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Petticoat Ranch (Lassoed in Texas, Bk 1)
Petticoat Ranch - Lassoed in Texas, Bk 1
Author: Mary Connealy
Sophie Edwards is doing just fine, until a strange-yet oddly familiar-man rides into her life, insisting on rescuing her and her four daughters. Can she find a way to love a headstrong mountain man? When Clay McClellan discovers his brother has been murdered, he's bent on finding the killers and seeing them properly hung. But first his Christian...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781597896474
ISBN-10: 1597896470
Publication Date: 2/1/2007
Pages: 320
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 94 ratings
Publisher: Barbour Books
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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Rawben avatar reviewed Petticoat Ranch (Lassoed in Texas, Bk 1) on + 52 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
One of the best books I read from Barbour publishing....the title is perfect for the book! Outlaws and In-laws face off on the Texas Frontier. One of my most favorite books...Enjoy!!!
lisabee21006 avatar reviewed Petticoat Ranch (Lassoed in Texas, Bk 1) on + 23 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I really liked this book! It was fun and kept moving along. I was always curious to see what the characters were going to do next! I've already read the next book in the series and am waiting for future ones as well!
KaysCMAlbums avatar reviewed Petticoat Ranch (Lassoed in Texas, Bk 1) on + 97 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Very funny! Lots of bright spots thoughtout the book that demonstrate how VERY different men and women think and feel! Fun, fun read.
reviewed Petticoat Ranch (Lassoed in Texas, Bk 1) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Good book, easy read. Sophie is a great character- a strong, smart woman- who has raised four girls on her own. I just wish that her strength had not been marginalized by the repeated message to "obey." While wives are supposed to obey their husbands, there is nothing wrong with husbands and wives having mutual respect for one another and working together. Sophie and Clay working together would have made this story, and their marriage, even stronger.
cherryblossommj avatar reviewed Petticoat Ranch (Lassoed in Texas, Bk 1) on + 157 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Historical fiction is my favorite Christian fiction genre I believe. It is how I got started reading Christian fiction, one problem with it, is that some how I seem to have started with the best and often have a hard time finding anything that really meets the par. Things are great and enjoyable, but not quite as exciting as those first Liz Curtis Higgs or Tracie Peterson and even Francine Rivers' Redeeming Love. Well, boy is that not the case with Mary Connealy! Welcome to my favorites' shelf! (Literally I do have a favorites' shelf, if my mom didn't have half my books from it, I'd post a picture). (Ugh, it was a library book... I'll have to get a copy to put on my favorites' shelf....)

Petticoat Ranch is everything that a good historical fiction should be, and I'm glad to have read it. I'm a southern gal through and through, and I'd like to think myself a Southern Belle. I'm really invested in my genealogy, and I have my family tracked for years to the late sixteen century in the Carolinas, and Virginia, and then later Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Texas. I guess one way to put it, is to say that I'm completely biased. I love the bumper sticker that says "North 1 South 0 Half Time". Not that I'm saying "yay to slavery", but I know the stories, and have read journals of my own family members and have seen how cruel some of the North was against them. Not saying the South were angels, but I'm partial to my rebels, as they are my own blood. With that said... It's often hard for me to ever feel much for a story with Norther ties and empathy.

Not at all the case with this book. I so feel for the characters, they are completely real to me, and I'm fully on their side! This book was incredible. I cannot count the times that I giggled, or rolled my eyes. I have no recollection of how many times I scoffed or said, "MEN!". I am quite unsure of how many times I snickered and had a little evil laugh, feeling I'm sure the emotions of Sophie and her girls. In all cases, it was plenty, and I definitely was smiling through out this novel. That is, when I wasn't scowling and wanting revenge for my own self. The sermons were perfect and powerful, and so true to how God works. The reactions of the characters was real, and the men were not overly flowery, but were such "men". (A problem often found with women authors, but not so with this book in my opinion. With that said, usually male authors have problems with their female characters in my mind too.)

Sophie is such a strong woman, struggling to keep it all together, and I just love her personality. The girls are fabulous, and I really giggle and evil giggle with Beth loving what she's up to. I really cannot praise this story enough, now that I think about it. So many different personalities are captured within the different characters, and the main two commandments of Love from Jesus Christ reverberate through the pages. Even the most stubborn of a person can see a little insight into themselves through these pages.
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reviewed Petticoat Ranch (Lassoed in Texas, Bk 1) on
really enjoyed this book it was an easy read. For those days when you want to relax.
reviewed Petticoat Ranch (Lassoed in Texas, Bk 1) on
I love reading this book! I swapped for it because I kept getting it from the library and decided it just made sense to keep it on my shelf so I can read it whenever I want! Very fun and memorable characters. :)
sugarandgrits avatar reviewed Petticoat Ranch (Lassoed in Texas, Bk 1) on + 79 more book reviews
This is my absolute fave book in this series! The other 2 were just "okay" IMHO.


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