Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cowboys and Christmas!

This woman is a book-writing machine, always turning out one great story after another.

Mary Connealy's most recent release combines the romantic allure of an Old West cowboy with the setting of a Rocky Mountain Christmas.

A secretive singer reawakens a cowboy’s wounded heart at Christmastime.

Singer Annette Talbot used her voice to spread the gospel with a traveling missionary troupe. When the Latrells take over and want Annie to dress provocatively and give up singing her beloved hymns, Annie flees to Ranger Bluff, Wyoming, dreaming of reuniting with her father for Christmas. But trouble chases her—right off the edge of a cliff!

Elijah Walker’s heart turned as cold and barren as the high plains in December after his ex-fiancĂ©e betrayed him and caused his father’s death. But when he rescues Annie out of a freezing river, Walker’s instincts tell him he must help her.

With her hermit father retreating to the high country and the Latrells intent on kidnapping her to make money off her singing, Annie may have no way out.

Has Annie hidden the truth about wanted posters bearing her face too long for anyone to believe her now?

Can Elijah overcome the pain from the past and learn to love again?

Will there ever be peace in their hearts in time for Christmas?

Since I'll be heading out of town for the ACFW conference, you have until Monday the 21st at 9:00 am to enter a comment along with email address for a chance to win this book.


Aaron McCarver said...

Rush out and get this one! One of my favorites of Mary's stories, it will get you in the Christmas spirit while tickling your funny bone at the same time. Great job, Mary, as usual! Hey, maybe next year you could do a sequel called "Cowgirl Christmas." Just be sure to watch the year the story is set in as you know what M-W online say... :)

Anonymous said...

I'd like to cozy up with this story at Christmas time---Sounds great! Please enter me to win. Thanks and God bless!

Pepper Basham said...

Anything Mary writes is fantastic! It's like a delightful commercial break in the middle of life, or...like chocolate after a garden salad :-)

I just had my local bookstore order this book - can you believe they didn't have it?(gasp)

I'd love to add this book to my Connealy library.

G.R.I.T.S. said...

I agree with Pepper, anything Mary Writes is a great read!!! Can't wait to sit with a nice cup of Hot Chocolate, and read!!!

please enter me!!


Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

Justina Clayburn said...

I love Mary's books! Please sign me up!


Keli Gwyn said...

If Mary wrote it, I want to read it. She delivers consistently fun stories sure to make me laugh.

Renee said...

I am soooo excited for this book! I love Mary's work and I'd love to win...the 21st is my birthday *wink wink* Thank you for the chance!

XOXO~ Renee

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

I love Christmas, cowboys, and romance ~ Mary's book, Cowboy Christmas, sounds like just the book for me! I'd love to win! :)

Thank you,
~ Lori
sugarandgrits {at} hotmail {dot} com

Rose said...

I can honestly say that I've never been disappointed in any of Mary's books!

This looks like a good one!


RRossZediker at yahoo dot com

Edna said...

I would really love to have Cowboy Christmas, Mary is a great author,

May God bless


Sandra Dennison said...

Love Mary's books. Please enter my in the drawing. Thanks.


Barbara said...

This sounds like a fun book. I was especially looking at HOW you wrote the cover blurb to make it so interesting to grab your readers.


Anonymous said...

I've looked every where for this book--especially last week! I've teased Mary about this before but every time I was reading one of Mary's books, a member of my family ended up in surgery! In fact, when I had my gallbladder surgery last year, I asked the doctor to wait until I had reached the chapter break before wheeling me in.

I spent last week with my MIL after she had surgery but couldn't find this book. So please consider me for the book and let's break this pattern!

Patty Hall

Marjorie said...

I am a follower and would just love to win this great Christmas book.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

ladybug said...

Please include me! Looks FUN!

ldneuhof at hotmail dot com

JoAnn said...

I haven't had the oppertunity to read any of Mary's books yet. This one sounds super. Please enter my name in your drawing.


Edna said...

This sounds like a great book I like Christmas books anytime of the year. I hope I win this one.


Diane said...

Thanks for the opportunity! The book sounds great. :O)

raspberrygirl said...

I love Christmas stories. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!


Kaitlin said...

I was so excited for the release of this book!! I absolutely love everything she has written. I can't wait to get myself a copy. Please enter me in the drawing!


Elaine said...

She is a very good author. I'd love to read this book.


Anonymous said...

I want to take my name out of the drawing--I found this book today and couldn't wait to get it. But thank you for the opportunity to enter the drawing.

Patty Hall

Anonymous said...

Oops, I left a comment but forgot my email address!


Faith Imagined said...

I love Christmas and cowboys! Count me in!!!

Emma said...

A Cowboy Christmas sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

Mary Connealy said...

Hi, Sorry to be slow to check in. I spent a long weekend at a writer's conference, nagging Aaron to let me use the word COWGIRL. I keep wanting to do it my way and he keeps insisting I do it RIGHT.

I saw Becky Germany and JoAnne Simmons and had a great chance to talk with both of them. And Susan Downs who I miss hearing from on Edit Cafe and sooooooooooooo many writer friends.

Lots of classes. I may have even learned a few things, though I did my best to avoid such a painful experiences.

I had a lot of fun writing this book. I hope you all enjoy it. Good luck in the drawing.


Mary Connealy said...

Patty, if you can't find my books in a bookstore. I give you permission to drop to the floor and scream until they agree to order it. Hold your breath. Kick the floor a little.

Call the newspaper before hand, too.

Uh, don't mention this blog. Pretend like it was your own idea.

Buukluvr81 said...

oh no! I didn't see this blog until just now so I guess I am too late to enter it?!

Renee said...

Thank you Mary for the birthday wishes!!!!

XOXO~ Renee

Jennifer Johnson said...

I always enjoy Mary's stories. Can't wait to read it. :)

Virginia said...

Cowboys and Christmas are two of my very favorited things! In fact, I would love for Santa to bring me a Cowboy of my own! Please enter my name in the drawing. gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me!!! I love her books!

Aidenadara @ yahoo . Com

Carman said...

I'm so exicted about this book! I bet its awesome. Please enter me.

Becky said...

Since I didn't get back to this until now, I'm adding the late posters to the drawing. :)

flchen1 said...

Mary's books have all been fabulous--definitely looking forward to her latest!

f dot chen at comcast dot net