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Doctor in Petticoats❴Reading❵ ➻ Doctor in Petticoats Author Mary Connealy – Varanus.us Doctor Alex Buchanan is a wanted man a deseter from the army stalked by a bounty hunter but he d rather be dead than inflict any pain on his patients Beth McClellan is idealistic, believing the nursin Doctor Alex Buchanan is a wanted man a deseter from the army stalked by a bounty hunter but he d rather Doctor in eBook ☆ be dead than inflict any pain on his patients Beth McClellan is idealistic, believing the nursing training she received will be enough to help her serve as doctor to her home town in West Texas When Alex and Beth meet in a stagecoach accident, they find that they work well together But are his demons and her dreams too deeply rooted for either of them to pay the price required for a future together.

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    Have Kindle books be enough to help her serve as doctor to her home town in West Texas When Alex and Beth meet in a stagecoach accident, they find that they work well together But are his demons and her dreams too deeply rooted for either of them to pay the price required for a future together."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 429 pages
  • Doctor in Petticoats
  • Mary Connealy
  • English
  • 22 October 2019
  • 1602859116

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    Have Kindle books be enough to help her serve as doctor to her home town in West Texas When Alex and Beth meet in a stagecoach accident, they find that they work well together But are his demons and her dreams too deeply rooted for either of them to pay the price required for a future together."/>
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    Note I don t recommend reading the Goodreads description for this book, because it gives away far too much information that the average reader would prefer to encounter sequentially on his her own and is written in such a way as to create a somewhat false impression on one point Although I m a Goodreads librarian, I can t edit it even to correct a typo , because Connealy is a Goodreads author.Last year, the third book of this trilogy, dealing with three young women making their way in the l Note I don t recommend reading the Goodreads description for this book, because it gives away far too much information that the average reader would prefer to encounter sequentially on his her own and is written in such a way as to create a somewhat false impression on one point Although I m a Goodreads librarian, I can t edit it even to correct a typo , because Connealy is a Goodreads author.Last year, the third book of this trilogy, dealing with three young women making their way in the late 19th century American West, was a thrift store discovery as a gift for my wife I d assumed that since each of the three novels focused on a different sister, they d be readable as stand alones But when we started it, we quickly discovered that it presupposes considerable entwined back story from the earlier books the siblings lives intersected as part of a close knit family, and we decided we really needed to read the trilogy as a whole, in order As it turns out, the young ladies mother, Sophie McClellan, is the heroine of Petticoat Ranch, the opener of an earlier series by Connealy and some characters from a book in still another of her series, The Husband Tree, also play a role here We didn t deem it necessary to read those first but we definitely do want to do so eventually This series opener is set in West Texas, New Mexico, and Montana in 1878 1880 the date on the first page says 1879, but the reference to two years near the end suggests that 1878 was meant It opens with heroine Beth McClellan traveling by stagecoach back to her parent s ranch, hoping to arrive in time for her older sister s wedding Gifted with an interest in and knack for healing, she s now finished her nursing studies in Boston Despite the book s title, she s not a physician as such but she is trained as what we would today call a nurse practitioner She and the doctor who trained her knew she d be the only health care professional in her community, and she s equipped with a skill set appropriate to that situation, having even performed surgeries on occasion Not far into the book, the stagecoach winds up in serious jeopardy but luckily, Beth s no shrinking violet Though she d rather heal injuries than have to inflict them, she packs a Colt and knows how to use it she can handle a rifle as well she s strong, athletic, courageous and tough minded, good with horses having been raised on a ranch and knows how to throw a punch when she needs to These are qualities her mother and her two oldest sisters fully share I like to include tough women in my books, in case you haven t noticed, Connealy comments in her dedication I like to think I ve raised four tough women Evangelical author Connealy hasn t written a preachy book, but she depicts characters who have a strong Christian faith, who pray for strength and help in time of trouble, and who have a moral compass informed by Christian ethics She creates very believable, well drawn round characters who come fully alive for the reader and evoke strong liking or strong detestation, as appropriate but even the unsympathetic characters are mostly drawn with a certain complexity, not just as cartoon villains In keeping with this, she s aware that what makes a person heroic isthan what he or she can do physically that it hasto do with the qualities of inner character Clean romance forms a key part of the plot here, and the circumstances are unusual, but not impossible But romance doesn t swallow up the entire book and there s very little in the way of what romance phobic readers might call mushy parts Two interlocking plot strands, Beth s and older sister Mandy s, both character driven, are woven skillfully together Action elements don t dominate the book, but they re there There are also some serious themes and issues brought out here, that continue to be relevant today The omnibus edition of the trilogy which Barb and I are reading includes 11 discussion questions for use by reading groups, which I think would be a helpful feature, though I didn t consider them in detail There are a few nits that can be picked here At one point, hero Alex has to remove a bullet from a wound even though there s an exit wound We have a couple of references to President Arthur, but when this book is set, Rutherford B Hayes was President I m not sure how solid Connealy s grasp is of the history of specific Indian vs cavalry battles she refers to and her prose sometimes can be repetitious, using words or names several times close together But those are relatively trivial points This was a first class read for both Barb and I, and Connealy is an author whom I expect will become a favorite


