Friday, August 6, 2010

Book Blog Swap! Check It Out!

I have a rare treat for you today! One of my new blogger friends, Joy, is featuring a Book Blog Swap and I get to be her first "swapper"! I am so excited about this opportunity, first of all because this is a book that I've been salivating over and hope to read sometime before the year is out. Second, I think it's fun to see what others have to say about things. I do hope you'll go and visit Joy today as she will be featuring one of my reviews. I know that she is still looking for some swappers so if you're interested, drop on by and sign up! :)  

Now, let's turn this over to Joy! :)

I dare you to read the first two chapters of Doctor in Petticoats without chuckling, but if you're like me, you'll laugh out loud. Mary Connealy is known for writing romantic comedies set in the Old West, and Doctor in Petticoats might be her funniest yet.

This novel follows the lives of Beth and Mandy McClellan, who we first met as children in the novel Petticoat Junction. Beth and Mandy have grown up and married, and their parents are less than enthusiastic about either of their husbands. The men have something else in common besides not winning Sophie and Clay's approval.

During the course of the novel, each of them commits what amounts to a cardinal sin in the Old West...they cry. But that's where the similarities end. The author deftly turns one of these tortured souls into a beta hero, and the other into a slime ball.

Connealy plays to her strengths in this novel. Humor is her strong point followed closely by her action and adventure scenes. The romance is light and sweet and the story is definitely entertaining. Since this is the beginning of a new series, we are left with one unresolved storyline, but that did not diminish my enjoyment of the book. Actually, I highly recommend it. If you've never read a Connealy novel, this would be the perfect place to begin.

Want more information? Here's the back cover blurb:

Doctor Alex Buchanan is a wanted man- a deserter from the army stalked by a bounty hunter- but he'd rather be dead than inflict any more pain on his patients. Beth McClellan is idealistic, believing the nursing training she received will be enough to help her serve as doctor to her home town in West Texas. When Alex and Beth meet in a stagecoach accident, they find that they work well together. But are his demons and her dreams too deeply rooted for either of them to pay the price required for a future together?

 Joy blogs over at Edgy Inspirational Romance (grab her button on my sidebar!)

Joy Tamsin David is a wife, mother, and Jesus lover.  She is also a pre-published writer and a slightly obsessed book blogger.  When she's not hanging out with her husband and sons, she reads and writes romance. It gives her a daily dose of girl in a house full of men.  You can get girlie with her at her blog, Edgy Inspirational Romance.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks Jules for hosting me! It's fun to be over here! :)