WRANGLER IN PETTICOATS
Tough Texan cowgirl, Sally McClellan, heads to Montana to visit her pregnant sister, Mandy. But when her traveling party is attacked, Sally is left for dead. Will the handsome rescuer who bound up her wounds give her the motivation to mend her manly ways?
Logan MacKenzie is a fine artist, but the beauty of the Rockies is not the only thing he is passionate about. He can't help but be attracted to Sally, a cowgirl who prefers riveted jeans over ribbons and lace. Is there any way he will be able to heal and tame this wild wrangler?
Danger prevails when outlaws return to permanently silence Sally, the only witness to their treacherous deeds. Will this fractured female survive long enough to capture the artist's love -- or find herself lost in a dreamscape rendered by her lonely heart?
JOHN WAYNE WOULD HAVE APPROVED OF SALLY MCCLELLAN. SHE'S A WOMAN AFTER ROOSTER COGBURN'S HEART -- A WILD WEST HEROINE WITH TRUE GRIT. WRANGLER IN PETTICOATS STARTS WITH A BANG...LITERALLY. ITS FAST PACED AND NAIL-BITING OPENING LEFT ME BREATHLESS AND MORE THEN A LITTLE MORTIFIED! DEFINITELY NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART! I COULDN'T BELIEVE THAT EVEN CONNEALY WOULD DO ALL THAT TO HER HEROINE IN THE FIRST CHAPTER! BUT SALLY ROSE TO THE OCCASION, AS ONLY A LEGENDARY WILD WEST WOMAN COULD AND SO BEGINS ANOTHER INCREDIBLE TALE FROM CONNEALY.
I LOVED SALLY -- THE CONTRAST IN HER PERSONALITY WAS INTRIGUING. HER NEED TO ASSERT AND BE STRONG; HER FEAR OF SHOWING ANY WEAKNESS ALL WAR WITH THE WOMANLY DESIRE TO BE CARED FOR, ADMIRED AND LOVED. SHE CAN'T SEEM TO MARRY THE TWO EXTREMES TOGETHER AND WATCHING AS SHE PUZZLES IT OUT ALL THROUGH WRANGLER IN PETTICOATS WAS A REAL REVELATION.
LOGAN IS ANOTHER OF CONNEALY'S UNLIKELY HEROES. IN MANY WAYS HE'S THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT WE'VE COME TO EXPECT FROM A WILD WEST HERO, BUT THAT DOESN'T MAKE HIM ANY LESS OF ONE. IN FACT I LOVED THE TWIST AND THE WHOLE ARTIST ANGLE MADE MY HEART SING. I HAVE A REAL ADMIRATION FOR ARTISTS -- ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO CHRONICLED THE SETTLING OF THE NORTH AMERICAN WEST IN PAINT AND CHARCOAL SO IT WAS A THRILL TO READ ABOUT ONE SUCH ARTIST.
THE ONLY THING I'M NOT PLEASED ABOUT IS WHAT CONNEALY DID TO POOR MANDY (SALLY'S SISTER). I'M GLAD THAT I ONLY HAVE TO WAIT A FEW MONTHS BEFORE SHARPERSHOOTER IN PETTICOATS COMES OUT...JUST LONG ENOUGH FOR ME TO GROW MY NAILS OUT TO BITING LENGTH!!!!!