The Accidental Guardian (High Sierra Sweethearts #1)

The Accidental Guardian (High Sierra Sweethearts #1)

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 servi She's the only witness to a wagon train attack. Keeping her safe, though, means his world is about to be turned upsid...

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Title:The Accidental Guardian (High Sierra Sweethearts #1)
Author:Mary Connealy
Rating:
Genres:Historical
ISBN:0764219294
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:293 pages pages

The Accidental Guardian (High Sierra Sweethearts #1) Reviews

  • Andi
    May 14, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

    This book reminded me a little bit more of some of Connealy's older books as far as the storyline went but it also was very fresh and I loved it. One thing I've always loved about Connealy's books - and this one in particular - is that she doesn't waste any time getting into her sto...

    Deborah Harkness and her younger sister, Gwen join a wagon train going west. They are caregivers for two small children whose family is travelling to California to join relatives. Unfortunately, the wagon train is attacked by ruthless criminals. Deborah, Gwen and the children are the o...

    Really liked it. Except for that part. ? I loved how this was a fun interesting book and gave the first 1/2 five stars. The last half though, got 2-3ish. Yuck. I do not need those details, it made me way too uncomfortable. Dislikes: -Ending was too rushed and Deb and Trace hit ...

    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 o...

    3.5/5 stars. Full review to come. ...

    The thing I like about Mary Connealy is how easy her books are to read. The characters are very realistic and relatable. They feel authentic. That?s something I often struggle with in books. Sometimes I read and I think that the situation could never happen in real life. That doesn?...

    What do you get when you have two children, two women, and three men? The Accidental Guaradian! Deborah and her sister join a wagon train headed West, which experiences trouble and only four survive. Trace, headed home from a cattle drive on his favorite horse, comes along at the r...

    First off, can we talk about how amazing this cover is? It has to be one of my favorite historical book covers. The little girl, sunset, mountains, and lake made me fall in LOVE with this cover!! Now that I got that out, lets move on to the review. I was so excited to read this ...

    **FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW** When Trace Riley finds the smoldering remains of a small wagon train, he quickly recognizes...

    Mary is at her best in this series! There is some humor in the book but just at the right places! I love reading about wagon trains and wishing that I could travel back in time to experience that. When I took a trip out West, I stopped by the Kansas Historical museum and I spent hour...

    What a great start to what promises to be another enjoyable series from Mary Connealy! Within the first pages, we are knee deep in danger as the heroine of the story, Deborah Harkness, is introduced. As she and her sister Gwen hide out with two young children, the only survivors of an ...

    'When the good Lord put a burden on his heart, he listened.' I have been a Mary Connealy fan for many years. Her cowboy comedies have had me rolling in laughter. This time, she still had her wit, but it's not a huge part of the book. The story is wonderful. I was invested since the ...

    Like a moth to the flame, I was drawn into this book from the cover. The adorable little girl, the rays of sunlight, and the cowboy, all work together along with the title to pull you and leave you wanting more. I had to know the story the lived within the pages of Mary Connealy's late...

    The Accidental Guardian is the first book in Mary Connealy?s new series, High Sierra Sweethearts. I didn?t like this book as much as I was hoping I would. LIKES: * Trace, Adam and Utah ? rancher/cowboy/mountain men that treat women with respect and appreciation and bend ov...

    Confession: I totally didn?t know what to expect when I started reading this book. I hadn?t read anything by this author before, I was really unsure how I would feel about a book with a western style hero. I was riveted, enthralled and captured by this book. I was there in the wa...

    My Thoughts: This is a great first book to a new series. There aren't as many laugh out loud moments that I have come to know in a Mary Connealy novel. I love books with kids in them and there is an adorable little girl in the book who assists in creating some cute moments. Tr...

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    May 17, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

  • Dawn
    Apr 17, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

  • Bree
    May 22, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

    This book reminded me a little bit more of some of Connealy's older books as far as the storyline went but it also was very fresh and I loved it. One thing I've always loved about Connealy's books - and this one in particular - is that she doesn't waste any time getting into her sto...

    Deborah Harkness and her younger sister, Gwen join a wagon train going west. They are caregivers for two small children whose family is travelling to California to join relatives. Unfortunately, the wagon train is attacked by ruthless criminals. Deborah, Gwen and the children are the o...

    Really liked it. Except for that part. ? I loved how this was a fun interesting book and gave the first 1/2 five stars. The last half though, got 2-3ish. Yuck. I do not need those details, it made me way too uncomfortable. Dislikes: -Ending was too rushed and Deb and Trace hit ...

