Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Calico Canyon by Mary Connealy

Today I'm going to share with you a book that is unlike those I normally read and recommend, but is a super fun read anyway.

Calico Canyon features Grace Calhoun, an instructor of reading, writing, and arithmetic, who, in an attempt to escape the clutches of a relentless pursuer, runs smack dab into even more trouble with the 6R's - widower Daniel Reeves, along with his five rowdy sons. When a marriage is forced upon this hapless pair - two people who couldn't dislike each other more - an avalanche isn't the only potential danger lurking amid the shadows of Calico Canyon. Will they make it out alive? Or end up killing each other in the process?

Friends, this isn't your typical prairie romance, though, frankly (and I hate to mention this, but it is blatantly true) I love Janette Oke books and all that "prairie romance" implies. But Calico Canyon isn't that, as I've just said. There are humor and suspense and rapid fire word flinging. Overall it is a light, easy, and fun read with a bit of edge of your seat thrown in for good measure. You've got to love yourself a bit of thrown together in a forced marriage together with male hormones that love the women that drive them crazy and villain with a grudge, don'tcha?

1 comment:

Mary Connealy said...

Hi, Jamie. ?Thank you so much for the kind words about Calico Canyon. I'm glad you enjoyed it.