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Gingham Mountain (Lassoed in Texas #3)

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All aboard for a delightful, suspense-filled romance, where a Texan is torn between his attraction to a meddlesome schoolmarm and the charms of a designing dressmaker. When Hannah Cartwright meets Grant, she's determined to keep him from committing her orphans to hard labor on his ranch. How far will she go to ensure their welfare? Grant is determined to provide a home for ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Barbour Books
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Feb 16, 2009 Janna rated it it was amazing
If you have not discovered the Lassoed in Texas series by Mary Connealy yet then you have been missing out. First off lets examine the titles in the series... Petticoat Ranch (Can a widow and 4 girls run a ranch? With some mystery...), Calico Canyon (Grace gets much more than she bargained for when she is forced to marry Daniel Reeves and becomes an instant mom to the 5 Horsemen of the Apocalypse) and now Gingham Mountain (Hannah doesn't take kindly to anyone mistreating orphans and Grant doesn' ...more
Mar 11, 2015 Brandi rated it really liked it
Gingham Mountain - Mary Connealy
I didn't care for this novel as much as the one before it. It wasn't as romantic as I would've liked, which I've begun to discover in Mary's earlier books. Enough action, but not so much romance.
And that was another thing: where did all the excitement go? There wasn't much action in the book. I felt my heart race at Joshua's 'accident' and at the scene where Prudence faked their affair. But there's usually more action than that. Grant was never
Katie W
May 07, 2013 Katie W rated it really liked it
Grant was such a unique type of man. Instead of getting married and raising a family of his own, he spends his time finding orphans to adopt and raise, some of them being only a few years younger than himself. He adopted his first child at the age of 17. Really...who does that?! I loved watching the interactions and the relationship that he had with his kids.

Hannah, being an orphan herself, is passing through this small Texas town on the way to find her sister, Grace. She ends up becoming the te
Aug 02, 2009 Ruth rated it really liked it
Some books are just plain fun to read. Gingham Mountain is one of them. It is the story of Hannah, a young woman who survived childhood as an orphan and Grant, an orphan who was adopted shortly before his adoptive parents died, who now adopts orphans. Hannah, a newcomer to town is sure that Grant, like the man who took her in, is abusing the kids and using them as slave labor. However, she learns the truth about him, and despite her best effort, finds herself attracted to him. Though he has vowe ...more
Oct 29, 2012 Nicole rated it really liked it
Gingham Mountain is the 3rd book in a series, but I read it without reading the other two first. There were parts that hinted to the previous stories, and a sub-plot about a former character, but it wasn't completely awful having no prior knowledge about them (in fact, reading the synopsis and reviews for the other 2 helped a lot).

There were so many parts in this book that made me laugh. Mary Connealy's writing style is SO humorous! I enjoyed this one.
Kris Irvin
Dec 03, 2013 Kris Irvin rated it did not like it
Yeah, this book is dumb. The idea is bad, the writing is terrible (including several glaring grammatical errors throughout the book) and the characterization is awful. I got 3 Connealy books from the library and I am returning the other 2 without looking at them - I'm just not a fan of her writing.
Jul 03, 2009 SheLove2Read rated it it was amazing
Fabulous! Loved it! Another great addition to the Mary Connealy library.
Carolyn Tye
Dec 24, 2016 Carolyn Tye rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Christian fiction, westerns
Recommended to Carolyn by: I have read the other books in the series
This is my favorite book of the series. I really enjoyed Hannah and all the orphans. The subplot of Grace didn't really fit. Some editing errors again. Sigh.
Jan 26, 2011 Melissa rated it really liked it
It's been awhile since I've read a romance. And I found myself really liking this one but becoming frustrated with it at the same time due to some illogical aspects of the book.

Grant is a good guy and especially devoted to orphans. He's got four at home already (and twenty some altogether during his 27 year old life) and is picking up two more from the train when he meets Hannah, a scrappy beautiful woman who thinks he is taking the orphans to his home to work as slaves. Most who know Grant know
Jan 28, 2009 Becky rated it liked it

Gingham Mountain is the third book in the "Lassoed in Texas" series. The first two are Petticoat Ranch and Calico Canyon. I had not read the two previous books. And I think my reading experience would have been better if I had. That's not to say the book can't stand alone. It can. Mostly. (I didn't even realize it was a sequel to another book until about halfway through.) But I think I would have appreciated the book more if I'd known a little bit more about the characters and story going into i
Margaret Chind
Nov 21, 2008 Margaret Chind rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone and everyone
Recommended to Margaret by: Angie Brillhart
Wow! This is the best from Mary Connealy yet, and quite possibly the best book I have ever read (under 300 pages). You have to understand... This is one of those books that you read when you have some time by yourself. First off is the matter of time, because once you start I promise it is impossible if not painful to put it down. Then, secondly, by yourself because otherwise you are going to be quite embarrassed by the looks that you will earn. I read it with only my two cats nearby and they st ...more
Mar 01, 2009 Kelly rated it liked it
Grant has a heart of gold and a heart for the orphaned. His past has created in him a desire to see that no child is unwanted and no child is subjected to being alone. Hannah also has a heart for the orphaned and a fierce resolve to be sure that NONE is mistreated. Her eyes are clouded by the pain in her heart.

