Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Calico Canyon by Mary Connealy

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Calico Canyon

Barbour Publishing, Inc (July 1, 2008)


Mary Connealy


MARY CONNEALY is an award-winning author and playwright, married to Ivan a farmer, and the mother of four beautiful daughters, Joslyn, Wendy, Shelly and Katy. They live in Decatur, Nebraska. Mary is a GED Instructor by day and an author by night. And there is always a cape involved in her transformation.

Mary has also written Petticoat Ranch, Golden Days, and her latest, Alaska Brides that will debut in August.


Let yourself be swept away by this fast-paced romance, featuring Grace Calhoun, an instructor of reading, writing, and arithmetic, who, in an attempt to escape the clutchs of a relentless pursuer, runs smack dab into even more trouble with the 6R's - widower Daniel Reeves, along with his five rowdy sons. When a marriage is forced upon this hapless pair - two people who couldn't dislike each other more - an avalanche isn't the only potential danger lurking amid the shadows of Calico Canyon. Will they make it out alive? Or end up killing each other in the process?

Running from her Abusive foster-father, a man intent on revenge, the prim and perfectly proper Grace Calhoun takes on the job of schoolmarm in Mosqueros, Texas.

As if being a wanted woman isn't bad enough, Grace has her hands full with the five rowdy and rambunctious Reeves boys─tough Texan tormenters who seem intent on making her life miserable. When, in an attempt to escape from the clutches of her pursuer, Grace is forced to marry widower Daniel Reeves, father of the miniature monsters, she thinks things couldn't get any worse. Or could they?

Daniel Reeves, happy in his all-male world, is doing the best he can, raising his five boys─rascals, each and every one. Since his wife's death in childbirth, Daniel has been determined never to risk marriage again.

When God throws Grace and Danielt together─two people who couldn't detest each other more─the trouble is only beginning.

Will this hapless pair find the courage to face life together in the isolated Calico Canyon? Or are their differences too broad a chasm to bridge?

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Come and visit those on the tour:

Amy at Simple Folk Schoolhouse
Amy at My Life
Andie at frommipov
Angela at One Baby, Seven Dogs, and a Mommy
April at Projecting A
Barbara at Victoria Hill Farm
Becky at Savvy Mom
Betsy Ann at Betsy Ann "Writer at Large!"
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Camy at Camy Tang
Cara at the law, books, and life
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
Carolyn at Serenity
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Christy at At Split Ends
Courtney at A Mom Speaks
Dave at Dave Rhoades
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Deborah at Country At Heart
Deborah at Comfort Joy Designs
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Erica at On The Write Path
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jenn at Blessed is She…
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jenny at Come Meet AusJenny
Jessica at Praise, Prayers and Observations
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Joleen at timetotalk
Karen at Mommy of Three
Karla at Ramblin' Roads To Everywhere
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kim at Window To My World
Kim at Rainy Day Diamonds
Krista at Welcome To Married Life
Lacy at Novel Inspirations
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Leslie at A Little Bit Of Sunlight
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at Faith In Love
Lori at journey in grace
Lynnae at Lynnae's Bookshelf
Margaret at Creative Madness
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Myra at Writer at Random
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Peg at Sips 'n Cups Cafeteria
Pepper at Desperate Christian Housewives
Becky at Becky's Christian Reviews
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Ryan at loves to read
Sherry at Everything Moms
Stephanie at Punkin' Press
Sunny at Life In The Estrogen Sea
Susan at His Reading List
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Tracy at Pix-N-Pens
Vicki at Grace Lessons
Victoria at Overlooked Orchid


CherryBlossomMJ said...

review is up!

Pattie said...

post up, linked to my earlier review, and pinged :)

Rulan said...

Posted mine on my two blogs.

Peggy Blann Phifer said...

Mine's up, or will be shortly after midnight Pacific Time.

Includes both a Review and and Interview, of sorts.

Sips 'n Cups Cafe

Rel said...

Up down under with a review up tomorrow (I hope!)

David Meigs said...

Posted... err, pasted. :)

Hey Rulan, welcome to the CFBA!

L. Diane Wolfe said...


Deborah said...

mine's up

Delia said...

Mine's up, too.

Pam said...

Posted with no review. Hopefully, the book will arrive soon.

Jill said...

I'm up at Evidently, I didn't get my request in for the tour, but Mary's a friend, so I'm certainly going to post about her book on my blog!

Leslie said...

The post is scheduled to post tomorrow morning - no review YET (a 3 day headache took its tool) - will review when I get finished (who knows maybe I will review it tonight after all)

Kim said...

Come on by the Window for a review and a wonderfully fun interview! Mary is one special lady! Enjoy!


Todd Michael Greene said...

Posted and pinged at both A Place Called Fiction and Carolina Christian Writers!

Pam said...

Posted at Plan to review once I receive the book.

Erica Vetsch said...

posted, reviewed, and a short interview...LOVED this book!

Cara Putman said...

My review goes up first thing Thursday morning. Great book!

Tara said...

My review is up at

Susan Stitch said...

Posted with a review at

Marci said...

zmy post is up Marcia

April Erwin said...

Mine's scheduled for tomorrow with a review on

SJ said...

Mine's up

Courtney said...


Kelly Klepfer said...

Posted with a review at Dregs and Novel Review.

I didn't sign up to get this book, but somehow it showed up in my mailbox and I must say I really enjoyed it.

Sher :) said...

mine's up, Thanks

Michelle Sutton said...

I'm up. No review yet. These posts come faster than I can read them!

LInda K. said...

Wonderful book!
My review is up.

Brittanie said...

Posted and Reviewed.

carla stewart said...

Fun read. I've posted with a Review.

Ausjenny said...

posted with link to review, interview and giveaway. also pinged

Victoria said...

Posted, possibly a day late...I apologize!!!

Lori said...

This as my first CFBA post. I included a review! Hope I did everything correctly! :)
Click on Fiction!

Tracy Ruckman said...

Mine's up. I loved this book!

Jennifer AlLee said...

Posted with review and giveaway. Loved the book!

Mocha with Linda said...

Fun book! Posted, reviewed, pinged

storyline said...


Georgiana said...

Mine is going up at midnight =)

Janis said...

Post and review is up!


Jasmine said...

Mine is posted!

Michelle Pendergrass said...

Mine's up in the right sidebar.

Abi said...


Pepper Basham said...

Hi, my post is up - but I never received the book so couldn't review :-( Also, I posted Bel Lione late...sorry - I was trying to finish reading it with my kids before posting and lost track of time. They loved it though.

Christy LaShea said...

My post is up with a review! I loved this book. I was late with my post and just got it up Saturday, however I dated it for Wednesday at the start of the tour. I posted at my site and posted a different review on Friday at

Sorry it was late. Mary's a sweet person so I wanted to be sure Ididn't miss reviewing this. Thanks!

Leslie said...

I forgot to come back and say that I did get a review up after all -