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.