Thursday, August 05, 2010

Two Reviews for Mary Connealy

Having finished Mary Connealy's Wildflower Bride, book #3 in the Montana Marriage Series, I would have to say that Miss Connealy is up to fine writing form.

Wildflower Bride pulls you in from the onset when Wade Sawyer, awakened by gunfire, jumps from bed, grabs his gun, and runs out into the dusk of early morning to rescue Glowing Sun.

Readers familiar with Mary Connealy's stories will remember the main characters for Wildflower Bride, Wade Sawyer and Glowing Sun. Wade was the creep who wanted Cassie for his own in Montana Rose. He also made a brief appearance in the Husband Tree. Now with a change of heart, he's softened, matured and he's after the new woman of his dream. Glowing Sun, Abby. 

Of course, Glowing Sun, wants nothing to do with him, but when her camp is massacred she has no place to go. She wants to find the murderers of her people, but Wade won't let her go alone. When they are pit together against cattle rustlers things begin to change and secrets come to a head. Belle Tanner and her brood make an appearance in Wildflower Bride too. The ride is wild and funny. And you can't let go of the book till the end. You don't want. No, and even then when reach the end of the story you want more. Unfortunately Wildflower Bride was the third and last book out in the series for now.

But have no fear the Doctor in Petticoats is in... yes, I had to say it... 

I enjoyed this book. Doctor in Petticoats is the first in the Sophie's Daughters Series.  With the swipe of her pen, Mary Connealy has produced the rememdy for those of us who want our heroines strong, independent, fearless and sassy. The Doc in Petticoats, Beth McClellan is all those rolled in one, like those who came before her. She is her mama's daughter.

Our anguished hero, Alexander Buchanan, seems no match for the spitfire doctor at first, but that soon changes. 

Beth would just as soon have nothing to do with him, but those feelings change when Alex, a doctor in his own right and the only one the town seems to acknowledge, gives her the one thing she desires most... the chance to be a doctor and practice medicine. All he wants in return is the ability to use Beth's courage and strength to help him through the muttle his life has become. With her by his side, the nightmares are quelled. With her by his side, he finds he can return to using his hands to heal again.

Beth soon learns that Alex isn't the incompetent doctor or drunk she thought him to be. He's a weary soldier, waging a war against a past that has him undersiege. And overtime, as they work and live side by side, Beth realizes that Alex means more to her then she ever believed a man could. She is excited to share her life with him, but Alex harbors secrets that threatens to tear their world apart. Together they must race to set things aright or risk losing each forever.

And for those of you who already miss the goings on in Montana, with Belle, well Mary intertwines and allows us to spend time with several characters from previous series.

I'm already looking forward to the second book in the Sophie's Daughters Series and would recommend these books to anyone who wants to get lost in a good book for a time.


Mary Connealy said...

Hi, Tina. Thanks for the nice reviews. I linked my blog to them.

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