Monday, May 20, 2013

Book Review Monday: Calico Canyon

First of all, head on over to The Literary Maiden's Blog where there is a giveaway of MaryLu Tyndall's Forsaken Dreams.

Okay, on to today's post.
I just read the last pages of Calico Canyon by Mary Connealy.
It is the second book of her Lassoed in Texas Trilogy, and comes right after Petticoat Ranch, which I reviewed a little while ago.

Here is a description of Calico Canyon:
"Let yourself be swept away by this fast-paced romance, featuring Grace Calhoun, an instructor of reading, writing, and arithmetic, who, in an attempt to escape the clutchs of a relentless pursuer, runs smack dab into even more trouble with the 6R's - widower Daniel Reeves, along with his five rowdy sons. When a marriage is forced upon this hapless pair - two people who couldn't dislike each other more - an avalanche isn't the only potential danger lurking amid the shadows of Calico Canyon. Will they make it out alive? Or end up killing each other in the process?"

Here's my opinion:
As with every book of Mary's that I have read, I loved it. 
Everyone in town has the impression of Grace as the snooty, proper teacher who newly moved into town. 
She struggles to control Daniel Reeves' five rambunctious boys--three are a set of triplets, and the other two are twins. When, one day, everything in class gets completely out of hand, Daniel pays a visit and ends up getting Grace fired and his boys kicked out of school for the semester.

The same day, Grace's abusive adoptive father pays her a visit. She hides from him in a wagon, only to realize the wagon belongs to none other than Daniel Reeve. Daniel finds her when he arrives home, and then the next day, the parson pays them a visit and forces them to marry. Poor Grace is stuck in a home full of six males, the very ones who got her fired from the job she desperately needed.

This book is amazing! I can't wait to read the next in the series.


  1. The book sounds interesting, and I've loved all of Mary Connealy's books that I've read so far. I'll have to read this one, too.

    1. Great, Cortney. Maybe you'll have more time to read them this summer :)


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