Item description for Montana Rose (Montana Marriages V1) by Mary Connealy...
Overview Cassie Griffin, a seemingly spoiled pregnant woman, sees marrying handyman Red Dawson as the only alternative to marrying a brutal rancher, but Wade Sawyer, obsessed with saving Cassie from a marriage of convenience, will try to make her his own.
Fire up your love of romance with Montana Rose, where Cassie Griffin, a seemingly spoiled pregnant woman, is widowed one day and wedded the next. Marrying handyman Red Dawson seems the only alternative to Cassie's being hitched to a brutal rancher. But can this “china doll” bear exchanging smooth silk for coarse calico? Red was reluctant to be yoked to an unbeliever, but sometimes a man has no choice. Will Red change Cassie's heart by changing her name? Wade Sawyer is obsessed with saving Cassie from a marriage of convenience. How far will he go make her his own?
Ride into this rocky, riveting romance, where a fragile and beautiful widow finds herself hitched to the wagon of a sod-busting stranger.
Women who like marriage-of-convenience stories will read this book to see if the love of God and one determined man can change a woman''s heart.
When surrounded by a mob of ill-bred, foul-smelling, women-hungry men, the newly widowed and seemingly spoiled Cassie “China Doll” Griffin has no choice but to marry Red Dawson. Will she find happiness, exchanging her silks for calico, or will the rough-and-ruddy rancher break her porcelain heart?
From Publishers Weekly Christian novelist Connealy (Petticoat Ranch) writes to tickle the funny bone and tease heartstrings with the first in her newest series, Montana Marriages. In the Montana Territory of 1875, sweet and nave Cassie Griffin's abusive husband dies, leaving Cassie no choice but to choose a new husband the same day she buries her first. With women scarce and lawlessness abounding, Cassie reluctantly agrees to marry Red Dawson, also reluctant, who offers to marry her only to save her from an immoral scoundrel who's been stalking her for months. Immediately traveling to Red's ranch, Cassie realizes how little she knows about life, love and faith. In turn, Red quickly realizes how brutalized his new wife was by her first husband. Slowly, sometimes painstakingly so, Cassie learns to trust her instincts and begins to blossom. No doubt, Connealy's characters are cute. Yet there is a systematic heavy-handedness on the subject of submission that gets in the way of what could have been a delightful story of unfolding marital love. (July)Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
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Studio: Barbour Publishing, Inc
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2009
Publisher Barbour Books
Series Montana Marriages
Series Number 1
ISBN 1602601429 ISBN13 9781602601420
Availability 0 units.
More About Mary Connealy
Mary Connealy writes fun and lively "romantic comedy with cowboys" for the inspirational market. She is the author of the successful Lassoed in Texas, Montana Marriages, and Sophie's Daughters series, and her novel Calico Canyon was nominated for a Christy Award. She lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her husband, Ivan, and has four grown daughters.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Montana Rose (Montana Marriages V1)?
Montana Rose May 7, 2010
Cassie Griffin's husband, Griff died and suddenly as her husband is laid to rest, virtually every man in town shows up, demanding Cassie marry him--right away. Griff left Cassie heavily in debt, pregnant, and homeless, and every man in town wants a "turn" with the "China Doll."
"Red" Dawson has long admired the "China Doll" but figures he'll never marry her. After all, he's a minister, and can't marry an unbeliever. But still, he's the one that ends up married that day... Red is determined to treat Cassie well, but well, sometimes it is hard because the only thing Cassie is good at is cooking. She brings mayhem everywhere else on the ranch and is turning even Red's mildest horse into a nerves wreck.
When another local cowboy who was denied the "China Doll" begins stalking her, suddenly Red finds his life in danger, and Cassie living in fear. What will it take to be set free from this nightmare?
MONTANA ROSE is the first book in Ms. Connealy's Montana Marriages series, and it is loosely based on Ms. Janette Oke's Love Comes Softly series. MONTANA ROSE is filled with laugh out loud moments and mayhem, and with non-stop action. I literally couldn't put MONTANA ROSE down.
Cassie is a real sweetheart, totally different than the "China Doll" image that most of the town folk had of her, and her first husband was abusive, so she learned to read signals and try to be that kind of wife, so she wouldn't get knocked around. Red is a real sweet hero, but sometimes he became a bit difficult, so he did have some flaws. I enjoyed getting to know both of these characters and think this is the best book by this author I've read to date. Looking forward to the next book in this series.
A beautiful story with a lesson for all of us Apr 9, 2010
This is my first full book of this author's and I must say I LOVED it! It contains not only good Christian teaching without being preachy, but also a great storyline and humor. It caused me to think about some of my beliefs and actions and really left me feeling good when I finished it. I can't wait to start "The Husband Tree".
Love this series Mar 18, 2010
I really enjoyed this book and read 'The Husband Tree' which is #2 in this series right after. Such a good message and such an enjoyable read. It took me back in time and the author has a great sense of humor.
Montana Rose Mar 13, 2010
I've had the pleasure of "meeting" Mary Connealy online when she graciously offered to send out copies of her Lassoed in Texas series to military families. I became hooked. It's been a while since I've read a book that made me laugh out loud, and not just a chuckle, I'm talking a big belly laugh. And Mary doesn't pull any punches with her heroines. These gals are willing to stand up to the hero, with a gun if needs be.
Mary took a different approach this time around with her new heroine, Cassie Griffin. Around town, Cassie has become the "China Doll", a woman so standoffish, people despise her and her silk dresses. Yet what the town's people don't see is the abuse, the neglect, and the shame brought down on Cassie by her now deceased husband, a man no one respected because he thought himself above them all.
The hero, Red Dawson, sees another side to Cassie. And in attempt to save her from the cruelest man in town, Red proposes marriage. Upon taking her to his home, Red soon learns Cassie and his farm animals soon equal disaster. To save himself the trouble, he starts to rein in what she can and can't do. But with time, Red's eyes are opened to the real reason Cassie is prone to disaster. And he nearly loses her to a man obsessed with her by some misguided notion they are one and the same.
This book has all the earmarks of what makes a great Mary Connealy book, humor, a strong-willed woman, and a lesson learned from God.
Montana Rose Feb 24, 2010
This series is one of the best I have read in a long time. The author takes you back in time so that with humor and reality you can enjoy life as it was lived.