Category: Mary Connealy

Nov 12
Thankful Hearts Giveaway

Thankful Hearts Giveaway

Christian, giveaway, Janet Ferguson, Jennifer Rodewald, Joanne Bischof, Kara Isaac, Mary Connealy, Misty Beller, Robin Patchen, Sarah Monzon, Sondra Kraak, Stephenia McGee, Thankful Hearts giveaway 458

    Today is one of those days when I wish I could enter my own giveaways 😀 For the next ten days – today through November 22nd – Reading Is My SuperPower is hosting the Thankful Hearts Giveaway, sponsored by TEN of your fave authors! Each day, starting tomorrow,… Read more »

Aug 30
Top Ten Tuesday: Teachers in Fiction

Top Ten Tuesday: Teachers in Fiction

Andrea Boeshaar, contemporary, Cynthia Ruchti, Deeanne Gist, Erica Vetsch, historical, Janette Oke, Jean C. Gordon, Jody Hedlund, Julie Klassen, Karen Witemeyer, Linda Goodnight, Mary Connealy, Melissa Jagears, Nancy Mehl, Olivia Newport, Pepper Basham, Robin Lee Hatcher, Sondra Kraak, Tamera Alexander, Top Ten Tuesday 53

Welcome to a Back to School freebie edition of Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly linkup hosted as always by the marvelous team at The Broke and the Bookish. Since we were given much freedom with our topics today, I opted to feature some of my favorite books with teachers as… Read more »

Jun 14
Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Book Releases Summer 2016 – Historical Fiction

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Book Releases Summer 2016 – Historical Fiction

Amber Lynn Perry, Brandy Vallance, coming soon, Dina L. Sleiman, historical, Joanne Bischof, Karen Witemeyer, Kristi Ann Hunter, Kristy Cambron, Laurie Alice Eakes, Mary Connealy, Melissa Jagears, Most Anticipated Summer 2016, Myra Johnson, Shelley Shepard Gray, Sondra Kraak, Top Ten Tuesday, Vickie McDonough 88

Yesterday, I talked about the contemporary fiction new releases that I’m most looking forward to this summer.  Today, for Top Ten Tuesday, I’m looking at my most anticipated historical fiction new releases for June, July, and August. Technically, the bloggers over at The Broke & The Bookish said to do the… Read more »

Apr 19
Top Ten Tuesday: Need Another Laugh?

Top Ten Tuesday: Need Another Laugh?

Cynthia Ruchti, Dana Mentink, Deeanne Gist, Jen Turano, Karen Witemeyer, Lynn Austin, Margaret Brownley, Mary Connealy, Pepper Basham, Regina Jennings, Ruth Logan Herne, Sandra Orchard, Top Ten Tuesday 89

  This week’s theme is books that make you laugh.  My first thought was, “Really?” Because it feels like I just did that topic (probably since I did).  So I thought about doing some bookish humor instead… but … eh.  At the end of the day, I decided I have enough… Read more »

Mar 08
Top Ten Tuesday: Behind Every Main Character

Top Ten Tuesday: Behind Every Main Character

Becky Wade, Cathleen Armstrong, Christian, Irene Hannon, J.K. Rowling, Jennifer Beckstrand, Laura Frantz, Margaret Brownley, Mary Connealy, Shelley Shepard Gray, Susan Mallery, Top Ten Tuesday 61

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This week on Top Ten Tuesday, we are talking about characters.  Technically the topic is about those characters that a) you alone dislike or b) you alone love.  But I kinda did that already (last year), so I decided to talk instead about those secondary… Read more »

Mar 01
Top Ten Tuesday: Need a Laugh?

Top Ten Tuesday: Need a Laugh?

Amy Lillard, Becca Whitham, Erica Vetsch, Jen Turano, Jennifer Beckstrand, Kevin Henkes, Kristan Higgins, Lauren Willig, Mary Connealy, Pepper Basham, Regina Jennings, Top Ten Tuesday 82

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted as always by The Broke and the Bookish) is “books to read when you’re in the mood for ______”. I really enjoy these more open-ended themes because everyone’s posts have a greater chance of being tailored to their own personalities.

