Aug 18, 2010
Wrangler in Petticoats by Mary Connealy
This was a really unusual type of book. When I think of a romantic western story, I can't help but think of a tall strong cowboy as the hero. Logan is the main male character in this story, but he is far from the normal cowboy image. His first love is his paintbrush, and he loves to capture the beauty of the mountains on canvas.
Sally is also kind of an unusual western woman. She prefers to dress like a man, and her rifle skills are better than most men. On the way across the country to her sister's home, the party she is traveling with is ambushed and everyone is killed except for her. She is basically tossed over the side of a cliff and left for dead. As an afterthought, the criminals decide to make sure that she is indeed dead, and they relentlessly track her to Logan's cabin in the mountains.
Suspense, danger, romance and some beautiful scenery are all mixed together with some rather unusual characters. The dialogue did seem to move a bit slow at times, but overall, Wrangler in Petticoats was a very enjoyable book to read.
Disclosure: I received this galley via Net Galley, courtesy of the publisher Barbour Books. I was not compensated for my thoughts.
Wrangler in Petticoats
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Barbour Books (Oct 1 2010)