Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sharpshooter in Petticoats


CONNEALY, MARY
SHARPSHOOTER IN PETTICOATS

Will a sharpshooting widow, aiming for independence, find love in her sights?

After a disastrous marriage, widow Mandy McClellan Gray is doing just fine in her remote mountain home. She's got her three children to keep her company and gold in the bank to keep her solvent. The last thing she needs right now is a cantankerous cowboy encroaching on her life.

Tom Linscott is as tough and cranky as his unruly stallion. When he finds outlaws have trapped Mandy on her mountain, he's determined to rescue her, whether she wants to be saved or not. Only problem is, Mandy's trouble follows her. When he brings her to his home -- against her will -- outlaws trail them right to the door.

When the feuding family expands their vengeful plans to include Tom, his need to protect his woman puts him right in the line of fire.

I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS LAST BOOK IN THE SOPHIE'S DAUGHTERS SERIES WITH MIXED EMOTIONS. OF COURSE, I WANTED TO READ IT BUT I WASN'T SURE IF I WAS READY TO LET GO OF ALL THESE WONDERFUL CHARACTERS THAT SPANNED THREE SERIES AND NINE BOOKS. YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE READ ALL THE OTHER BOOKS THOUGH - CONNEALY HAS DONE A WONDERFUL JOB OF MAKING SHARPSHOOTER IN PETTICOATS READ AS A STANDALONE EVEN THOUGH IT INVOLVES A MULTITUDE OF CHARACTERS FROM PAST BOOKS.

CONNEALY HAS A UNIQUE VOICE THAT MAKES HER STYLE DISTINCTIVE. IT IS LACED WITH DEAD-PAN HUMOUR, FULL OF ACTION AND PEPPERED WITH ROMANCE THAT WILL CURL YOUR TOES. IN FACT, I THINK SHE'S OUTDONE HERSELF WITH TOM AND MANDY'S LOVE STORY. I MIGHT HAVE TO ADD SPINE TINGLING TO THAT TOE CURLING CHECKLIST.

I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR MANDY TO GET HER REDEMPTION FOR THREE BOOKS NOW AND CONNEALY DIDN'T DISAPPOINT. THIS EPIC WAS WORTHY OF THE LIKES OF THAT SHARPSHOOTING WIDOW AND HER CRANKY SUITOR. I LOVED THE CAMEOS BY CHARACTERS FROM PREVIOUS BOOKS AND THE LARGER THAN LIFE ENDING.

REMINDER: IF YOU WOULD LIKE A CHANCE TO WIN YOUR OWN COPY OF SHARPSHOOTER IN PETTICOATS LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW OR EMAIL ME AT kavluvstoread AT yahoo DOT ca. MAKE SURE TO WRITE GIVEAWAY IN THE SUBJECT LINE. FOR COMPLETE DETAILS SEE THE JANUARY IS GIVEAWAY MONTH BLOG POSTED ON JANUARY 5TH OR CLICK ON 'GIVEAWAY' IN THE LABELS COLUMN.

THE DRAWS FOR THE BOOKS REVIEWED BETWEEN JAN. 6 AND JAN 15 WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY JAN. 16. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED THE SAME DAY. THE DRAWS FOR THE BOOKS REVIEWED FROM JAN. 17 - JAN. 29 WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY JAN. 30TH.

8 comments:

  1. I'm getting a chance to be the first to post here. I'm looking forward to reading this final book of the series.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  2. I would love to be entered in this giveaway. Mary is known for her humor but I have never been able to read one of her books. Would love to be able to with this giveaway:) Thanks!

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  3. You're both in Charity and Jo! Good luck!!!

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  4. Put me in for this one too.....also, i tried to email you my email address, and it wont let me, says you dont have a yahoo acct with that name...let me know what to do

    Thanks
    Betsy

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  5. Hey Betsy,

    Try this:

    kavluvstoread(at)yahoo(dot)ca

    I goofed and said com instead of ca. I'm in Canada. :-)

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  6. I'd love to sample one of Mary's books!
    Ann_Lee_Miller@msn.com

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  7. You're in the draw, Ann Lee!

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  8. I was blessed to get an autographed copy of this book from Mary. I let my daughter read it first (she claims to be Mary's biggest fan) and I have it now. Love it from the first page!

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