Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mary Connealy Book List

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**Book List is incomplete**
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The Cimarron Legacy Series
 
Book 0.5: The Boden Birthright Novella
Amazon
The day Chance Boden realized mourning his wife had led to his son wearing lace—was the day he decided he needed a change. And quickly. It wouldn't be easy snatching his own son from his wealthy in-laws, but with good planning, he did. No more ringlets and lace for his son. They headed Out West.

Veronica Chastain is concerned about her father. He seems to have a worry on his mind that he's not sharing with her. When a stranger with a young son come to their doorstep, her father gets a new look—a matchmaking look.

Seems somebody wants the Cimarron Ranch badly. Bad enough to kill whoever gets in their way. This is the prequel to the series. The mystery continues in the next book; No Way Up.
 Book 1: No Way Up
Sadie Boden's life has just been flipped upside down. Not only is her dad injured so badly they aren't sure if he'll live, but he dropped a bomb on her before the doctor took him away to a doctor in Colorado who might be able to help him. She had to give up her teaching job at the orphanage in town and move back home. If Cole and herself didn't move home to the ranch, along with Justin who is already there, for one year—he was leaving everything to their relative none of them liked.

Heath Kincaid was with his boss, Chance Boden, when the avalanche of rocks came down on the man. His little bit of knowledge from watching the army doctor had him doing what he could to try and save Chance's leg...and his life. It also threw him in close contact with the bosses beautiful daughter.

It seems maybe it wasn't an accident. The more the Boden's and Heath look for the culprit the closer he gets to Sadie and the more he misses his three bossy brothers out in Colorado. Maybe it was time for him to stop running and go home. The beginning of another good series by this author. The Boden Birthright is a novella that gives the background on the ranch. Heath's story starts in The Kincaid Brides Series.
**Received through Bethany House for an honest review
Book 2: Long Time Gone (Justin's Story)
Justin Boden's life is stretched right now. His brother, Cole, was shot. His baby sister, Sadie, got married. Pa and Ma are still in Denver at the hospital. And...there is still someone out there trying to kill his family.

Angie DuPree went to the Cimarron Ranch to help the doctor. She never knew a family could be so close. That a big, handsome man like Justin could show such joy and hug his sister. So different than what her life had been.

Great series. Chance Boden had said he wanted all his kids at the ranch. Ends up it may save their lives by having obeyed him. Whoever is after their family is powerful. And has been after the ranch since the death of their grandfather. Looking forward to Cole's story already.
**Received through Bethany House for an honest review

Book 3: (Cole's Story)
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The Kincaid Brides Series
Book 1: Out of Control
Book 2: In Too Deep 
Ethan Kincaid is the middle of three brothers. His older brother, Rafe, had stayed home to tend the ranch while Ethan went off on his adventure. Their younger brother, Seth, had went off to war. Seth always seemed to be a bit loco after a cave accident they had as children. Now all three brothers are reunited in Rawhide, Colorado Territory and as Rafe had recently married...Ethan now is in charge of the family ranch. If the foreman will ever respect him enough to follow his orders instead of saying what Rafe would do. Rafe being the bossy brother, he has now told Ethan that he will marry Audra. She is stepmother to Julia, Rafe's wife, but they are more like sisters. With two young daughters to care for, it is too dangerous for Audra to stay with Rafe and Julia as they live by all types of caves.

After considering all her options, Audra decides marrying Ethan is her best choice. Her father had sold her into marriage to pay his gambling debt so she really has no desire to go back there and take a chance on being sold again. Ethan just smiles like an idiot all the time but Seth is pure loco...so it seems her only choice is to marry Ethan, which he agrees to. It doesn't take long before they are dealing with Seth's nightmares and the dangerous men trying to find something her first husband stole. Can this unlikely couple find their way to love while on this adventure?

