Monday, March 12, 2018

Complete Book List


The Accidental Guardian
The Reluctant Warrior
The Unexpected Champion
Loving the Texas Lawman
Loving Her Texas Protector
Loving the Texas Negotiator
No Way Up
Long Time Gone
Too Far Down
Tried and True
Now and Forever
Fire and Ice
Swept Away
Fired Up
Stuck Together
Out of Control
In Too Deep
Over the Edge
Petticoat Ranch
Calico Canyon
Gingham Mountain
Montana Rose
The Husband Tree
Wildflower Bride
Cowboy Christmas
Deep Trouble
Doctor in Petticoats
Wrangler in Petticoats
Sharpshooter in Petticoats
Golden Days
Clueless Cowboy
Buffalo Gal
Bossy Bridegroom

Ten Plagues (A romantic thriller)

The Accidental Guardian
The Reluctant Warrior (Fall 2018)
The Unexpected Champion (spring 2019)

Of Mice and Murder--three cozy mysteries
Pride and Pestilence
The Miceman Cometh
NOVELLAS
Dr. Tess and the Cowboy (in The Cowboys of Summer--coming May 2018)
Calico and Cowboys

The Boden Birthright
Ten Plagues
Making Her Match
Runaway Bride
The Tangled Ties that Bind
Advent Bride
A Bride Rides Herd
His Surprise Family
Homestead on the Range
Sophie’s Other Daughter
Sweetwater Bride
Texas Tea
Hope for Christmas
Winter Wedding Bells
Spitfire Sweetheart
Longhorn Christmas
Room at the Inn for Christmas OUT OF PRINT
Scent of Heaven  OUT OF PRINT
The Sweetest Gift OUT OF PRINT
Closer Than Brothers OUT OF PRINT
Safe Haven OUT OF PRINT
Safe Shelter OUT OF PRINT
Dr. Tess and the Cowboy (in The Cowboys of Summer--coming May 2018)
COOK BOOK
Faster Than Fast Food

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Carol Award Finalist 2017!

ACFW Carol Award Finalist
Nominated for a Carol Award for
No Way Up
Cimarron Legacy bk #1

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Children from my older books featured in later books and novellas having their own love story.

This list may not be complete....but it's close.

Of Course the Sophie's Daughter's series with Sophie McClellan's three oldest girls.

Lassoed by Marriage novella collection, my book Sweetwater Bride has for the hero the 1st born son of Belle and Silas Harden, Tanner Harden.

AND A Bride Rides Herd contained in The 12 Brides of Summer - releases as a book this June with all 12 of these Brides of Summer novellas in it.

A Bride Rides Herd is the love story of Belle Tanner's fourth daughter Betsy and Matt Reeves the first born son of Daniel and Grace Reeves. Matt is unborn but coming in Calico Canyon and he's a three year old terror in Gingham Mountain

And if you'll recall, in Sharpshooter in Petticoats Mark Reeves marries Emma Harden and Charlie Cooper from Gingham Mountain falls for Belle and Silas Harden's third daughter Sarah. Of course their oldest daughter Lindsay finds love in The Husband Tree.
I think this is all of the old Barbour characters.

I have Big John Conroy in With This Ring? Big John is from the Trouble in Texas series. He rescues Carrie the mentioned by never featured little sister of Audra Kincaid. Audra is the heroine who falls in love with Ethan Kincaid in In Too Deep, book #2 of the Kincaid Brides series.

My newest release No Way Up has Heath Kincaid, the little brother from the Kincaid Brides series as the hero...all grown up of course.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

WE HAVE A WINNER-SUSAN SNODGRASS!-AND THE RAFFLE GOES ON!!!

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 You won a copy of The Homestead Brides Collection.
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Thank you everyone who left a message.
I hope you entered the raffle for a chance to win more prizes.
If not there's still time.
If you'd like to buy a copy of The Homestead Brides Collection.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Try cleaning a house made of dirt! One wrong move with a vacuum cleaner and you're living on the street

Because it's Spring (okay, it's February, shut up, let me pretend) it's time for my annual Spring Parade of Calves on Facebook. To follow along as the babies come check out http://www.facebook.com/maryconnealy
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My part of this nine-author book is called Homestead on the Range.

