This is the first book I have read by Maggie Brendan. After reading it I would say I would be interested in reading more from her. Her characters were interesting and one of a kind. They each had their issues, but were learning to better themselves along the way. A Sweet Misfortune follows Rachel and John as they learn to get along and find out what the future has in store for them. Rachel is used to taking care of herself, and finds it hard to accept John’s help. The whole situation seems too good to be true, and she finds it hard to believe. Knowing that her brother wants the best for her, Rachel agrees to stay with John for a while. Little does she know, being that close to John shows a lot about his real character. Will they both see what’s right in front of them before it’s too late? Or will they let the other people who want to court them distract them from the best possible match?
John’s grandmother Estelle was a wonderful character, and I liked her right away. This book shows a little glimpse of how we should live as followers of Christ. God’s love is woven through out the story in a subtle manner. I enjoyed the spunkiness of the female characters, and how they reacted to certain situations. I would recommend this book to someone who enjoys Historical Fiction. I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are my own.