My wife reads The Pioneer Woman blog and is always talking about the author’s “man in chaps” so when I saw the audio CDs of the Pioneer Woman’s bio at the library I decided it might be an interesting book. It was interesting but at times I got tired of listening to the author portraying herself as such a ditz. I understand she led the sheltered life of the country club set but I wonder how she ever planned to live in Chicago on her own. And, of course, if I wasn’t so sure about my own manhood, then the way she describes her Marlboro Man would be real hard on the ego. Still, it was a fun ‘read’ and have no problem recommending it to anyone who wants to read a love story.
Book InfoThe Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels--A Love Story
Publisher: William Morrow
Reason: My wife loves The Pioneer Woman blog and talks about her "man in chaps" so I just had to listen to the audio book.
Format: Audio CD
Map: Pawhuska, Oklahoma
"That's when I saw him—the cowboy—across the smoky room."
I'll never forget that night. It was like a romance novel, an old Broadway musical, and a John Wayne western rolled into one. Out for a quick drink with friends, I wasn't looking to meet anyone, let alone a tall, rugged cowboy who lived on a cattle ranch miles away from my cultured, corporate hometown. But before I knew it, I'd been struck with a lightning bolt . . . and I was completely powerless to stop it.
Read along as I recount the rip-roaring details of my unlikely romance with a chaps-wearing cowboy, from the early days of our courtship (complete with cows, horses, prairie fire, and passion) all the way through the first year of our marriage, which would be filled with more challenge and strife—and manure—than I ever could have expected.
This isn't just my love story; it's a universal tale of passion, romance, and all-encompassing love that sweeps us off our feet.
It's the story of a cowboy.
And the girl who fell in love with them.
Ree Drummond began blogging in 2006 and has built an award-winning website, where she shares recipes, showcases her photography, and documents her hilarious transition from city life to ranch wife. She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling cookbook The Pioneer Woman Cooks. Ree lives on a working cattle ranch near Pawhuska, Oklahoma, with her husband, Ladd; their four kids; their beloved basset hound; and lots of other animals.