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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...Doctor in Petticoats is more than 5 star worthy, and should be read again and again....and again! (Molly Edwards Book Reviews by Molly)

As with all of Mary Connealy's books I've read, Doctor in Petticoats is a fast-moving entertaining story featuring a talented, strong, independent heroine that knows how to survive in the rugged, wild west. But Beth is so much more; she is sensitive, tender and compassionate able to understand Alex's grueling past and how she can help in his times of need. Doctor in Petticoats will touch each emotion by mixing humor...with subtle inspiration, throwing in other strong yet caring characters to give the reader a story hard to put down and wanting more when you come to the end. Lucky for us there are at least two more books in the series! (Trudy Once Upon A Romance )

Mary Connealy is a wonderful writer, and the thoughts that run through her characters minds are always intriguing and good for a few chuckles. She is a great storyteller. Her books just keep getting better and better. (Susan Milby Loves 2 Read)

I knew I shouldn't have started this! I picked it up to while away an hour and then got frustrated when I only had an hour! Then I stayed up too late reading and couldn''t let it go until I was finished. I laughed the whole way through the book - I was laughing out loud before I was finished the second page! (Regina Hott Hott Books )

First off, I have loved every book that Mary Connealy has written that I have read so far. I loved this one from the first page and I loved even more how some of the characters in this book are from her other series called, Montana Marriages, but you do not have to read that series first to get the whole story. Mary Connealy is definitely an author that writes books that you just can't put down. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. (Tammy Graham Love My 2 Dogs)

This was such a fast paced story that I didn''t put it down, reading it in one sitting. I loved the character of Beth she is a self assured lady who also has a quick wit. I found myself laughing out loud on several occasions. I also enjoyed how the book bounces back and forth between the sisters. When Mandy realizes her marriage is a mistake, she feels like she has to honor her wedding vows and stick it out. If you're a fan of fast paced, historical Christian fiction then you are going to love this book. This was my first time reading anything by Mary Connealy and she now has a new fan in me. I am anxious to read the next book in the series. (Brenda Castro WV Stitcher)

--Barbour Publishing

Book Description

Training as a nurse, Beth dreams of serving the people of her town suffering without a doctor. When she meets a doctor deserting from the army, she finds they work well together. But can she give up her dreams of doctoring and help him rid his demons so that he can heal again?

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Product Details

  • Series: Sophie's Daughters (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Barbour Books; Sophie's Daughters Series edition (July 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1602601461
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602601468
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #663,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy...with cowboys.
http://www.maryconnealy.com
She is a Carol Award winner, and a Rita, Christy and Inspirational Reader's Choice finalist.
She is the author of bestselling Kincaid Brides Series: Out of Control, In Too Deep, Over the Edge. The Trouble in Texas Series; Swept Away, Fired Up, Stuck Together. The Wild at Heeart Series; Tried and True, Now and Forever, Fire and Ice. Her work also includes Lassoed in Texas Trilogy, Montana Marriages Trilogy and Sophie's Daughters Trilogy. And Novella collections; A Bride for All Seasons, Four Weddings and a Kiss, A Match Made in Texas, Hope for the Holidas Contemporary Collection, Hope for the Holidays Historical Collection, With this Kiss Contemporary Collection, With this Kiss Historical Collection and many more books.
Under the pen name Mary Nealy, she also wrote Ten Plagues--a romantic thriller, and The Historical Society Murders--three cozy mysteries.
Mary is married to a Nebraska rancher and has four grown daughters and a small bevy of spectacular grandchildren.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By RKS27 on July 6, 2010
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If you enjoyed reading Petticoat Ranch you are going to be thrilled with this new series about the Sophie's daughters... if you enjoyed the Montana Rose series, you will be thrilled, as well...because along the way you run into some old friends.

Beth, a nurse who has been trained by a doctor to be somewhat more, is riding on the stagecoach across from a stinky man, a man she believes is drunk. They come across a brutal scene--an accident which has caused death and injuries. Beth is surprised when the drunk, Alex, turns out to be a doctor-- a doctor who is not drunk but suffering mentally from what he saw as a frontier army doctor.

