My Review: Doctor in Petticoats (Sophie's Daughters, Book 1) by Mary Connealy

Doctor in Petticoats (Sophie's Daughters, Book 1)
by Mary Connealy
Copyright 2010
Barbour Books
320 pages
ISBN: 9781602601468

From the publisher:
What happens when an idealistic student nurse encounters an embittered army doctor in a stagecoach accident? How will she react when she learns her training didn’t prepare her for tragic reality? How will he, an army deserter, respond to needs when he vowed to never touch another patient? Can these two stubborn mules find common ground on which to work and bring healing to West Texas?

My Review:
Mary Connealy's books are always a riot and Doctor in Petticoats is no exception. As a fan of the slightly unbelievable, cowboys and feisty heroines, for me, Ms. Connealy's books are must reads. I really loved this book!

If you know anything at all about Mary's previous series, Lassoed in Texas you know that Beth McClellan the main character in Doctor in Petticoats comes by her sassiness and strength honestly. Beth and her brand new, virtual stranger to her husband, Alex make a terrific team. I love how they work together. However even though this is their story, my favorite parts were the glimpses that we got of Beth's sister, Mandy and what seems to be the makings of a very interesting story. I'm a bit sad that we have to wait till Book 3, Sharpshooter in Petticoats for the full story but on the bright side we only have to wait until October to find out what happens to Beth's other sister, Sally in Book 2, Wrangler in Petticoats!

Doctor in Petticoats is definitely making my Top Books of 2010 list and has earned its spot on my keeper shelf along side the Lassoed In Texas series and Montana Marriages series. If you're looking for a quick pick me up read most any of Mary's books will do the trick. She's one author whose sense of humor really shines through in her work. If you'd like to learn more visit:

Seekerville (Group Blog)
Petticoats and Pistols (Group Blog)

*I received my book through a contest at Petticoats and Pistols, I was not obligated to provide a review.*


  1. Wow, one of your top of the year! I really have to read this one soon!

  2. Yes, I really enjoyed this one too. :)

  3. Ok, you sold me! I'll have to see if I can snatch it up somewhere! :)

    READ SOME BOOKS GIRL!!! Not having read since Saturday can make one week (I mean weak)!

  4. Julia I'm sure if you're a M. Connealy fan you'll love this one!

    Joy! Thank you for stopping by and commenting! I'm glad you liked it too!

    Hahaha Julie! I was sooooo busy! I was at my cousins and she has 2 boys, 5 and 7 and 8 month old twins so....yeah not much time to read and by the time I got to bed I was so beat I couldn't pick up a book. Don't worry I plan to catch up ;-)

    XOXO~ Renee

  5. I have this one waiting for me over on NetGalley....must get to it quicker! I read her Lassoed in Texas series a few months ago, and you're right...her books are a riot!

  6. Hi. I'm late to this party. :) Thanks for the review, Renee.

  7. You're just fashionibly late ;-)

    XOXO~ Renee

  8. Nice review!

    Angie from did a guest review of Doctor in Petticoats on my own site here:



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