Saturday, April 04, 2009
Saturday Book Stroll-Mary Connealy Lassoed in Texas Trilogy
This weekend's featured books are by a woman I absolutely love. She is truly one of THE funniest women I have ever met in my life. EVERY e-mail she sends me should come with a "spew alert" because she is so outrageously funny.
So I had a feeling that, if her writing was anything like her e-mails, that I would love them. And I SO do.
Today's featured books are Petticoat Ranch, Calico Canyon and Gingham Mountain by Barbour Fiction Author. Mary's book have already garnered acclaim in the writing community as her work has won and or finaled in ACFW's Book of the Year, FHL's Inspirational Reader's Choice Content, AND she is a Christy Award finalist.
I am NOT just pushing these books because Mary is my friend or fellow Seekervillain.
I absolutely loved every one of these stories in Mary's Lassoed in Texas series. I just finished Gingham Mountain.
She often mentions how the opening to my second Wings of Refuge book (A Soldier's Family) has one of the most intense book openeings she's read.
But I tell you...one of her openings starts with a man fleeing men in a storm and running his horse off the side of a river cliff thing. AND the river is rising and the heroine and her daughters are risking their lives to save this man who is buried under rocks and dirt and unconscious. TALK ABOUT INTENSE!
You'd have to read it to get the full effect. Once you read one of these three books, you will want the others, trust me.
Her well-drawn characters will tug at your heartstrings and Mary's vivid, evocative writing will have you hooked all the way through the stories.
I HIGHLY recommend this series. Hope you will pick up your copies today.
For more info about Mary and her books, visit her Web site.