Grant is a man who was an orphan himself until adopted at age 14. His parents loved him and gave him a home and on their passing left him their ranch. It wasn't much, but it was enough to
Holly (2 Kids and Tired)
Hannah Cartwright, a young woman who, an orphan herself, has ridden the orphan train trying to find a home for her younger sister. At the end of the line, in a little town called Sour Springs, Texas, her sister Libby is adopted by Grant Cooper. Grant is a bachelor rancher who was once an orphan and vowed that he would help as many abandoned children as he could.

Hannah mistakenly believes that Grant intends to use these children as laborers on his ranch. She stays in town, managing to get hired
Oct 14, 2010 Deana rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-done
Hannah and Grant meet in this installment of Lassoed in Texas (#3). The main difference about this book and Calico Canyon(#2) is that this book talks about the orphan trains. Orphan trains thankfully, are a thing of the past where orphans were taken up to the end of the rail lines, if needed, to adopt them out. I loved Hannah for the way she thought about education.The angst starts immediately as Grant meets the orphan train to collect his new children not knowing that Hannah is following the ch ...more
Heather Manning
Aug 08, 2013 Heather Manning rated it it was amazing
My opinion: I LOVE this book. It is one of my favorites of this series.

Grant is about 24 years old and has, oh, about twenty children. And six or so grandchildren.

He was orphaned at a young age, and when he turned 17, he began taking in other orphans, some very close to his age, which explains his abundance of kids and grand kids. Grant raises about six or so kids at a time, all in his tiny cabin house.

Hannah is also an orphan. She was Grace's (if you remember Grace from Calico Canyon) adopted s
Tamara Tilley
Jan 23, 2016 Tamara Tilley rated it really liked it
Shelves: mary-connealy, own
GINGHAM MOUNTAIN is the third book in the Lassoed in Texas series by Mary Connealy. In GINGHAM MOUNTAIN we follow Hannah Cartwright, an orphan herself, who mothers Libby, an orphan she has cared for and protected. Stowing away on an orphan train, she is shocked when she and Libby get to the end of the line in Sour Springs, Texas and finds out a bachelor rancher has adopted Libby. When she finds out Grant is known for adopting orphans, she is sure he is abusing this children and only using them f ...more
Feb 13, 2016 Rochelle rated it liked it
This book gets around 2.5-3 stars. I absolutely loved Calico Canyon, the previous book in the series, and this one was just not as good in my opinion.

Hannah (the female lead) got on my last nerve! At first I told myself to see things from her point of view, and then I could see where she was coming from... but she just wouldn't stop! She is one of the most annoying characters I've ever read! On two different occasions I literally closed the book and considered stopping forever, she was that dog
Apr 22, 2012 Tammy rated it liked it
This was an interesting book. Lets start with what was good .I loved the character of Grant and all the little orphan kids. They were interesting , well rounded characters. The mystery with prudence was ok , but a little on the corny side in my opinion. I liked that we got to see Grace and the rest of the Reeves bunch , but was very disappointed that we didn't get to see the rest of our beloved characters. Now for the hard part of a review. What was Bad about this book. Hannah! I was so looking ...more
Dec 29, 2009 Ashley rated it it was amazing
Gingham Mountain by Mary Connealy is a fun little afternoon read. The book follows the journey of sharp-tongued Hannah Cartwright after she arrives in a small Texas town on a train carrying two orphans. When the two orphans are adopted by local rancher named Grant, she takes it upon herself to make sure they are not mistreated while also signing up to be the local school teacher. Clashes of personality and romance ensue.

Immediately after reading the first few chapters, the average reader will kn
Feb 18, 2010 Chelsea rated it really liked it
This book was the third in her Lassoed in Texas Series and it was just as good as the first two. (Petticoat Ranch #1 and Calico Canyon #2.)

The tension cackles and sparkles as Grant and Hannah come together to save the orphans (and themselves) in Sour Springs, Texas. The natural attraction between these two is undeniable despite their constant bickering and constant misunderstandings.