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    Excuse me while I go GOUGE MY EYEBALLS OUT.Let s hear it for the logic of this book Doctor I have PTSD and severe emotional trauma Beth I want to be a doctor Also, this man is so annoying Random people Help us doctor Doctor No can do without Beth Beth s parents We ve both got a big day tomorrow can t chaperone Sorry, no Beth Random Pastor Why don t we just get the two of you hitched, then no chaperone issue Doctor Great plan Beth Why not What could go wrong Excuse me while I go GOUGE MY EYEBALLS OUT.Let s hear it for the logic of this book Doctor I have PTSD and severe emotional trauma Beth I want to be a doctor Also, this man is so annoying Random people Help us doctor Doctor No can do without Beth Beth s parents We ve both got a big day tomorrow can t chaperone Sorry, no Beth Random Pastor Why don t we just get the two of you hitched, then no chaperone issue Doctor Great plan Beth Why not What could go wrong This book tries to handle mental issues but just results in some seriously creepy and forced romance that made me want to gag Severe emotional trauma does not go away, even momentarily, because a hot girl looks you in the eye And even if it did, don t go dragging Jesus into this Also, side plot about sister and her lying, abusive husband left me pissed off and not at all inclined to find the sequel Gosh, imagine putting yourself through another book like this No can do Why was this book on my to read list in the first place


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    There are just some books that take you by surprise and draw you into the story with a stranglehold that refuses to be released.I loved the sheer absurdity of the characters, some of the stuff that Beth did was just off the wall, but it was set up in a way that makes perfect sense The writing is funny and ridiculous in a good way Once you really enter the story, you get the entire feel of being in the character s world.Not many books can make me feel the agony as a character dangles over a cli There are just some books that take you by surprise and draw you into the story with a stranglehold that refuses to be released.I loved the sheer absurdity of the characters, some of the stuff that Beth did was just off the wall, but it was set up in a way that makes perfect sense The writing is funny and ridiculous in a good way Once you really enter the story, you get the entire feel of being in the character s world.Not many books can make me feel the agony as a character dangles over a cliff, but I sure felt it in this one I could see the hair pin turns that the out of control stage was heading for and small Beth hauling back on the reins.I loved the subplot of Mandy, Beth s sister, and I can only hope I get to readabout her in the coming books Will she get out from under the thumb of her tyrannical husband The only thing I didn t really care for is that Beth runs rough shod over Alex for a good portion of the book True he had his problems, but once I got to the end I was very pleased with how it was brought together what a love story I just prefer stronger hero s in a novel Which is my personal opinion.All in all I loved the book and I seriously hope the wait for book two is not a long one


  4. says:

    Oh GodImplausible and even laughable I tried to suspend judgement until I finished the book but I knew when the author had Sally breathing through her esophagus that it was going to be very hard Maybe someone could tell her about the trachea and it s function


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    If you are going to read Mary Connealy I suggest doing so in this order Lassoed in Texas trilogy, the Montana Marriages , then Sophie s Daughters The reason being that she brings characters from different series together sometimes But you don t have to And obviously I liked this book based on the 4 stars.


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    Okay, so in real life this book simply doesn t happen well Beth makes a hasty marriage to a PTSD crazed doctor after a crazy sequence of events leaves them alone caring for folks one night The rest of the book is them sorting out where their lives go from there I added a star for pure entertainment value.


