Reviews for Deep Trouble
When an author has a wonderful talent for storytelling and an incredible technique for building an entertaining novel, does there come a time when said author cannot surpass their previous work? In many cases, yes, and the reader must be satisfied with the status quo or move on to another author’s work. I have been a long-time fan of Mary Connealy’s work, and her latest novel, “Deep Trouble” does not demand that the reader accept what has become an expected standard for a Connealy novel. This book has indeed raised the bar. The adventure is more exciting. The comedy is heartier.
This is uber-Connealy, and I have no doubt that this author’s talent is still growing and will continue to do so for many years to come.
(Stacey Dale 20110314)
Another, Mary Connealy book. UGH! I know better. I pick it up and don''t put it down until it''s over. I have no life but the adventure that is in her book until it''s over. I loved the adventure. I utterly love searching for lost treasure. I especially love the comedy of the romance. The sarcasm... I sometimes thinks she lives in my house...
(Regina Hott Hott Books 20110319)
The author has a unique way of really drawing you back to the Wild West. I felt fully encapsulated in the past amongst the Indians and rough terrain. The views of the Grand Canyon were breathtaking, even without photographs. It made me want to visit there myself!
...Certainly a fun read with lots of dialogue. If western movies were more popular now, I would certainly love to see it go to screen! I rated it 3 Flowers, but I could easily see it being higher up for those who really enjoy western novels.
I really enjoyed this book. A fun adventure back in time to the Wild West. Thank you for the journey.
(K Wheelright E&K Family Book Review 20110319)
It''s a bit of a historical mystery, a bit of a western, a bit of a romance novel, it''s quirky and funny and it''s a novel of faith. I cannot say that I have read a novel similar to this before. I enjoyed the setting as I have always loved the four corners area. The author Mary Connealy is obviously as impressed with the majesty of the Grand Canyon as much as I am. It was not a complicated story but it was an enjoyable, light read.
You can search for earthly things like gold, but the real treasure is finding everlasting salvation with our heavenly Father. A good light read to pass away the hours.
(Kathryn Poulin MysteriesEtc 20110403)
There is so much tension and action in this book, it kept me turning the page until the very end. Connealy has a knack for opening strong and ending each chapter with a hook that won''t let go. Her romance is sizzling and the humor is uber-Connealy-funny. I loved it!
(Sherrinda Ketch Her Write of Passage 20110406)
DEEP TROUBLE is an inspirational, historical gem about seeking worldly treasure and finding what is really important in life. There are some humorous moments and some awkward predicaments in which Shannon and Gabe find themselves, given the Indian culture and proper etiquette for the times. Mary Connealy has given us another romantic western adventure in her Wild West Weddings series. Don''t miss this treat!
(Viki Ferrell Fresh Fiction for Today's Reader 20110421)
Mary Connealy''s books are "satisfaction guaranteed." Looking for sassy, romantic, action packed, and historical books that you can devour? Then Mary Connealy is your lady.
This story has elements of what Mary does best: opposites attracting and fighting their way through conflict with bandits, hoodlums, and thieves. Readers go into the book knowing how it will end, but it is still a fun and enjoyable read. I would like to see Mary take some departures from her go-to conflict resolutions of heroic and stubborn family members riding to the rescue in the knick of time.
After reading this book I spent a good half-hour Googling images of the Grand Canyon and wishing I could appreciate the magnificent views in person. There is no question why Mary Connealy chose this setting, especially since the moral of this story revolves around God''s majesty and Creation being so much greater than any earthly possessions.
For as long as Mary keeps on writing stories (which better be for many years to come), I will keep on reading them. I am eagerly anticipating her next book!
(Lydia Mazzei Overweight Bookshelf 20110429)
This great-tastic read is about what is truly important in life! Mary Connealy has given us another romantic western adventure in her Wild West Weddings series. Be sure to grab this book when it releases in May 2011!
(Tammy Griffin Tammy's Book Parlor 20110502)
Connealy writes intriguing and sometimes laugh out loud stories of romance and the Old West. DEEP TROUBLE is no exception.
(Carolyn Scheidies I Deal in Hope 20110502)
I love books by Mary Connealy. She is a fantastic author who has a wonderful way of grabbing your attention and keeping it and leaving you wanting more. The characters are so interesting and human that you can really relate to them. And her use of humor just adds to the overall package. I highly recommend it!
(Shari L. Books Bargains and Previews 20110506)
Once again, Mary Connealy brings a fast-paced western adventure with enough romance and humor to keep the most fastidious of readers engaged from beginning to end. Using lively dialogue with just enough sarcasm, which we have come to expect from Ms Connealy and truly appreciate, there are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. Bringing the grandeur and majesty of God''s creation to us in highly descriptive form she allows those of us who have never been to the Grand Canyon, or any where near there, to glimpse in a small way some of the beauty of that area that is ever present. As always, her faith theme penetrates the subconscious and brings to our conscious thought that our treasure is not here on Earth but indeed is in Heaven!
(Anne Payne Stuff and Nonsense 20110506
This is an adventuresome story of the search for lost treasure. It is sure to capture your attention. I started this book and didn’t want to stop reading for a second. Once it was finished I found myself sad and disappointed. I wanted the book to go on forever!
