Here's a description of the book from Barbour Publishing: "Ride into the Rockies where love peaks between a tough Texas tomboy and a passionate artist. On her way to Montana, Sally McClellan’s party is attacked and robbed. But then artist Logan McKenzie saves the badly wounded cowgirl who has been left for dead. Can this landscape painter tame the tomboy without breaking her spirit? Sally doesn’t know much about ribbons and lace, but Logan’s presence makes her want to connect with her feminine side. Will this fractured female discover a way to capture the artist’s love—or find herself captured and killed by outlaws?"
My Rating: Spring/Summer
Mary Connealy paints a vivid picture in Wrangler in Petticoats that the reader can't take their eyes off of--all through the night! I was drawn to the story like Sally was drawn to Logan's paintings (although I was far less reluctant than Sally, might I add). Connealy knows how to write action and romance in a way that makes the reader laugh, sigh, and continue turning pages almost as fast as Sally can draw her gun!
I was drawn to Logan as soon as his character was introduced. It was interesting to both love Logan for his passion for art, and also become frustrated with his consuming need for it. I loved how Connealy brought in a discussion of art--in a real, down-to-earth, but also thought-provoking way. The connections to some of the topics I've been learning about in Literary Criticism class were great, and they added another dimension of depth to the story that appealed to me. I also loved the discussion of uniqueness and God's gifts throughout the story!
Overall, with the beautiful and mysterious descriptions of the Rockies and Yosemite, the romance that threw a lasso around me and drew me in inescapably, and the multiple, intertwining plots filled with adventure and suspense, I highly recommend this book!
*With thanks to the author for my copy of this book! I was not obligated to write a review.*
Note: I didn't read the first book in this series, but I was still able to enjoy this book on its own.