About the book:
Doctor Alex Buchanan is a wanted man--a deseter from the army stalked by a bounty hunter--but he'd rather be dead than inflict any more pain on his patients. Beth McClellan is idealistic, believing the nursing training she received will be enough to help her serve as doctor to her home town in West Texas. When Alex and Beth meet in a stagecoach accident, they find that they work well together. But are his demons and her dreams too deeply rooted for either of them to pay the price required for a future together?
My Rating: 4 Stars
From the very first page, Mary Connealy grabbed my attention, and didn't let go! From beginning to end, I enjoyed the fast paced action and adventure. Mary has a wonderful talent for making the reader feel the peril, tension, and emotion that the characters are going through. The story grabs hold of you, and doesn't let you put it down.
Christian Historical fiction set in the "wild west" of the 1800's is at the top of my favorite's list, so Mary's Doctor in Petticoats did not disappoint. The setting comes to life by Mary's ability to paint a vivid picture of the landscape and surroundings. I love it when I feel immersed in the story, and I definitely felt like I was there with Beth, Alex, and the rest of the McClellan clan.
I also appreciate that Mary creates such unique characters, and that Sophie and her daughters are such strong women. I enjoyed the no-nonsense strength and toughness of all three women, and look forward to reading more of their adventures on the wild frontier in books 2 and 3 of the Sophie's Daughters series; Sharpshooter in Petticoats and Wrangler in Petticoats are at the top of my list! If you love stories with action, adventure, cowboys, romance, and faith, you won't want to miss this one!