[Book Review] Doctor in Petticoats (Sophie’s Daughters, bk 1) by Mary Connealy

Posted 31 October, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

About the Book:
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?

About the Author:
Mary Connealy is an author, journalist, and teacher. She lives on a Nebraska farm with her husband, Ivan, and has four mostly grown daughters. If you hunt hard enough, you can find Mary on the Internet like a middle-aged, female “Where’s Waldo” at www.maryconnealy.com .  

My Review:
Mary Connealy’s new series, Sophie’s Daughters, is E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T! I loved EVERYTHING about this book, from Mary’s seasoned writing to the plot to sweet Sophie herself. There was no way I was putting this book down once I got started. WOWEE! 

Doctor in Petticoats is Beth McClellan’s story and oh boy! What a story this spunky one has. All she wants to be is a doctor….that is until she meets a broken, crazy lunatic by the name of Alex Buchanan. Both these fabulous characters wormed their way into my heart to stay. Mary Connealy really pulled me into the story with these two. I was right side beside them, in a west Texas town, helping to heal others. If only I could REALLY go back into time and to that town! 

While I love the characters that Mary Connealy created for this tender cowboy story, I loved the laugh-out-loud humor she uses the most. It really gives her stories added oomph and keeps the readers hungry for more! Between the laughs and the spiritual messages this book was HARD to resist! 

If you’ve never read Mary’s work, this would be a great place to start, so what are you waiting for? Do so now! Doctor in Petticoats is more than 5 star worthy, and should be read again and again….and again! I can’t wait to read about another of Sophie’s spunky, sweet daughters in Wrangler in Petticoats. Well done, Mary! 

You can purchase your copy here

*This book was provided for review by Barbour Books*



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