I can see why this book is rumoured to be optioned for a movie by Reese Witherspoon, no less. It's a light, feel good, easily consumed romantic comedy with the odd turn of death, and poignancy.
You might know Ree Drummond from her blog, The Pioneer Woman- where she prepares good, rich food, posts lush pictures of her children, her man and life on the farm where she calls home. But before she was Ree Drummond, farm wife, Ree had her eye on the prize - a big career move to Chicago, single for the first time and eyeing a cool apartment. Only for a chance meeting with her cowboy to make her question everything that she's worked for this far; a good job opportunity somewhere out West, her engagement, her highly prized shoe collection and wardrobe choices.
Will Ree risk all she has, to gamble on an unsure thing, especially with the fact that the man is pretty much wedded to his farm, and to leave will kill him? Especially as a young woman who has inherited the fruits of feminism which says you can have it all (career and man), only to find out that life doesn't always give you what you want, but what you need? The answer is yes, dear reader, so sit a spell, grab some of her ribs while you're at it, and listen.
Make no bones about it, Ms Drummond is a good writer, facile and very funny, but her has a tendency to be really pretty, over than raw emotion, so as a result, you get the feeling that this is a very polished version of her love story, and a lot of lumps and bumps have been edited out.