Book Review: Montana Rose (Montana Marriages, Book 1) by Mary Connealy

Montana Rose (Montana Marriages, Book 1)
Author: Mary Connealy
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781602601420

The very same day Cassie Griffin's husband dies, the men of Divide, Montana practically fall all over each other trying to determine who will marry her! When the richest rancher in town tries to force the visiting parson to perform the wedding ceremony, Red Dawson intervenes...but he's not quite sure it's God's will for him to do so. Cassie has already decided that she hates Red, due to a previous encounter with him, but she quickly discovers that she hates the other townspeople more. To save herself from a terrifying situation, Cassie reluctantly accepts Red's offer of marriage.

This is a wonderful story about learning to be the person God has created you to be ~ not the person others may want you to be. I found Cassie and Red's story to be heartwarming, as well as, encouraging. Red is constantly seeking God's help in his new marriage ~ while Cassie is busy keeping her thoughts concerning her new husband to herself, or so she thinks!

There are no slow, or boring, parts in Montana Rose; I read it in about 2-3 hours! Cassie and Red will have you laughing, and crying, right along with them. There are also some interesting secondary characters ~ I especially enjoyed Belle Tanner, and her daughters. We will be reading their story in The Husband Tree ~ Mary's second installment of her Montana Marriages trilogy. I can't wait to find out what happens next!

I highly recommend this book ~ if you enjoyed Petticoat Ranch, then you will love Montana Rose! Be sure to watch for books 2 and 3:

The Husband Tree, Book 2 - releases January 1, 2010
The Wildflower Bride, Book 3 - releases May 1, 2010

To find out more about Mary Connealy, visit her at: www.maryconnealy.com

If you're interested in purchasing any of Mary Connealy's books, visit Amazon.com or ChristianBook.com


hmsgofita said...

nice new book blog! These look like fun books!

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Hi Heather ~ I'm so glad you found me! Both of these are great books...you should definitely give them a try. :)

Renee said...

Great job on the review and the new blog! I loved this book too! I can't wait for The Husband Tree!

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

"Thank you...thank you very much!" LOL

Mary Connealy said...

Lori thi sis the most beautiful blog I've ever seen. I appreciate your kind words about the book but I'm just staying here, looking at that gorgeous back ground.

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Hi Mary, I'm so glad you stopped by! In case you couldn't tell ~ I LOVED Montana Rose!!!! It was great!!! :D

Thank you, I really like this background, too. Daisies are my fave flowers.

~ Lori

Keli Gwyn said...

Great review, Lori. I loved Montana Rose. Red is a top-notch hero. I'm looking forward to Belle's story in The Husband Tree too.

Lovely blogskin.

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Hi Keli Gwyn ~ thanks for dropping by! =)