Guest Post (and a Recipe!): Mary Connealy & Braced for Love

Posted January 25, 2021 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, historical, Mary Connealy, romance / 17 Comments

Yay! I get ridiculously happy whenever I get to hang out with Mary Connealy, even just online. She’s one of my fave people & fave authors and I’m delighted to spotlight her new book Braced For Love – plus a bonus family fave recipe from Mary Connealy!

Brothers in Arms #1
GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romance
PUBLISHER: Bethany House
RELEASE DATE: March 2, 2021
PAGES: 304

When entering the rough new land, does he go to meet his greatest enemy, or his greatest ally?

Kevin Hunt was at peace with the grueling but honest labor of Kansas farm life, until he received the news that he had inherited part of a successful Wyoming ranch. The only catch is it’s to be shared with a half brother he never knew existed. Turns out, Kevin’s supposedly dead father led a secret and scandalous life, and the townsfolk are quick to spurn Kevin and his siblings for it.

But trouble seems to follow Kevin on the way, and he wonders if his half brother Wyatt is behind the attacks. Once at the ranch, everyone is at each other’s throats, and the only person willing to stand in between is Winona Hawkins, the local schoolmarm and a wealthy rancher’s daughter.

Despite being a longtime friend to Wyatt, Winona can’t help but be drawn to the earnest, kind Kevin, and that puts her in the cross hairs of somebody’s dangerous plot. With every reason to despise each other, can the Hunt brothers put aside their differences long enough to protect the ones they love?


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Connealy Scalloped Corn

by Mary Connealy, author of Braced for Love

This is my kids’ absolute favorite

It’s more really fantastic macaroni and cheese than scalloped corn but whatever it is, it’s a Connealy Family Reunion staple.


1 can whole corn-drained
1 can creamed corn
1 c. small macaroni-the kind isn’t important
1 cup butter cut up
1 cup Velveeta cubed


Dump in greased casserole dish
Bake 30 minutes-stir
Bake 30 more minutes

yum! that looks delicious and super easy! thanks, Mary!

Mary Connealy ( writes “romantic comedies with cowboys” and is celebrated for her fun, zany, action-packed style. She has sold more than half a million books. She is the author of the popular series Brides of Hope Mountain, High Sierra Sweethearts, Kincaid Brides, Trouble in Texas, Lassoed in Texas, Sophie’s Daughters, and many other books. Mary lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her very own romantic cowboy hero.

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What about you? What makes you want to read Braced for Love by Mary Connealy?

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17 responses to “Guest Post (and a Recipe!): Mary Connealy & Braced for Love

  1. Stacy Simmons

    Thank you, Carrie and Mary, for a wonderful blog post. I’m excited to read this novel, Mary’s humor and kind spirit always shine through her novels.

    Also, for a delicious recipe, thank you, I’ll have to try it soon.

    Have a beautiful afternoon!

  2. Pam K.

    I always enjoy reading Mary Connealy’s books. I think I’ve read most of them and of course want to read Braced for Love. It looks like the beginning of another excellent series.

  3. Julia Staffne

    I cant wait to read this i just love your books Mary. I get one and can’t put it down. Then when its done I’m trying to find the next one in the series. I cant wait to own them all so I can read them all again and again maybe again! Lol

  4. Connie Saunders

    I am really looking forward to Braced for Love because I know that Mary will give me laugh-out-loud moments, take-your-breath-away romance, and draw-closer-to-God inspiration!

  5. Winnie Thomas

    Well, I want to read Braced for Love because it’s a Mary Connealy book, of course! I’m ready for a brand new series!

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