Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

Book - 2014
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When Widow Tulip Jones of Bore, England, inherits a ranch in By-Golly Gully, Texas, and moves in with two trunks of tea, twelve pet tortoises, and three servants, hilarity ensues. The peaceful life suits the wealthy widow fine until word gets out and every unmarried man in Texas lines up to marry her. Widow Tulip and her small staff of three can't possibly run the farm and manage all the suitors, so she devises a plan--and it just might work. This story filled with giant tortoises, 1,000 brides, bad guys, a smart widow, and even a little romance is sure to get kids laughing.
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2014]
Edition: 1st ed.
Copyright Date: copyright 2014
ISBN: 9780375867453
Branch Call Number: JP Isaac
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations.

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AMDLibrary
Aug 11, 2017

A clever spoof-ish tale about a widowed ranch lady being pressured to marry! Quite clever she is, creating contests that should be impossible but prove not to be. And yet, she finds away around each smirk that wants her hand in marriage. Peace is once again restored on the ranch but the lady of the house finds herself suddenly lonely and realized to whom her heart really belongs...

Sweet and strong, a fun read all around.

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skyekilaen
Nov 19, 2016

Very few tall tales are this funny and sweet, and I'm pretty sure this is the only one with giant turtles. When the widowed Tulip Jones ends up with 35 million dollars and moves to By-Golly Gully, Texas, she has no idea how much trouble is waiting for her! Everything is bigger in Texas, including the line of suitors who want to marry the widow. Her plan to get rid of them seems doomed to fail, too... so luckily her gal ranch hands have a backup plan. A happily ever after that's 100% satisfying.

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