Christian Fiction Review: Wrangler in Petticoats (Sophie's Daughters, Book 2) by Mary Connealy

Wrangler in Petticoats (Sophie's Daughters, Book 2)
by Mary Connealy
Copyright 2010
Barbour Books
320 pages
ISBN: 9781602601475

From the publisher:
Ride into the Rockies where love peaks between a tough Texas tomboy and a passionate artist. On her way to Montana, Sally McClellan’s party is attacked and robbed. But then artist Logan McKenzie saves the badly wounded cowgirl who has been left for dead. Can this landscape painter tame the tomboy without breaking her spirit? Sally doesn’t know much about ribbons and lace, but Logan’s presence makes her want to connect with her feminine side. Will this fractured female discover a way to capture the artist’s love—or find herself captured and killed by outlaws?

My Review:
We've all heard of the cliffhanger ending but we're talking Mary Connealy here, the queen of surprise and humor, so the cliffhanger is at the beginning of the book! Our heroine, Sally goes over the edge (literally) and so things can only go up from there. Sassy Sally and sensitive Logan mix like oil and water so the tension between these two is thick as molasses and makes this my favorite of Ms. Mary Connealy's far.

If you're a fan of adventure, romance, feisty heroines, and different than usual heroes you will get all of those things in this novel. I got it yesterday and could not put it down. It was easy to read and there was so much going on it was hard to put it down to do the necessary chores around the house. The dishes did pile up and the dust got thicker on the furniture in my home so don't say I didn't warn you when the kids are wondering where supper is or when that paper that is due tomorrow doesn't get done!

Mary Connealy's books are romantic dramadies at their finest, not only that but they have great messages. This book is all about using God given talents no matter what others may say. If God gave you the talent to write, you write. If God gave you the talent to paint, then paint! While there is somewhat of an opposites attract thing going on with Sally and Logan I really think they have a lot in common because they both believe that nobody understands them. So two people trying to do their level best to fight their attraction do find common ground by understanding that each is the person who God wants them to be. All in all Wrangler in Petticoats is a terrific romance and from what I've read of Sally's sister, Mandy in this book and in Doctor in Petticoats I have the feeling that Sharpshooter in Petticoats is going to be a wild ride!

My review of Doctor in Petticoats (Sophie's Daughters, Book 1)

To learn more about Mary Connealy visit:
Petticoats and Pistols

*I received my copy from the author but I wasn't obligated to provide a review.*


  1. I just got this book and I'm really looking forward to reading it...but I haven't read the first book in the series. Would I be lost in this one?

  2. @ Sara I think you could read it and still be okay. Have you read Petticoat Ranch? It's book 1 in the Lassoed in Texas series which really gives the back story, it's about Sophie the mom to all the daughters in this series. You don't need to have read it though. Doctor in Petticoats is about Alex and Beth but they aren't around in Wrangler in Petticoats.

    XOXO~ Renee

  3. What a well written review. I'm eager to read this book. I've heard heaps of good things about it.

  4. Awesome review, Renee!

    My copy is here, just waiting for me to catch up. Hopefully soon!


  5. Oooo I always love her books. I need to check out this series.

  6. Terrific review, Renee! I need to check out this series, too! :)

  7. Renee, you really go through books quickly. You must stay up all night reading--after you post on Seekerville at midnight! You've brought some great reads to my attention. Thanks so much!

  8. Good morning.
    Thanks for the terrific review, Renee. I'm so glad you liked the book.

    Wrangler in Petticoats does stand on it's own but if you like it, I'm hoping you'll want to read about all the girls.

  9. Did you notice Ruthy had a picture of a MOUSE on Seekerville today?

    Why doesn't she just string yellow police tape to keep people out? Maybe a skull and crossbones? Eeek!

    Mary "Muscophobe" Connealy

  10. I SAW that Mary and I also saw your comment about snakes in the basement. YUCK! I had one of those critters in my basement a few weeks back and I was terrifed! Thank goodness for brothers with shovels!

    XOXO~ Renee

  11. I loved your review and have posted a link to it on my own site here:

    Angie Lippard from Hot Christian Books did a guest review of the same book on my blog. She had a bit of a hard time with the less manly “hero” than is found in most western romances, and I'm not sure I disagree.



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