Montana Rose, Montana Marriages Series #1
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Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.19 X 0.75 (inches)
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Series: Montana Marriages
Wrangler in Petticoats, Sophie's Daughters Series #2Mary ConnealyBarbour Books / 2010 / Trade Paperback$0.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 27 Reviews
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Fire up your love of romance with Montana Rose, where Cassie Griffin, a seemingly spoiled pregnant woman, is widowed one day and wedded the next. Marrying handyman Red Dawson seems the only alternative to Cassie’s being hitched to a brutal rancher. But can this “china doll” bear exchanging smooth silk for coarse calico? Red was reluctant to be yoked to an unbeliever, but sometimes a man has no choice. Will Red change Cassie’s heart by changing her name? Wade Sawyer is obsessed with saving Cassie from a marriage of convenience. How far will he go make her his own?
Christian novelist Connealy (Petticoat Ranch) writes to tickle the funny bone and tease heartstrings with the first in her newest series, Montana Marriages. In the Montana Territory of 1875, sweet and naïve Cassie Griffin's abusive husband dies, leaving Cassie no choice but to choose a new husband the same day she buries her first. With women scarce and lawlessness abounding, Cassie reluctantly agrees to marry Red Dawson, also reluctant, who offers to marry her only to save her from an immoral scoundrel who's been stalking her for months. Immediately traveling to Red's ranch, Cassie realizes how little she knows about life, love and faith. In turn, Red quickly realizes how brutalized his new wife was by her first husband. Slowly, sometimes painstakingly so, Cassie learns to trust her instincts and begins to blossom. No doubt, Connealy's characters are cute. Yet there is a systematic heavy-handedness on the subject of submission that gets in the way of what could have been a delightful story of unfolding marital love. (July)
MarieMDAge: 55-65Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5SoSoFebruary 6, 2013MarieMDAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3
This story was just OK for me - I don't know if I would read it again. All the God Parts were terrific, but I did not care for the story line of a young women letting a man rule her. I know it is possible, but that really bothers me!
I did enjoy the end with the bad guy.
ruthLincoln, CAAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5September 13, 2012ruthLincoln, CAAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
This one started out surprising and kept on surprising throughout the story. Hard to put down. Loved it!
Proud2ReadAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Sad, Happy and rewardingSeptember 12, 2012Proud2ReadAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
The first few pages of Montana Rose was so sad and I thought what is this book going to be about ?
I loved the book. Mary Connealy did a wonderful job of sending the characters into your heart. I smiled and few times giggled at some of the things Cassie put Red through. Red was a strong male that lived by the Golden Rule. Cassie was very innocence of normal everyday things.
I'm sure in the future I will read more by Mary Connealy and will look forward to the other 2 books of the Montana Marriages.
jkleineBlue Earth, MnAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5July 26, 2012jkleineBlue Earth, MnAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
Some of the best books I have ever read.
Everone should buy these.
L. Miller4 Stars Out Of 5Light-Hearted and Filled with HopeJune 10, 2012L. Miller
Red reluctantly marries Cassie immediately following the burial of her husband. Only days into the marriage, Red realizes that everything he assumed about Cassie is wrong. His compassion for her wins out and he vows to make this marriage of convenience a real marriage that works for both of them. Cassie only wants to stay out of trouble and make Red happy. Will they be able to overcome all that stands between them and find love?
What a wonderful introduction to Mary Connealy! Montana Rose is hilarious at times and suspenseful and romantic at other times. The escapades that Red and Cassie go through while Cassie is learning to take care of the animals are reminiscent of the Amelia Bedelia books I read as a child and had me rolling. It was interesting to get both perspectives on the same events and see just how different their thinking was. Connealy also provided a realistic picture of ranch life in the late 1800s. I never thought about what it would be like to have a baby in those times! I enjoyed this light-hearted, hope-filled story and am interested to read the rest of the series. [4 stars]
I received a free copy of this book from Barbour Publishing via Net Galley in exchange for my fair and honest review.
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