Review & Giveaway: The Accidental Guardian by Mary Connealy BLOG TOUR!

AccidentalGuardian  BlogWelcome to the blog tour and giveaway for The Accidental Guardian by Mary Connealy, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

My Review:


I enjoyed this first novel in the beginning of a new series. The characters were likable and I appreciated their honesty toward each other. Deb and Trace opened up about themselves and their backgrounds as they got to know each other. I enjoyed their interactions and the sweet nature of their growing attraction and relationship.

This book very definitely sets the reader up to jump right into the next book in the series by the events that occur at the end of the book. It was not a cliffhanger. It simply made me look forward to seeing how future relationships could develop. I am definitely anticipating the next story!

(4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


9780764219290Title: The Accidental Guardian

Series: High Sierra Sweethearts, Book 1

Author: Mary Connealy

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

Release Date: April 3, 2018

Genre: Historical Romance / Western

+To Read: Goodreads

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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The next book in the series, THE RELUCTANT WARRIOR will be released later this year in October, 2018!

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Photo courtesy of Ginger Murray Photography

Mary Connealy writes “romantic comedies with cowboys” and is celebrated for her fun, zany, action-packed style. She has more than half a million books in print. She is the author of the popular series Wild at Heart, 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. CONNECT WITH MARY: website, facebook, twitter, instagram

You can also find Mary at these sites: Seekerville and Petticoats & Pistols


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  • The Cimarron Legacy by Mary Connealy (all 3 print books)
  • The Accidental Guardian by Mary Connealy (print)

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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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7 Responses to Review & Giveaway: The Accidental Guardian by Mary Connealy BLOG TOUR!

  1. Perrianne Askew says:

    Mary Connealy always writes a fun face paced tale. I’d love to read this one!

  2. anxious58 says:

    Mary character are always fun to read about, the up an downs, good and bad she always has a good ending to her books.

  3. wendynewcomb says:

    I’m anxious to read Mary’s new book, thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  4. Yay! Glad you loved it!! Thankyou for joining the tour!

  5. Pingback: Welcome to The Accidental Guardian by Mary Connealy Blog Tour + Giveaway! – JustRead Publicity Tours

  6. Kay Garrett says:

    Thank you for your review on “The Accidental Guardian” by Mary Connealy and being part of the book tour hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours.

    Can’t wait until I have the opportunity to read this book. Adore the cover!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  7. MJSH says:

    Man, what a giveaway! Love Mary Connealy’s books (just finished her novella in Cowboys of Summer…)

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