The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels--A Love Story
  • The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels--A Love Story
  • The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels--A Love Story

The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels--A Love Story

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by Ree Drummond
     
 

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That’s when I saw him—the cowboy—across the smoky room.

I’ll never forget that night. It was like a romance novel, an old Broadway musical, and a John Wayne Western rolled into one. Out for a quick drink with friends, I wasn’t looking to meet anyone, let alone a tall, rugged cowboy who lived on a cattle ranch miles away from my

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That’s when I saw him—the cowboy—across the smoky room.

I’ll never forget that night. It was like a romance novel, an old Broadway musical, and a John Wayne Western rolled into one. Out for a quick drink with friends, I wasn’t looking to meet anyone, let alone a tall, rugged cowboy who lived on a cattle ranch miles away from my cultured, corporate hometown. But before I knew it, I’d been struck with a lightning bolt . . . and I was completely powerless to stop it.

This isn’t just my love story; it’s a universal tale of passion, romance, and all-encompassing love that sweeps us off our feet.

It’s the story of a cowboy. And Wranglers. And chaps. And the girl who fell in love with them.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Drummond, a blogger and best-selling author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks, turns her popular blog chronicling her improbable city-girl-meets-rugged-cowboy saga into an affecting new memoir. Drummond deftly describes what happens when life takes a U-turn, taking readers from her chaste but steamy courtship with "Marlboro Man," to their subsequent wedding and Australian honeymoon, and into the first year of their marriage where the two decamped to Marlboro Man's isolated ranch (Drummond had been en route to a new life in Chicago when she met him). What emerges is a charming and romantic yet realistic tale of the forces that can test a new relationship—no matter how good it is. She presents a sometimes riotously funny, always strikingly real tale of love and life. Drummond is intensely likable and writes with the facile confidence of one who clearly knows herself well. Plenty of surprises lie along the way, such as her parents' divorce and an immediate pregnancy following the nuptials. She's sure to have readers in tears and in stitches as they share her adventure. In a word: delightful. Includes several recipes. (Feb.)
New York Times
#2 New York Times Bestseller
Wall Street Journal
#2 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
People
“Fans of Drummond’s blog and cookbook will eat up this breathless blow-by-blow chronicle of falling in love with Marlboro Man, a.k.a. her husband, and adapting to life on his ranch. . . . Generous dollops of self-deprecating humor contribute a welcome tang.”
Booklist
“Charming and bright, Drummond’s story will be an inspiration to those who despair of finding old-fashioned, lasting love.”
BookPage
“The Pioneer Woman is perfect reading for Valentine’s Day, whether you’re celebrating a lasting love or still looking for The One. Even the most cynical of readers will be charmed by Drummond’s hilarious story of being won over by a cowboy.”
People Magazine
"Fans of Drummond’s blog and cookbook will eat up this breathless blow-by-blow chronicle of falling in love with Marlboro Man, a.k.a. her husband, and adapting to life on his ranch. . . . Generous dollops of self-deprecating humor contribute a welcome tang."
Library Journal
In this follow-up to the No. 1 New York Times best-selling The Pioneer Woman Cooks (2009), Drummond expounds on the revelations she shared in her immensely popular Confessions of a Pioneer Woman blog to relate the complete account of her real-life storybook romance. Covering the years from when she first met her "Marlboro Man" love to the birth of their first child, Drummond takes listeners through the good, the bad, and the sweetness of her life. The relaxed prose and the chatty tone in which she reads it will make listeners feel as though they are catching up with a long-lost friend. It's easy to forget this delightful tale is not a work of fiction but rather a charming reminder that storybook romances can come true. Sure to be a hit among Drummond's fans, those enjoying the works of Lauraine Snelling and Janette Oke, and anyone who's ever wanted to be Laura Ingalls Wilder. [See Major Audio Releases, LJ 1/11; see also Prepub Alert, LJ 9/15/10.—Ed.]—Donna Bachowski, Orange Cty. Lib. Syst., Orlando, FL

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061997167
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Pages:
341
Sales rank:
164,368
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.30(d)

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