Running a ranch and fending off three meddlesome aunts leaves Whit McCandless no time, and even less patience, for the prickly new schoolmarm’s greenhorn carelessness. The teacher needs educating before somebody gets hurt. Ruth Avery can manage her children and her school just fine without interference from some philistine of a rancher. If he’d pay more attention to his cattle and less to her affairs, they’d both prosper.
This was a really quick, but sweet, read. While I personally wasn’t able to connect with the characters completely, I was still able to read and grasp what was going on in the story. And I was able to follow along with Whit and Ruth’s budding attraction.
In the beginning of the story, it was a bit annoying as to why Whit had such an issue with peaches, and it wasn’t explained. But later on when it was, it made perfect sense. I thought that Adams did a great job at that part. I also liked how the children that Ruth had were still a part of the story. There is many books that I have read where one of the characters has children, but they aren’t involved in the story.
Overall, I think that this is a cute lunchtime read for someone who is looking for a good pick me up story.
Publisher’s website: http://prairierosepublications.com/books-view/peaches/
A Texan to the bone, Kathleen Rice Adams spends her days chasing news stories and her nights and weekends shooting it out with Wild West desperados. Leave the upstanding, law-abiding heroes to other folks. In Kathleen’s stories, even the good guys wear black hats.