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Courting Miss Hattie epub

by Pamela Morsi


Courting Miss Hattie epub

ISBN: 0553290002

ISBN13: 978-0553290004

Author: Pamela Morsi

Category: Romance

Subcategory: Contemporary

Language: English

Publisher: Bantam Books; Reissue edition (October 1, 1991)

Pages: 304 pages

ePUB book: 1460 kb

FB2 book: 1680 kb

Rating: 4.4

Votes: 915

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This book is written with Morsi's trademark charm. I was hooked from page one. Courting Miss Hattie – 1992 RITA Award for Best Novel. 3 people found this helpful.

This book is written with Morsi's trademark charm. She manages to write books with romantic tension and dubious characters who end up surprising us with their graciousness. There are no true villains besides weather and fate in a Pamela Morsi novel. What I usually love in a Morsi hero is his unabashed lusting after some obscure part of the heroine's anatomy. She can make a hillbilly's foot seem swoon-worthy. In this book, there were so many references to Hattie's horse face and wide grin, that I just didn't feel the lust.

Courting Miss Hattie book.

Hattie was snatched up by several of the farmers for a turn around the floor in honor of her upcoming nuptials. Reed watched her laughing and twirling in the arms of his friends and neighbors. Reed watched her laughing and twirling in the arms of his friends and neighbors the years he'd known her, he didn't remember ever watching her dance. He was standing beside Arthur Turpin near the fiddler's wagon, along with a group of men, many of whom were smoking and all of whom were avoiding the ladies. When Ancil walked up, the backslapping continued unabated for a minute, until Arthur spoke.

Courting Miss Hattie. Courting Miss Hattie.

My books are known for their wit, humor, memorable characters, and down-home charm.

Welcome to my site! I write heartwarming stories set in Small Town, USA. Two of my books (Courting Miss Hattie and Something Shady) won the RITA Award from Romance Writers of America and others have been RITA finalists. My books are known for their wit, humor, memorable characters, and down-home charm. I hope you’ll enjoy the romance with me!

Morsi captures your heart and imagination from the first chapter.

The news spread like brush fire through the whole county when widower Ancil Drayton announced his intention to start courting Miss Hattie Colfax. Morsi captures your heart and imagination from the first chapter. She gives us a heroine that is ordinary and proves how extrodinary she really is and a man that grows into his manhood and love for Miss Hattie as the book progresses. I fell in love with her creations and hated turning the final page. I hope she publishes more books along this style. One that I have read over and over!

Pamela Morsi is a native of Oklahoma.

Pamela Morsi is a native of Oklahoma. Winner of numerous awards, including two RITA Awards, she is the author of Heaven Sent, Courting Miss Hattie, Garters, Wild Oats, Runabout, Marrying Stone, Something Shady, Simple Jess, The Love Charm, No Ordinary Princess. ore about Pamela Morsi.

Two of her novels, Courting Miss Hattie (1992) and Something Shady (1996), won the Romance Writers of America's RITA Award, the highest honor in romance publishing, and others have been RITA finalists. Ms. Morsi pens heartwarming stories set in Small Town, USA. Her books are famous for their wit, humor, memorable characters, and down-home charm. Here Comes the Bride. She was certainly spirited and delightfully sweet natured, and she'd managed to run her family farm almost single-handedly. But wasn't a lady farmer too old to catch a husband? An Irresistable Suitor.

The news spread like brush fire through the whole county when widower Ancil Drayton announced his intention to start courting Miss Hattie Colfax. She was certainly spirited and delightfully sweet natured, and she'd managed to run her family farm almost single-handedly. But wasn't a twenty-nine-year-old lady farmer too old to catch a husband?An Irresistable Suitor.All his life handsome, black-haired Reed Tyler had worked Miss Hattie's farm--and dreamed of one day settling down on his own piece of land with the pretty young woman he'd sworn to marry. Hattie was someone he could tell his hopes and troubles to--someone he looked on as a sister. So he thought, until the idea of Ancil Drayton calling on her made him seethe. Until the night a brotherly peck became a scorching kiss... and Reed knew nothing would bank the blaze--and that his best friend was the only woman he would ever love.
I'm sure that most of us at one time or another has known a real 'Miss Hattie.' Maybe a teacher or a fellow church-goer that is a little older, sweet, kind, and gentle but not especially pretty. Haven't we looked at her when she is bringing food to the elderly or helping care for an injured child and wondered "Why isn't she married? She would make a great wife and mother." Then we just get used to her and think that she just doesn't want to marry. This was the case of Miss Hattie Colfax at the turn of the last century. After the death of her father, Hattie continued to run the family farm while caring for her failing mother. Helping her was her former "plowboy" who is now sharecropping her acreage with the idea of buying the fields from her when he has acquired enough money. Handsome Reed Tyler has helped work the Colfax farm since the age of eight and now at 24 he sees that he has a good chance of purchasing the acreage that he needs to make a life with his beautiful fiance. It isn't until the 29 year old Hattie is courted for the first time that Reed realizes that it isn't his fiance, but Hattie that he really wants.

