Thursday, October 01, 2009

Cowboy Christmas by Mary Connealy

Oh, what a fun book!!!

Mary has graciously agreed to give away a copy of this book to someone who comments on this blog post. So to get your name in the stetson, please leave a comment!
(And the giveaway for Golden's book in the previous post is still up for grabs, so comment on that one, too.)

Here's my review of Cowboy Christmas:

Whoa! This book is a wild gallop on an excited pony, but you won’t want to pull back on the reins until the very last word on the last page. A fun ride.

Elijah Walker is sick to death of wily women and their evil ways, and with good reason. That’s why he’s so disgusted with himself for caring about Annette Talbot. He finds her half starved and needing help and just can’t seem to stop himself from helping her. Although he might have succeeded if it hadn’t been for his interfering Ma, who’s taken a shine to the little homeless orphan, Annie.

I enjoyed this book completely. It has hate-able villains whose hearts are as black as sin, a loveable hero who needs the love of a good woman, and an equally loveable heroine who needs the protection of a good man. It has surprise twists and daring adventures. What more could you ask for? I was glued to the pages and could hardly wait to find out what was going to happen next. Just like all of Mary Connealy’s books, it was funny, exciting, touching and romantic all at the same time. And just like the rest of her books, when I finished reading it, I was sure it was my favorite one so far.

I highly recommend it! Can’t wait to read the next one!

Leave a comment if you want to win it!


Mindy Obenhaus said...

I've heard nothing but good things about Cowboy Christmas. Please toss my name into the hat.

Jo said...

I would love to read this book. Please enter my name in the drawing.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a really good book. Put my name in the hat!

Gail Mundy

JACKIE said...




Barb said...

Sounds like a great fun read.. I love anything with Cowboy in the title! LOL! Thanks for entering me.

Barb C,


Carrie Turansky said...

I love Mary's books. This one looks like fun reading this holiday season. Thanks for a chance to enter the drawing.

carrie (at) turansky (dot) com

Mary Connealy said...

Good morning everyone. Thanks for your interest in my book. I had a really great time writing it.
I tried so hard to have it be all that a great Christmas book should be.

Heaven knows if I succeeded but it was so fun to try.

Jody said...

Oh I love Mary Connealy. I'm sure this is a great book and I would love a chance to win it.


rodgerandjody (at) hotmail (dot) com

Cherie J said...

Ooh! I love Christmas books and Mary is such a good writer. Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you!


Renee said...

I've heard nothing but good things about this book...but that's not surprising! I've loved every book that I've picked up by Mary! Please enter me!

XOXO~ Renee

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

So many of my favorite things in one book ~ Christmas, cowboys, romance, Mary Connealy ~ I can't wait to read this book!

Thank you, Mary and Melanie, for a chance to win.

~ Lori


April said...

I have read this book and it was wonderful and witty.

Buukluvr81 said...

I have been trying to get a copy of this book for awhile now!! Please enter me!!!

mollydawn1981 AT aol DOT com

Connie said...

Sounds like a great book!!

connieed53@aol DOT/com

Jakobsgma082002 said...

Please put me down to win!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love Mary's writing! Please enter me in the drawing.

Deb Piccurelli

adge said...

I've read most of Mary Connealy's books and enjoy them most because they make me laugh. Please include me in the giveaway. Thank you.

Tammy A said...

i love her books! She never disappoints! Please enter me into the drawing!
Tammy A

Anonymous said...

A Christmas book - how fun is that? I could even put it into a stocking for one of the girls! Count me in on the draw!

flchen1 said...

I've loved Mary's previous books! Thanks for the review, and I'm looking forward to Cowboy Christmas!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

mariska said...

I've been following Mary's books giveaway and still haven't had the chance to win one of them! *fingers crossed*
cuniquas at gmail dot com

Brenda said...

Me Me Me - Oh, did I say it? Me!!
I love these types of story's.
Please put my name in the hat!

dancealert at aol dot com

Robin Johns Grant said...

I was just thinking I need to start lining up my Christmas reading. Sounds fun!

Wanda said...

I love a good fun read! Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.

Mary Connealy said...

I've just been given the go-ahead to write Gabe's story.
If you haven't read Cowboy Christmas, you won't know what I mean, but it you have-or when you do-I think you'll know why I'm excited.

Susanne Dietze said...

Great post, Melanie! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the drawing! I've been itching to read this book. Mary is such a talented author!

srdietze at sbcglobal dot net

raspberrygirl said...

I would love to win this book. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!


Carole said...

A Christmas-themed book written in Mary's enjoyable style is a winning combination! Thank you so much for the chance to win a copy.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

remnant reminscences said...

You and everyone else love this book! Would love a chance to win it!!

ldneuhof at hotmail dot com

Keli Gwyn said...

Great review, Melanie!

This book is already part of my TBR mountain, and I'm looking forward to reading it.

Virginia C said...

Cowboy Christmas is on my wish list! Please enter my name in the drawing. gcwhiskas at aol dot com

April said...

Congrats to the winners.