I love this book!
I just finished The Husband Tree by Mary Connealy. She is fast becoming one of my very favorite authors. Remember the reviews I wrote on her last book? If not, read it here.
The Husband Tree is book two in her Montana Marriages series.
She writes about Belle Tanner, who you meet in book one, Montana Rose. Belle has been through 3 husbands and has totally sworn off men. She has four daughters to raise and a ranch to run and so far has done it all without one bit of help from any man; especially her deadbeat late husbands.
When she discovers she has more cattle than she thought she had, she knows she needs to sell some to survive the winter. That means a cattle drive. And that means more help than just her daughters. She hires Silas Harden and that starts a journey she didn't plan to take.
Silas is more than she bargained for. He actually works! And he cares for her and her girls. The six of them start off on the drive and on the way pick up 3 more good men looking for a bit of work. In order to protect "his" girls, Silas pretends to be Belle's husband. But it turns out to be kind of nice.
Belle is starting to change her mind about another husband, and for once her girls agree. Does she want to make this pretend marriage a real one? Is Silas as really as good as he seems? What happens when they make it back to the ranch?
To find out you have to read this book. Really! The only sad thing is...it's not going to be released until Jan 1st, 2010. BUT WAIT - you can pre-order it through Christian Book Distributors online. Just go to my CBD search engine, type in Mary Connealy or The Husband Tree and you should be able to find it.
If I was rating this book on a star basis, with 5 being the top...I would give this book a 5 but definitely!
So put this book on your to-be-read list and go pre-order today! You'll be glad you did!
Until next time...