Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The Pioneer Woman Black Heels to Tractor Wheels: A Love Story by Ree Drummond
www.thepioneerwoman.com showcases her photography, and documents her transition from city life to ranch wife on a working cattle ranch near Pawhuska, OK. She shares recipes on her website and has written a book called The Pioneer Woman Cooks. I have followed her blog for some time now, and find it interesting (some posts more than others) and I always love the pictures she posts. This book just fills you in on how she met her "Marlboro Man" (her name for her husband) and the early days of her transition from city woman to farm woman, which eventually led to her metamorphosis into her Pioneer Woman persona. It is an opposites-attract love story told with Ree's self-deprecating humor. It reminds us that love really is a heart-thumping, blood-pumping, passionate roller coaster ride when you are lucky enough to meet your soul mate and pursue the beautiful dance of commitment and honor and, yes, adjustment that is involved in blending two disparate personalities into one happy entity. I found it to be a funny diversion, an easy uncomplicated read. Ree Drummond is a hoot, and I've never read so many pages written in so many different ways about just... making out. Nobody's perfect--neither Ree, nor her cowboy--but the love they shared always seemed to triumph...and who doesn't like to read a good love story?