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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Pioneer Women: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond - Mini Book Review

The Pioneer Women: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels
by Ree Drummond
ISBN: 978-0-061-99716-7
Buy From Indigo

Description: "That's when I saw him—the cowboy—across the smoky room." I'll never forget that night. It was like a romance novel, an old Broadway musical, and a John Wayne western rolled into one. Out for a quick drink with friends, I wasn't looking to meet anyone, let alone a tall, rugged cowboy who lived on a cattle ranch miles away from my cultured, corporate hometown. But before I knew it, I'd been struck with a lightning bolt . . . and I was completely powerless to stop it. Read along as I recount the rip-roaring details of my unlikely romance with a chaps-wearing cowboy, from the early days of our courtship (complete with cows, horses, prairie fire, and passion) all the way through the first year of our marriage, which would be filled with more challenge and strife—and manure—than I ever could have expected. This isn't just my love story; it's a universal tale of passion, romance, and all-encompassing love that sweeps us off our feet. It's the story of a cowboy. And Wranglers. And chaps. And the girl who fell in love with them.

Mini Book Review: A truly sweet and adorable quirky love story. If you are a fan of her blog, you will enjoy this book as it is a summary of how she met, married and had kids with the Marlboro Man.  You would have to be a horrible jaded cynic not to enjoy this honest, classy, yet rip roaring funny tale of how a city girl ends up on a ranch in the middle of nowhere with a cowboy. I really enjoyed her self deprecating way of telling the story -- being honest about the ups and downs without giving up too  much personal information.  As for the flaws  - she obviously isn't a writer as some of the writing style  -- well -- its sort of like the way I write and we all know that isn't a compliment LOL!  That being said she is charming so you have to let her lack of ability go. Also way too much repetition about Marlboro Mans strong arms, etc -- yes we get it he`s an old fashioned cowboy and you are a city girl.  Just a simple sweet story to pass a couple of hours, if you are in a foul mood this will put a smile on your face.

3.5 Dewey`s

Natasha lent this to me

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