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Fit to Be Tied (Sisters of Bethlehem Springs #2)

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Cleo Arlington dresses like a cowboy, is fearless and fun-loving, and can ride, rope, and wrangle a horse as well as any man. In 1916, however, those talents aren't what most young women aspire to. But Cleo isn't most women. Twenty-nine years old and single, Cleo loves life on her father's Idaho ranch. Still, she hopes someday to marry an
Paperback, 265 pages
Published October 24th 2009 by Zondervan (first published October 2nd 2009)
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Tomboy Cleo Arlington gets stuck with making a cowboy out of Lord Sherwood Statham who has been sent to the United States by his father the Duke of Dunacomb who has had enough of his philandering, flirting and gambling at home. Sparks fly between Cleo and "Woody" as she dubs him. But as they work together and find the similarities they share and admire each other's independence and strength the sparks begin to turn to love. Robin Hatcher has once again written a novel that is enjoyable from star ...more
May 27, 2010 Molly rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Molly by: Zondervan
I enjoyed this one, too! It picked up exactly where A Vote Of Confidence left off and was just as exciting to read as book 1!

Immediately capture from page 1, Idaho and Bethlehem Springs became my home for the duration of the book. In this story, Robin mixes new characters in with the old in a perfect way. The story's message of beauty being deeper than skin and that God loves us no matter our imperfections, is amazing and really gripped my heart. I found my heart going out to Lord Sherwood and w
Opposites attract, and sparks fly in Bethlehem Springs, Idaho, between cowgirl Cleo and English aristocrat, Lord Sherwood Statham.

When Sherwood "Woody" Statham, the wastrel 4th son of a duke, displeases his father with this latest string of bad choices, his father decides that enough is a enough. So he puts Sherwood on a boat to America to work on a ranch.

What Sherwood isn't expecting is to meet a girl like Cleopatra Arlington. Tough as nails, a girl who can rope and ride with the best of the
Clockstein Lockstein

Fit to be Tied by Robin Lee Hatcher is the second book in the Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series. Cleo Arlington is a one of a kind, especially in 1916. More comfortable breaking horses than wearing dresses, she's accustomed to running the family ranch, until Sherwood Statham, son of an English duke, shows up, exiled by his family to work a real job and work on not bring shame to the family name. Hard-headed and feisty, she makes for a perfect heroine! Hatcher is one of my favorite authors, and
Myra Johnson
After reading Robin's A Vote of Confidence a few months ago, I was looking forward to Cleo's story in the next book, and I wasn't disappointed. Cleo's rough-around-the-edges outdoorsy personality stands in sharp contrast to her fraternal twin sister Gwen's genteel manner and polished appearance. It was fun watching Cleo slowly lose her heart to the dashing Englishman trying to find himself again after war and resulting injuries lead him into a dissolute lifestyle. I couldn't imagine Cleo giving ...more
I read this in one day. It is a Christy Award winning book. I thought the plot was a little far fetched- an English Lord coming to America and falling in love with a Girl Cow-wrangler. Despite that, I liked the love story. I liked that when the characters contemplated things on a more spiritual matter that the writing did not get all cheezy. The spiritual parts actually fit very well into the novel. It wasn't overbearing or overdone either. I want to read another of Hatcher's novels. I am a sap ...more
Fit To Be Tied is the second book in the Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series. After reading the first book, A Vote of Confidence, I was eager to read the second book. I was delighted to be reunited with the wonderful residents of Bethlehem Springs and to see Cleo find true love. There could not be two people who are more different than Cleo and Woody, but their chemistry and attraction are obvious. As they get to know one another, Cleo and Woody find they do have some things in common. They are ...more
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Lydia (Overweight Bookshelf)
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Fit To Be Tied is Robin Lee Hatcher's award winning second installment in the Sisters of Bethlehem Series. This book is an easy afternoon read that fits perfectly into the inspirational western romance genre. This story is built upon the stereotypical mold of girl meets boy, girl hates boy, girl as chemistry with boy, girl is in denial, girl loves boy. It is a storyline that we have seen unfold in countless other incidences, but this o
Sara ♥
This one was good, but even though I read it 2 months ago, I distinctly remember thinking, "Really? The two of them together? I still can't see it."

Cleo was raised on a ranch, and she is a horse wrangler. She dresses like a man and just isn't beautiful like her twin sister... but she's always dreamed of one day marrying and having children. But at 29, she really just doesn't think any guy would go for her.

Lord Sherwood "Woody" Statham (I should say that Cleo calls him Woody and he hates it until
This story was more like 4.5 stars. The writing was stellar and the story itself shone like a well-polished gem. You can tell the author is experienced in the development of romantic relationships on the page. The characters were very well done and the way they viewed things was believable to me. I loved how mismatched they were at first and the natural fears that went along with having to give up part of yourself for someone else. The romantic tension was delightful and the heroic response and ...more
Unbeknown to me this is the second in the Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series. I really dislike reading sequels when I have not read the first book. I was able to understand the plot, but did not get a lot of the background needed to understand the characters in detail. There is also a third book in the series coming out 2010.

