by Molly Noble Bull
My new novel, Cinderella Texas, is the retelling of a famous fairy tale complete with a shoe problem for the heroine, Alyson Spencer. A prince-like cowboy is the hero of this modern western, Robert Lee Greene IV—called Quatro. Quatro is a rancher, an oil baron and one of the richest men in Texas, and he is also a widower with two school age children. How could Alyson have guessed when she didn't find a teaching job in Dallas that she would accept a position home schooling Quatro’s children and be paid a tremendous salary for doing it?
City girl, Alyson, expects life on the huge Greene Ranch in South Texas to be idyllic. She will be living in Quatro’s home along with his children, his parents and his grandfather, and she visualizes a majestic mansion surrounded by well-tended gardens—a swimming pool and servants at her beckon call.
What she finds causes her to want to fly back to Dallas. Quatro and his family believe that modern technology corrupts. The rundown two-hundred year old dog-run house on the cover of Cinderella Texas is the Greene home. The house is without electricity and all necessities of normal American life.
Alyson tries to get out of her teaching contract, but it is unbreakable. How is she expected to teach modern children without a computer and a working telephone? And why is Quatro so handsome and yet so pig-headed?
As with all my novels, Cinderella Texas has a Christian message that I hope will point others to the Lord. Cinderella Texas is a lighthearted romance that will make you smile. Maybe it will even make you laugh, and it is available as an e-book and will soon be published in paperback.
As the first in The Cattlemen Series, more of my westerns will follow. To find Cinderella Texas and all my novels at Amazon or Barnes and Noble, write Molly Noble Bull in the search slot.