Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The Husband Tree by Mary Connealy - Giveaway
Mary Connealy's latest western romance is her best one yet. It's funny, touching, memorable, and the characters are really vivid. And if you leave a comment, you will get your name in the hat for the drawing to win a copy, courtesy of the author herself.
Belle Tanner has just buried her third no-account husband. She's used to doing all the work on her ranch by herself--well, with the help of her daughters, who work as hard as any man, and much harder than her husbands ever did. She's sworn off husbands and is determined to turn away all suitors. She just doesn't know how to pick a good man. Her husbands were all lazy, one a drinker, one a philanderer, and the only good thing they ever gave her was her daughters. But she's not about to make another mistake.
When she is forced to thin her herd of longhorns and take a thousand head of them over treacherous mountain trails, she goes into town to round up a few men to help her. She hates to ask the help of any man, but she has no choice. She didn't count on falling in love. She promised her girls she wouldn't!
Silas Harden has sworn off women. They are nothing but trouble. But he ends up working harder than he's ever worked in his life, trying to keep Belle Tanner and her four girls safe on the most dangerous cattle drive he's ever had the misfortune to get mixed up in. He didn't count on falling in love with all five of them.
This is a wonderful romance. If you're like me and the marriage self-help book, Love and Respect, just frustrated and confused you more, then this book might help clear it up for you. Honestly. A light bulb came on when I was getting near the end of this book. I actually felt like I understood men a little bit better. I'd be curious if anyone else gets that feeling when they read this book.
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