    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 o...

    3.5/5 stars. Full review to come. ...

    The thing I like about Mary Connealy is how easy her books are to read. The characters are very realistic and relatable. They feel authentic. That?s something I often struggle with in books. Sometimes I read and I think that the situation could never happen in real life. That doesn?...

    What do you get when you have two children, two women, and three men? The Accidental Guaradian! Deborah and her sister join a wagon train headed West, which experiences trouble and only four survive. Trace, headed home from a cattle drive on his favorite horse, comes along at the r...

    First off, can we talk about how amazing this cover is? It has to be one of my favorite historical book covers. The little girl, sunset, mountains, and lake made me fall in LOVE with this cover!! Now that I got that out, lets move on to the review. I was so excited to read this ...

    **FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW** When Trace Riley finds the smoldering remains of a small wagon train, he quickly recognizes...

    Mary is at her best in this series! There is some humor in the book but just at the right places! I love reading about wagon trains and wishing that I could travel back in time to experience that. When I took a trip out West, I stopped by the Kansas Historical museum and I spent hour...

    What a great start to what promises to be another enjoyable series from Mary Connealy! Within the first pages, we are knee deep in danger as the heroine of the story, Deborah Harkness, is introduced. As she and her sister Gwen hide out with two young children, the only survivors of an ...

    'When the good Lord put a burden on his heart, he listened.' I have been a Mary Connealy fan for many years. Her cowboy comedies have had me rolling in laughter. This time, she still had her wit, but it's not a huge part of the book. The story is wonderful. I was invested since the ...

    Like a moth to the flame, I was drawn into this book from the cover. The adorable little girl, the rays of sunlight, and the cowboy, all work together along with the title to pull you and leave you wanting more. I had to know the story the lived within the pages of Mary Connealy's late...

    The Accidental Guardian is the first book in Mary Connealy?s new series, High Sierra Sweethearts. I didn?t like this book as much as I was hoping I would. LIKES: * Trace, Adam and Utah ? rancher/cowboy/mountain men that treat women with respect and appreciation and bend ov...

    Confession: I totally didn?t know what to expect when I started reading this book. I hadn?t read anything by this author before, I was really unsure how I would feel about a book with a western style hero. I was riveted, enthralled and captured by this book. I was there in the wa...

  • Kristin
    May 06, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

    This book reminded me a little bit more of some of Connealy's older books as far as the storyline went but it also was very fresh and I loved it. One thing I've always loved about Connealy's books - and this one in particular - is that she doesn't waste any time getting into her sto...

    Deborah Harkness and her younger sister, Gwen join a wagon train going west. They are caregivers for two small children whose family is travelling to California to join relatives. Unfortunately, the wagon train is attacked by ruthless criminals. Deborah, Gwen and the children are the o...

    Really liked it. Except for that part. ? I loved how this was a fun interesting book and gave the first 1/2 five stars. The last half though, got 2-3ish. Yuck. I do not need those details, it made me way too uncomfortable. Dislikes: -Ending was too rushed and Deb and Trace hit ...

    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 o...

    3.5/5 stars. Full review to come. ...

    The thing I like about Mary Connealy is how easy her books are to read. The characters are very realistic and relatable. They feel authentic. That?s something I often struggle with in books. Sometimes I read and I think that the situation could never happen in real life. That doesn?...

  • Nicole
    May 15, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

    This book reminded me a little bit more of some of Connealy's older books as far as the storyline went but it also was very fresh and I loved it. One thing I've always loved about Connealy's books - and this one in particular - is that she doesn't waste any time getting into her sto...

    Deborah Harkness and her younger sister, Gwen join a wagon train going west. They are caregivers for two small children whose family is travelling to California to join relatives. Unfortunately, the wagon train is attacked by ruthless criminals. Deborah, Gwen and the children are the o...

    Really liked it. Except for that part. ? I loved how this was a fun interesting book and gave the first 1/2 five stars. The last half though, got 2-3ish. Yuck. I do not need those details, it made me way too uncomfortable. Dislikes: -Ending was too rushed and Deb and Trace hit ...

    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 o...

    3.5/5 stars. Full review to come. ...

    The thing I like about Mary Connealy is how easy her books are to read. The characters are very realistic and relatable. They feel authentic. That?s something I often struggle with in books. Sometimes I read and I think that the situation could never happen in real life. That doesn?...

