Friday, October 08, 2010

Review: Wrangler in Petticoats by Mary Connealy

Wrangler in Petticoats, the second book in the Sophie's Daughters series, is non stop action and romance- the book equivalent to a summer popcorn movie. Revisiting these characters was as easy as watching my favorite actors on the big screen. And I had a grin on my face the whole time!

The feisty McClellan girls are back (as are their friends Luther and Buff). This installment focuses on Sally, a rough-ridin', chaps-wearin' wrangler with a secret girlie streak. Sally miraculously survives a dry gulch ambush and Logan is the tender heart who finds her and takes her home to recover.

But like Doctor in Petticoats, this is Mandy's story too. I really like what Mary Connealy is doing with Mandy's storyline. Since she's stretched it over three books, I have a feeling Sharpshooter in Petticoats (the third in this series) will have a greater emotional payoff. The restrained passion that Mandy shows in the subplot is some of the most romantic writing in the book and I can't wait to read her happily ever after. January can't get here soon enough.

Want more info? Here's the back cover blurb:
Ride into the Rockies where love peaks between a tough Texas tomboy and a passionate artist. On her way to Montana, Sally McClellan’s party is attacked and robbed. But then artist Logan McKenzie saves the badly wounded cowgirl who has been left for dead. Can this landscape painter tame the tomboy without breaking her spirit? Sally doesn’t know much about ribbons and lace, but Logan’s presence makes her want to connect with her feminine side. Will this fractured female discover a way to capture the artist’s love—or find herself captured and killed by outlaws?
My Rating:

(Thanks to Netgalley for providing a review copy.)

Did you miss Mary Connealy's stalking visit to Edgy Inspirational Romance? Read about it here.


  1. Great review! I CAN'T WAIT TO READ THIS!

    XOXO~ Renee

  2. This series sounds like a lot of fun.

    And I have to say Joy, I think you are in for a treat if you read Courting Morrow Little. Especially since you love Julie Lessman's books.

  3. @Renee and Juju- yeah, you can't go wrong with a Mary Connealy novel.

    @Julia- I love discovering "new to me" authors. I'm putting her books on my wish list.

  4. YES JOY! Laura's books are AWESOME! You will love them if you love romance. ;-)

    XOXO~ Renee

  5. I loved this book too! You're can't go wrong with a Connealy book! I love the way the first chapters of her books are so funny and keeps you on the edge of your seat. I can't wait for the conclusion of Mandy's story and Tom Wescott. Mary sent me an email once that said we were all going to be very happy with the way everything ends so I really can't wait now!

  6. I really think I am the only one on the planet - but I really didn't care for "Courting Morrow Little." Everyone says it is so amazing but I thought the female character was whiny, crying all the time and not very strong. I like the strong women in Mary's books like Belle Tanner. I haven't read anything else by Mrs. Frantz but this was just okay with me. I had really expected more than I got that's for sure. Anyway, can't wait to see what you think about it...


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