ASK PENELOPE! FREE ADVICE Dear Penelope, My intended left me for another woman after I traveled to a strange town to marry him. Is leaving him without certain parts of his anatomy letting him off too easy? Signed, Angry in Emancipation, Wyoming Dear Angry in Emancipation, You need to cut all ties with your former beau--not cut off parts of him to which you no longer have a claim. You must strike out on your own! When my fiance jilted me, I was left alone and penniless. Luckily, I was offered a position as a hostess at ...
ASK PENELOPE! FREE ADVICE Dear Penelope, My intended left me for another woman after I traveled to a strange town to marry him. Is leaving him without certain parts of his anatomy letting him off too easy? Signed, Angry in Emancipation, Wyoming Dear Angry in Emancipation, You need to cut all ties with your former beau--not cut off parts of him to which you no longer have a claim. You must strike out on your own! When my fiance jilted me, I was left alone and penniless. Luckily, I was offered a position as a hostess at a reputable saloon. Perhaps immediately proposing marriage to its owner was a tad rash, but I had to ensure my family didn't drag me back to Kansas City. And my soon-to-be husband handled the arrival of my overprotective brother and well-intentioned but misguided father with true grace. As well, he barely blinked an eye at the machinations of my amorous ex-fiance. A word to the wise, though: A marriage of convenience can be anything but. Proceed with caution. Happier than I ever imagined, Penelope
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This is an imaginative and amusing book from the witty pen of Sharon Ihle. Lucy Preston thinks she is on her way to her destiny in Emancipation, Wyoming. Instead, she narrowly misses a date with the undertaker when a angry bull takes a strong disliking to Lucy's hat and person. Our heroine escapes with the assistance of the owner of the Pearly Gates Saloon, Sebastian Cole.
Disappointed by the absence of her fiance, Charlie White, at the train depot, Lucy sets out to find him. She is shocked to find that Charlie has a new fiance, Cherry. Profoundly upset, Lucy doesn't have enough funds to make it back home (Kansas City).
Lucy heads to see the only other person she knows in town -- saloon-keeper, Sebastian. It doesn't take her long to talk the man into a job as a hostess in the saloon. As added insurance, Lucy also takes a part-time job setting type at a down-on-its-luck newspaper.
Readers quickly learn that Lucy has not found her niche in life. There are no boots she can miss tripping over (including her own) while carrying a tray full of beer and other spirits. If it weren't for Lucy's winning personality with his customers, Sebastian could hardly afford to keep this accident-waiting-to-happen.
It's not hard to imagine how good Lucy is at setting type for the newspaper. However, Lucy's kindly boss decides to let Lucy try her hand at helping readers with problems -- in print. 'Dear Penelope' is an instant hit. But there is trouble on the horizon; Lucy's family is aware she did not marry Charlie and they are not happy she is working in a saloon.
Loving her first taste of success and independence, Lucy is horrified that her family will drag her back to Kansas. She asks Sebastian to marry her for a month. And then the fun begins....
Jun 3, 2007
If you like a fun read which brings smiles and laughter, this is the book. I felt that this was one of Sharon Ihle's best books and hope that she writes the story of the gambler. You will not be disappointed, especially if you like westerns!
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