    What do you get when you have two children, two women, and three men? The Accidental Guaradian! Deborah and her sister join a wagon train headed West, which experiences trouble and only four survive. Trace, headed home from a cattle drive on his favorite horse, comes along at the r...

    First off, can we talk about how amazing this cover is? It has to be one of my favorite historical book covers. The little girl, sunset, mountains, and lake made me fall in LOVE with this cover!! Now that I got that out, lets move on to the review. I was so excited to read this ...

    **FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW** When Trace Riley finds the smoldering remains of a small wagon train, he quickly recognizes...

    Mary is at her best in this series! There is some humor in the book but just at the right places! I love reading about wagon trains and wishing that I could travel back in time to experience that. When I took a trip out West, I stopped by the Kansas Historical museum and I spent hour...

    What a great start to what promises to be another enjoyable series from Mary Connealy! Within the first pages, we are knee deep in danger as the heroine of the story, Deborah Harkness, is introduced. As she and her sister Gwen hide out with two young children, the only survivors of an ...

    'When the good Lord put a burden on his heart, he listened.' I have been a Mary Connealy fan for many years. Her cowboy comedies have had me rolling in laughter. This time, she still had her wit, but it's not a huge part of the book. The story is wonderful. I was invested since the ...

    Like a moth to the flame, I was drawn into this book from the cover. The adorable little girl, the rays of sunlight, and the cowboy, all work together along with the title to pull you and leave you wanting more. I had to know the story the lived within the pages of Mary Connealy's late...

    The Accidental Guardian is the first book in Mary Connealy?s new series, High Sierra Sweethearts. I didn?t like this book as much as I was hoping I would. LIKES: * Trace, Adam and Utah ? rancher/cowboy/mountain men that treat women with respect and appreciation and bend ov...

    Confession: I totally didn?t know what to expect when I started reading this book. I hadn?t read anything by this author before, I was really unsure how I would feel about a book with a western style hero. I was riveted, enthralled and captured by this book. I was there in the wa...

    My Thoughts: This is a great first book to a new series. There aren't as many laugh out loud moments that I have come to know in a Mary Connealy novel. I love books with kids in them and there is an adorable little girl in the book who assists in creating some cute moments. Tr...

    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 ju...

    The Accidental Guardian is my first Mary Connealy read, but it will not be my last. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The Accidental Guardian has everything a reader could want: action, danger, tension, romance, inner turmoil, great heroes, and evil villains. There is genuinely no way a ...

  • Vera Godley
    May 22, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

    This book reminded me a little bit more of some of Connealy's older books as far as the storyline went but it also was very fresh and I loved it. One thing I've always loved about Connealy's books - and this one in particular - is that she doesn't waste any time getting into her sto...

    Deborah Harkness and her younger sister, Gwen join a wagon train going west. They are caregivers for two small children whose family is travelling to California to join relatives. Unfortunately, the wagon train is attacked by ruthless criminals. Deborah, Gwen and the children are the o...

    Really liked it. Except for that part. ? I loved how this was a fun interesting book and gave the first 1/2 five stars. The last half though, got 2-3ish. Yuck. I do not need those details, it made me way too uncomfortable. Dislikes: -Ending was too rushed and Deb and Trace hit ...

    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 o...

    3.5/5 stars. Full review to come. ...

    The thing I like about Mary Connealy is how easy her books are to read. The characters are very realistic and relatable. They feel authentic. That?s something I often struggle with in books. Sometimes I read and I think that the situation could never happen in real life. That doesn?...

    What do you get when you have two children, two women, and three men? The Accidental Guaradian! Deborah and her sister join a wagon train headed West, which experiences trouble and only four survive. Trace, headed home from a cattle drive on his favorite horse, comes along at the r...

    First off, can we talk about how amazing this cover is? It has to be one of my favorite historical book covers. The little girl, sunset, mountains, and lake made me fall in LOVE with this cover!! Now that I got that out, lets move on to the review. I was so excited to read this ...

    **FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW** When Trace Riley finds the smoldering remains of a small wagon train, he quickly recognizes...

    Mary is at her best in this series! There is some humor in the book but just at the right places! I love reading about wagon trains and wishing that I could travel back in time to experience that. When I took a trip out West, I stopped by the Kansas Historical museum and I spent hour...

    What a great start to what promises to be another enjoyable series from Mary Connealy! Within the first pages, we are knee deep in danger as the heroine of the story, Deborah Harkness, is introduced. As she and her sister Gwen hide out with two young children, the only survivors of an ...

