Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Husband Tree

Author: Mary Connealy
Publisher: Barbour Books
January 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60260-143-7
Genre: Inspirational/historical

Belle Tanner has just buried her third husband, and this time, her resolve is – no more husbands. After all, men are all no-accounts, worthless things, that just eat food and take up valuable space.

When Belle goes to check the cattle in the upper pasture, she finds she has more cattle than she expected. A lot more. And she is forced to either drive over a thousand head of cattle into Helena for auction, or kill out her entire herd due to lack of grazing ground.

Unfortunately, Belle only has four children—all girls, and one of them not walking. She needs to hire help to make the cattle drive. She figures that with the girls to help, she’ll need six men. But even more unfortunately, she can only find one—and a half promise from another. But those two men will change Belle’s whole life.

THE HUSBAND TREE is the second book in Ms. Connealy’s Montana Marriages Series, but it easily stands alone. I enjoyed getting to know Belle better in the pages of this book, and getting to know her girls and Silas.

Belle is a strong woman, used to running things her way, and not many men could put up with that. Silas is strong, and even better knows when to do things her way, so he was perfect as a hero. This book is a great cool weather read. Don’t miss THE HUSBAND TREE. $10.99. 315 pages.

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