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    All in all I enjoyed this one It was a light hearted story mostly It was fast paced and action packed, and did not really give the reader a chance to be bored I did have a few complaints with it, however Given the title, I expected a story about a woman doctor Instead, she had medical training , but was not muchthan a nurse and not once was she allowed to practice without the aid of a real doctor and a man in the vicinity Rather disappointing, given the expectations of reading All in all I enjoyed this one It was a light hearted story mostly It was fast paced and action packed, and did not really give the reader a chance to be bored I did have a few complaints with it, however Given the title, I expected a story about a woman doctor Instead, she had medical training , but was not muchthan a nurse and not once was she allowed to practice without the aid of a real doctor and a man in the vicinity Rather disappointing, given the expectations of reading of an actual doctor.I also found the book a bit goofy through much of it In some ways the tone just didn t ring quite true The way the women were so ready to bash and crash and shoot better than any man sort of had me raising an eyebrow at the whole thing It wasn t bad , but it did sort of lend a silly feel to things The hero of the story, Alec Buchanan, sort of struck me as a wimp I mean, he was rather traumatized, but he didn t seem to have any real.pride or strength He seemed a bit too dependant on Beth and without her in the story, he would have just slid into a useless puddle None of the men seemed particularly strong, when it comes down to it The father coming closest, but he was still out gunned by the women who didn t seem to particularly need any help from anyone to look after themselves.I don t know, it was an interesting read, and I would not mind getting my hands on the second book to find out what happened with the sister who moved away.but.well, yeah, just seemed kind of a goofy story to me Not one to be taken seriously Nice, light read


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    Doctor in Petticoats is my first Mary Connealy book but I guarantee it won t be my last She has created a special place in my heart for romantic comedy AND cowboys that I fear only she can fill However, amidst all the laughs and quick wit, there is depth to her writing that moves you and reaches past the funny bone to touch the heart.Meeting the McClellen family makes you instantly wish you were a part of it I found them to be a strong, courageous, loving, selfless lot, starting with probab Doctor in Petticoats is my first Mary Connealy book but I guarantee it won t be my last She has created a special place in my heart for romantic comedy AND cowboys that I fear only she can fill However, amidst all the laughs and quick wit, there is depth to her writing that moves you and reaches past the funny bone to touch the heart.Meeting the McClellen family makes you instantly wish you were a part of it I found them to be a strong, courageous, loving, selfless lot, starting with probably the best fictional parents I ve read in a long time Clay and Sophie McClellen are the kind of parents any girl would love to have, especially living out West back in the day I was thrilled to learn that Clay and Sophie had their own story back in Petticoat Ranch , so I plan to go back and read that book, too, and see where this incredible family all began From reading Clay and Sophie s scenes and POV s in this book I have no doubt that they were an amazing hero and heroine.We learn from the very first page that the women in this story are strong, level headed, smart as a whip, beauties, who know how to survive anything the West throws at them Beth McClellen is no exception She thinks on her feet and isn t afraid of things that would make most girls swoon to their death She has a servants heart, that is moved with compassion and gentle understanding for those around her But the gentle part is put to the test when lives are at stake and the one person that is able to help is just sitting around, lost in his dark thoughts and insecurities Alex Buchanan is a wounded man and also, a wanted one He s running from his past but its horrors dog his every step whether in his own mind OR in the form of a bounty hunter who wants this army deserter dead or alive Beth, who is initially irritated by him, thinking him crazy, begins to see that there isto this man than meets the eye He is a doctor that has the skills and experience to heal but not the courage or the nerve to do so any that is, until this little spitfire, who is determined to find his spine and beat him over the head with it, walks into his life I normally wouldn t go for a story that introduces the heroine as being stronger than the hero but I think Connealy makes it work here And while Alex doesn t have the rough, tough, swoon off your horse appeal of a Texas cowboy, he is certainly no weakling We witness his physical strength in the first few pages alone, but war certainly has a way of breaking a man s spirit and if the wounds of such battles are left to fester they can soon disfigure the soul Alex does possess strength, courage and honor his time in the army confirms that but he now lacks the confidence, thinking himself unworthy, to employ them But, Beth McClellen has those things in spades and with just a locked eyes look or a dig in the fingernails grasp of the hand, she helps to infuse him with what he needs to get the job done and done right Beth is a breath of life for him and helps to point him back to the One who is the true source of strength and peace A marriage of convenience becomes so muchas these two realize they need each other inways than one But, will finding his faith and facing his past mean losing her and their future together Or does the crazed bounty hunter have the deciding vote You ll be holding your breath till the very end, that s for sure Even though this book was mainly about Alex and Beth, we get a glimpse of the entire McClellen family and the rest of Sophie s daughters whose own books follow this one The oldest sister, Mandy, took up a good part of this book and I m excited to see the rest of her story unfold as the series goes along Her book is the third one, titled, Sharpshooter in Petticoats which is very fitting for this beautiful, no nonsense, crack shot Her husband, Sidney, is a selfish, money hungry, insensitive jerk, but Mary Connealy has opened my eyes to the fact that a woman on the frontier could expect to have many a husband in her lifetime life was quite harsh out there, after all , so I ve got a feeling Sidney s days are numbered and a real hero is on his way Doctor in Petticoats has taught me two very important things 1 I have been missing out on a real GEM of an author and now must read all her other books to make up for my terrible oversight and 2 NEVER mess with a girl in a petticoat D A special thank you to the author for graciously surprising me with a copy of this fabulous book


