Friday, May 6, 2011
The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels--A Love Story by Ree Drummond
My Thoughts: This was cute memoir about how a "city girl" fell in love with a "country boy". I did find the love story a tad overly sweet and sentimental and slightly unrelateable. I love my husband to pieces but there are times (and always have been times) that I want to strangle him. I was waiting for that in the story...in the entire 352 pages there was one tiny fight...talk about unrealistic and nauseating.
Popular blogger and cookbook author Drummond shares the story of her courtship and marriage to her husband, whom she refers to as Marlboro Man. Though Drummond grew up in Oklahoma, she never imagined she�d end up there for good. After four years of college in Los Angeles, Drummond was only making a pit stop home before moving to Chicago. A chance encounter with a devastatingly masculine cowboy in a local bar changes everything. Though several months elapse before Marlboro Man calls her, the spark between them ignites as soon as they start dating. A rancher with deep roots in the land he works, Marlboro Man isn�t going anywhere, which means Drummond has to decide whether, to be with him, she�s willing to give up her dream of moving to Chicago. By the time Marlboro Man proposes, the decision is made, and Drummond prepares to marry the love of her life and discover what being a rancher�s wife will entail. Charming and bright, Drummond�s story will be an inspiration to those who despair of finding old-fashioned, lasting love. --Kristine Huntley