Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fired Up

Mary Connealy Fired Up

Author: Mary Connealy
Publisher: Bethany House
September 2013
ISBN: 978-0764209154
Genre: Historical

When a doctor who attracts danger falls for a cook determined to make it on her own, there's going to be trouble in Texas!

Glynna Greer came west as a mail-order bride and ended up in a bad situation. Now her husband, Flint, is dead, and she's determined to make a go of it on her own. In a town full of men, Glynna decides she can support her two children by opening a diner--never mind that cooking is not her greatest talent.

Dare Riker is a doctor who saves lives, but someone seems determined to end his. It may have something to do with the traitors he dealt with during the Civil War, or it might be related to the recent incident with Flint Greer and the ranch. Whoever the culprit is, he or she seems really fired up, and Dare can't let his guard down for a moment--which is a challenge, since right now he's trying to win the heart of the recently widowed Glynna. 

Though his doctoring business is booming due to Glynna's questionable cooking, Dare seems to encounter unexpected dangers wherever he goes. There's the avalanche. And the fire. And then the shadowy figure with a knife. Can Dare survive it all long enough to convince Glynna to take another chance on love?

FIRED UP is the second book in Ms. Connealy’s Trouble In Texas series. The books easily stand alone, but readers will want to read Swept Away. Glynna was married to an abusive man…men… but she doesn’t hesitate to stand up for herself. She is strong-willed, determined, and convinced that Dr. Dare is a half-wit. Dare is equally strong willed, but not determined enough to make sure he gets his way when Glynna is determined to ride right into danger.

There is a lot of telling in the book. I didn’t get as close to the characters as I would’ve liked—but there is non-stop action that is almost exhausting. Bang, bang, bang… everything at once, from rockslides and an Indian camp full of measles and on and on. The action will keep the reader reading. Fans of Ms. Connealy or western historical romances will want to read FIRED UP. She is the best western historical writer out there—and award-winning—with good reason. 4 stars—only for the telling and the distance from the characters. $14.99. 336 pages. 

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Meet Mary: Mary Connealy writes fun and lively "romantic comedy with cowboys" for the inspirational market. She is the author of the successful Kincaid Brides, Lassoed in Texas, Montana Marriages, and Sophie's Daughters series, and she has been a finalist for a Rita and Christy Award and a two time winner of the Carol Award. She lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her husband, Ivan, and has four grown daughters.

Connect with Mary: http://maryconnealy.com/

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