Monday, August 3, 2009

Calico Canyon

by Mary Connealy

#9 Teacher Governess Title

Rated 4 stars

Back Cover:

Let yourself be swept away by this fast-paced romance, featuring Grace Calhoun, an instructor of reading, writing, and arithmetic, who, in an attempt to escape the clutches of a relentless pursuer, runs smack dab into even more trouble with the 6R's -- widower Daniel Reeves, along with his five rowdy sons. When a marriage is forced upon this hapless pair -- two people who couldn't dislike each other more -- an avalanche isn't the only potential danger lurking amid the shadows of Calico Canyon. Will they make it out alive? Or end up killing each other in the process?

My Thoughts:

The back cover doesn't give you a real glimpse of the story within. It's too generic. Inside this book was some real chuckles, some aww moments and a progression.

When we first met Grace Calhoun she was the snobby schoolmarm introduced in Petticoat Ranch. Noone really likes her, but here we get a glimpse at the woman beneath. She is full of life and courage and even a sense of humor. She also has the physical and emotional scars of someone who has suffered.

Daniel Reeves is the loner widower of 5 boys. 10 year old twins and 5 year old triplets. He seems to be content with the hovel he lives in, and letting his boys run wild as long as they work hard. However, we see a man who is doing the best with what he has. We also see a man, who tries to do right. He is still suffering the from guilt at the death of his wife.

I laughed out loud and was so torn for these two suffering people. I loved seeing them slowly come together. I started the book this afternoon and I couldn't put it down.

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