Sunday, January 15, 2012

One of my favs!!! Or should I say three?

I love Mary Connealy's books.  I stumbled upon her books while looking for books on a website under one of those "if you like this you might like this"  links.  I went to the bookstore down the street and they just so happened to have the Lassoed in Texas Trilogy.  It looked familiar, so I bought it.  I was totally unaware of what Petticoat Ranch, Calico Canyon, and Gingham Mountain would do to me!  I was hooked.  These books are laugh out loud funny!  Of course I love historical fiction so this was perfect!  It has been a little more than two years since I bought this book and I have read 17 of her books, I think.  Does that say something?   I think so!  I have read more Mary Connealy books than any other author!  Well that's true if you don't consider those series I read as a young girl.  So for that reason I decided to to write about Mary's books for my first book review on my blog.

What I love, love, love about Lassoed in Texas...
1. It's 3 books in one
2. The characters all overlap
3. I am a totally fascinated with the idea of a marriage of convenience
4.  I couldn't put it down
5. I laughed out loud more than once, quite alot actually
6. I really never knew what would happen next
7. Each book has women who are strong and independent because they had to be, but all opened up to the love and support of the hero
8.  In Petticoat Ranch I love that the drama that always surrounds Clay and Sophie and the girls
9.  In Calico Canyon I love how Grace, the only woman in the family,  learns to understand Daniel and his boys.  Did I mention that I have three boys?
10.  In Gingham Mountain I love how Grant and Hannah meet because of their love for certain orphaned children and the interesting family that they have.

Needless to say I loved this trilogy!  I have read and re-read this book, passed it to friends and suggested it to many.  I hope you enjoy it too!

This is the link to the Video Book Trailer for Mary's new book In Too Deep. I can't wait for the release!


  1. Marvelous review. Good luck with the new site!

  2. Amy! This is such a nice review. Thank you very much.

  3. Well you have me beat I have only read 11 of Mary Connealy's books though 12 if you count Ten Plagues by Mary Nealy :) I wholeheartedly agree with your review! Her books are so good, funny, and all around enjoyable! I can't wait to read In Too Deep and Over The Edge!

  4. I have one Mary Connealy Book and it is Pride And Pestilence. I have just won The Ten Plagues! More excited now to get the book now that I've read these reviews!!!

  5. Pride and Pestilence, Jennifer? Whoa, girl. You picked a kind of unusual choice. Of course nothing is more fun than a giant mouse solving crimes, so I totally get why you'd have it.
    Mostly I write romantic comedy with cowboys. If you haven't read any of them, I encourage you to hunt one of them up. :)

  6. I totally agree with your assessment of Mary's books. I always can tell an amazing author because those are the books I read over and over again and they never get boring. I just wish I could clone Mary so she could write books much faster. I am always done in a day or two then spending what seems like forever waiting for the next one. If you know of any other books that are as funny let me know. I am low on reading material right now.

  7. Congrats on the new book blog Amy! Mary Connealy makes me laugh out loud too...big belly laughs with tears and everything. :)