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Much of Drummond's book is an extension of her Pioneer Woman blog, and thus retells the story she herself refers to as being "like a romance novel, an old Broadway musical, and a John Wayne western rolled into one," but Drummond knows that the love story (unexpectedly meeting and marrying the cowboy she refers to as "Marlboro Man") is what transforms the commonplaces of ranch life--manure, heavy-lifting, and red meat meals--into the stuff of adventure and amusement. The horses help, too, as do the dogs and other assorted animals, not to mention the human cast (ranch hands, friends, and family) who add color and drama to the tale. The author was a die-hard vegetarian foodie in her prior urban life, but she's not a vegetarian anymore. She still loves to cook, though, and has included a group of recipes, most of which will seem fairly basic (variations on steaks and stews, lasagna dishes from her pre-ranch days, sheet cake). The tone may get a tad too folksy for some readers, but many will enjoy the behind-the-scenes glimpses of the challenges that Drummond faces and the joys and satisfactions she finds in her home on the range.
The popular blogger and best-selling author of
The Pioneer Woman Cooks traces the story of her marriage to a quintessential Marlboro Man while sharing additional moments about her transition from a giddy 20-something to a ranch wife and mother. 200,000 first printing.
Genre: Family + Relationships, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Love + Romance, Personal Memoirs, Marriage
Author: Ree Drummond
Street Date: August 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-0194