Monday, December 28, 2009

The Husband Tree *Montana Marriages, #2

The Husband Tree (Montana Marriages, #2) The Husband Tree by Mary Connealy

Hit the trail into the Old West, where a tough lady rancher and a seemingly aimless wrangler attempt to avoid the matrimonial noose. When Belle Tanner hires Silas Harden to help her get her cattle to market, the last thing she’s looking for is romance. So why does she turn into jelly whenever he’s near? Silas wants nothing to do with women, but he can’t seem to resist the pull of love when it comes to Belle. Can they make it through this cattle drive without getting hitched? Or will they steer straight into a commitment neither one counted on?

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It is quite a fact that I have yet to come across a book by Mary Connealy that I did not like. I loved the Lassoed in Texas series and I am enamored with the Montana Marriages series. It is baffling to me how each and every story can grip you further. The catty whit is so amusing and the characters are lovely. The issues dealing with real world problems are incredibly woven in a western historical standpoint and cause a reader to truly think. The growing love between protagonists is breathe taking and palpable.

Belle Tanner is not your average western woman, but a woman not to be challenged. She has had her fill of husbands, as is shown by the occupied dirt surrounding three sides of the Husband Tree. The last thing that she wants is another husband nor a romance that leads that general direction. Silas is man with two near misses when it comes to marriage and not looking for another chance. When time has run out and a cattle drive has to be made by Belle and her four daughters, the drifter Silas is her only hope. What God brings together, let no man put apart.

As a mother of a new baby reading and watching Belle's days with her girls especially her infant is amazing. I cannot imagine nursing while riding on horseback, much less changing a diaper in mid gallop without missing a beat. I am thrilled and enchanted to the bone by the tale devised by Mary's imagination and I cannot wait for the third installment in the series The Wildflower Bride. In this book you get a taste for what might be in for Wade Sawyer and Abby Lind. *sigh* Anticipation.

*Thanks to Angie Brillhart of Barbour Books for providing a copy for review.*

View all my reviews

Review of Cowboy Christmas (a stand alone)
Review of Montana Rose *Montana Marriages, #1
Review of Petticoat Ranch *Lassoed in Texas, #1
Review of Calico Canyon *Lassoed in Texas, #2
Review of Gingham Mountain *Lassoed in Texas, #3

Montana Rose (Montana Marriages Series #1)The Husband Tree (Montana Marriages, Book 2)Wildflower Bride (Montana Marriages)
Petticoat Ranch (Lassoed in Texas, Book 1)Calico Canyon: Lassoed in Texas, Book 2 (Truly Yours Romance Club #24)Gingham Mountain (Lassoed in Texas, Book 3)
Cowboy ChristmasAlaska Brides: Golden Dawn/Golden Days/Golden Twilight (Heartsong Novella Collection)Nosy in Nebraska: Of Mice...and Murder/Pride and Pestilence/The Miceman Cometh (Maxie Mouse Mystery Series Omnibus) (America Loves a Mystery: Nebraska)

7 comments and creative thoughts:

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Ohhh girl I'm with you on this author! I have yet to read a book by Mary that I haven't thoroughly enjoyed. I haven't got this book yet but hope to soon and I'm glad to know that it is worth reading!

XOXO~ Renee

CherryBlossomMJ said...

It is most definitely worth reading and really wets the appetite for the next one.

Mary Connealy said...

Thanks so much. Just having that precious baby was enough to keep me happy, and now you add this! :)

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

This is one of my Top 5 books that I can't wait to get my hands on for 2010! Montana Rose is my absolute fave of Mary's books.

Thanks for sharing, MJ! :)

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Oh Mary, little baby girls are such delights aren't they?

- Lori - I could not agree more!!!

collettakay said...

I just finished reading Montana Rose and can't wait to read The Husband Tree. I have it in my Amazon cart right now. I just might have to go click on the Checkout button!

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Do it!

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