Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Book Review: "The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels" by Ree Drummond

Woo! I'm 7 for 25! Thanks for doing this journey with me :)

Today's review is for:

Via Goodreads.com: 
"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.

Read along as I recount the rip-roaring details of my unlikely romance with a chaps-wearing cowboy, from the early days of our courtship (complete with cows, horses, prairie fire, and passion) all the way through the first year of our marriage, which would be filled with more challenge and strife—and manure—than I ever could have expected.

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."

1. Well..that was sweet.
2. I want a cowboy.

The author, Ree Drummond started a blog, The Pioneer Woman, in 2006. Her blog is full of recipes, pictures of her life on a ranch, and her children - as well as other things. She grew up on a golf course in Oklahoma, moved to California for college, and while on a "hey I have no idea what I'm doing" stint in her hometown after college, she met her husband - whom she calls "Marlbolo Man"..and the rest you can read in this little book.

The first two halves of the book (broken into three parts) were originally blog posts and the writing is as so - a little choppy and less structured. It doesn't lessen the ooey-gooeyness of this story. The woman sure loves her cowboy. And for good reason, he seems pretty perfect. 

So I'll just stay here and dream about cowboys..and move on to other books, because, honestly - I need something more substantial.

“My head rested on his shoulder, my heart rested entirely in his hands And in a whisper, my words escaped: "I love you." He probably hadn't heard them. He was too focused on the movie. But he heard me; I could tell. His arms enveloped me even further; his embrace tightened. He breathed in and sighed, and his hand played with my hair. "Good," he said softly, and his gentle lips found mine.”  

I haven't had but one "I love you" moment in my life, so I drink up others like crazy. So darling.

I'd go ahead and say if you're into love stories, definitely read this one. If you're into the ooey-gooey parts of life, read it. Ree sends out into the world a great story of how a woman, unsure of her new spot in the world, and how a chance meeting led a guy to totally sweep her off of her feet. And all the while, she makes marriage - the high highs and the weird lows - seem not so scary. That even if you're unsure about it in general, the right person makes it an easy transition and enriches your life. (At least that's what I've heard.)

It makes me look forward to that part of life.


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