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.
I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for a review. I have enjoyed everything I've read by Mary Connealy. This book is no exception! It is a definite must read for anybody who loves Inspirational romance, the West, and humorous situations.
God can fill that emptiness. This is the message in Mary Connealy's book Montana Rose. Griff had taken everything out of Cass. All that was left was a shell of a person when he died and Red Dawson marries her. She doesn't even know who she is. Griff had been so controlling and beat her to get the perfect wife. Red is patient, loving, and kind toward Cass trying to teach her what she needs to know. Griff had called her stupid; Red says she just hadn't been trained. She had no faith in God and no courage. Red is also the town minister and teaches Cass about God.
Wade Sawyer is mad because he wanted to be the one to marry Cass. She threatens to kidnap her and give her everything she wants. He doesn't understand everything Cass wants is right there with Red. Wade doesn't see that he is empty and needs to be filled with God's love. He comes to take Cass away and she says whom shall I fear? She and Red invite him into their home and tell him about God's love.
Belle and Anthony are married. She has been married many times to no-account husbands. Once this one dies, she is going to move on. She doesn't understand why she keeps attracting the same type of men. Why can't she find one like Red? I was drawn into her story. Her situation seems hopeless, but with God all things are possible.
Will Wade listen and be filled with God's love? Is Cass ready to forget about Griff and live her life with Red? How will Belle deal with her lazy husband? God can take any situation and turn it to His good. Enjoy this book and read the other books in the series!
Cassie Griffin is not noticed by the three other people as they talk badly of her late husband and her. Red Dawson is digging the hole they will be putting Griff into and Seth and Muriel, who have taken her in and helped her since his death yesterday. When the couple leaves Cassie comes forward and attacks Red. He can't be digging a hole for Griff, Griff can't be dead. He is though. Griff was her guardian at twelve and married her at fifteen. He beat all her childness out of her and told her how to be a proper person.
Red Dawson was a believer but he had one big sin, he often thought of another mans wife and now that man was dead. Cassie was an unbeliever though so Red could never make her his own.
After the funeral at least twenty men started grabbing for Cassie. She did not understand what was happening to her. Then the Sawyers rode up and demanded she marry Mort. Wade, the son, had pulled her unto his horse but then his father grabbed her and demanded the pastor marry them right now. When he refused the man was harsh to the pastor, what would he be as a husband. And then Red came and asked if she would marry him. She was considering death as a first choice and Red seemed a good second choice as any.
Cassie did all she could to be obedient. She had been ruled by Griff although she did not realize he was wrong in his ways. She was pregnant and knew nothing about it. The town people thought her a snob as she was not allowed to speak to them and Griff had squandered all her wealth but kept her well dressed. The town thought she was to blame for all that as well.
Wade was obsessed with Cassie. His father was cruel to him and he seen Griff being cruel to her. A side story is Belle, a woman Cassie admires after meeting because she speaks her mind and talks directly to people, even men. Belle is on her third husband even though she hates men.
This is a wonderful story with some humor along with danger and love.