Redheaded spitfire Nettie never thought she would be the new schoolmarm in a small town, but here she was, doing just that, and hoping that her Papa and ten older brothers wouldn’t find her! Even though Nettie didn’t expect to find herself teaching school, she was, and she was going to do the best job she could do. One little boy was not doing well at all and she decided a trip to speak to his parents was in order.
Nettie’s first view of Tanner Greene’s ranch was one of pleasant surprise. It was neat as could be; a fresh coat of paint making the buildings sparkle in the sunlight. She quickly spotted a man that she assumed was Scotty’s father; he was in the corral, attempting to place a saddle on a skittish stallion. There was also an Indian brave sneaking up on him, knife drawn to attack. Without hesitation, Nettie took her gun from her reticule and shot the Indian.
Tanner Greene was shocked to see the woman standing beside the buggy he recognized as a rental from the stable in town. He picked up his son, and yelled for the woman to come, and it wasn’t until Scotty called her “Teacher” that he realized who she was. It was shocking to realize the new schoolmarm could handle a gun, but she had quite literally saved his life, and he was grateful. But even more shocking was learning why she was there to see him!!!
Nettie wasn’t about to let Tanner Greene tell her what to do! She’d ran away from home to escape that. But unlike the men at home, Tanner carries out his promises to spank her, and Nettie thinks that perhaps she’s found the right man she can love and respect!
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Great read engaging characters.I found myself conflicted at times and on the edge of me seat hoping it all turned out for the characters. A fun western!
This is a great story by Laurell Joseph. Nettie has run away from her home because her father wants her to marry the local preacher. She refuses and has to run to get away. She ends up far away as she needs to get beyond her father’s influence. She becomes the local teacher. One of her students, Scotty has a single father. Nettie and Tanner fall in love. But, there is a lot of twists and turns along the way. I love this story. Nettie is not a stupid, whiny girl. She is strong and independent. Ms. Joseph likes to write strong heroines and I like to read about them. The spankings in this story are for punishment and they are appropriate and, usually, deserved. I give this story 5 stars.
Run Towards Happiness What a delightful story with colorful characters. Nettie Mientkiewicz is one feisty spitfire of a woman. Life isn't easy when you are the eleventh child and have ten older brothers and an over protective father. Nettie has left in the middle of the night and finds herself accepting a teaching position in Colorado Territory, but unlike the ranch, she must dress and act like a lady. Scotty Greene, a ten year-old student appears to having learning issues so she goes to the ranch to talk to his father and that begins a budding relationship. Tanner Greene and his son Scotty fall in love with Teacher. The story is fun and the dialogue entertaining. Tanner isn't afraid to give the naughty schoolmarm a well deserved spanking when she needs it. We also see two of Nettie's sister-in-laws taken in hand by their dominate husbands.
This was so much fun to read! Imagine any girl in the old west growing up with 10 brothers and a father to boss her around? Well it certainly sets us up for this tale of a thoroughly frustrated runaway story! She falls in love and of course it is with a man that makes her behave! A very fun read!!!
Could have been longer for the money I learned no more books from this author