Thursday, August 4, 2016

No Way Up

GIVEAWAY

CONNEALY, MARY
NO WAY UP

The fight for the Cimarron Ranch has just begun!

When Cimarron Ranch patriarch Chance Boden is caught in an avalanche, only the quick actions of hired hand Heath Kincaid can save him. Before leaving by train to receive treatment to save his leg -- and possibly his life -- Chance demands that Heath read the patriarch's will and see its conditions enforced immediately. If Chance's three bickering adult children, Justin, Sadie, and Cole, don't live and work at the ranch for an entire year, ownership of the ranch will pass to a despised relative.

Before long, however, Heath discovers that the avalanche may have been intentionally set -- and that more danger lurks ominously. Finding his own future -- and a desired future with Sadie -- locked up in saving the Cimarron Ranch, Heath and the Boden siblings must work together against outside forces that threaten them all.

My Review:

I adore a good Connealy yarn and this one is a stupendous start to her new Cimarron Legacy series. Full of action and humour and sweet romance -- sometimes all three rolled up in the same paragraph! This author has an impeccable sense of comedic timing. From laugh out loud guffaws to a subtle turn of phrase, I was grinning from beginning to end. And, oh my goodness, I need a good laugh these days. Love a Connealy dose of bibliotherapy.

Heath is an honorable, tough-as-nails hero with a soft spot for a certain Boden female. Sadie is just as tough and enjoys defying the dominant males in her life. I do so love a strong-willed heroine. And there is nothing coy about her. She's refreshingly direct -- enough to give her brothers and Heath a few gray hairs before this story plays out.

There is great interaction between the Boden siblings and Heath. The author has set up the series beautifully, providing intriguing snippets I'm hoping will see fruition in future books.

A gripping suspense thread rounds out this cowboy romance. It's full of fascinating details and compelling twists and turns that will follow through into books two and three. No worries about a cliff hanger ending though. Heath and Sadie find resolution by the conclusion. It's just that the author has left her readers with the promise of more adventures to come. And I for one can't wait!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  No Way Up please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday August 7 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

42 comments:

  1. I love Connealy's books! They're always sure to make me laugh :)
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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    1. She's brilliant! Good luck, Nicole.

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  2. Glad to hear there is no cliffhanger and that issues get resolved. Looking forward to putting another great series on my TBR list!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  3. My sister loves Mary Connealy's books! I don't know what all ones she's read, but I know she's read the Kincaid Brides series and loved them! I also know that Mary Connealy is one of her favorite authors!
    J.C. -Indiana-

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    1. Then she'll love this one because Heath is a Kincaid! Good luck, J.C.

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  4. I agree, Mary shares the top of my favorite author list! When I got back to ready, yours landed in my lap, by a friend. I noticed your covers are different from before, new publisher or my imagination?

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Mary still has the same publisher -- Bethany House -- I guess they are always evolving as far as cover art goes. Good luck, Melody.

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  5. I love all of Mary's books, thank you for the chance to win "No Way Up", what a great series!

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Wendy. Good luck.

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  6. Mmmmm....COWBOYS! I've not yet read Mary's books. KAV, thank you for the chance.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. Ooooohhhh -- you must, Caryl. And this is a great place to start. Good luck.

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  7. I love Mary's books so I would certainly love to read this one. Thank you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Her books are the bestest. Good luck, Melanie.

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  8. Hoping my copy arrives this weekend. Her books are so good.

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    1. They truly are. It would be great if yours arrived in time for the weekend. Lots of time to read.

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  9. I do love how Mary's stories always make me laugh!

    Pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Humour in fiction is such a special talent and Mary knows how to deliver. Good luck, Patty.

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  10. One of my favorite authors! I haven't read this one yet! Looks fun as always...

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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  11. I ADORE Mary's writing!! As for strong-willed, stubborn, straight-up honest heroines....can I say it again, I ADORE them!! Just like heros, they do have a soft spot or two that eventually comes out in spite of their stubbornness :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. You will love, love, LOVE this new series. Good luck, Trixi.

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  12. There are so many days a book that makes you laugh is just what one needs to make it through the day.
    karenskrayonsATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Exactly! Laughter is the best medicine. Good luck, Karen.

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  13. Just love her books! Always a great read! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Have a Blessed day!
    swanphillips4(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. You're welcome, Wenona. Good luck.

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  14. Mary always has fabulous stories! LattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Yes she does! Good luck, Susan.

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  15. This sounds so good to me! :) I adore a good Connealy read to!

    Hugs,
    Amada (a.m.a.th.a)
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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  16. It's nice to know that there's a happy ending. That way, I don't have to skip ahead to make sure. HA!
    Dianna

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    1. Noooo-- you wouldn't really skip to the end and read it first, would you? Gasp! I have a friend who does that -- even when she's reading a mystery. Double gasp. Good luck, Dianna.

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  17. Romance books that make me laugh out loud are worth every penny, especially Mary's books! She's a treasure and so are you, Kav! Thank you! 😉
    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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  18. I just finished reading the prequel to this series. While it was a bit less than impressive... it has me really curious about how the series will go. ;)
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this one! :)

    sleepy_bookworm_aery [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    1. I haven't read the prequel but I sure enjoyed this first book in the series. Good luck, Aerykah.

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  19. I was saddened recently by a negative review of one of Mary's book that I was so excited to start. I know reviews are quite subjective and I really try to only glean the points of a review that are important to me. I don't read all of the Christian fiction sub-genres that you do (ie. romantic suspense on the creepier side. haha,) but I have never been steered wrong in those that I do read - Romantic comedy/Mary Connealy being one of them. Thanks, Kav. :) tlhcoupon(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. I don't read many reviews until after I've posted mine and inevitably there will be a two star or even one star for a book that I've been in a swoon over. obviously I don't see eye to eye with the reviewer but I guess it just goes to show that we all have different tastes. I love Mary's book because they are a perfect blend of action, romance, faith and humour and this one delivers all that as far as I'm concerned. Good luck, Terrill.

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  20. No Way Up sounds like another great book! I haven't read any of Mary's books but maybe I'll win this one so I can start this series. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Oh -- yes -- you must try Mary's books and this would be a good place to start. Good luck, Donna.

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  21. I'm quite a fan of Mary's books. Thanks for the giveaway. huletthouse at mchsi dot com

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