Mary writes such well-rounded books. They have great humor in them but there is also danger, suspense, and of course romance. This book did not disappoint as it contained all of the above as well. I had not read the first book, Out of Control, but I would highly recommend reading it first if you enjoy series. I could tell there were many details that I was missing by not reading it first. The third book in the series, Over the Edge, will be released later this year.
**Book received through Bethany House for review
Book 3: Over The Edge
Seth Kincaid is as loony as they come. He was always reckless and after an accident in the cavern he played in as a child with brothers Rafe and Ethan….he lost himself in nightmares. Heading into the Civil War didn't do him any favors either. Back in Colorado with his brothers, he receives a letter….it says he has a wife. He doesn't remember her.

Callie Kincaid has had a tough year. Marrying a lunatic, him running off with her not knowing if he's dead or alive, her father is dead and she lost her only home. All she can hope now is that she will be welcomed by the Kincaid brothers that Seth spoke of. And she even has to battle her way there….good thing she's a tough Texas gal. Oh, and if she finds out Seth is alive….she has a bullet for him.

Every book that I have read by Mary has pulled me in and not let go. I enjoy her humor in the stories and the way she brings her characters to life. She has gone over and above with Seth. Seeing his mind when he’s both sane and on the edge of his insanity is so well done that you almost feel you have gone there with him. A series worth reading, book 1 is Out of Control and book 2 is In Too Deep.
**Book received through Bethany House for review
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Wild West Weddings
Book 1: Cowboy Christmas
Book 2: Deep Trouble
Loved this book! The humor had me laughing out loud but she also had suspense and tense situations. A good mix all around. There is a previous book, Cowboy Christmas that I would recommend reading first if you enjoy books that go together.

Shannon Dysart, a city born rich girl, is out to prove her dad was not crazy. Her rich mother had married a scholar. He spent his days searching for treasures in the US as he was sure that there was lost history here as well as other countries. As he was dying in Shannon's arms he told her clues of where he had been and what he found. She spent two years going over his maps and then set out to find the Cities of Gold. Ends up the people with her were after more than what she paid them for.

Gabe Lasley hears gunshots and screams. When he gets to an odd canyon with rooms in the walls he finds a woman way up high. How she got there he has no clue but promises her he will help her.
Once she he gets her down the adventure begins.
**Received through NetGalley for review
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Montana Marriages
Trilogy

Montana Rose by Mary Connealy
Cassie Griffin is not noticed by the three other people as they talk badly of her late husband and her. Red Dawson is digging the hole they will be putting Griff into and Seth and Muriel, who have taken her in and helped her since his death yesterday. When the couple leaves Cassie comes forward and attacks Red. He can't be digging a hole for Griff, Griff can't be dead. He is though. Griff was her guardian at twelve and married her at fifteen. He beat all her childless out of her and told her how to be a proper person.

Red Dawson was a believer but he had one big sin, he often thought of another man's wife and now that man was dead. Cassie was an unbeliever though so Red could never make her his own.

After the funeral at least twenty men started grabbing for Cassie. She did not understand what was happening to her. Then the Sawyers rode up and demanded she marry Mort. Wade, the son, had pulled her onto his horse but then his father grabbed her and demanded the pastor marry them right now. When he refused the man was harsh to the pastor, what would he be as a husband. And then Red came and asked if she would marry him. She was considering death as a first choice and Red seemed a good second choice as any.

Cassie did all she could to be obedient. She had been ruled by Griff although she did not realize he was wrong in his ways. She was pregnant and knew nothing about it. The town people thought her a snob as she was not allowed to speak to them and Griff had squandered all her wealth but kept her well dressed. The town thought she was to blame for all that as well.

Wade was obsessed with Cassie. His father was cruel to him and he had seen Griff being cruel to her. A side story is Belle, a woman Cassie admires after meeting because she speaks her mind and talks directly to people, even men. Belle is on her third husband even though she hates men.