    'When the good Lord put a burden on his heart, he listened.' I have been a Mary Connealy fan for many years. Her cowboy comedies have had me rolling in laughter. This time, she still had her wit, but it's not a huge part of the book. The story is wonderful. I was invested since the ...

    Like a moth to the flame, I was drawn into this book from the cover. The adorable little girl, the rays of sunlight, and the cowboy, all work together along with the title to pull you and leave you wanting more. I had to know the story the lived within the pages of Mary Connealy's late...

    The Accidental Guardian is the first book in Mary Connealy?s new series, High Sierra Sweethearts. I didn?t like this book as much as I was hoping I would. LIKES: * Trace, Adam and Utah ? rancher/cowboy/mountain men that treat women with respect and appreciation and bend ov...

    Confession: I totally didn?t know what to expect when I started reading this book. I hadn?t read anything by this author before, I was really unsure how I would feel about a book with a western style hero. I was riveted, enthralled and captured by this book. I was there in the wa...

    My Thoughts: This is a great first book to a new series. There aren't as many laugh out loud moments that I have come to know in a Mary Connealy novel. I love books with kids in them and there is an adorable little girl in the book who assists in creating some cute moments. Tr...

    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 ju...

    The Accidental Guardian is my first Mary Connealy read, but it will not be my last. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The Accidental Guardian has everything a reader could want: action, danger, tension, romance, inner turmoil, great heroes, and evil villains. There is genuinely no way a ...

    I just need to vent. Really, really need to vent. I have literally just finished a, in my opinion, pretty interesting review of this book. It was gold people, gold! I did my custom message to go out to Facebook and Twitter, I did all the little scheduling stuffs, and I hit the big sche...

    Title: The Accidental Guardian (High Sierra Sweethearts #1) Author: Mary Connealy Pages: 304 Year: 2018 Publisher: Bethany House My rating is 4 out of 5 stars. This author has a knack for writing that draws readers into her stories from the first page through the last. This book ...

    Let me start by saying that I would never want to experience what Deb experienced in this book. Seeing the wickedness of others during the dangerous attack and it?s aftermath is not something I could stomach. BUT?..if it meant that Trace would be rescuing me, well that makes it a h...

    Take a man who survived to make his living on the Sierra Nevada range, two women & two small children who escaped a wagon train massacre, mix them up and you have an adventurous tale of epic proportions! Connealy?s imagination runs as wild as the mountainous terrain that Trace ha...

    The Accidental Guardian is the first book in the new High Sierra Sweethearts series by Mary Connealy. The story takes place near Lake Tahoe, Nevada in 1867. This story combines my favorite topics, building America, men who take responsibility for those they love, all with suspense and ...

    Author Mary Connealy writes easy to read, often fun and light hearted, western historical romances. Even if I didn't know she is a delightfully "fun read," after seeing the cover of The Accidental Guardian with a big, strong cowboy holding the hand of an ethereal small girl, I was hook...

  • Fizzy
    May 14, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

    This book reminded me a little bit more of some of Connealy's older books as far as the storyline went but it also was very fresh and I loved it. One thing I've always loved about Connealy's books - and this one in particular - is that she doesn't waste any time getting into her sto...

    Deborah Harkness and her younger sister, Gwen join a wagon train going west. They are caregivers for two small children whose family is travelling to California to join relatives. Unfortunately, the wagon train is attacked by ruthless criminals. Deborah, Gwen and the children are the o...

    Really liked it. Except for that part. ? I loved how this was a fun interesting book and gave the first 1/2 five stars. The last half though, got 2-3ish. Yuck. I do not need those details, it made me way too uncomfortable. Dislikes: -Ending was too rushed and Deb and Trace hit ...

    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 o...

    3.5/5 stars. Full review to come. ...

    The thing I like about Mary Connealy is how easy her books are to read. The characters are very realistic and relatable. They feel authentic. That?s something I often struggle with in books. Sometimes I read and I think that the situation could never happen in real life. That doesn?...

    What do you get when you have two children, two women, and three men? The Accidental Guaradian! Deborah and her sister join a wagon train headed West, which experiences trouble and only four survive. Trace, headed home from a cattle drive on his favorite horse, comes along at the r...

    First off, can we talk about how amazing this cover is? It has to be one of my favorite historical book covers. The little girl, sunset, mountains, and lake made me fall in LOVE with this cover!! Now that I got that out, lets move on to the review. I was so excited to read this ...

