is not that happy to see him but he is persistent and sweet and helps her out, she decides to be friends with him, so they hang out but she’s shy Cole can see. Brenna doesn’t tell him the truth at first since she never thought they will become a thing or be serious and later it is just tougher. Cole’s reaction when she tells him that she never completed high-school was a bit bad. He’s a farm-boy and Brenna just seems so intelligent to him.

I loved seeing Brenna’s strength and her efforts to be successful. When Cole finds out the truth he finds it hard to believe but he makes up very nicely.


Cassidy’s Courtship by Sharon Mignerey

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  1. Jayne
    Jul 22, 2011 @ 18:36:27

    Oh, love this one! In a world of secret baby, SEAL, CIA, and pregnant princess category plotlines, this one shines. Mignerey does an excellent job of characterization, plotting, dialogue, tension and resolution. I can’t recommend this book enough. In places, it moved me to tears.

    Thanks for the review Saly.

  2. Jane
    Jul 23, 2011 @ 00:02:35

    Thanks for the review. I can’t remember reading about an illiterate heroine. One of my favorite Arnette Lamb books is The Betrothal.

  3. Saly
    Jul 23, 2011 @ 05:42:47

    Jayne I am glad you loved this as much as I did. One of the reasons I picked this one was because of my great love for Jake’s Way by Kathleen Korbel, a total goldie.

    Jane even I hadn’t read any book with this theme but I am on the look-out for more.

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