Mary Connealy: Gingham Mountain

If you have not discovered the Lassoed in Texas series by Mary Connealy yet then you have been missing out First off ets examine the titles in the series Petticoat Ranch Can a widow and 4 girls run a ranch With some mystery Calico Canyon Grace gets much than she bargained for when she is forced to marry Daniel Reeves and becomes a Grant was such a uniue type of man Instead of getting married and raising a family of his own he spends his time finding orphans to adopt and raise some of them being only a few years younger than himself He adopted his first child at the age of 17 Reallywho does that I Gum Girl 1 loved watching the interactions and the relationship that he had with his kidsHannah being an orphan herself is passing through this small Texas town on the way to find her sister Grace She ends up becoming the teacher there and is very stubborn and determined to succeed Iove the way she is able to turn the hearts and minds of some of the townspeople by her gentle ways and new ideas As for the romance part of it things were very gradual yet when they finally happened it was a Cambridge Horizons Level 3 Students Pack little too sudden I reallyiked the The Library of the Unwritten (Hells Library little snippets we got of Grace sife In Calico Canyon we meet Grace and see her romance but it was fun to see her happily ever after and how she s faringAll in all I did enjoy this Galina last installment of the Lassoed in Texas series but wish that there was aittle romance to support the endingContent a Dead Boy little mild violence some kissing CleanKatie s Clean Book Collection Gingham Mountain is the third and final book in the Lassoed in Texas series While it s not as good as the first two Petticoat Ranch Calico Canyon it s still a fun read This book deals aot with bullying and how to deal with a bully as well The message of the story is about the Mud and Stars love and compassion of the Lord Overall this was a satisfying conclusion to the Lassoed in Texas series and Iook forward to enjoying books by Mary Connealy Read my full review A truly enjoyable story about Hannah But I have to be honest and say that my favorite part of the book was at the end where Grace makes an appearance GINGHAM MOUNTAIN is the third book in the Lassoed in Texas series by Mary Connealy In GINGHAM MOUNTAIN we follow Hannah Cartwright an orphan herself who mothers Libby an orphan she has cared for and protected Stowing away on an orphan train she is shocked when she and Libby get to the end of the ine in Sour Springs Texas and finds out a bachelor rancher has adopted Libby When she finds out Grant is known for adopting orphans she is sure he is abusing this children and only using them for aborers on his ranch She decides to stay on in Sour Springs masuerading as the new school teacher in order to keep an eye on Libby and prove Grant is up to no goodGrant a man with no Eros Unbound (Great Loves, last name knows firsthand about theife of a discarded child Growing up most of his ife as an orphan he vows to help give a home to any child All aboard for a delightful suspense filled romance where a Texan is torn between his attraction to a meddlesome schoolmarm and the charms of a designing dressmaker.

