A Home of Her Own

Author: Brenda Novak

Publisher: Harlequin

Release Date: December 2004

Blue Ribbon Rating: 4.5

Format: PRINT

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Lucky Caldwell inherited Morris Caldwell’s big Victorian property against the wishes of Morris’s other family, the Hills. When she moves back to Dundee, Idaho in the hopes of discovering who her father is, she also plans to renovate the Victorian house in order to sell it. Though she still loves the now dead Morris, she just can’t handle the feelings of hate and contempt that the citizens of Dundee show to her.

When Mike Hill unexpectedly discovers Lucky living in the Victorian house, he is shocked and angered. But he is also aroused… Lucky isn’t quite what he remembers. She’s grown up and is incredibly beautiful. Though he doesn’t want to help her, his gentlemanly instincts kick in and he finds himself helping her get electricity at the house and helps her to a motel for the night, until the house is reheated. Soon, he can’t stay away. She draws him like a moth to the flame. He’s never felt this kind of attraction and desire for a woman before… but the town’s hate of everything related to Lucky and her mother, Red, a woman who hoodwinked Morris into marrying her, and then continually cheated on him, makes for a rocky beginning to a new relationship. Added to this is the fact that Lucky is still searching for her father and has contacted several prominent Dundee citizens, including Senator Garth Holbrook, who is making a bid for Congress and Lucky’s questions could not only ruin his campaign but also irrevocably hurt his family. What’s a girl to do when everything in her life seems incredibly unlucky?


A HOME OF HER OWN is the fourth installment of Brenda Novak’s Dundee, Idaho series. Mike Hill finally gets his own story, and wow, what a story. Ms. Novak cleverly weaves several different plots in this tale while keeping the emotional tension very high. The love between Mike and Lucky seems destined to fail, but yet, Ms. Novak manages to keep the denouement very believable and very romantic. She also sets up the next story in the series, due to be released in May 2005. Whether you’re new to Dundee, or if you’d like to revisit the other residents of Dundee, this reviewer highly recommends reading A HOME OF HER OWN. Lucky and Mike’s story will have you enthralled from the first page to the very last, with plenty of surprising twists thrown in to make for an amazing story.

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Sarah W

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