Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Husband Tree by Mary Connealy - Giveaway

Mary Connealy's latest western romance is her best one yet. It's funny, touching, memorable, and the characters are really vivid. And if you leave a comment, you will get your name in the hat for the drawing to win a copy, courtesy of the author herself.

Belle Tanner has just buried her third no-account husband. She's used to doing all the work on her ranch by herself--well, with the help of her daughters, who work as hard as any man, and much harder than her husbands ever did. She's sworn off husbands and is determined to turn away all suitors. She just doesn't know how to pick a good man. Her husbands were all lazy, one a drinker, one a philanderer, and the only good thing they ever gave her was her daughters. But she's not about to make another mistake.

When she is forced to thin her herd of longhorns and take a thousand head of them over treacherous mountain trails, she goes into town to round up a few men to help her. She hates to ask the help of any man, but she has no choice. She didn't count on falling in love. She promised her girls she wouldn't!

Silas Harden has sworn off women. They are nothing but trouble. But he ends up working harder than he's ever worked in his life, trying to keep Belle Tanner and her four girls safe on the most dangerous cattle drive he's ever had the misfortune to get mixed up in. He didn't count on falling in love with all five of them.

This is a wonderful romance. If you're like me and the marriage self-help book, Love and Respect, just frustrated and confused you more, then this book might help clear it up for you. Honestly. A light bulb came on when I was getting near the end of this book. I actually felt like I understood men a little bit better. I'd be curious if anyone else gets that feeling when they read this book.

Leave a comment if you want to be in the drawing!


Mary Connealy said...

WOW, Melanie, if you're looing to me to figure out men, you are in BIG trouble.

'cuz I haven't got a clue. :)

Thanks so much for the great review.

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Ohhh Melanie I would LOVE this book! I've been excited for this book for a while, since reading Montana Rose. Mary's books are always terrific!

xoxo~ Renee

Edna said...

Don't want to win the book already have it, but let me tell you it is great.


Merry said...

I loved Belle in Montana Rose and can't wait to read her story. Please include me in the drawing. Thanks!


Susanne Dietze said...

Please enter me in the drawing, Melanie! I love Mary's books and have been looking forward to this one for a long time.

Thanks for the review!

Charity said...

I would love to win this!! Please enter me:) Thanks!!


brendalottakamaggiebrendan said...

Oh, I want to read this. Sounds like a terrific story. :)

Debra said...

I LOVE Mary's books!!! After reading Montana Rose, I've really been looking forward to reading The Husband Tree. Please enter my name in the drawing. Thanks!


Jo said...

I have been enjoying reading Melanie's books. Please enter me in the giveaway.


adge said...

I came here from Mary Connealy's blog. I have read just about all of her books and I always enjoy them. Please include me in the giveaway. gasweetheart211[at]netscape[dot]net

Kathy C said...

This is part of a series that I am looking forward to reading. Growing up "country" and having a Grandpa who was a cowboy, I really find peace and enjoyment reading Mary's books.

Linda said...

If it's better than her others, I definitely would love to be entered. Please add me in. Thanks.

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Mary Connealy said...

For those of you who don't win. If you want the book and don't want to buy it, please go to the library for it. I LOVE libraries and encourage you all to hunt down my books.

If a library doesn't carry my books, ask about their Interlibrary loan program. Most states have that. And surely, somewhere, in the whole wide STATE someone has a copy of my book. If they don't it's a TRAVESTY!!!!!!!

Abi said...

Sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks. Please include me in the drawing.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Virginia C said...

Hi, Mary & Melanie! Thanks for the giveaway! I loved "Montana Rose", and I am so happy that the Bodacious Belle got her own book! Mary can tell it like it is and make you laugh at the same time better than anybody : )

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Ausjenny said...

Melanie can an aussie enter I have to read this book!

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Montana Rose is my new favorite of Mary's books, and I can't wait to read The Husband Tree! I tried to buy it at Barnes & Noble today, but they didn't have it. :(

Thank you for your great review!
~ Lori

sugarandgrits at hotmail dot com

Rose McCauley said...

I need a good laugh so sign me up! thanks, crmcc at setel dot com

Janna said...

I have been looking forward to this book coming out! Please enter me :-)

ryanx6 at msn dot com

Karen said...

this sounds like something I would enjoy reading!

bookwurm70 said...

I haven't read this series yet, please enter me.

bookwurm70 at gmail dot com

Lucie said...

I have just discovered Mary and her books! Our book club picked her book Cowboy Christmas in December and it was wonderful! Mary is a real sweetheart too!
Please enter me in this drawing. Thank you!


LucieInCA (at) aol (dot) com

DebbieLynne said...

I had to comment you made me laugh between your comment and Mary's about understanding men. LOL! And they say women are a mystery. Great review.

Sandee61 said...

I really enjoyed "Montana Rose" and would love to be entered in your giveaway for "The Husband Tree". I love the covers of Mary's books, and her writing.
Thank you!



Deborah M said...

I am reading Montana Rose and Belle is a character in this book. I would love to read "The Husband Tree" please sign me up.
Deborah M.

Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

Ok, I absolutely love this title! I've never read one of Mary's books, but I'd love to. I hear they are very funny and hilarious!

Casey said...

I would love to win this book- thanks! :)


Jo Huddleston said...

Book sounds interesting and fun. Would love to read it.
Jo Huddleston

Carole said...

I look forward to each new book that Mary writes, and this one is no exception. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Mary Connealy said...

Hey, gang...ice storm. Out of electricity and internet all morning.
Turns out I'm an addict to email.

Shocking thing to discover.

My laptop was charged up though and I did get some writing done....mainly because I couldn't check my email!!!

Anonymous said...

Mary Connealy is one my favourite authors! I have read Montana Rose and SO enjoyed it! I know The Husband Tree will be just as amazing! Please put my name in the drawing! :)
Kim v.

April said...

Please enter me. I so love her books. This was a great post.

Martha A. said...

I am not sure if the library has any of your books! I know my aunt already bought a copy of this, so maybe I can borrow it! = ) I love your books though and so does she! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

Deborah said...

I really want to read this book. You have my curious up now. Plus I have been hearing such great things about it already, and I love Mary!
Thanks for the opportunity!

Anonymous said...

Don't stop posting such stories. I like to read articles like that. Just add more pics :)

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Chris Ann said...

Hi Mary, I LOVE your books, I can't wait to get my hands on this one! Please sign me up too! Thanks :)