Sometimes it's really difficult to write a review for a book that is so loved, that the feeling of not doing the book justice in the review makes one anxious. This is how I feel about Carolyn Brown's Daisies in the Canyon. I will start off with the fact that this is one fabulous read where you feel apart of what's going on.
Ezra Malloy was something else. In life he made waves and even in death he cause a tizzy when the daughters he fathered by three different women come together to duke it out for an unconventional inheritance. The three young ladies who grew up with their mothers since Ezra didn't see much need for females in his home, meet for the first time under the direction of a will that has them in competition for Ezra's land. The three must live together for a year, whoever is left after that year will inherit. So of course there is some tension right off the bat when the three Malloy ladies must go at it to see who will come out on top in the end.
Much like her new siblings, ex-Army Sergeant Abby Malloy only feels animosity towards the man who denied her mother and herself a family. Going through life never really feeling she belonged wreaks havoc on a person's soul. The resilient Abby accepts the challenge put forth in her father's will to prove to herself she can do it. When she meets the man that puts a kink in her plans to take the money and run, Abby thrown for a loop.
Local sheriff, rancher and neighbor to the Malloy home, the handsome Cooper Wilson is a distraction Abby doesn't need, or thinks she doesn't need, but Cooper on the other hand has set his sights on the skittish Abby and those sights are set to cause some action. Honorable and dependable, Cooper is everything Abby has never had, but always needed. Now he's got to convince the woman who is ready to run, that running isn't all it's cracked up to be, and maybe, just maybe the love of a small town rancher is all Abby really needs.
Heading back to Palo Duro Canyon, Texas, has never felt so good as it is when reading Daisies in the Canyon by Carolyn Brown. Miz Brown has the unique way of combining humor and romance to achieve perfection in the form of a wonderful story. The characters are all distinctive and essential and each one becomes a friend to the reader. Abby Malloy is not your typical heroine, for this stubborn Miss can certainly take care of herself, but why would she want to when she has perfection in the form of Cooper Wilson who wants to do that caring for her? I for one would fawn for that boy's attention. Picking up Daisies in the Canyon by Carolyn Brown is a no-brainer really for anyone who loves a good romance with a hint of humor and whole lot of feeling. A must read.