by Mary Connealy
#9 Teacher Governess Title
Rated 4 stars
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?
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.