Review: The Accidental Guardian by Mary Connealy + Giveaway

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Title: The Accidental Guardian
Series: High Sierra Sweethearts #1
Publisher: Bethany House
Publish Date: April 3, 2018
ISBN: 978-0764219290
Source: Publisher
Pages: 304
Rating: 5 Stars
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | CBD

About The Book
She’s the only witness to a wagon train attack. Keeping her safe, though, means his world is about to be turned upside down.

When Trace Riley finds the smoldering ruins of a small wagon train, he recognizes an attack by the same group who left him as sole survivor years ago. Living off the wilderness since then, he’s finally carved out a home and started a herd–while serving as a self-appointed guardian of the trail. He’d hoped the days of driving off dangerous men were over, but the latest attack shows otherwise.

Deborah Harkness saved her younger sister and two toddlers during the attack, and now finds herself at the mercy of her rescuer. Trace becomes an accidental guardian when he offers the only shelter for miles around and agrees to take them in until they can safely continue their journey. His simple bachelor existence never anticipated kids and women in the picture and their arrival is unsettling–yet enticing.

Trace and Deborah find themselves drawing ever closer as they work together to bring justice to the trail and help the group survive the winter–but every day closer to spring means a day closer to leaving the mountains forever.

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My Thoughts
Holy cow! This book was fantastic! I have been a forever fan of Mrs. Connealy’s since I read Petticoat Ranch. She is absolutely one of the best Christian Western Romance writers out there and I will forever sing her praises. When I saw she had another series releasing, I was all for jumping on that band wagon (no pun intended!)! Sitting down to read this, I had it read it less than two days, it was just that captivating.

Opening the pages to Deborah’s story, watching her try to protect her sister and the young ones was amazing. I could feel myself becoming Deborah, telling her younger sister just what to do to keep them safe. When Ms. Connealy enters Trace into the picture…..well, whew! Not only was I instantly pulled to him, his protective side in a man like him, really made me swoon through out the book! I loved that! Seeing him with Deborah, his caring way toward her, was undeniably God-filled and romantic.

Mrs. Connealy has created yet another keeper for my shelf! She has taken a story of intriguing suspense, wrapped it up with her trade mark swoon-worthy cowboys and sassy heroines, and dished her readers an unforgettable laugh out loud, love story. This book is perfect for that rainy day, or long drive for a summer trip. Don’t wait to get this one. Go grab it up now! It’s 5 star worthy and so much more! Well done, Mrs. Connealy! Well done!!! I am highly anticipating the release of book 2, The Reluctant Warrior.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.*

About The Author

Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy…with cowboys.

She is a Carol Award winner, and a Rita, Christy and Inspirational Reader’s Choice finalist.

She is the author of bestselling Kincaid Brides Series, Trouble in Texas Series, Wild at Heart Series, and Cimarron Legacy Series. Her work also includes Lassoed in Texas Trilogy, Montana Marriages Trilogy and Sophie’s Daughters Trilogy. And several novella collections including; Calico & Cowboy Romance Collection, Hearts Entwined, A Bride for All Seasons, Four Weddings and a Kiss, A Match Made in Texas and many more books.

Mary is married to her very own romantic cowboy hero and has four grown daughters and a small bevy of spectacular grandchildren.

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9 Comments

  • Reply Tiffany Hall

    Great review! I have not read any of Mary Connealy’s books, but I have been hearing great things about this books and would love to give it a try! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    23 May, 2018 at 1:13 am
    • Reply Molly

      Congrats! You won a copy of the book!

      7 June, 2018 at 8:56 am
      • Reply Tiffany Hall

        Yay! Thank you so much!!!! I will message you on Facebook with my info.

        9 June, 2018 at 1:56 am
  • Reply anxious58

    Read them all. My favorite is Calico Canyon get in a wagon at night not know its the guy who got you fired and then have to marry him makes me laugh rereading it every time.

    23 May, 2018 at 8:26 am
  • Reply Nancee Marchinowski

    I haven’t had the pleasure of reading Mary’s books YET! I have her in my sights, and hope to be reading some of her books soon! Thanks for offering giveaways with this post!

    23 May, 2018 at 11:56 am
    • Reply Molly

      Congrats! You won a copy of the book!

      7 June, 2018 at 8:55 am
  • Reply Tammy Griffin

    I’ve read all of her novels but not her Love Inspired stories. I like them all.

    24 May, 2018 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply Mary Connealy

    Molly! Thank you so much. I’m so glad you liked The Accidental Guardian. Trace is one of my favorite heroes ever.

    24 May, 2018 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply Sandra Herrick

    i have read just about every book that Mary has written, i love the kincade brothers series and Sofie’s daughter series the best.

    29 May, 2018 at 7:29 pm
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