Connealy excels at pulling the reading into her stories - with sharp-witted, sensitive characters, endearing plot-
LOVE!!!! Continuing the story of Hannah and the other orphans started in Calico Canyon, it was wonderful to be able to follow up with Grace and Daniel's story too!! They are hysterical!! I love all those boys!!
I'll admit when I started this book all the squabbling between Hannah and Grant just about made me put it down!! I mean honestly, who could misunderstand each other so completely so many times!! Then it got better and my eyes were opened to a whole new side of American history with the aba
Jan 16, 2015 Susannah rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction, romance, reviewed, ugh
I honestly want to know how drivel like this makes it past an editor.

At the beginning you meet Grant, who is likeable enough, and the premise of a bachelor raising orphans in early 20th century Texas is just odd enough to work. However, that is the best I can say about this book. Even if you can manage to ignore the anachronistic language (I honestly can't), there is nothing else about this story that is plausible or even interesting. Hannah is an idiot and completely ridiculous, and it's really
Nov 09, 2014 June rated it it was amazing
Grace's sister Hannah has finally escaped from Chicago. She's headed for Texas since that's where the last news of Grace came from but it's been 4 years. Her sister Libby is still with her and as she is found on the train and included with the orphan children, at the last stop Hannah has to stay to try to get Libby back. When she ends up going home with Grant, Hannah does everything she can to try to prove he's a horrible father. But everything works against her because she can't catch him at an ...more
Dec 03, 2009 Laura rated it it was ok
This books was ok. I found that the author can really tell a story, she just has no skill at ending a story. In this book, you can't wait until Grant and Hannah finally declare their love and he proposes. That very same night they get married. But the end was lacking in emotional substance. It would have been nice to have actually read the love of the characters, or how Grant would always protect Hannah and she would never have to feel alone in the world again. Reading this book was like eating ...more
April Erwin
Oct 09, 2012 April Erwin rated it it was amazing
Mary has done it again. Gingham Mountain is a mighty strong follow up for the Lassoed in Texas series. I was so excited when I saw that it was going to be included in our blog tours, and let me tell you, I wasn't disapointed when I finished the book.

Hannah's journey to find hope, love and family is a rollercoaster of emotions. She's strong and sassy and stubborn. Much like Mary's other characters. (Hmmm, wonder what that says about Mary?) The relationship that grows between Hannah and Grant is m
Sheri Salatin
Mar 05, 2009 Sheri Salatin rated it liked it
Humorous! That is how I would describe Connealy's books. This is the 3rd book in her series of Lassoed in Texas.
Hannah Cartwright travels to Texas in search of her older sister Grace. It is here that she meets Grant. He was once an orphan himself and now at the age of 27 has adopted 12 children. Grant has big heart for these orphans and simply wants to give them a good home. However, Hannah believes that he is using them for child-labor. She begs the town's people to help her but no one seems to
Sep 10, 2009 Wendi rated it really liked it
In a Nutshell: A family-focused book that takes place in 1870 Texas. Grant is a cowboy who owns the Rocking C ranch, and also happens to have a rather large family of adopted orphans! Hannah has newly come to town, and accepts the position of school teacher, believing that she needs to save the children from child labor on Grant's ranch. The author has written a wonderful story full of inspiration, family, romance, and just a little bit of mystery! This is a great western romance packed full of ...more
Shannah Mauney
Gingham Mountain is the third and final book in the Lassoed in Texas series. While it's not as good as the first two, Petticoat Ranch & Calico Canyon, it's still a fun read. This book deals a lot with bullying and how to deal with a bully as well. The message of the story is about the love and compassion of the Lord. Overall, this was a satisfying conclusion to the Lassoed in Texas series and I look forward to enjoying more books by Mary Connealy. Read my full review: http://faithlovebooks.b ...more
Oct 14, 2011 Jenny rated it really liked it
These books are so fun. I can just see them as a comedy movie. This is third in her series and I think the last one. Hannah has to get herself and her little orphan sister and brother out of the city and out west to Texas in hopes of finding Grace. The end up on an orphan train and at the end of the route at Sour Springs the train is met by Grant. He's a young man who was an orphan and he collects all the unwanted orphans and claims them as his own children. He and Hannah get into conflicts sinc ...more
Feb 01, 2011 Tasha rated it really liked it
I have to go with four stars because the story is just absolutely touching and I am a sucker for anyone less fortunate, especially if they are children. Hannah is such a strong, fierce women that has lived more in her short life than most do before they die you can't help but want something great for her. Grant is her equal and they are perfectly matched. Both have hearts of gold and you wish the world had more people like them.
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