These very well may be my favorite fiction books of 2011. They are certainly my faves so far this year! I devoured them. Housework... cooking... sewing... talking... even the computer took a back seat to these. I just loved them!
First they are set in the old west... a setting I love... the heroines are strong (even when they don't think they are) and quirky ... love that!... and there are cowboys involved... I love that too! LOL! The titles are great too... as is the cover art. I try my best not to judge a book by its cover, but these covers grabbed my eye! I couldn't resist them!
Book 1: Petticoat Ranch
Clay McClellan is searching for his long lost brother. Imagine his surprise when he finds Cliff is dead and has left a widow and four angelic girls. Christian duty rises up in Clay and he insists that Sophie marry him, after all she and the girls need protection. Or do they?
In the midst of adventure and intrigue as Cliff's killer returns for "what is his", the reader finds much laughter and love. Sophie is not ordinary female and she is not planning on changing her ways.
Can these mismatched newlyweds find common ground and build a family in the face of danger and hardship on the Texas Frontier?
Book 2: Calico Canyon
Daniel and Grace detest each other and their situation. Grace knows nothing of housework and cooking... and Daniel knows nothing of a soft feminine woman. Add to the mix a figure from Grace's past determined to hunt her down and extract his revenge and you have a wild ride!
Will these 2 as different as night and day make a life together in Calico Canyon or will their differences lead to destruction?
Book 3: Gingham Mountain
In need of a job, Hannah is hired as the schoolmarm in Sour Springs and determines to keep a close eye on Grant and his brood.
As she comes to know Grant and all his children, Hannah finds her first impression may have been wrong. But what of Prudence? Does Grant return her affections? Would she be a suitable mother to a house full of orphans?
Hannah's heart is leery and yet she is drawn to Grant and his family. Hopefully it isn't too late for them.
Read the books in order.. the connect and flow better that way. So good! If you are a romance lover and especially historic romance, you need to read this series!