Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Book Review: Doctor in Petticoats

There are just some books that take you by surprise and draw you into the story with a stranglehold that refuses to be released.


I loved the sheer absurdity of the characters, some of the stuff that Beth did was just off the wall, but it was set up in a way that makes perfect sense. The writing is funny and ridiculous—in a good way. Once you really enter the story, you get the entire feel of being in the character’s world.

Not many books can make me feel the agony as a character dangles over a cliff, but I sure felt it in this one! I could see the hair pin turns that the out of control stage was heading for and small Beth hauling back on the reins.

I loved the subplot of Mandy, Beth’s sister, and I can only hope I get to read more about her in the coming books! Will she get out from under the thumb of her tyrannical husband?

The only thing I didn’t really care for is that Beth runs rough shod over Alex for a good portion of the book. True he had his problems, but once I got to the end I was very pleased with how it was brought together; what a love story! I just prefer stronger hero’s in a novel. Which is my personal opinion.

All in all I loved the book and I seriously hope the wait for book two is not a long one!

4 comments:

  1. Hi Casey,

    I also prefer a stronge hero. Of course, strength can come in various ways, internatal as well as external. Now I want to read the book to find out how the heroine runs over the hero.

    Mary Connealy is always a delight.

    Please put my name in the pot for a chance at a copy.

    A J Hawke
    ajhawkeauthor [at] aol [ dot ] com

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  2. Mary is a good author and this one, of the two I have read, is my favorite. I must say though that in the end, (to avoid spoilers, I won't say much), I was very happy with how it ended, I was worried for a little while about how it would turn out.

    But great read, be sure and check it out soon! :)

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  3. Absurd characters? Oooh, you've intrigued me.
    Ann_Lee_Miller@msn.com

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  4. Nice review!

    Angie from www.hotchristianbooks.com did a guest review of Doctor in Petticoats on my own site here: www.tracysbooknook.com.

    -Tracy

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