Authors always have to learn new things to write a book. We study the setting, the grass and trees, the native animals, career skills, clothing styles, we have to set our story in a time and place and to do that we need to learn new things.

For Homestead on the Range I had to learn to build a sod house.
There are antlers stacked in front of this sod house. This is mysterious. These people seem very somber. Why not? They live in a sod house. I'll bet they don't have air conditioning. I'll bet that stack of antlers is their most prized possession.

Now I truly wish I could say here that to make everything realistic, I built a sod house out my back door and now I live in it during the summer, just so I can bring my book to life for all you lovely readers. Wouldn't that be interesting? Wouldn't you all just lean forward to learn every single thing I know about building a soddy???
Why is there a team of horses on the top of this house? Why are those people in a 'room' with no front wall? Do sod houses have....open porches? I'm going with YES. We have photographic proof here.

But what I learned about sod houses is, many of them have wooden frames, which is sort of weird because wasn't the whole point that there wasn't wood? So where'd they get a frame?

And they didn't invent breaking plows until mid 1880s. Before that they were cutting hundreds, possibly thousands of sod bricks with a shovel. It makes me want to cry a little, just thinking about it. Have I mentioned I'm a wimp? God bless these people. Wow, they worked their HEARTS OUT to gain property, to be free, to own a home, claim some land. It's really amazing and inspiring and I'm frankly ashamed of myself for being so sedentary and out of shape.

Which is no fun so let's move on!

These are the Chrisman sisters, each claimed and proved up on her own homestead. This picture inspired my Wild at Heart series. Or maybe it's more accurate to say it was the seed from which the story grew.

A sod house had 'bricks' about 2 to 3 feet long and a foot wide. They'd lay the sod lengthwise, side by side so the walls were around 2.5 feet thick.
Get that? It's like a FORTRESS.
The walls are thick enough to stop a canon ball.
Or not.
But it did help with the winter wind and the blazing heat of summer. Yep, I'm bettin' these were as cozy as all get out. That sod was a fine substitute for central heating. Okay, I'm beating that to death.

 Moving on.
And now we've got a cow on the roof. It's like a theme or something!

The walls were laid alternately the long way and the short way, this made the walls sturdier, the strips of sod would bind together and stand better. it's kinda like Legos only not primary colors and no cute movie characters!

And they laid the sod GRASS SIDE DOWN. I tried to find out why but couldn't really get to the bottom of it. I assumed it was to keep the children from grazing since they were probably starving to death. 


Are those WATERMELONS on that table? I like watermelon. I could have survived in the wild west. If I'd have known there was watermelon I'd have written this blog all different. Could you have built a sod house? Could you survive on the vast treeless prairie, forty miles from the nearest neighbor. With a cow on your roof. (honestly that 'livestock on the roof' thing is the least of their problems)
The Homestead Brides Collection

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 Homestead on the Range: Widow Elle Winter meets new homesteader Colin Samuelson on the Nebraska prairie, but the attraction between them is quickly dampened by the discovery that they have seven children between them. Soon their children are working against them to bring the two families together.

Other contributors to The Homestead Brides Collection are: Darlene Franklin, Carla Olson Gade, Ruth Logan Herne, Pam Hillman, DiAnn Mlls, Erica Vetsch, Becca Whitham, and Kathleen Y'Barbo.

 Mary Connealy writes Romantic Comedy with Cowboys, which is odd because Mary is a serious woman who behaves herself and only writes things with the utmost calm and reasonable tone. Writing comedy is just counter-intuitive.






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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Chance to win, and to read the Annual Connealy Christmas Letter!

$25 Amazon Gift Card drawing today on Petticoats and Pistols--click the link below to get in the drawing. Leave a comment about your own holiday plans to get your name in a drawing for a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Merry Christmas.
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Thursday, September 04, 2014

WE ALL LOVE QUIZZES...RIGHT?

Take the quiz at the Bethany House Fiction blog today.
Which Character Are You Most Like?

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Dawn's Dreams: Stuck Together - A Review

Dawn's Dreams: Stuck Together - A Review: Published - June 2014, Bethany House Publishers Series - Trouble in Texas book 3 Author - Mary Connealy Title - Stuck Together Tina...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wednesday, June 04, 2014