This is a wonderful story with some humor along with danger and love.
**Received book from NetGalley for review
Book 2: The Husband Tree
Book 3: Wildflower Bride
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Wild at Heart Series
 Book 1: Tried & True
Amazon
Book 2: Now & Forever
Amazon
Book 3: Fire & Ice
Amazon
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Trouble in Texas Series

Book 1:  Swept Away
Amazon
Book 2: Fired Up
Amazon
Book 3: Stuck Together
Amazon
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Lassoed in Texas
Trilogy
Amazon

Book 1: Petticoat Ranch
Amazon
Book 2: Calico Canyon
Amazon
Book 3: Gingham Mountain
Amazon
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Sophie's Daughters Series
Trilogy
Amazon
Book 1: Doctor in Petticoats
Amazon
Book 2: Wrangler in Petticoats
Amazon
Book 3: Sharpshooter in Petticoats
Amazon
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Barbour Novella Collections
With This Ring? - Runaway Bride
Amazon
The Lassoed by Marriage Romance Collection: The Sweetwater Bride
Amazon
The Homestead Brides Collection: Homestead on the Range
Amazon
12 Brides of Summer: A Bride Rides Herd
12 Brides of Christmas: The Advent Bride

A Bride for All Seasons: Winter Wedding Bells
A Match Made in Texas: Meeting Her Match
Four Weddings & a Kiss: Spitfire Sweetheart
The Alaska Brides Collection: Golden Days
Amazon
Spring into Love: His Mail-Order Family
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Black Hills Blessings
Black Hills Blessing 
Amazon
 
Book 1: Buffalo Gal
Amazon
Book 2: Clueless Cowboy
Amazon
Book 3: The Bossy Bridegroom
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Available in Ebooks Only
Runaway Bride
Amazon
A Home for Christmas: The Sweetest Gift
Amazon
Candlelight Christmas: The Christmas Candle
Amazon
The Advent Bride
Amazon
 Hope for the Holidays Contemporary: Hope for Christmas
Amazon
Hope for the Holidays Historical: Sophie's Other Daughter
Amazon
 With This Kiss Contemporary: Safe Shelter
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With This Kiss Historical: Closer Than Brothers
Amazon
With This Spark: Texas Tea
Amazon
Coffee Shop Romances: Safe Haven
Amazon
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Writing under Mary Nealy
Ten Plagues by Mary Nealy
What an incredible book. It is a suspense romance taking place in Chicago. Keren Collins is a Chicago police detective and Paul Morris is an ex-cop turned Pastor of the Lighthouse Mission. When Keren Is on a stake-out for a missing woman she sees Paul run up to the building and into the group of gang members. She has to wait on her partner before leaving her car, Mick O'Shea. When the building suddenly blows up Keren goes into action helping the kids outside and she sees the other man helping as well. It ends up the explosion and her stake-out are connected to the same woman. Paul had been arrogant as an Officer and Keren has bad feelings towards him but now they must work together as a madman has decided to play out the ten plagues of Egypt and with each plague is another gruesome murder.

As a Christian, Keren works to get along with Paul. When he is in Pastor mode she is fine, when he gets his cop persona it reminds her of the damage he did years ago. Paul struggles to control his anger through-out the investigation. He left the force because of who he had become. A man so involved in his work that he lost his wife and daughter, first by separation and then by death.

Keren has a gift that she has kept secret since she was teased as a child and after her fiance thought she was too odd for him and broke off their engagement. She can sense spirits. Especially demons. And this man who is committing these murders is a man full of deep evil. Keren and Paul work together to catch this madman before it's too late for his next victim, especially since he has set his sights on making Keren one of them.

Mary Nealy is the pen name for Mary Connealy's suspense books. Mary's westerns are so full of humor that I was really impressed at how different this book is from her others and yet so intriguing and a great story.
**Received through NetGalley for review
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Historical Society Murders
Formerly: Nosy in Nebraska Trilogy 
Book 1: Bury the Lead
Book 2: Fright at the Museum
Book 3: Trial and Terror
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2 comments:

  1. Hi Judy!
    This is so nice! Thanks for posting all this.
    Here's an...I believe...complete list.

    http://maryconnealy.com/series-guide/

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  2. Husband Tree one of my favorite. She is such a strong women.

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