E kissing CleanKatie s Clean "Book Collection GINGHAM MOUNTAIN Is " Collection GINGHAM MOUNTAIN is third book in the Lassoed in Texas series by Mary Connealy In GINGHAM MOUNTAIN we follow Hannah Cartwright an orphan herself who mothers Libby an orphan she has cared for and protected Stowing away on an orphan train she is shocked when she and Libby get to the Stowing away on an orphan train she is shocked when she and Libby get to the of the line in Sour Springs Texas and finds out a bachelor rancher has adopted Libby When she finds out Grant is known for adopting orphans she is sure he is abusing this children and only using them for laborers on his ranch She decides to stay on in Sour Springs masuerading as the new school teacher in order to keep an ye on Libby and prove Grant is up to no goodGrant a man with no last name knows firsthand about the life of a discarded child Growing up most of his life as an orphan Gingham Mountain Mary ConnealySPOILER ALERTI didn t care for this novel as much as the one before it It wasn t as romantic as I would ve liked which I ve begun to discover in Mary s Mystery at Kittiwake Bay earlier books Enough action but not so much romanceAnd that was another thing where did all thexcitement go There wasn t much action in the book I felt my heart race at Joshua s accident and at the scene where Prudence faked their affair But there s usually action than that Grant was never really in physical danger and Hannah wasn t Dangerous Waters (Cold Case Files eitherThis book was actually pretty I can t believe I m saying this calm A calm Mary Connealy book That s like finding an upside down tornado in California I m used to it starting out with a fist flying brawl andnding with a muffled laugh and breathless kiss They fought all right but it wasn t very heated It did make me laugh but not much They did kiss but it wasn t breathless at least not for meIt was still good but Mary s definitely done betterGrant s great I love how devoted he was to his children How he dedicated his life and happiness to their care Talk about love He was so sweet and kind and gentle and protective of his children His tender love for Joshua was so painfully sweet I nearly started bawling along with him That was cute how being in love with Hannah drove him CRAZYHANNAH REALLY IRRITATED ME AT FIRST really irritated me at first wish she could just see that not The Husband (Smytheshire, Massachusetts, everyone was like Perish yes I m spelling it like that on purpose She was really annoying me as much as she was Grant though he did pay her back when he was reminding her of all the things she did wrong Now that was funnyPrudence Idiot She was so annoying She and Horace are so weird It almost seems like she wanted Horace to hurt her And how she hated children And her act was so obvious And how she clawed at Grant And literally tried to kiss him in public SCARY And he disgusted her and didn tven know her name three fourths of the way into the novel Ha And to think she was tryin. 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 nsure their welfare. Not uite as good as the first 2 books in the series Petticoat Ranch Calico Canyon but still very good Gingham Mountain is the 3rd book in a series but I read it without reading the other two first There were parts that hinted to the previous stories and a s Gingham Mountain is the third and final book in the Lassoed in Texas series While it s not as good as the first two Petticoat Ranch Calico Canyon it s still series While it s not as good as the first two Petticoat Ranch Calico Canyon it s still fun read This book deals a lot with bullying and how to deal with a bully as well The message of the story is about the love and compassion of the Lord Overall this was a satisfying conclusion to the Lassoed in Texas series and I look forward to njoying books by Mary Connealy Read my full review I desperately need to update my reviews on these I tell you what this series is not perfect not An Italian Education extremely sophisticated and maybe a bit anachronistic at times and maybe a tad plot hole y and maybe not perfectly consistent and a tad overblown at times BUT They are fun silly sweet uirky and downrightnjoyable uick reads that will make you smile laugh sigh and laugh again I ve read these books many times but after several years I think I Protecting the Colton Bride Coltons Cowboy Code enjoyed themven Just what I needed I ve actually been craving this xact kind of story Some books are just plain fun to read Gingham Mountain is one of them It is the story of Hannah a young woman who survived childhood as an orphan and Grant an orphan who was adopted shortly before his adoptive parents died who now adopts orphans Hannah a newcomer to town is sure that Grant like the man who took her in is abusing the kids and using them as slave labor However she learns the truth about him and despite her bes Grant was such a uniue type of However she learns the truth about him and despite her bes Grant was such a uniue type of Instead of getting married and raising a family of his own he spends his time finding orphans to adopt and raise some of them being only a few years younger than himself He adopted his first child at the age of 17 Reallywho does that I loved watching the interactions and the relationship that he had with his kidsHannah being an orphan herself is passing through this small Texas town on the way to find her sister Grace She nds up becoming the teacher there and is very stubborn and determined to succeed I love the way she is able to turn the hearts and minds of some of the townspeople by her gentle ways and new ideas As for the romance part of it things were very gradual yet when they finally happened it was a little too sudden I really liked the little snippets we got of Grace s life In Calico Canyon we meet Grace and see her romance but it was fun to see her happily Daddy Wanted ever after and how she s faringAll in all I didnjoy this last installment of the Lassoed in Texas series but wish that there was a little romance to support the ndingContent a little mild violence som. 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.
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