My Thoughts - Priscilla’s Piggy Author: Marisa Masterson
About the Book
Book: Priscilla’s Piggy
Author: Marisa Masterson
Genre: Sweet Historical Romance
Release date: Febraury 10, 2023
This marriage needs something more than a pig to hold it together—
Jack Dixon knew his mother was right. It was time he married. He’d go along with whatever she writes in the letter to the matchmaker.
Priscilla Pringle fell in love with the man who wrote such a tender letter. Too bad that the man she meets in Missouri is his opposite. She’d leave and go home except for the little piggy she is bottle feeding.
Will she stay after the piggy is weaned? Is Jack the only one who needs to change
The smiling teacher. That’s what her students called her. How did this dedicated teacher end up as an author? A spinal cord injury took her out of the high school classroom. After seven years of healing, she asked the Lord what He had for her. Now, thirty-seven books later, Marisa is still enjoying the direction He sent her when God opened the door for her to begin writing.
Marisa’s sweet romances often are set in her home state of Wisconsin. Growing up, she loved hearing stories about her family who pioneered in that state. Those stories, in part, are what inspire ideas for her books.
Though she’s from Wisconsin, Marisa and her husband of thirty-four years live in Saginaw, Michigan. They have two grown children and a precious three-year-old granddaughter, Hunny Junebug. She’s been Marisa’s best physical therapy and keeps her moving.
More from Marisa
As a girl of about ten, I remember holding a glass 7-Up bottle for the orphaned piglet. My grandpa attached a black rubber nipple and had me feed it—just like Fern in Charlotte’s Web. Unlike Fern, I knew not to name it or grow attached. It would be sold when it reached 40 pounds.
That memory came in handy with Priscilla’s Piglet. I wondered what I could add to keep my heroine at the farm after she decides the hero is not her perfect match. The memory prodded my brain. Who doesn’t love a baby that is in need—even if it’s a baby pig! It seemed the perfect fit for this story.
Priscilla’s Piggy is part of the Westward Home and Hearts series and is written by Marisa Masterson. The series is written by multiple authors. All books can be read as stand alone books. I have been a huge fan of this author for a few years now. Her books are always such fun reads. The cover on this one is my favorite of all of her books.
Jack and Priscilla are matched. Jack's mom has been urging him to get married. Priscilla falls hard for the man behind the letters. However, when she arrives the man she thought she was marrying is so different then the one that was writing. Priscilla left behind a not so great life. She really wanted to get away from her father. She knows that she may be safer with Jack then back at home.
Enter the pig. A little runt that needs a lot of extra attention. This is the reason that Priscilla stays - and it helps Jack and Priscilla to get to know each other despite the horrid first impressions. Jack is really struggling post war.
The author has crafted a wonderful historical novella that I could not put down. The characters are well written and you will find yourself lost in the story immediately.
Thank you to the author, publisher and Celebrate Lit for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own.