Books by Maureen McKade

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A Reason to Live

My Desert Island Keepers are those in which the author has given me something to think about beyond the romance and the two people involved. A Reason to Live does that by extending what could be an ordinary on-the-road story into a commentary essential to all of us. In fact, McKade’s entire ser ...

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Where There's Fire

Where There's Fire is a new romantic suspense offering from Maureen McKade, who is noted for her western romances. I happen to like western romances very much and wish they'd come back into fashion, but since I don't see that happening any time soon, and I like romantic suspense, I settled down wit ...

B-
A Reason to Believe

In A Reason to Believe, Maureen McKade takes a gritty story and somehow manages to make her characters' rough world beautiful. I am a sucker for stories of love overcoming despair, and this tale of two tortured souls learning to love and trust again drew me in completely. Though uneven in spot ...

D
His Unexpected Wife

I've been gamely trying nearly every Western romance author in sight lately, hoping that someone besides Lorraine Heath and Maggie Osborne is writing readable books. I continue to be mostly disappointed, and this book is no exception. His Unexpected Wife isn't really a Western; set in 1894 with bare ...

D+
Outlaw's Bride

This book had definite peaks and valleys, the low points starting on page one, the high point in the middle, and a serious dip again near the end. It also suffered from a rather mean heroine. Had Mattie St. Clair been a judge in this story, I imagine her nickname would have been something like "the ...

C
Mail-Order Bride

In Maureen McKade's Mail-Order Bride, Kate Murphy arrives in the rough mining town of Orion, Colorado, thinking she will be picked up by the fiancé she has never met. An insecure and lonely young woman, she decided to become a mail-order bride when her father's death left her with few choices. But ...

B
Untamed Heart

Untamed Heart has an intriguing premise. Gabby Wade and Tyler Ashburn are running against each other for the position of mayor in a small Wyoming town in 1887. Who would you think would be the obvious winner? Maureen McKade turns convention on its ear - Gabby runs the only gaming hall/saloon in the ...