(Sharise Toombs Christian Book Reviews by Sharise )
How Mary Connealy managed to write an opening that was even better than all of her other book beginnings, I will never know. But she did it. Seriously. Best. Opening. EVER. This book was great. Gabe and Shannon''s dialogue is so snarky and yet never waivers from being tender too. It is obvious to any reader that Connealy loves writing about landscapes and nature just as much as she loves writing strong women and tough cowboys. Her descriptions of the Grand Canyon are never long, but the detail she does provide clearly illustrate the beauty and awe the land inspires. She same goes for her characters. Small snipets like "the man spoke through a mustache so bushy his mouth didn''t appear to move" are perfect examples of how one little detail can really cement an image in the readers mind. As always, I am looking forward to her next book!
(Chelsea Winer A Curious Reader )
Reviews for Sharpshooter in Petticoats
The third book in the wonderful Sophie''s Daughters series has romance, wit, charm and feisty characters. Connealy was born to be a writer - her novels always have some sort of surprise for readers to discover and keep their interest.
(Patsy Glans RT Book Reviews 20101227)
One thing is for sure--Mary Connealy knows how to write a fast-paced and exciting Western romance! I sped through this book faster than if I was the one being chased by a group of ornery outlaws. And what a race to the finish it was!
(Amber Stokes Seasons of Humility 20110202)
I loved this last book of Sophie''s Daughters!
Put it on top of your TBR list ASAP.
(Deana Watson www.deanawat.blogspot.com 20110209)
If you like Sophie''s Daughters or any of Mary''s other historical romance series'' you will really enjoy this book especially since (I think) it features every character from Montana Marriages and Lassoed in Texas. Sharpshooter in Petticoats not only gives Mandy the ending she deserves but reunites all the characters we know and love in a fashion that only Mary Connealy can pull off.
(Renee Chaw Steeler Girl 20110214)
Mary Connealy writes such adventurous and fun stories that suck me in from the get-go. She is so good at starting off her books with action that hooks me fast and keeps me turning the page throughout the book.
This is another great book from Mary Connealy and you won''t be disappointed! Well, maybe disappointed in that it is the last in this series, but I''m sure she has upcoming books that will knock our boots off!
(Sherrinda Ketch Her Write of Passage 20110307)
I simply adored this book! It was the prefect culmination to two (three?) series! I loved how it pulled every character from each book and while keeping each true to their character made them each a part of the story.
(Regina Hott Hott Books 20110412)
I will be honest I would not wait to get to this book. I enjoyed the entire series but Mandy was interesting to me from the beginning. I felt so bad for her in the 1st book and sad for her in the 2nd. Now I wanted to see her finally have her turn and the author did not disappoint. The author uses some characters from past series to aid in this book. I found myself wanting to go back and read all about them as well and I hope to here in the future.
(Abbie Tireman Abbie's Reading Corner 20110516)
This is the third book in the series Sophie''s Daughters and just as good as the previous books. Right from the first page there is drama and it just keeps coming.
This book has all the hallmarks of Mary''s past books with the humor, drama and the bad guys everything a historical western should have. I would love to see these books made into a series or movies as they would be well worth watching. It is also good to see women portrayed as strong which is what women in the west needed to be to survive. A great read and I am sad to see the series end.
(Jenny Blake Come Meet AusJenny )
I will say that this book did not end how I thought it would and I do have to say that even though all the books in this series were awesome, this was by far my favorite book in this series. There is a lot of action in this book and never ever a dull moment. I had a hard time putting it down.
(Tammy Graham Love My 2 Dogs )
A nice wrap up to this series as well as the previous two series "Lassoed in Texas" and "Montana Marriages."
(Carolyn Scheidies I Deal in Hope ) ~~~~~~~~~~~
Romantic Times Magazine Review
Wrangler in Petticoats
Connealy weaves a beautiful love story with well-written characters who show real emotion. There is more than romance involved, there are also outlaws, secrets and the desire to keep one’s dreams alive through all different kinds of danger.
Montana Territory,1882: Sally McClellen is frustrated by the delays she encounters on her journey to visit her sister. Mandy is about to deliver her latest child and Sally really needs to be there to help. Her traveling companions stop to admire the view, but then they are shot at by unknown gunmen. Her companions go down one by one, until only Sally is left and she goes over a cliff.
Logan McKenzie is out to paint the landscape when he comes across a broken body. He takes her to his home, where she can be treated. As Sally heals, she and Logan are drawn to each other even though they are total opposites.
ROMANTIC TIMES MAGAZINE --DOCTOR IN PETTICOATS In this start to a new historical series, Sophie’s Daughters, Connealy weaves a tale of romance with laughter, tears and humility. Fans of Connealy will adore this latest offering.
WILFLOWER BRIDE 4 1/2 STARS
"Book three in the Montana Marriages series is full of romance, mystery, laughter and even some suspense. Connealy brings back characters from previous books and introduces new ones. The attention to detail is never heavy-handed and keeps the reader focused."
***************From NOVEL REVIEWS, reviewed by Kim Ford
Wildflower Bride is a jewel in Mary Connealy’s writing crown, and I highly recommend it to you! Jump in and hang on! It’s a wild ride!
Reviewed by: Kim Ford
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