Sunday, August 16, 2009

Montana Rose by Mary Connealy

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Montana Rose

Barbour Publishing, Inc (July 1, 2009)


Mary Connealy


Mary's writing journey is similar to a lot of others. Boil it down to persistence, oh, go ahead and call it stubbornness. She just kept typing away. She thinks the reason she did it was because she was more or less a dunce around people—prone to sit silently when she really ought to speak up(or far worse, speak up when she ought to sit silently).

So, Mary had all these things, she wanted to say, in her head; the perfect zinger to the rude cashier, which you think of an hour after you’ve left the store, the perfect bit of wisdom when someone needs help, which doesn’t occur to you until they solve their problems themselves, the perfect guilt trip for the kids, which you don’t say because you’re not an idiot. She kept all this wit to herself, much to the relief of all who know her, and then wrote all her great ideas into books. It’s therapeutic if nothing else, and more affordable than a psychiatrist.

So then a very nice, oh so nice publishing company like Barbour Heartsong comes along and says, “Hey, we’ll pay you money for this 45,000 word therapy session.” That’s as sweet as it gets.

Mary's journey to publication is the same as everyone’s except for a few geniuses out there who make it hard for all of us. And even they probably have an Ode to Roast Beef or two in their past.

Mary has signed an exclusive contract with Barbour that will have her writing eighteen (18) books for them over the next four years! This book is the first in the Montana Marriage Series. The second book will be the Husband Tree, and the third will be Wildflower Bride


Fire up your love of romance with Montana Rose.

When surrounded by a mob of ill-bred, foul-smelling, women-hungry men, the newly widowed and seemingly spoiled Cassie “China Doll” Griffin has no choice. Marrying handyman Red Dawson seems the only alternative to Cassie’s being hitched to a brutal rancher. But can this “China doll” bear exchanging smooth silk for coarse calico? Red was reluctant to be yoked to an unbeliever, but sometimes a man has no choice. Will Red change Cassie’s heart by changing her name? Wade Sawyer is obsessed with saving Cassie from a marriage of convenience. How far will he go make her his own?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Montana Rose, go HERE

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Mary can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

Come and vist with those posting for this tour:

Abi at lighter side
Amber at A Fiction-Filled Life
Andie at Radiant Light
Andrea at The Laughs Will Go On
April at Projecting A
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
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christy at At Split Ends
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at Country At Heart
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jenn at One House Schoolroom Reviews
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Jim T. at One Small Stone--CFBA Book Reviews
Kate at A Simple Walk
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kim at Window To My World
Kris at Nunc Scio quit sit amor
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Allie at A Little Bit Of Sunlight
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lori at Noggin Bits
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Myra at Writer at Random
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Pattie at FreshBrewedWriter
Pepper at Great Christian Fiction
Becky at Becky's Book Reviews
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Ryan at loves to read
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Tracy at Pix-N-Pens
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife
Victoria at Overlooked Orchid
Winter at Rodeo with A Twist Of Suspense


Andrea said...

Mine's up!

Jennifer AlLee said...

Scheduled to post at 12:05 AM Monday. With review. Fun book!

Andi said...

Posted and pinged.

Rulan said...

Posted and pinged. Enjoyed the read.

loves to read said...


Pattie said...

Posted, reviewed, pinged. Come see my picture of when I met Mary a couple weeks ago! :)

Kim said...

Posted with a review and give away. Pinged.


Winter said...

I'm up with a review, and a follow up interview with the author.

Becky said...

Mine's up.

Montana Rose review

Tarasview said...


Betsy St. Amant said...

Pinged and posted

CherryBlossomMJ said...

posted with review link back

Jim Thompson said...

Posted on my personal blog, and pinged.

April Erwin said...

Mine goes up on Weds morning.

Pam said...

Posted with a review.

Jenny said... to ping.

Jill said...

My post is up at Artistic Blogger.

Brittanie said...

Posted with review.

Cara Putman said...

I'm up with a giveaway.

Pepper Basham said...

LOVED IT!! Posted with review AND an interview with Mary is going up tomorrow. Please stop by.

Janna said...

Posted with review - loved it!

Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Ausjenny said...

posting with review.

Rel said...

Up down under :)

carla stewart said...

Posted and pinged.

Michelle Sutton said...

I'm up with review posted!

Jasmine said...


Cheryl Klarich said...

Up with brief review.

Deanna said...

I posted and forgot to come here and make a note. Loved this book. It was like reading a western version of the "Love Dare"!