The Paragraph Ranch by Kay Ellington
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Dr. Dee Anna Bennett-Kaufmann has come home to her family's ranch in west Texas to help care for her ailing mother who was recently run off the road by an unidentified truck. Dee is one of three siblings, but the only one who had time to spare for their mother, who suddenly seemed a burden for everyone. It came at a time that was strained for Dee, with a summer fellowship upcoming to finish her book for her tenure at the college where she taught Literature. Enter a daughter who was having her own crises, a non-existent boyfriend, and issues with the hired help for Dee's mother. Then there was the mystery around the subject of her book, that needed to be solved and various family members who continued to throw wrenches into the schedule.
Kay Ellington did a wonderful job of sucking the reader into the story and drawing a picture of life in lazy west Texas. I thought it was well written and was completely engrossed into the story and the characters. This is the first of a series and will be digging into the second one right away.
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