No one does Americana like Pamela Morsi. Not only are they well written, but they are well researched and true to the times that they are set in. (I have to confess that I am one who takes to the internet and the library to check out facts that I find suspicious. In this case, I looked up rice growing in Arkansas. And, yes, she was spot on.) If you sometimes wonder how your grandparents or great-grandparents lived, Ms Morsi's books may be helpful to you...and entertain you thoroughly at the same time. Her characters are so well developed that you feel that you know them completely and without resorting to dastardly villains and chilling plots will give you hours of reading pleasure. I highly recommend this book.

Sexual situations may offend some readers
This book is written with Morsi's trademark charm. She manages to write books with romantic tension and dubious characters who end up surprising us with their graciousness. There are no true villains besides weather and fate in a Pamela Morsi novel.

What I usually love in a Morsi hero is his unabashed lusting after some obscure part of the heroine's anatomy. She can make a hillbilly's foot seem swoon-worthy. In this book, there were so many references to Hattie's horse face and wide grin, that I just didn't feel the lust. It also didn't help that Reed's fiancee was such a large part of the plot. It smacked a little of emotional cheating, for all that perhaps Reed didn't recognize his feelings as such.

Hattie was delightful: spunky, strong, good-spirited and happy. I wanted to be her friend. Though not graced with a beautiful face, she didn't wallow in her misery. She also knew she wanted more out of life, and sought to grasp on to whatever additional happiness might come her way.

The setting around Arkansas rice fields was unique and educational. I had no idea Arkansas produces rice and is still today has the highest rice yield in the U.S. I love it when casually dropped details in a historical novel make me turn to the Internet to check out more information. Not surprising Morsi manages to inject drama into farming. She has a great ability to make us appreciate the efforts and ingenuity of the past, and bring them alive through great characters and touching romance.
This is a unique story about finding love – when the other person has been your best friend for years. Hattie Colfax is a plain woman of 29 years. Both parents are dead and Hattie has been tending her farm with only help from Reed Tyler.

Reed started working at the Colfax farm when Hattie’s father hired him to help out at their farm; Reed was less than 10 at the time. He loves the land; Hattie has promised to sell it to him when he has saved enough to buy it. Reed is 24 years old.

Bessie Jane is the beautiful, spoiled 17 year-old engaged to marry Reed; she wants to marry NOW and Reed patiently tells her they must wait. Reed refuses to marry until he can provide for a wife.

This quiet situation is suddenly overturned by the news that Ancil Drayton, a recent widower with seven children, plans to court Miss Hattie. It takes Reed some time to realize that he is jealous; he’s never looked at the five year older Hattie as a woman.

This is an absolutely beautiful story; why only 4 stars? *************SPOILERS **************** When Ancil Drayton becomes enraged that Hattie shies away from his kisses, he calls her cruel names. Then he tells other men why he really wants to marry Hattie – and it has nothing to do with her fine character or charm. Hattie is a strong woman; I cannot imagine her standing for such cruel treatment just to get married (never mind that he’s a mean, weak person).

I simply could not understand why Bessie Jane suddenly agreed to marry Harmon. They had been in love with each other for years. Bessie Jane’s dad hated Harmon and tossed him from his home. She was a snob and did not want to marry a junkman. What suddenly changed? *********************

This is an original story that is really well-written. The characters are real and engaging. I was hooked from page one.

Courting Miss Hattie – 1992 RITA Award for Best Novel
This story is one of those realizing you have exactly what you want, right under your nose! Hattie and Reed have been friends for years, but it wasn't until she began being courted by Mr. Drayton, that Reed suddenly realizes he might have more than "friendly" feelings for her. I love the setting of this story and the slow progress of mutual feelings between Hattie and Reed. Ms. Morsi does an excellent job with her characterization and setting, and I found this to be a most enjoyable read.
Well developed and likable characters make this book a very entertaining read. The historical information was accurate and the romance as fulfilling as any I have read recently. Definitely add this book to your reading list.