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The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels -- a Love Story (2011)

by Ree Drummond

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  activelearning | Apr 20, 2016 |
Download a sample onto my kindle just for kicks and -- I actually like it. Think I will buy and read, especially because I am struggling with some other books at the moment.
  sydsavvy | Apr 8, 2016 |
Funny and charming memoir written by "The Pioneer Woman," Ree Drummond. Chronicles her city-girl courtship and early marriage to a cowboy from Oklahoma. ( )
  marcal | Jan 13, 2015 |
I really liked it. I think it's sort of hard to mess up writing a book about something that happened to YOU in your own life. It was entertaining and I came away happy that the authors life turned out the way it did for her and her family ( )
  szbrooks1 | Jan 1, 2015 |
Nothing is more delicious than picking up the absolute best book to match your mood at the right moment! I was in a bit of a book funk, and it seemed like most of the books I’d recently read were either depressing or super gritty. Oddly enough, I wasn’t in the mood for something cheerful or light, though…just different. I pulled this off the shelf, read the first page and was instantly drawn in; it was nothing like I’d expected it to be!

When I initially picked up The Pioneer Woman in a used book haul a few months ago, I shelved it on my “To-Be-Read-Sooner-Than-Later” shelf thinking that it was a foodie memoir. It’s not at all! Essentially, it is a true love story—Ree chronicles meeting her cowboy husband in her mid-20s, and the whirlwind romance that ensues. He quite literally sweeps her off her feet. I like Drummond’s cooking show, and I even follow her blog, but I’m not a diehard fan. In the handful of episodes where Ree’s husband has made an appearance, he didn’t really do it for me. He seemed quiet, distant and “built Ford tough.” After reading this book however, I feel completely different about him! Maybe I need a sensitive cowboy in my life, too! Can I have one?

For someone that isn’t too big on the romance genre, I expected to be rolling my eyes and skipping pages due to redundancy and skepticism, but that never happened. Drummond’s easy writing style and self-deprecating tone ensured that I was never bored, and that I laughed a lot! I looked forward to picking up where I left off each day, and she always managed to end a chapter on a cliff hanger. Between issues with her family, deciding what career path to take, and this unexpected romance, her story was very believable, and far from story bookish, which I appreciated. Her descriptions of rural Oklahoma life were also awesome. All in all, this was a great read. It’s hard for me to dole out a 5 star rating, but in the end, if I’d happily reread this in 6 months’ time, then I definitely loved it. So 5 stars it is! ( )
  dreamydress48 | Apr 21, 2014 |
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Drummond, a blogger and best-selling author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks, turns her popular blog chronicling her improbable city-girl-meets-rugged-cowboy saga into an affecting new memoir. Drummond deftly describes what happens when life takes a U-turn, taking readers from her chaste but steamy courtship with "Marlboro Man," to their subsequent wedding and Australian honeymoon, and into the first year of their marriage where the two decamped to Marlboro Man's isolated ranch (Drummond had been en route to a new life in Chicago when she met him). What emerges is a charming and romantic yet realistic tale of the forces that can test a new relationship—no matter how good it is. She presents a sometimes riotously funny, always strikingly real tale of love and life. Drummond is intensely likable and writes with the facile confidence of one who clearly knows herself well. Plenty of surprises lie along the way, such as her parents' divorce and an immediate pregnancy following the nuptials. She's sure to have readers in tears and in stitches as they share her adventure. In a word: delightful. Includes several recipes.
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American blogger and food writer Ree Drummond relates the real life story of how she met and married her "Marlboro Man." Her stories about her husband, family, and country living paint a warm and touching picture of life on an Oklahoma ranch.

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