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- Print Length: 206 pages
- Publication Date: May 25, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0728LCSSC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,529,435 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Cinderella Texas Kindle Edition
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Alyson Spencer was a city girl, through and through. She was born, reared and educated in Dallas, TX and preferred living there. She never expected to get work anywhere else. When nothing else she wanted turned up, she took a job teaching a rancher's children at his home. But she was not prepared for the desolation of the location in southern Texas and the distinct lifestyle of the family there. There were no modern conviences at all. She'd signed a contract for a year of teaching without knowing this ahead of time, so how would she be able to endure the deprivation?
Quatro Greene, Alyson's employer and widowed father of her two new students, looked too young to have children. What was unsettling was his wealth. Yet he didnt live like a wealthy man. Neither did his family. They chose this nearly Amish-like lifestyle as a means of practicing their faith. Alyson respected that. It even intrigued her. Yet she just wasn't certain it was a lifestyle she could adapt to within a year. The only thing she and Quatro had in common were a love for his children and a love for God. Quatro on the other hand, was a confusing person. His feet were planted in two different worlds: his personal life and his business life. How did he live with that?
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The author's writing style mixes well the serious issues with humor at the quandry Alyson finds herself in. If you like Amish fiction reads, then some aspects of this genre may be familiar to you. However, the mixing of two worlds is the main issue, making this book more unique. That's the feature I like the best.
Alyson's character is well developed in this story. I wish, however, we could see a little more inside Quatro's head. It would flesh out the development of characters more thoroughly than was there. I wanted to know more about his struggles and how he balanced his worlds. The resolution put forth in this book could make an interesting part two. I can also see how you could develop a sequel to this book by amplifying any resolution with more details. I hope the author will consider this idea.
She is really against living without - but then becomes to like this simple living and their strong faith in God and Jesus Christ. - But then a former girlfriend (his neighbor) shows up. There is always something going on (she falls out of the wagon & onto a prickly pear (yeah -hurts); he breaks a leg; a fire starts on the house, etc. & keeps you interested especially when she tries not to show her love for him while he is doing the same thing.
** I could really get into the simple living because that is what I would like - except would want generators -especially in the winter! ***
Needless to say, the scene was obviously set for some humor, especially when heroine Alyson seemed to be somewhat accident prone. Of course a little romance would also be expected. Rancher Quatro Greene was pretty appealing despite his somewhat antiquated living conditions and he found Alyson equally attractive. This always entertaining novel was laced with conversations about faith which led Alyson and Quatro to greater understanding of each other.
I particularly liked that each of them was willing to not only listen to the other but to learn from each other as well. As a result, positive changes were made by both without compromising their beliefs.
“Cinderella Texas” is a fun book with plenty of “meat” to chew on. I recommend it to those who enjoy westerns but also for those looking for something a little different.
I voluntarily reviewed a digital copy of this book provided by the author. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
In Cinderella Texas, soon after pretty Alyson Spencer arrives and meets Robert Greene IV (a.k.a.) Quatro, the young handsome widower and her employer, the chemistry between them becomes evident. The constant tension caused by their unspoken feelings compels the reader to continue reading to learn how the conflict will be resolved.
Molly Bull succeeds in creating a serious story with touches of humor, set in a place she knows well, the area in which she grew up. Her characters are realistic, principled ranch people, with few eccentricities.