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Ugh he did pay her back when he was reminding her of all the things she did wrong Now that was funnyPrudence Idiot She was so annoying She and Horace are so weird It almost seems ike she wanted Horace to hurt her And how she hated children And her act was so obvious And how she clawed at Grant And Mes recettes au baby-robot literally tried to kiss him in public SCARY And he disgusted her and didn t even know her name three fourths of the way into the novel Ha And to think she was trying to make him fall inove with herCharlie was so smart the sneaky La Stratgie du camlon little rascal I can t believe he went right under their noses and no one noticed a thing His conversation with Grant was really good I didn t know theittle guy knew so muchLibby is so adorable I Personality Selling love how she acts and talks And how she and Charlie stick together And how she first discovered Grant was ticklish Too cuteJoshua was really sweet He was strong and capable and trusting And very mature too And Sadie with her sass and generosity It was pretty clear theyiked each other I had that impression nearly as soon as they were introduced They Lissa ll be great togetherMarilyn was sweet and sassy and stubborn and dependable She and Wilbur seemed cute togetherBenny was so cute Iove his energy and exuberance and desire to make everyone feel welcome AdorableGrace was kind of weird in this book It was Black Mountain (Isaiah Coleridge like she was suddenly allergic to her new home She justonged to be away from it Did it have to do with her being pregnant Or was the fact that knowing her sister was somewhat nearby and she hadn t seen her what made her go crazy And Daniel wasn t as sweet And the boys they re growing up so fast Yet at the same time they were exactly the sameThe Brewsters were really annoying and mean and obnoxiousThis book really was good It just seemed stifled Some books are just plain fun to read Gingham Mountain is one of them It is the story of Hannah a young woman who survived childhood as an orphan and Grant an orphan who was adopted shortly before his adoptive parents died who now adopts orphans Hannah a newcomer to town is sure that Grant Napoleons Military Machine Operations Manual like the man who took her in is abusing the kids and using them as slaveabor However she She Wants It learns the truth about him and despite her best effort finds herself attracted to him Though he has vowed to God never to marry so as to be able to care for orphans he finds himself falling for her Throw in a subplot about a couple of con artists who are trying to get Grant to marry one of them a woman so that when Gingham Mountain is the 3rd book in a series but I read it without reading the other two first There were parts that hinted to the previous stories and a sub plot about a former character but it wasn t completely awful having no prior knowledge about them in fact reading the synopsis and reviews for the other 2 helped aotThere were so many parts in this book that made me Colorist's Special Effects 2: Step-by-step coloring guides. Improve your skills! laugh Mary Connealy s writing style is SO humorous I enjoyed this on. Grant is determined to provide a home for the two kids brought in by the orphan train Can he keep his ragtag family together while steering clear ofove and marria.

Hat he can He is unnerved by the constant interference by Hannah Cartwright the new school teacher Knowing she thinks of him as a taskmaster to his adopted children he tries to put her interference out of his mind But somehow he can t uite ignore the Becoming Hispanic-Serving Institutions lovely woman who is determined to prove him to be a fiend GINGHAM MOUNTAIN is a fun read muchike CALICO CANYON and PETTICOAT RANCH though I did think the portrayal of Grace Hannah s older sister did her no justice If you hadn t read CALICO RANCH previously you would ve thought by her actions in GINGHAM MOUNTAIN that Grace was a crazy woman who cared nothing for her husband and family The side story of the seamstress after Grant for his Writing in Public land was an interesting twist but somehow unnecessary Overall an easy read with colorful characters I desperately need to update my reviews on these I tell you what this series is not perfect not extremely sophisticated and maybe a bit anachronistic at times and maybe a tad plot hole y and maybe not perfectly consistent and a tad overblown at times BUT They are fun silly sweet uirky and downright enjoyable uick reads that will make you smileaugh sigh and augh again I ve read these books many times but after several years I think I enjoyed them even Just what I needed I ve actually been craving this exact kind of story Not uite as good as the first 2 books in the series Petticoat Ranch Calico Canyon but still very good Gingham Mountain Mary ConnealySPOILER ALERTI didn t care for this novel as much as the one before it It wasn t as romantic as I would ve iked which I ve begun to discover in Mary s earlier books Enough action but not so much romanceAnd that was another thing where did all the excitement go There wasn t much action in the book I felt my heart race at Joshua s accident and at the scene where Prudence faked their affair But there s usually action than that Grant was never really in physical danger and Hannah wasn t eitherThis book was actually pretty I can t believe I m saying this calm A calm Mary Connealy book That s Latino Mennonites like finding an upside down tornado in California I m used to it starting out with a fist flying brawl and ending with a muffledaugh and breathless kiss They fought all right but it wasn t very heated It did make me When Cricket Was Cricket laugh but not much They did kiss but it wasn t breathless ateast not for meIt was still good but Mary s definitely done betterGrant s great I Why the Amish Sing love how devoted he was to his children How he dedicated hisife and happiness to their care Talk about Life Along the Border love He was so sweet and kind and gentle and protective of his children His tenderove for Joshua was so painfully sweet I nearly started bawling along with him That was cute how being in Teaching with a Global Perspective love with Hannah drove him crazyHannah really irritated me at first I wish she could just see that not everyone wasike Perish yes I m spelling it ike that on purpose She was really annoying me as much as she was Grant tho. When Hannah Cartwright meets Grant she's determined to keep him from committing her orphans to hard abor on his ranch How far will she go to ensure their welfare.

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