Feb 09
Top Ten Tuesday: KissingBooks 101 Lesson Two (plus a HUGE Giveaway!)

Top Ten Tuesday: KissingBooks 101 Lesson Two (plus a HUGE Giveaway!)

Christian, Dawn Crandall, Donna Hatch, giveaway, Jennifer Beckstrand, Jody Hedlund, Julianne Donaldson, Julie Lessman, Laura Frantz, Mary Connealy, Pepper Basham, romance, Top Ten Tuesday, Varina Denman 351

I. Am. SO EXCITED. As soon as I saw that today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was a Valentine’s KissingBooks Day freebie, I knew immediately what my post would be about. Way back in August, I wrote my KissingBooks 101 post and it remains one of my most popular/highest viewed posts. But since then I have discovered some additionally swoon-worthy KissingBooks – or remembered some that I forgot about when I was writing the first lesson. I’ve had several people ask me to do another KissingBooks 101, and I am nothing if not accommodating when it comes to this topic 😉

Feb 02
Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Historical Settings

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Historical Settings

Deeanne Gist, Erica Vetsch, historical, Jane Austen, Janette Oke, Jocelyn Green, Jody Hedlund, Julie Klassen, Karen Witemeyer, Laura Frantz, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Laurie Alice Eakes, Lori Benton, Lynn Austin, Margaret Brownley, Mary Connealy, Melanie Dickerson, Melissa Jagears, Patricia Polacco, Regina Jennings, Rosslyn Elliott, Sarah E. Ladd, Tamera Alexander, Top Ten Tuesday 71

This week’s topic has several possible variations but I’m choosing to talk about my favorite historical settings. You know, those periods of history whose mere mention in a book blurb has your radar engaged and your interest piqued.

Dec 31
Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Pepper D. Basham

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Pepper D. Basham

Author Interview, Becky Wade, Beth Pattillo, Christian, Denise Hunter, giveaway, Janice Hanna Thompson, Julie Lessman, Laura Frantz, Liz Curtis Higgs, Mary Connealy, Pepper Basham, Ruth Logan Herne, Siri Mitchell 25

Since Pepper is one of my very favorite people in the world and A Twist of Faith is one of my very favorite books, I thought it would be fun to see what some of PEPPER’s favorite things are! So, you know, I asked her 🙂

Dec 07
Review: The 12 Brides of Christmas collection

Review: The 12 Brides of Christmas collection

Amanda Cabot, Amy Lillard, Christian, Christmas, Davalynn Spencer, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, historical, Margaret Brownley, Mary Connealy, Maureen Lang, Michelle Ule, Miralee Ferrell, Pam Hillman, romance, Susan Page Davis, Vickie McDonough 7

Usually when you have this many different authors in one place, there are bound to be a couple of stories that I don’t like. That was not the case in The 12 Brides of Christmas. I have my favorite novellas of the group, certainly, but each story was very well-written with solidly developed & engaging characters and emotionally-satisfying plots. My only wish is that each novella had been its own full-length novel so that I could have more of the delightful characters.

Dec 01
Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Debuts I’m Excited to Read

Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Debuts I’m Excited to Read

Celeste Fletcher McHale, coming soon, Connilyn Cossette, Dani Pettrey, Jaime Jo Wright, Kara Isaac, Lynette Eason, Mary Connealy, Melanie Dickerson, Melissa Jagears, Rachel McMillan, Top Ten Tuesday 130

This week is all about those first novels by new authors, specifically the ones coming up in 2016 that we just can’t wait to read! I’ve picked some of the debut novels I’m most excited about – and then also some books by established authors who are starting either a new series or a new direction.

Aug 15
Review: The Homestead Brides Collection

Review: The Homestead Brides Collection

Becca Whitham, Carla Olson Gade, Christian, Darlene Franklin, DiAnn Mills, Erica Vetsch, historical, Kathleen Y'Barbo, Mary Connealy, Pam Hillman, romance, Ruth Logan Herne 2

You may have noticed there’s no author listed in the title of this post (as in “Review: The Homestead Brides Collection by…”). That’s because NINE authors contributed to this collection and, if there isn’t a word limit on titles yet, there would be after I’d included them all 🙂 Through nine historical romance… Read more »