As you may remember, one of the items on my Summer Bucket List was to read a romance novel. Well, I have now actually completed that one item. I read the nonfiction romance book by blogger Ree Drummond, Pioneer Woman Black Heels to Tractor Wheels . It was exactly what I was looking for. There were no heaving, pulsating or throbbing body parts in the novel, just a good clean old fashioned (set in modern times) love story.
Well bred vegetarian city girl Ree falls quickly head over heels for rough and tough meat eating real life cowboy, Marlboro Man. Just back from LA and soon heading for Chicago and law school, Ree puts her plans on hold to see if this man of her dreams is true to life. First she needs to make sure her LA ex understands that he really is out of the picture now. Then her faith in love is tested by the breaking apart of her parents marriage. Real, honest, and funny. My favorite is the high standards and morals by which these two lovebirds live their lives. REFRESHING!
Now let me tell you how I discovered this book. Ree Drummond is a blogger. Her site is called The Pioneer Woman and covers cooking, photography, homeschooling and "confessions" about life on the ranch. I only read the cooking sections before but now that I have read the book and feel like Ree and I should be best friends, even though she has no clue who I am and might find my lurking a little creepy, I am completely obsessed with her entire site!
I have had her cookbook Pioneer Woman Cooks on my "want" list for awhile now, even before I knew about her romance novel. But it will have to wait because I have been put on a book diet. The budget master says I may only check out books from the library for the next several months. Diets suck!!
And I have already put her new children's book Charlie The Ranch Dog on hold at the library. My children need to become Pioneer Woman fans too, especially since she is going to become my new BFF!
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