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Julie LessmanSt. LouisAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5September 30, 2009Julie LessmanSt. LouisAge: 55-65Gender: femaleGrab yourself a cup of hot raspberry rosehip tea and settle in for some vintage Mary Connealyendearing, deep-hearted characters, clever and engaging plot, and enough humor and heart to elicit laughter on one page and tears on the next. Nobody explores the fun and sass of male/female relationships better than Ms.Connealy, and explore it she does in the heart-tugging tale of Cassie Griffin, a frail and gentle woman who buries a husband one day and marries another the next. A tender mix of healing and love in bloom, Montana Rose will satisfy the most romantic of hearts.
Keli GwynNorthern CaliforniaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5September 29, 2009Keli GwynNorthern CaliforniaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleIf the name Mary Connealy is on the cover of a book, I know Im in for a good read. Having cracked up as I hightailed it through Petticoat Ranch and Calico Canyon, I was fully prepared to chuckle my way though Montana Rose as well. To my surprise, I found this historical to be delightfully different. While some scenes launched me into laughter, Montana Rose offers more than mere entertainment. Connealy has crafted a story with an important message, but she conveys it with such skill and finesse that I was swept into this heartwarming tale and enjoyed every moment with her engaging characters.Cassie Griffin loses her husband one day, and at his burial the next, the many bachelors in her tiny Montana territory town vie for the opportunity to wed the silk-clad, seemingly spoiled woman they refer to as the China Doll. When the ruthless rancher with the largest spread claims the right to marry her, god-fearing Red Dawson feels led to protect her and proposes, despite the fact that shes not a believer. Pregnant and penniless, Cassie chooses the lesser of two evils and accepts. While Red attempts to live his life as a testimony of his faith, Cassie seeks to mold herself into the wife she thinks he wants, just as she did with her controlling, abusive first husband. Scenes when Cassie attempts to learn new skills showcase Connealys trademark humor, but others moved me at a deep level as Red exhibits the patience of Job while dealing with his attraction to his beautiful, bungling bride.Of the Connealy books Ive read so far, Montana Rose stands out as my favorite. I love Reds godly character, his devotion to Cassie, and witnessing her journey to wholeness and healing as she learns to accept the love of the Lord and her new husband. I heartily recommend this book.
Christine Howard5 Stars Out Of 5September 15, 2009Christine HowardSeriously funny. I thoroughly enjoyed every character and line. God's grace as evidenced by Cassie's inclusion of Wade was touching.
Janna RyanNorth Platte, NEAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5August 30, 2009Janna RyanNorth Platte, NEAge: 35-44Gender: femaleMary Connealy and historical westerns - they are like peas and carrots, german chocolate cake and coconut frosting, Husker football and red and white fans - you just can't have one without the other. Mary's books are in the rare category where I will read sections of the book out loud to my husband because the writing is so good I know he will appreciate it along with me, even though he doesn't have a clue about the storyline. I did that with Montana Rose - I read him an entire chapter and we both laughed through the whole thing. Seriously, Mary is probably one of my single favorite authors right now and I just eat up any book she writes. If Mary Connealy is listed as the author then you are guaranteed...1) Excellent storylines - off the beaten path too, they are not your same 'ol, same 'ol!2) Fantastic characters - we're talking the kind you love and the kind you hate and especially the kind you laugh at... a lot!3) Humor - lots of it. Laugh out loud, humor. You can not remain in a bad mood if you are reading one of Mary's books.To top it off, Montana Rose is one of my favorite Mary books so far - you must get this book!
MEKA5 Stars Out Of 5August 1, 2009MEKAI positively LOVED this book! I have read all of Mary Connealy's books and this is by far and away her very best!!!!! It is a page-turner with messages of deep spiritual and also romantic love . . . excellent in all the ways Christian fiction should be!