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Doctor in Petticoats by Mary Connealy

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 any more 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?


I have not read anything by Mary Connealy before; from what I understand her books are full of action, romance and humour. I’ll admit it took me a while to get into gear with this book. At the moment I’m starting a new book every two days and so I’m swinging from genre to genre like a wild monkey in a jungle.


Yes, this book is funny, action packed and romantic. It took me a little bit to figure out the humour, I wasn’t laughing out loud but I did chuckle throughout the book. Beth McClellan is one sure-fire tough girl, capable, level headed and a girl with no time for time wasters. Which is exactly what Alex Buchanan, army deserter and failed doctor is. Until Beth repeatedly yells some sense into him so he can doctor the people of their small town.


I was entertained and surprised by this book. I’m also very glad that I bought the second book to this series.