Cleo is a girl comfortable on a ranch and around horses. She dislikes wearing dresses and is more comfortable in a pair of jeans.

Lord Sherwood is sent from London to live i
Cherie Kasper
Cleo, twin sister to Gwen (from the first book in the series) has been raised on a cattle ranch. She can do everything a man can do there. But, can she still be a woman. Lord Sherwood, straight from England's upper class comes to stay. Will he see the woman in her?
Brenna H.
4.5 stars. Like the last Robin Lee Hatcher book I read, this was a mellow-paced story, only I liked Fit to Be Tied better. Sherwood was an interesting character, defying the stereotypes of his sort of character, and Cleo was spunky without being obnoxious. I liked their gradual expanding relationship, from strangers with absolutely nothing in common, to friends, to, eventually, falling in love.

I haven't read the first book in the series (I checked it out of the library once, months ago, but nev
This follow-up to A Vote of Confidence is not quite as good as the last, but actually made me love book one even more. I realized just how much I enjoyed the sister connection between Gwen and Cleo and missed it just a bit now that Gwen is married and expecting. Perhaps that was a bit of what Cleo was feeling too, the natural separation that happens when sisters grow up into their own lives and families. There are no huge surprises in Fit to Be Tied's plot line, but then again, who says there ha ...more
Karen Mizener
Such a great book to read. Love how Robin writes her stories and love the spiritual aspects she weaves in:)
Fun sequel that stands alone. I had read the first some time ago and didn't realize this was a sequel but you don't have to read the first if you ignore a few references. Cleo is a tomboy more comfortable in jeans and working on the ranch than the dress she wears to church. Lord Sherwood is recuperating from (WWI) war wounds and too much riotous living when he arrives at the ranch and Cleo is to put him to work. Enjoyed it. Understand there is to be another in the series. I won't rush to find it ...more
Surprisingly, when searching on the title, I find 9 books with this same title. Don't authors or publishers want unique titles?

Anyway, this was a fast summer read. As a former tomboy, I liked having a cowboy heroine who could ride and wrangle a horse with assurance. Cleo had disdain for Sherwood Statham, the English aristocrat who ended up at her family's ranch for a year. He seemed so unused to physical labor. Of course, he improved and so did she, and guess what? Their future is "fit to be ti
I really liked this book ! You will find the plot familar, boy meets girl, etc. But in this case it is an English lord sent 'across the pond' in disgrace who meets an all-American cowgirl who wears jeans and practically runs her father's cattle ranch. Kind of a mix between a regency romance and a western- a great combination for me, an Anglophile who also loves stories about the pioneers who settled America. Funny, sweet and romantic with a good ending.
Lucy Bilik
I have enjoyed reading this book about tomboy heroine in whom I could see myself on many occasions. Truly capturing relationship that starts out as an unwelcome chore and grows into a beautiful sacrificial love blossom. Robin lee Hatcher brings people from different upbringing and backgrounds together in refreshing story. Looking forward to reading her next book in series: A matter of character.
A thoroughly enjoyable read! Robin Lee Hatcher writes another wonderful character-driven, Christian romance. This book searches for answers to two commonly asked questions "What's God's will for my life?" and "Will I find someone to love and share the rest of my life with?" I really enjoyed hearing Cleo and Sherwood's story as they explored these questions. Excited to read the next one too.
Loraine Nunley
Another great read by Robin Lee Hatcher. Like the first book in this series, Fit to Be Tied had a very strong and independent Godly woman finding love in the midst of being occupied with a career that was not common for women of that period. It is a good, clean Christian romance. I really like series books and was excited to keep up with the characters from the first book.
I have finished this book and have started the next in the series.
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Set in Bethlehem Springs, Idaho 1916 it's about Cleo Arlington a can do lady wrangler and Lord Sherwood Statham an English aristocrat. Sweet love story of opposites attracting. My favorite line in the book
is when Cleo asks God to send her some one to love, I thougt it said a lot about the person.
Well I know I've read this book before but i cant remember what happens!
I've been dying to read it, and i got it from the library the other day and started it and I remember tons of stuff that happened, just not how it ends!:) so obliviously its a great book and worth reading twice!:)
Wonderful! Easily my favorite Robin Lee Hatcher book to date. Filled with humor, poignant heartfelt moments, and brilliant romance. Robin's hero, Woody ;-), grabs at your heart from page one. And Cleo, the heroine, is believable, transparent, and fun. Highly recommended read.
April Suter
Cleo loves her sister and working on her father's ranch. Her brother-in=law has England connections which brings Lord Sherwoood Statham to their Idaho ranch. Can this 4th son grab the heart of someone who loves jeans and horses not dresses?

264 pages
Melanie Liller
I normally don't like the christian story genre, but I read the prequel to this book and like the author's writing style so much I decided to read this one as well. The story is about a less than feminine sister and how she finds her man. Good story.
A quick read, which can be a good thing but not always. Good concept, that we shouldn't have to change for someone to love us. The ending was really obvious but it took him forever to figure it out. I liked the story but it wasn't overly exciting.
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