This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing
A Lady Like Sarah

Thomas Nelson; Original edition (December 22, 2009)


Margaret Brownley


Thrills, mystery, suspense, romance: Margaret penned it all. Nothing wrong with this, except Margaret happened to be writing for the church newsletter. After making the church picnic read like a Grisham novel, her former pastor took her aside and said, “Maybe God’s calling you to write fiction.”

It turns out God was and Margaret did. She now has more than 20 novels to her credit. In addition, she’s written many Christian articles and a non-fiction book. Still, it took a lot of prodding from God before Margaret tried her hand at writing inspirational fiction which led to her Rocky Creek series. “I love writing about characters at different stages of faith,” she says of the new direction her writing career has taken, “and I’m here to stay.”

Happily married to her real-life hero, Margaret and her husband live in Southern California.


Sarah Prescott has never known a respectable life; just a hardscrabble childhood and brothers who taught her to shoot straight.

Justin Wells left Boston in disgrace, heading out alone on the dusty trail to Texas. But when the once-respected clergyman encounters a feisty redhead in handcuffs with a dying US Marshall at her side, their journey takes a dramatic turn.

His high society expectations and Sarah’s outlaw habits clash from the start. With a price on her head and a sweet orphan in tow, Justin and Sarah make the difficult journey toward Rocky Creek. There justice will be meted out hopefully with a portion of grace.

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Lady Like Sarah, go HERE.

Watch the Book Trailer:


To my delight, an abundance of historical western romance novels have recently come my way, including¬† A Lady Like Sarah. At the moment, I just really seem to enjoy westerns.¬† A Lady Like Sarah is an excellent read full of action, adventure, suspense, humor, and of course romance. The spiritual thread is not preachy but is woven naturally throughout the story. Characters and setting are all skillfully developed and I didn’t want to put this book down until its end.

On the surface, the hero and heroine of A Lady Like Sarah couldn’t be any more ill suited. Justin, a respectable pastor from Boston who has been exiled to Texas through no fault of his own, is a city boy who is totally unprepared for life on the western frontier. Sarah, raised by older brothers who turned to a life of crime in mistaken retribution for their parents’ deaths, knows how to take care of herself quite well but knows nothing about being a proper lady. During their journey together to reach Rocky Creek, each learns valuable lessons from the other and find their hearts forever united.

I would recommend A Lady Like Sarah to readers who enjoy a good romance, especially those who love westerns.