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    n writing a book review, I am trying to share with you what I like and don t like about a particular book I am trying to save you time by giving you the gist of the book without revealing the story I have 4 do s and 1 don t when I write a review.1 Tell me how hot the romance is between the two characters.2 If it is a series, let me know which book I need to read first in order to understand this book or is there a book in the series better than this one.3 How good is it compared to ot n writing a book review, I am trying to share with you what I like and don t like about a particular book I am trying to save you time by giving you the gist of the book without revealing the story I have 4 do s and 1 don t when I write a review.1 Tell me how hot the romance is between the two characters.2 If it is a series, let me know which book I need to read first in order to understand this book or is there a book in the series better than this one.3 How good is it compared to other Christian Historical Fiction CHF writers 4 Is God and faith an afterthought Thrown in to make the book a Christian book or is it central to the plot and the characters 5 Don t just repeat the summary plot and then add I liked it There are huge differences in Christian Fiction and I don t want to waste my time on reading something that doesn t appeal to me I want to zero in on writers who write the stuff that I like Period Based on this criteria, I like Mary Connealy s writing She makes me laugh out loud and that instantly makes a book better for me I was laughing right out of the gate with this book 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 forabout 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.Here are my ratings, from 1 5, with 1 being the lowestHotness Factor 3 starsI 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 starsYou 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 I personally liked the Lassoed in Texas series better but Husband Tree is still my favorite book by this author.Overall Rating 3 starsMary Connealy gives a good performance in these books She is a good storyteller and includes passion and longing but not as much as other CHF authors like DeeAnne Gist and Julie Lessman Her books just keep getting better and better.Christianity 4.5In this book the main character struggles and pleads with God to help him overcome his trauma and learn to live and work again God and prayer is a strong theme throughout the book.Warning Both of these characters are doctors and post traumatic stress is involved so if you don t like the thought of a lot of blood or reading about it makes you feel sick, you might want to skip this book It was graphic because of their chosen professions but also because of the trauma he went through and was trying to overcome Just thought I d give fair warning Summary Plot Doctor Alex Buchanan is a wanted man a deserter from the army stalked by a bounty hunter but he d rather be dead than inflict anypain on his patients Beth McClellan is idealistic, believing the nursing training she received will be enough to help her serve as doctor to her home town in West Texas When Alex and Beth meet in a stagecoach accident, they find that they work well together But are his demons and her dreams too deeply rooted for either of them to pay the price required for a future together


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    You know how when a good book ends, you re a bit miffed that it ended when it did Or you just wanted to know a bitabout these people s lives before it ends Or So where did they end up living Well, that seems to be the feeling I get with every book I ve read of Mary s So darn frustrating that the story ends at all, never mind where it ends I know every character in Mary s books as if they re my neighbors Beth McClellan is a character close to my heart as I m the only one in my gener You know how when a good book ends, you re a bit miffed that it ended when it did Or you just wanted to know a bitabout these people s lives before it ends Or So where did they end up living Well, that seems to be the feeling I get with every book I ve read of Mary s So darn frustrating that the story ends at all, never mind where it ends I know every character in Mary s books as if they re my neighbors Beth McClellan is a character close to my heart as I m the only one in my generation and only the second in my family to graduate from college My mother was a family pioneer of sorts like Sophie McClellan and I, like her daughter, Beth, am a nurse who wants to take health care back home to give aid where needed She finds herself giving aid to those around her, before she even gets home, at a stage coach accident Who does she find to take care of but, Alex Buchanen, an army doctor who s deserted and has PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder well, that s what s called nowadays It used to be called shell shocked in my parent s time and who knows if it even had a name in the 1880 s This book has lots of adventure, praying, and laughs, too Could it get any better than that Not if you want a light read that you just can t put down.What kills me is that this book is the first of a series and the 3rd isn t out yet I have to get this review done because I have Sophie s Daughter s waiting on me. there s a gunfight, a broken leg to tend to and Mandy s due for her 3rd child any day I ve gotta go folks

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