Monday, April 29, 2013

Book Review Monday

Hey everyone! What are you reading right now?

I just finished reading Petticoat Ranch by Mary Connealy.

You all probably know by now how much I LOVE Mary Connealy. She is absolutely one of my favorite authors. Everything she writes is heartfelt, awesome, and HILARIOUS.

Petticoat Ranch, her first published novel, is no exception.

Sophie Edwards and her family of four young daughters have a very nice life, living in hiding in a thicket outside town--they even have a disguise Sophie wears whenever they have "visitors" so everybody thinks a crazy old woman lives there.

Everything changes one night when a mysterious man who is being chased comes riding through their little home. He is thrown from his horse into a flooding river and Sophie and her girls rescue him.
What shocks the girls is that, once he is cleaned up, he looks exactly like Sophie's dead husband. Exactly.

Clay McClellan turns out to be Cliff's twin brother, a brother whom Cliff himself did not know about. Clay decides it is his duty to marry his brother's widow to support her, and he does just that.

Clay buys back his brother's ranch and moves the family back. He finds himself stuck in a world full of females--unlike any other he has seen before. When the bad guys who killed Sophie's first husband returns, a lot of great action ensues.

I struggled to put this book down. It is a must-read.



14 comments:

  1. This book sounds hilarious! And I'm sure it is because Mary Connealy is its author. She always writes great books.

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    1. Thanks, Cortney. Every single one of Mary Connealy's books is great.

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  2. Sounds like an interesting and funny book! I haven't had much time for reading lately, too much stuff I have to do! :(

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    1. Thanks, Nathan! Alas, that is a horrible problem :(

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  3. This sounds like a good read!! Thanks for the review!! Mary Connealy is a wonderful author!!

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  4. I've never read any of Mary Connealy's books yet, but this sounds like one that has to be on my "to read" list! Thanks for the great review!

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    1. She is an amazing author, Lynn. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Heather, thanks for adding to the collection. Cheers

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  6. I LOVE the book title....so cute.

    Nice review...thanks.

    Stopping by from Carole's Books You Loved May Edition. I am in the list as #36.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Entry

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  7. Heather, thanks for adding this to the romantic "library". the cover made me think of that old TV show "Petticoat Junction"! Cheers

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    1. Hahaha it makes me think of that, too!

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