Thursday, June 14, 2012

Montana Rose

MONTANA ROSE is such a delightful story.  I was so pleased with it that the abrupt ending was a bit of a disappointment.  However, that being said, it wasn’t enough to keep me from giving it my highest rating.

Book Rating:  Best of the Best

I think I speak for a lot of us HCR lovers out there when I say that I (almost always) fall in love with the leading man in the book I am reading at the time.  This book was definitely no exception!

Cassie Griffin is in a desperate situation.  With her husband dead and a baby on the way she feels that she would rather die herself than agree to marry any of the ruffians that are begging for her hand.  This is where the dashing Red Dawson comes in!  (You can imagine him riding to the rescue on his white steed, shirt flapping in the wind over his  large muscles…mmmm…)  Well, its not really like that at all, but he is truly fabulous and he does come to the rescue!  He offers to be her husband, and she accepts.  I love the stories where they get married right at the beginning!!

He's called "Red" because of his red hair.  Now, I must be honest and say that I have never really been a “red-hair-on-a-guy” kind of girl, but this character really does it for me!  (As did Cassius McLinn in THE COLONEL’S LADY…su-HU-per dreamy!) 

Red and Cassie have a truly wonderful relationship.  The way he cares for her and teaches her to be strong and trust in herself is beautiful!    It’s very romantic, and you will get to enjoy a lot of great kisses in this book, so be prepared!  *wink *  Also be prepared to laugh out loud!!  Great, great humor!

There were several different spiritual messages that I took away from this book, and I thought they were all beautifully orchestrated.  I didn’t feel like it was too much or that the author was just trying to “fit it all in”.  It worked.  Very well.  One of the ones that stood out most to me was that God will be our strength and when He is with us, “whom shall we fear?”

The story is full of great characters and it’s another easy read.  I actually think that I may like these characters more than those from the Lassoed In Texas series. 

I can’t wait to hear what you think!

Happy Reading!


  1. I just finished this last night. I hated the ending. I was reading it on my Kindle and when it came to the last page I kept flipping and was shocked when it was done! It was hilarious to see the difference in thinking between them and how 'blonde' she acted around the farm that really could have killed Red. I loved it, but I wish the ending would have been longer and more detailed. I was just shocked it ended with Wade going into their cabin and then the next book it put him as a good Christian man. It would have been nice to see the transformation. Maybe they'll talk about it in the Husband Tree.

    1. I'm just getting into HUSBAND TREE and it looks like they will talk about things and explain his character a bit more...I'm not sure how its all going to work out, but he is the leading man in the last book...weird huh? I totally agree about the ending. It was like, "What?!?!?!" haha I liked it overall though.

  2. I'm about half way through The Husaband Tree and your right they do talk more about Wade. This book just cracks me up! LOL....what a name for the tree...poor tree!

    1. HAHAHA I am not that far yet, but what I have read I really like and yes, I am laughing too! Great story. I like this family of girls better than Sophie's actually. How would you compare them?

  3. I like them better but yet I don't. The way they talk to their mother is my opinion. She might accept that but I don't like it. It's a really good book though.

    Do you happen to have a review ready for Wildflower Bride? I'm not really getting into it....maybe I just need to stick with it. I was hoping to hear what you think of it.