Thursday, June 2, 2011

Review of Doctor in Petticoats

Title: Doctor in Petticoats
Author: Mary Connealy
Series: Sophie’s daughter’s
Chapters: 35
Pages: 318
Genre: Christian Historical fiction
Rating:  5 stars 10/10
     Doctor in Petticoats Is the first book in the Sophie’s daughter’s series by Mary Connealy.  The book has characters from Mary Connealy’s other series; Lassoed in Texas, and Montana Marriages. Though the book talks about all the characters it focuses the most on Beth McCellen and Alex Buchanan. Beth’s mother is Sophie who is the main character in Petticoat Ranch, Beth, Sally, and Mandy are her daughters. Mandy has left for Mandy life; Sally is the tomboy of the three.
     Beth McCellen attends “nursing school” back east, but she really trained to be a doctor. However as a female in the 1870’s and 1880’s in Texas the most she can hope for is to be a nurse or a midwife. She meets Alex Buchanan on the stage; he is a doctor, who can only be a doctor with Beth standing by him. Sometimes that involves her yelling at him.
     The two realize that the only way they can both get what they want is to get married. Working with a doctor husband Beth can be a doctor. With a bounty on Alex’s head will the two ever have a chance to see if theirs is a marriage of convenience or truly one of love?
     Doctor in Petticoats is the first book by Mary Connealy that I have read, and I loved it. I actually picked this book up because of the title. I’ve always loved stories about women doctors on the frontier sense I watched Dr. Quinn as a child. I also enjoyed the book, because I like books with strong heroines. I am looking forward to reading the next two books in the series Wrangler in Petticoats Sally’s story, and Sharpshoter in Petticoats Mandy’s story.

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