Tuesday, August 2, 2011

CFBA Presents OUT OF CONTROL by Mary Connealy

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Out Of Control
(Bethany House; Original edition - August 1, 2011)
Mary Connealy


Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys. She is a Christy Award Finalist, a Carol Award Finalist and an IRCC Award finalist.

Petticoat Ranch was a Carol Award Finalist. Calico Canyon was a Christy Award Finalist and a Carol Award Finalist. Along with Gingham Mountain, these books are now available in the Lassoed in Texas Trilogy.

Montana Rose, The Husband Tree and Wildflower Bride make up the The Montana Marriages Series. Montana Rose was a Carol Award Finalist.

Cowboy Christmas was the 2010 Carol Award winner for Best Long Historical Romance, and an Inspirational Readers Choice Contest Finalist.

She is also the author of The Sophie's Daughters series, comprised of Doctor in Petticoats, Wrangler in Petticoats, and Sharpshooter in PetticoatsBlack Hills Blessing, a 3-in-1 collection of sweet contemporary romances; Nosy in Nebraska, a 3-in-1 collection of cozy romantic mysteries; and she's one of three authors contributing to Alaska Brides with her Carol Award Winning historical romance Golden Days.


Julia Gilliland has always been interested in the natural world around her. She particularly enjoys her outings to the cavern near her father's homestead, where she explores for fossils and formations, and plans to write a book about her discoveries. The cave seems plenty safe--until the day a mysterious intruder steals the rope she uses to find her way out.

Rafe Kincaid has spent years keeping his family's cattle ranch going, all without help from his two younger brothers, who fled the ranch--and Rafe's controlling ways--as soon as they were able. He's haunted by one terrible day at the cave on a far-flung corner of the Kincaid property, a day that changed his life forever. Ready to put the past behind him, he plans to visit the cave one final time. He sure doesn't expect to find a young woman trapped in one of the tunnels--or to be forced to kiss her!

Rafe is more intrigued by Julia than any woman he's ever known, but how can he overlook her fascination with the cave he despises? And when his developing relationship with Julia threatens his chance at reconciliation with his brothers, will he be forced to choose between the family bonds that could restore his trust and the love that could heal his heart?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Out Of Control, go HERE.


I love, love, love Mary Connealy! She has an incredible knack for writing funny, well-rounded, realistic characters. Because my son's been sick (and is in fact having surgery in a few days, so any prayers would be appreciated) I haven't been able to read much of this book yet. But just the first chapter tells me it offers everything I expect from Mary, plus a little something extra. I look forward to following the adventures of all the Kincaid brides.

Watch the book trailer:


Judy said...

This book sounds like a great read. I can't wait to read it. I just love the cover!

I really enjoyed the interview with Mary.


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