The Pioneer Woman by Ree Drummond

Two for One Book Review

I’m going to do something I haven’t done before, review 2 books on one blog post. In my defense however, your enjoyment of both books should be enhanced by reading the other at the same time. At least, that’s what I’m finding, and I don’t willingly read non-fiction at any time!

The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels – A Love Story

This is the story of how Ree left Los Angeles and returned to her family home in Okalahoma after breaking up with her long-time beau. At this point in time, Ree was a died in the wool city girl who was just stopping over on her way to Chicago. She had convinced herself that she preferred the fast-paced life to be found there.

A chance invitation to meet up at the local bar at Christmas time found her crossing paths with a handsome cowboy she dubbed “Marlboro Man.” One thing led to another, and somehow Ree never moved on to Chicago.

I don’t want to spoil the book for you, but the rest of it is filled with tears and laughter as Ree and Ladd get married, have their first child and face all the trials of living in the Midwest.

Kara Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars I definitely recommend this book.
Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2018
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I've been thinking about buying this book, but from the cover it looked like it would not have much substance. Well, I thought I would look inside and read a couple of pages, boy was I surprised. I was hooked and had to buy it. In fact, it was so good I gave a copy to my daughter and granddaughter, they both couldn't put it down.
I bought the paper back not knowing if I would like it.

The way Ree describes events will make you laugh. Their are some sad moments, but don't we all have them.

Some of her passion for Marlboro Man does repeats itself a little to often, I just passed over it.
Susan R. Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Love Story
Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2018
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If you love Ree Drummond and her family, have watched any of her cooking shows -- whether you're a diehard fan or casually observing, like me -- this book will make you fall in love with her all over again. I love Ree's wit and humor throughout the telling of the story. It gave me an understanding of where Ree came from, what she and her husband are about and how they set the foundation for a beautiful marriage and beautiful life together. It helps me have a greater appreciation for where they are today. They're not perfect people, and that's what makes them so relatable. It makes my heart smile to see what the combined powers of love, family, commitment, hard work, faith and joy can produce as the years unfold. May God continue to richly bless you, Drummond family.

Frontier Follies: Adventures in Marriage and Motherhood in the Middle of Nowhere

We all have them, funny little stories that happened to us, around us, or even by us. They are the stuff that family reunions are made up of. In this delightful book, Ree has written all these little stories down, sorted them out, and presented them for our enjoyment. If you’ve ever watched her show, you will absolutely enjoy this book!

5.0 out of 5 stars Luv this book
Reviewed in the United States on November 18, 2020
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I remember buying her first love-story book years ago at a rural-supply store while buying dog food, even though it didn't seem my "type", and then I really enjoyed it. I always wished Ree would continue the story of the growing-family years, and now she has. Its a warm, funny, feel-good book. If you liked the first book, you'll be glad to get this one.
Kathy Crenshaw
5.0 out of 5 stars So Fun!
Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2020
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I have been following Ree since her blog days and have read her other book and seen every show. I just adore what she represents and this book was salve to my much giggling and laughter as I turned the pages. All at a time that laughter and lightness is SO needed and appreciated. Love the book.
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