Item description for Gingham Mountain (LASSOED IN TEXAS) by Mary Connealy...
Overview "When Hannah Cartwright meets Grant, a disreputable-looking cowboy, she's determined to keep him from exploiting two more orphans. When she gets the job as schoolmarm, she resolves to keep Grant's adopted children in school to minimize their time spent in hard labor on his ranch. Will she succeed in her plans or lose her heart--and the children--to a man she despises? Grant already has a Texas ranch full of orphans he's rescued, but still he's determined to take on the two brought in by the orphan train.Can he wrangle his growing brood while resisting his attraction to the meddlesome Hannah and keeping clear of Prudence, a designing dressmaker? When a couple of con artists discover oil on Grant's land, they'll go to any length to steal his ranch, including forcing him into marriage. Will their plans succeed before the secret of oil spills out?"--p.  of cover.
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. When Hannah Cartwright meets Grant, she's determined to keep him from committing her orphans to hard labor on his ranch. How far will she go to ensure their welfare? 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 of love and marriage?
All aboard! Next stop - Texas, where love derails the best-laid plans of a reluctant rancher, a meddlesome schoolmarm, and two children on an orphan train.
4 AND 1/2 STARS! The next installment in Connealy''s Lassoed in Texas series is a delight. It''s filled with joy, love, tenderness, a lot of laughter and characters who grow in their faith. Readers will be happily reunited with some of the characters from Petticoat Ranch, the first book in the series.
Hannah Cartwright is determined to keep Grant from committing two orphans to hard labor on his ranch. How far will she go to ensure their welfare? Grant is inexplicably drawn to Hannah. Will he win her love or be caught in the clutches of a scheming seamstress?
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Studio: Barbour Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.25" Height: 0.75" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2009
Publisher Barbour Books
Series Lassoed In Texas
ISBN 1602601410 ISBN13 9781602601413 UPC 081983324192
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.
Mary Connealy has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Gingham Mountain (LASSOED IN TEXAS)?
Gingham Mountain May 28, 2010
Finally I am finding books of interest to me. I love historical westerns and have always found it hard to find. I love these because they do not have all the descriptive sex in them as most of the modern ones do. I would rather use my imagination and skip pages in other books. I love these have a Christian belief about them there for would not mind my young grandchildren reading them.
I will continue buying any of this type I can find.
Gingham Moutain Sep 10, 2009
In a Nutshell: A family-focused book that takes place in 1870 Texas. Grant is a cowboy who owns the Rocking C ranch, and also happens to have a rather large family of adopted orphans! Hannah has newly come to town, and accepts the position of school teacher, believing that she needs to save the children from child labor on Grant's ranch. The author has written a wonderful story full of inspiration, family, romance, and just a little bit of mystery! This is a great western romance packed full of the best parts of being a family.
Gingham Mountain Sep 9, 2009
This book is so good, it is about street children that is placed on the orphan train and carried out west to try to find homes for them. In this series when they get to Sour Springs, Texas that is the end of the line and all that is left will be returned to the large city they came from. Grant was an orphan and he lives in Sour Springs and can never turn away a child that is left. He is in his twenties and has children that is as old as he, and they all call him Pa. He even has grandchildren. This train arrived and there were 2 children left, one was a little girl that limped and the other was a boy that had an attuited. But Grant could not let them go back so her takes them also. But on the same train is a young woman Hannah was also on the train and she was really Libby's sister that was trying to get away from a bad parent that had adopted her and her sisters. Also the name of the town was named so because of a very bad smelling spring and it was black and oily. What no on knew was that the spring was really oil and a man and his wife was putting it into barrels and selling it. Prudence "the wife" was trying to get Grant to marry her "even though she was already married" so she could kill him off and get the land with the oil. (Made me think of the old TV show "The Bevely HillBillies") This book is funny, it is sad and if you start to read it you can not put it down. I loved it and thanks so much to Mary Connealy for writting it for us to enjoy.
He Loved His Children Aug 27, 2009
Grant, a single man, who had been an orphan himself, couldn't resist taking in needy children when the orphan train rolled in each year. Even though, he lived in run-down, crowded conditions, he knew that some of the children would not find a home unless they found it with him. He had taken in as many as twenty-five, over the years. Many of them had grown up, moved away, and married. But one thing was for sure, his children all loved him.
Enter, pretty and feisty Hannah Cartwright, who had just recently come into town with a chip on her shoulder. She had been a badly abused child when she was younger and didn't trust men at all. Determined to "save" Grant's orphans from what she thinks is abuse, Hannah fights Grant, "tooth and nail" until she finally understands the good man he really is.
This lovely book has romance, suspense, and humor all woven together to make another great novel by the Christian author, Mary Connealy.
Third in the Series Jul 18, 2009
Well, after struggling through this series ... I actually felt this was the better of the three. I can't say I was delighted and I am not sure if it truly rated a 4 star but after the other 2 books it definitely was much better in my opinion ... UNFORTUNATELY, it ended in frustration by the author inserting Grace and Daniel from the previous book in spots throughout this book, and much more toward the ending of this book. For some reason I could never get attatched to either one of them. Normally, I love having previous characters inserted throughout the series, but in this case that was not so it frustrated me. Their children were out of control, even the adults YELLED every word that came out of their mouths ... how could one ever feel in touch with that????? I realize that many felt this was comedy, however, out of control people I do not feel is comedy ... they need discipline ... and I AM a grandmother of 6 grandchildren that have no trouble teasing their grandmother ... which I would not have any other way, but there is still respect in the teasing. Anyway, back to this book ... now Hannah and Grant were two that I COULD get much more attached to. They BOTH WANTED to do the right thing ... Grant ONLY wanted to help all the orphaned children that he could and do right for them .... and he DID ... what a wonderful soul that man had ... then there was Hannah ... she had a LOT of baggage to get through and had some difficulty in accepting that Grant a young man of approximately 26 could be as good as he was and was not just putting up a show and was a horrible man behind the scenes. But Hannah, also felt this way as she ONLY wanted the best for the children ... she also, was a wonderful young woman .... yes, there were places I got frustrated throughout the book, I had trouble feeling that Prudence and Horace were real people ... but after reading the other books ... these I felt were the authors errors, in my opinion ... and are why I had trouble reading her books. I READ a TON of christian authors ... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THEM ... but for some reason this authors writing style IS NOT MINE ... but THANKFULLY IS many others! I am so glad that others enjoyed this series, even though I did not ... however, she is NOT an author I will be reading again ... I for some reason I have a real difficult time connecting with her characters,although I could connect much, much more with Grant and Hannah and all of the children of this town, they were very special people in my estimation, but due to the some of the other people in this book I still struggled, and this is something I seldom have trouble with.