The Beef Princess of Practical County
by Michelle Houts
Summary: Libby, the daughter of a cattle farmer, is excited to finally get to show a steer at the county fair. After watching her older brother show for years, she is excited to finally get to try it herself. She picks two calves, gives them names (against her family's advice), and immediately falls in love with the young animals. Libby wonders how she will possibly be able to part with the calves when it comes time to seel them to the highest bidder.
Thoughts: The Beef Princess of Practical County is a gentle coming-of-age story. I liked Libby's relationship with her family and the rural setting (I'm a cowgirl at heart!). I look forward to the next book from this first time novelist.