Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Montana Rose-coming in July-first review

Publishers Weekly reviewed Montana Rose

Here are some selected passages.

Christian novelist Connealy (Petticoat Ranch) writes to tickle the funny bone and tease heartstrings with the first in her newest series, Montana Marriages.

In the Montana Territory of 1875, sweet and naïve Cassie Griffin's abusive husband dies, leaving Cassie no choice but to choose a new husband the same day she buries her first. With women scarce and lawlessness abounding, Cassie reluctantly agrees to marry Red Dawson, also reluctant, who offers to marry her only to save her from an immoral scoundrel who's been stalking her for months. Immediately traveling to Red's ranch, Cassie realizes how little she knows about life, love and faith. In turn, Red quickly realizes how brutalized his new wife was by her first husband. Slowly, sometimes painstakingly so, Cassie learns to trust her instincts and begins to blossom.

Mary again: The only thing missing from that summary of Montana Rose is the comedy. They don't mention that while Cassie is trying to obey a husband who will NOT give her orders, she pretty much destroys his ranch. Think Lucille Ball dealing with long horn cattle.

It's not released yet but it's available for pre-order on Amazon.


Renee said...

CANNOT wait to read this book! LOL at the picture of Lucille Ball herding!!!

Rose said...

Hi Mary!

I love the cover of this book and can't wait to read it.


Mary Connealy said...

Hi, Renee. Poor Red is one of my favorite heroes ever...he's just so sweet and so crazy for his new wife.

And her ineptitude as she sincerely tries to help is going to kill him and destroy his ranch ... and he still can't stand to yell at her.

Mary Connealy said...

Rose, I am crazy in love with the cover. I just got the cover to Book #2 in the series yesterday. It's not finalized so I can't use it yet but I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!