If you have been in blog land for more than a minute, you are probably familiar with the ever famous Pioneer Woman. She has been blogging for a few years and her book started out as a collection of her blog posts as she told the story about her and her courtship with her husband, Marlboro Man.
I don’t have enough words to say about this book. It is sweet, fun-loving, romantic and cute. I loved this book and despite its 300+ pages it only took me a minute to read as I didn’t want to put it down!
|Photo borrowed from the PW’s website and this is book 2 of 12 for my 30 by 30!|
Long story short, Ree was in a long-term relationship with her college beau. She was a vegetarian city girl through and through and on a visit home, she meets a boots wearing, wrangler sportin cowboy. Marlboro Man, as she refers to him, is the finest of cowboys and totally the opposite of her and what she had always been drawn to. As her relationship with her boyfriend was already on the down and out, the cowboy catches her eye and its off to the races from there.
The Pioneer Woman’s writing style I imagine is just how she talks. That may be my favorite part of the book as I can hear and see her reading it to me and feel her emotion as she writes her sometimes overly dramatic responses to the occurrences in the story.
She shares about their courtship, wedding, honeymoon and through the birth of their first baby. She discusses the ups and downs that they went through as well as trials she faced with her parents deciding to end their 25+ year marriage. She doesn’t sugar coat or hide anything and she truly has a gift in communicating and story telling.
True love turns her to a meat eating, cow temperature taking, prairie fire fighting woman and that is exactly where she is today…well along with homeschooling her 4 kids, cooking, housekeeping, ranch working, writing, book publishing’s, photography passions, traveling and taking care of her other lover Charlie the pup and pet cow Daisy.
Romances are typically not my idea of a good read. I think they are cheesy and often too uh much information. Not this one. Black Heels to Tractor Wheels is fun and light and will make you want to jump in your truck, take a trip to the country, light a campfire, watch the stars, make smores and snuggle your cowboy.
Oh, and I always learn a few things from her too. In the back of the book are a few of her classic recipes – I loved to get those but maybe most importantly, from this book, here is what I learned:
|Special thanks to my frozen spoon eye bag model, Kristin.|
If you have bags under your eyes, freeze spoons and let them rest on your eyeballs in order to help with the puffiness. Who would have ever thought of that!! Thanks PW for the fabulous tip!! No more saggy baggy eyes for me!!
I still think we should hook Anne Margaret up with her youngest boy. He’s only 5.5 years older than her and with blonde hair and blue eyes and the right cowboy hat, he will make one fine cowboy someday!