Trouble In Texas book 2
by Mary Connealy
-From the back cover-
When I doctor who attracts danger
falls for a cook determined
to make it on her own,
there's going to be trouble in Texas!
Glynna Greer came west as a mail-order bride and ended up in a bad situation. Now her husband, Flint, is dead, and she's determined to make a go of it on her own. In a town full of men, Glynna decides she can support her two children by opening a diner – never mind that cooking is not her greatest talent.
Dare Riker is a doctor who saves lives, but someone seems to be determined to end his. It may have something to do with the traitors he dealt with during the Civil War, or it might be related to the recent incident with Flint Greer and the ranch. Whoever the culprit is, he or she seems really fired up, and Dare can't let his guard down for a moment – which is a challenge, since right now he's trying to win the heart of the recently widowed Glynna.
Though his doctor business is booming due to Glynna's questionable cooking, Dare seems to encounter unexpected dangers wherever he goes. There's the avalanche. And the fire. And then the shadowy figure with the knife. Can Dare survive it all long enough to convince Glynna to take another chance on love?
This book was just so much fun! I enjoyed every page.
Like it's predecessor, Swept Away, Fired Up is a wild, dangerous, and humorous ride in a small Texas town in the late 1860's.
The book starts with an avalanche of rocks that nearly takes out most of the main characters and continues on with a fire, a measles epidemic, bellyaches from Glynna's cooking, a crazy woman with a knife, shootouts, an angry boy, and a whirlwind sister's arrival. All of it liberally sprinkled with romance and some of the funniest lines and expressions I have read in quite awhile.
This Book earned a 4.5 Bark rating.
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Sure, the doctor has a full plate, but so does Glynna. Between a very angry son and a silent daughter, trying to run a diner, an unbalanced cook, doctoring Dare, trying not to fall for the aforementioned doctor, and dodging rocks and a killer; she hardly has time to deal with her own problems from 2 bad marriages and trying to regain some faith, in men and God.
One of the things I like about Mary Connealy's writing is how she introduces us to the characters in the next book, slowly setting up the story for them to take over as the hero and heroine. Not only that, but characters from the previous book make their appearances as well. In Swept Away we read Luke and Ruthie's story and were introduced to Dare and Glynna, Fired Up focuses on them but starts setting up Vince and, what I am expecting, Jonas's sister Tina for book 3.
Four friends bound together by their experiences in Andersonville Prison will do whatever it takes to help each other, right the wrongs done by evil men, help those in trouble, and saving a damsel or two in distress.
Don't miss the second book in the Trouble In Texas series, Fired Up is a must read!
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives Fired Up by Mary Connealy a 4.5 Bark rating.
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Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (September 15, 2013)