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Mary Connealy

Author of Out of Control

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Includes the name: MARY CONNEALY


Works by Mary Connealy

Out of Control (2011) 309 copies
Petticoat Ranch (2006) 225 copies
Gingham Mountain (2009) 219 copies
Calico Canyon (2008) 215 copies
Montana Rose (2009) 208 copies
Doctor in Petticoats (2010) 191 copies
The Husband Tree (2010) 183 copies
Swept Away (2013) 169 copies
Wrangler in Petticoats (2010) 159 copies
In Too Deep (2012) 155 copies
Sharpshooter in Petticoats (2011) 150 copies
Wildflower Bride (2010) 142 copies
Over the Edge (2012) 139 copies
Tried & True (2014) 128 copies
The Accidental Guardian (2018) 124 copies
Fired Up (2013) 119 copies
Cowboy Christmas (2009) 107 copies
Deep Trouble (2011) 102 copies
Now & Forever (2015) 100 copies
Stuck Together (2014) 98 copies
Aiming for Love (2019) 91 copies
The Reluctant Warrior (2018) 88 copies
A Bride for All Seasons: The Mail Order Bride Collection (2013) — Contributor — 83 copies
The Unexpected Champion (2019) 82 copies
Woman of Sunlight (2020) 66 copies
Forged in Love (2023) 62 copies
The Element of Love (2022) 61 copies
Braced for Love (2021) 58 copies
A Man with a Past (2021) 58 copies
Her Secret Song (2020) 54 copies
A Model of Devotion (2022) 52 copies
Montana Marriages Trilogy (2011) 51 copies
The Laws of Attraction (2023) 50 copies
Four Weddings and a Kiss (4-in-1) (2014) — Contributor — 49 copies
Inventions of the Heart (2022) 48 copies
Love on the Range (2021) 47 copies
Lassoed in Texas Trilogy (2010) 45 copies
Too Far Down (2017) 43 copies
Chasing the Horizon (2024) 37 copies
Marshaling Her Heart (2023) 34 copies
Sophie's Daughters Trilogy (2012) 31 copies
Golden Days (2007) 21 copies
The Advent Bride (2014) 13 copies
Meeting Her Match (2014) 13 copies
Old West Summer Brides (2015) 11 copies
Winter Wedding Bells (2013) 7 copies
Toward the Dawn (2024) 5 copies
Cowboys of Summer (2018) 4 copies
The Mice Man Cometh (2011) 3 copies
Into the Sunset (2024) 2 copies

Associated Works

Christmas Wedding Bell Brides (Anthology 4-in-1) (2014) — Contributor — 12 copies


Common Knowledge

c. 1960
Oakland, Nebraska, USA



Post Civil War fiction set in Texas in Name that Book (October 2015)


This is not my usual genre, but I thought I’d try something different and the cover was beautiful. So, as for me, westerns are not my favorite and I did get a bit confused with all the people/names trying to keep up with who was who, but I finally settled into it and it was different than I expected. The main characters were strong women and very little romance, which I liked. A good mystery and the end leaves you guessing as to what’s going to happen in the sequel that comes out soon. So, I’ll be reading it because I did get caught up in the story and want to know what’s going to happen with another character and some unresolved plots from this book.

So, if you like western novels, you’ll really like this one. If you don’t, this is a good one to try.

It’s a clean Christian fiction, no bad language, mild romance, some abuse but not explicit.

One good quote:

“Talk to Him, Maeve. Don’t do no good to lie to Him. He already knows everything you’re feeling. Give Him a chance to comfort you. And trust God to be strong enough to handle your anger.”
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cbcmedia | 16 other reviews | Jun 10, 2024 |
This book was a nice conclusion to this series about three young sisters who group up isolated on a Colorado mountain. This book focuses on Ursula who is the oldest and most stubborn. She is so lonely and isolated when she's snowed in on an upper part of the mountain, that she decides to climb down a steep cliff. That's when she meets Jake "Wax" Mosby, a reformed outlaw that needs tending of all his injuries from gunshots and falling. The book being a romance you can tell where this is going, but there's a lot more including a long dragged out fight with outlaws that Ursula and her sisters and their husbands take on with the help of a few lawmen. I got a little lost in this part, but overall I liked this book.… (more)
eliorajoy | 4 other reviews | Jun 3, 2024 |
It's been years since I've read a good wagon train novel, so I was thrilled when I found" Chasing the Horizon" and it lived up to expectations. I loved all the descriptions of the Oregon Trail - the constant dangers, the treacherous weather conditions, the unexpected tragedies, the new friendships forged and the hopes and fears that the pioneers faced on the long journey. The author brought it all to life and I shared their pain, fear and happiness.

Beth was an intelligent protagonist determined to put herself and her mother far away from the evil clutches of her powerful father, Thaddeus. It was frightening how easily a woman could be condemned to an insane asylum at the whim of a man when their opinions were different to their husband, father, uncles or brothers. What Ginny and Kat faced while locked away was truly disgusting and it broke my heart.

I am looking forward to learning more about Kate and her backstory in the second novel of this series. I also hope Ginny and Oscar are given their own book in the future as there is definitely a chemistry there.

Throughout "Chasing the Horizon", the perspective changed between Beth, Jake, Ginny and Thaddeus which I liked. It gave the reader a deeper insight into the different characters and helped to build the suspense and tension as Thaddeus intensified the search for his wife and daughter. Overall, a very entertaining read.
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HeatherLINC | 16 other reviews | Jun 2, 2024 |
When Deb and her younger sister survive a wagon train massacre they find themselves caring for the author survivors, two small children. Stuck in the high Sierras they happen upon a young man who takes them back to his modest homestead. With winter on the way and only small rough settlements nearby Deb, Gwen, and the children find themselves being welcomed into Trace's home. He and the other two ranch hands build up an additional house for the women and in return they do the cooking and cleaning. It's an ideal arrangement. However, Deb and Trace are worries for more wagon trains, the outlaws that massacred their group are still out there and might be plotting it again. Inspirational historical fiction that is the first in a trilogy.… (more)
ecataldi | 13 other reviews | May 31, 2024 |


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