Deep Trouble by Mary Connealy

Genres: Christian Fiction, Christian Historical Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance

Deep Trouble by Mary Connealy
Sequel to Cowboy Christmas
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction
Pages: 320 Trade Paperback
Date Published: May 2011
Publisher: Barbour Books

Get ready for a Grand Canyon tour de force by award-winning author Mary Connealy. Gabe Lasley and Shannon Dysart are an unlikely pair. He’s an aimless wanderer who wants nothing other than to be left alone. She’s a fearless female determined to find a city of gold. When they are forced together the mayhem begins. As they set out to find the treasure, trouble is hot on their trail. Will the dream of gold color every decision Shannon makes? Will Gabe fail yet another helpless female in his life?

status: Read from April 16 to 18, 2011 — I own a copy

If I am honest I have to start by telling you two things. One is that Mary Connealy may very well by my favorite author and I absolutely love reading her books and recommend them to everyone. (Especially my Enginerd if he wishes to know what I am giggling about… again…). Second, I do not really remember Cowboy Christmas and it was definitely my least favorite book. (Or in other words the only one I did not love…) Deep Trouble is said to be a sequel to Cowboy Christmas which honestly makes me want to go back and give it another change because this book is awesome.

The characters are witty and the bad guys have me praying for redemption. Mary is the first author that I have found challenges me with her stories which then in turn causes me to bring the same mindset into my life. What I mean is that with some stories I just want the bad guy to die and the good people to go on happily ever after. yet Mary has shown me that a despicable character may turn into a wonderful man with a heart of Christ. Therefore I find myself with a heavy heart hoping and praying for a rough character to find a more pure life of redemption.

Beyond all that this was a great story. Bringing options for romance and family responsibility that makes a reader go back and forth into which way to go. Then the last thing I have to say other than loving this novel. …the ending… was I imagining things or was there suddenly an Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade over lay? So much fun!!

*Thanks to Barbour Books for providing a copy for review.*

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Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys. She is a Christy Award Finalist, a Carol Award Finalist and an IRCC Award finalist.

The Lassoed in Texas Series, Petticoat Ranch, Calico Canyon and Gingham Mountain. Petticoat Ranch was a Carol Award Finalist. Calico Canyon was a Christy Award Finalist and a Carol Award Finalist. These three books are now contained in one large volume called Lassoed in Texas Trilogy.

The Montana Marriages Series, Montana Rose, The Husband Tree and Wildflower Bride. Montana Rose was a Carol Award Finalist. These three books are now contained in one large volume called Montana Marriages Trilogy.

Cowboy Christmas—the 2010 Carol Award for Best Long Historical Romance, and an Inspirational Readers Choice Contest Finalist. Deep Trouble is a sequel to Cowboy Christmas.

The Sophie’s Daughters series. Doctor in Petticoats, Wrangler in Petticoats, and Sharpshooter in Petticoats.

Her latest series, The Kincaid Brides contains Out of Control, In Too Deep and Over the Edge. (Coming soon from Bethany House Publishers!)

She is also the author of; Black Hills Blessing a 3-in-1 collection of sweet contemporary romances, Nosy in Nebraska, a 3-in-1 collection of cozy romantic mysteries and she’s one of the three authors contributing to Alaska Brides with her Carol Award Winning historical romance Golden Days.

Find Mary online at:

Petticoats & Pistols
My Blog
My Website

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About CherryBlossomMJ

The Creative Madness Mama also known as Margaret is a Christian Stay-at-home Mama, married to the Enginerd, Quilter, avid reader and book-a-holic. A book blogger for bunches of different publicists. She loves to share the latest and greatest about books coming out as well as her quilt and other crafty projects with some pictures of her eight-year-old AppleBlossom, three-year-old Almond Blossom (the Rascal boy!), six-year-old OrangeBlossom (the Princess), and newborn Mermaid Warrior in between. Plotting to be a homeschooler, she's a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, list making mama full of a little creative and a lot of madness.