A Wedding At The Paragraph Ranch
Can she piece together a dream on a shoestring? As new owner of the falling-apart family homestead in West Texas, Dee Bennett is wrangling ways to earn a living, mend fences with farm and family, and manifest her dreams as a writer—all while nurturing the budding relationship with her beau, outdoorsy photographer Max Miller. But when a drop-dead-gorgeous, high-powered handler for a candidate in a key statewide election blows into Claxton, rivalries bigger than politics and football develop. With stakes running high on the campaign trail, as well as in publishing dreams and love lives, a Bennett family wedding must be attended to. And Dr. Dee, with the assistance of her motley writing-group protégés, must search her soul and fend off a host of challenges to live the life she just might learn to love.
KAY ELLINGTON, a native West Texan, has worked in newspapers from New York to California to the Carolinas—and back again to Texas.
BARBARA BRANNON formerly led the Publishing Laboratory at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, but got to Texas as soon as she could.
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I haven’t read the first book in this series, but ‘A Wedding At Paragraph Ranch’ is complete in itself. If you can look past that beautiful cover, you’ll find a little treasure inside!
Dee is typical of a lot of women – trying to balance a professional life of writing with her personal life while trying to make a success of being the new owner of her family homestead in Texas. She finds herself falling love with Max, who is very patient with her as she struggles with her feelings and the green eyed monster of jealousy!
A family wedding, Dee’s interactions with her mother, some goats, small town politics, secrets and gossip all make for a delightful read.
I loved the characterization in the book and the emerging of Dee as a strong woman who manages to keep it all together with grace, is lovely.
I’ll be looking to buy Book 1 and keeping my eyes peeled for the next set of events at Paragraph Ranch.
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