Calico Canyon

Calico Canyon

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by Mary Connealy
     
 

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Let yourself be swept away by this fast-paced romance, featuring Grace Calhoun, an instructor of reading, writing, and arithmetic, who, in an attempt to escape the clutchs of a relentless pursuer, runs smack dab into even more trouble with the six Rs—widower Daniel Reeves, along with his five rowdy sons. When a marriage is forced upon this hapless

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Let yourself be swept away by this fast-paced romance, featuring Grace Calhoun, an instructor of reading, writing, and arithmetic, who, in an attempt to escape the clutchs of a relentless pursuer, runs smack dab into even more trouble with the six Rs—widower Daniel Reeves, along with his five rowdy sons. When a marriage is forced upon this hapless pair—two people who couldn’t dislike each other more—an avalanche isn’t the only potential danger lurking amid the shadows of Calico Canyon. Will they make it out alive? Or end up killing each other in the process?

The Lassoed in Texas Series:
Book 1 - Petticoat Ranch
Book 2 - Calico Canyon
Book 3 - Gingham Mountain

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781624162190
Publisher:
Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2013
Series:
LASSOED IN TEXAS, #2
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
484,381
Product dimensions:
4.23(w) x 7.52(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author


Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys. She is a Carol Award winner, and a RITA®, Christy, and Inspirational Reader’s Choice finalist. She is the bestselling author of the Wild at Heart series, Trouble in Texas series, Kincaid Bride series, Lassoed in Texas trilogy, Montana Marriages trilogy, Sophie’s Daughters trilogy, and many other books. Mary is married to a Nebraska cattleman and has four grown daughters and a little bevy of spectacular grandchildren. Find Mary online at www.maryconnealy.com.

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Calico Canyon (Lassoed in Texas Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
GodBlessAmericaJB More than 1 year ago
I'd give this book a 10 if I could. My favorite book ever. So much fun to be had reading this one. Grace and Daniel are forced to marry and it is one wild ride to loving and trusting. His five rowdy boys give Grace a hard time, but she slowing wins them over. If you have not read this one you should do so now. I can't wait to read this one over and over.
weatherlover1 More than 1 year ago
Grace comes across as a snotty school teacher who looks down her nose at everyone around her. But Grace is hiding her past. She is supporting her adoptive sister and brothers back in Chicago and is only living on 2 dollars a month! Her other secret her adoptive abusive father finds her and Grace escapes into the wagon of Daniel Reeves. He can’t stand the school teacher and she does not think very highly of him either. Daniel has 5 active boys and Grace does not know how to handle them. After spending the night at Daniels home she is forced to marry him. To top it off a blizzard traps them all together for months! Will these two come to love each other by the time the snow melts or will they drive each other crazy? This is book two in the Lassoed in Texas series. I enjoyed it and liked how Grace came across being a jerk but deep down she was a nice person. What I liked: I really like the Reeve boys I kept laughing at their antics and how at first they did not like Grace but slowly they came to call her Ma. It was also fun to watch Grace and Daniel fall in love comedy and all. What I did not like: The story seemed a little unbelievable at first. They hate each other but it did not take very long for that to change. Grace also went from a timid girl to a spitfire woman really fast and it just seemed like a sudden change. She was also really young and Daniel had to explain everything to her even how babies where made! Over all I enjoyed this book but it did not quite live up to what I expected. I am interested to read the third book and see how the storyline started in this book develops and blossoms in the next book. This book was quite funny and still a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read almost every book by Mary Connealy and haven't been disappointed once. I have to say that this is probably one of my favorites. After Daniel lost his first wife, he's had to raise five boys all on his own, which he does in a rather uncouth way. Grace is a tight laced school teacher with a past of her own to deal with, and is almost afraid of the five mischievous Reeves boys. However, through the devious minds of some meddlesome townsfolk, they find their lives thrown together--for better or for worse. Daniel's fears about losing another wife are realistic, and I love how Grace's character grows and adapts as she learns to love the madhouse she finds herself tied to. If you love those stories about love/hate relationships, this is a must read. I hope you enjoy Calico Canyon as much as I did!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Realy enjoy this author. She makes the characters come alive and seem so very real. There is humor throughout the book.
Kendra Jaarsma More than 1 year ago
Loved every minute of it!
jpkNY More than 1 year ago
Mary Connealy is an excellent writer, her books are so funny. This is no exception. This is book 2 in the series and as soon as I finished it I ordered book 3. If you like romance in the west and want to laugh, this is great !
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a rollicking good time, one hilarious, suspenseful page after another. Don¿t miss this romantic comedy by the author of Petticoat Ranch. Grace Calhoun is the prim and proper school teacher whose life is made a living torture by Daniel Reeves¿ five boys¿ten-year-old twins and five-year-old triplets whose mother died giving birth to the triplets. Daniel is right proud of his boys and doesn¿t take to the new school teacher complaining about them and trying to nag him into making girls out of them. In fact, he ends up getting Grace fired. But it doesn¿t matter, because the day Grace gets fired is the day her past catches up with her. Someone is after her and he¿s ready for the ultimate revenge. I felt for poor Grace, getting trapped in the Canyon with Daniel and his unruly boys all winter. But she ended up holding her own. It was Daniel who was in for a miserable time! This book was so good, I¿m keeping it to read again later. So funny and realistic at the same time. I highly recommend it.
Shay14 More than 1 year ago
Calico Canyon is another riveting, action-packed, heart-warming romance from Mary Connealy. Grace Calhoun is a prissy schoolmarm trying to escape her past. Daniel Reeves is a rambunctious mountain man with 5 rambunctious children trying to eke out a living in the wild west. When these two come together, sparks fly (LITERALLY). After her hasty exit from the town of Mosqueros, Grace finds herself married to Daniel. The story gets a whole lot more interesting after that! Tempers flare, hats fly, and love abounds in this wildly exciting story. In the midst of it all, Mary Connealy teaches an important lesson: God is faithful, no matter what. "It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23 Overall, I really was swept away in this fast-paced romance. It's a great addition to the Lassoed in Texas series.
Broadwayphan902 More than 1 year ago
As with every book of Mary's that I have read, I loved it.  Everyone in town has the impression of Grace as the snooty, proper teacher who newly moved into town.  She struggles to control Daniel Reeves' five rambunctious boys--three are a set of triplets, and the other two are twins. When, one day, everything in class gets completely out of hand, Daniel pays a visit and ends up getting Grace fired and his boys kicked out of school for the semester. The same day, Grace's abusive adoptive father pays her a visit. She hides from him in a wagon, only to realize the wagon belongs to none other than Daniel Reeve. Daniel finds her when he arrives home, and then the next day, the parson pays them a visit and forces them to marry. Poor Grace is stuck in a home full of six males, the very ones who got her fired from the job she desperately needed. This book is amazing! I can't wait to read the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome! Five stars!
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