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Monday, August 17, 2009

CFBA Blog Tour - Mary Connealy and Montana Rose

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Montana Rose
Barbour Publishing, Inc. - July 1, 2009)
by Mary Connealy


MARY CONNEALY'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 think 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 want 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 keep 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


by Mary Connealy
Published by Barbour Publishing

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

Buy Your Copy of Montana Rose today!

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Readers, leave a comment for your chance to win a FREE copy of Montana Rose.

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This week, the contest is open to US/Canada residents only.


Cherie J said...

Been trying to win this one. Nice to still have hope of winning a copy. Mary is such a talented author. Thanks for the drawing.


Jblanton said...

I would love to win this book, looks like it would be very good. THanks for the chance.

Jo said...

There is something about the cover on this book that has me fascinated. I would love to win a copy of the book. Please enter me in the drawing.


Cackleberry Homestead said...

This sounds great - I would love to win a copy.


Emma said...

Montana Rose sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

Chris Richards said...

Sounds like a great book. Likes emotion portrayed from both Cassie's and Red's POV

Patty Wysong said...

I'm drooling over this book and have been since I first heard about it. =)
patterly at gmail dot com

cheryl c said...

This sounds like another winner from Mary Connealy. I love her sense of humor!


Anonymous said...

I would love to read this book!! Please enter me in the drawing. ~Abby


JJ said...

I just read Cowboy Christmas, my first of her books. I love it! Thanks,