The Husband Tree (Montana Marriages, Book 2)
Belle Tanner buries her third worthless husband and makes a vow over his shallow grave. She’s learned her lesson. No more men.
Silas Harden just lost his second ranch because of a woman. The first deserted him when times got tough. Now he’s had to quit the whole state of New Mexico to avoid a trumped-up shotgun wedding and the noose of matrimony. He’s learned his lesson. No more women.
Belle needs hired hands to move a cattle herd late in the season and there’s no one around but seemingly aimless Silas. She hires him reluctantly.
Silas signed on, glad for the work, though worried about a woman doing such a thing as hiring drovers, only to find out he’s the lone man going with five woman, including a baby still in diapers. After the cattle drive is over, he might as well shoot himself to speed up the process of being embarrassed to death.
A fast approaching winter.
The toughest lady rancher you’ve ever seen.
A cynical cowboy who has to convince five women he’s right for their ma. . .and then convince himself.
And one thousand head of the crankiest cattle who have ever been punched across the backbone of the Rockies.
I am a sucker for a good western romance, but this book is so much more than that! Mary Connealy first introduced Belle to her readers in Montana Rose and I adored her stubborn and witty character from the beginning. This book picks up her story while she is burying her third husband (not quite) six feet under the Husband Tree along with his no good predecessors. Hundreds of miles away Silas is staring down the business end of a rifle and vowing to never be tangled with another female. They have no idea what awaits them once Mary Connealy is through with these characters!
A fun book that doesn’t shy away from addressing life’s hardships and gives hope for second (and third and fourth) chances.
**Thank you to Barbour Books for providing the galley