Beth is drawn to healing him, just as she was drawn into nursing. He is drawn to her faith and her strength. Soon they form a partnership and...well, I will let you read it to find out.

The author writes with her usual spunk and the thoughts that run through her characters minds are always good for a few chuckles. She always writes a very rugged mans man-- it was wonderful to see her write a broken man. He was broken and emotional but managed to remain ruggedly manly. What a feat.

I also enjoyed reading about her sister and her new husband...I was excited to see them head to Montana and meet up with Belle and her brood. I can't wait til the follow-up of her story!!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Alex S HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on July 2, 2010
Format: Paperback
Doctor in Petticoats by Mary Connealy

This is a light-hearted novel about love, faith, and forgiveness. Dr. Alex Buchannan is a Doctor who deserted the army after seeing too much trauma and too many patients die. Sick at heart, he abandoned his past and is trying to destroy his present.

However, when he runs into Beth McClellan, trained as a nurse, she demands he help her during an accident with an overturned stagecoach. Once they arrive at Mosqueros, Alex finds his secret is out and suddenly he is overwhelmed with the medical needs of the community. But without Beth, Alex freezes ... and can't face the thought of touching a patient.

They become a team ... and over time, Alex has the opportunity to hear about God's love and incredible forgiveness. But when a bounty hunter comes after Alex, he realizes he can't risk Beth or her family, and he heads to the nearest fort to turn himself in.

I enjoyed getting to know Beth, Alex, and her family in this novel and found it to be exceptionally enjoyable. While it is light hearted, it has a serious side when you consider the importance of each person using the gift to which God has called them, making amends with the past, and the current issue of the horrors many of our men and women have had to face during the war.

I am grateful to NetGalley for providing a proof for my review.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Susan Snodgrass on July 7, 2010
Format: Paperback
I have read nearly all of Mary Connealy's books and they are absolutely terrific. I've never been disappointed in one of them. They are full of faith, adventure, thrills, excitement and hilarity. Her characters are so well fleshed out and so full of spunk, nary a coward in the bunch. They get into some predicaments, too, but always find their way out.
She also includes a good dose of humor in the books, also, that will have you laughing your head off. This one tickled from the first page.
She threads the inspirational theme throughout her books, so you're not just getting entertained. You get a devotion as well.
I always keep a list of books by my computer that I want to buy which are coming out in the next few months and I always have her books on that list.
This series that begins with 'Doctor in Petticoats' has 2 more behind it to come. There is still a daughter left, too, so I'm hoping that down the road a ways, Connealy writes another book to feature this youngest of Sophie's Daughters.
Mary Connealy also brings back briefly some characters from two other series' for us to visit with, which was an absolutle delight. I hated to finish the book but wanted to read fast to get to see what happened.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By ratingtheromances on August 3, 2010
Format: Paperback
I have read all of the Montana Marriages series, as well as, the Lasso in Texas series. I feel that makes me a capable judge of this new series, Sophie's Daughters. We first meet Sophie's girls in "Petticoat Ranch" and again in "Calico Canyon." This book, the first in the series, mainly focuses on Beth with some of Mandy's problems thrown in. See my review of "Wrangler in Petticoats for more about Mandy and Sally's life.) You could read these books out of order and not miss too much but I wouldn't advise it. You need to know what the girls have been through in their lives to understand what makes them tick.

Most CHF and westerns, have strong, manly men and this one is no exception. The difference is he has moments of strength but is a man walking wounded. He has post traumatic stress disorder only they don't call it that in those days. He has overwhelming moments of weakness that render him incapable of functioning and he needs Beth in order to function. He doesn't "want" her. He "needs" her. So right off the bat, you have to wonder how this man is going to go from weak to strong and help Beth relinquish some of her strength to depend on him. It's a very interesting setup and you hope they will both make it out alive and together. You'll have to read the book to find out the rest.

Hotness Factor: 3 stars
I think Husband Tree by this author was hotter but this is good. The physical tension is there from the start and you don't have to wait until the end of the book for the romance to heat up and take off.

Series info: 4 stars
You don't have to read the other books in the series to understand this book but it is highly recommended that you do. In this series, "Doctors" is definitely the better book, so far.
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