I really enjoy Mary Connealy's style of writing. They are stories that can make you smile and laugh, but also have characters with real hardships and trials they are experiencing. I always come away refreshed having read one of her books. I especially like this series because in book one at least, you are reunited with people from her other series.
Beth McClellen is returning home after 4 years away learning how to become a doctor. She wasn't planning on having a stage coach accident before she reached her home of Mosqueros, Texas. And she definitely didn't want to be late arriving home because she wanted to see her sister, Mandy, before she left for Colorado with her new husband. But God sometimes has other plans for us and in this story you will see how the McClellen family learns how to "go with the flow" when things don't go their way.
At the scene of the stagecoach accident Beth will have to rely upon the "derelict" traveling with her on the stage. Alex Buchanan may seem like a drunken bum at first, but when you really get to know him and understand what he has gone through, you realize how badly he is hurting. Beth and Alex will find themselves almost "attached at the hip" for several days and they both will come to need each other for very different reasons. This relationship will be a joy to watch develop and see where it leads them and the danger they will find themselves in. So sit back and get ready for another delightful western adventure! I am off to begin book two in this series, "Wrangler in Petticoats".