    **FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW** When Trace Riley finds the smoldering remains of a small wagon train, he quickly recognizes...

    Mary is at her best in this series! There is some humor in the book but just at the right places! I love reading about wagon trains and wishing that I could travel back in time to experience that. When I took a trip out West, I stopped by the Kansas Historical museum and I spent hour...

    What a great start to what promises to be another enjoyable series from Mary Connealy! Within the first pages, we are knee deep in danger as the heroine of the story, Deborah Harkness, is introduced. As she and her sister Gwen hide out with two young children, the only survivors of an ...

    'When the good Lord put a burden on his heart, he listened.' I have been a Mary Connealy fan for many years. Her cowboy comedies have had me rolling in laughter. This time, she still had her wit, but it's not a huge part of the book. The story is wonderful. I was invested since the ...

    Like a moth to the flame, I was drawn into this book from the cover. The adorable little girl, the rays of sunlight, and the cowboy, all work together along with the title to pull you and leave you wanting more. I had to know the story the lived within the pages of Mary Connealy's late...

    The Accidental Guardian is the first book in Mary Connealy?s new series, High Sierra Sweethearts. I didn?t like this book as much as I was hoping I would. LIKES: * Trace, Adam and Utah ? rancher/cowboy/mountain men that treat women with respect and appreciation and bend ov...

    Confession: I totally didn?t know what to expect when I started reading this book. I hadn?t read anything by this author before, I was really unsure how I would feel about a book with a western style hero. I was riveted, enthralled and captured by this book. I was there in the wa...

    My Thoughts: This is a great first book to a new series. There aren't as many laugh out loud moments that I have come to know in a Mary Connealy novel. I love books with kids in them and there is an adorable little girl in the book who assists in creating some cute moments. Tr...

    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 ju...

    The Accidental Guardian is my first Mary Connealy read, but it will not be my last. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The Accidental Guardian has everything a reader could want: action, danger, tension, romance, inner turmoil, great heroes, and evil villains. There is genuinely no way a ...

    I just need to vent. Really, really need to vent. I have literally just finished a, in my opinion, pretty interesting review of this book. It was gold people, gold! I did my custom message to go out to Facebook and Twitter, I did all the little scheduling stuffs, and I hit the big sche...

  • Lisa Johnson
    Jun 04, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

    This book reminded me a little bit more of some of Connealy's older books as far as the storyline went but it also was very fresh and I loved it. One thing I've always loved about Connealy's books - and this one in particular - is that she doesn't waste any time getting into her sto...

    Deborah Harkness and her younger sister, Gwen join a wagon train going west. They are caregivers for two small children whose family is travelling to California to join relatives. Unfortunately, the wagon train is attacked by ruthless criminals. Deborah, Gwen and the children are the o...

    Really liked it. Except for that part. ? I loved how this was a fun interesting book and gave the first 1/2 five stars. The last half though, got 2-3ish. Yuck. I do not need those details, it made me way too uncomfortable. Dislikes: -Ending was too rushed and Deb and Trace hit ...

    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 o...

    3.5/5 stars. Full review to come. ...

    The thing I like about Mary Connealy is how easy her books are to read. The characters are very realistic and relatable. They feel authentic. That?s something I often struggle with in books. Sometimes I read and I think that the situation could never happen in real life. That doesn?...

    What do you get when you have two children, two women, and three men? The Accidental Guaradian! Deborah and her sister join a wagon train headed West, which experiences trouble and only four survive. Trace, headed home from a cattle drive on his favorite horse, comes along at the r...

    First off, can we talk about how amazing this cover is? It has to be one of my favorite historical book covers. The little girl, sunset, mountains, and lake made me fall in LOVE with this cover!! Now that I got that out, lets move on to the review. I was so excited to read this ...

    **FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW** When Trace Riley finds the smoldering remains of a small wagon train, he quickly recognizes...

    Mary is at her best in this series! There is some humor in the book but just at the right places! I love reading about wagon trains and wishing that I could travel back in time to experience that. When I took a trip out West, I stopped by the Kansas Historical museum and I spent hour...

    What a great start to what promises to be another enjoyable series from Mary Connealy! Within the first pages, we are knee deep in danger as the heroine of the story, Deborah Harkness, is introduced. As she and her sister Gwen hide out with two young children, the only survivors of an ...

    'When the good Lord put a burden on his heart, he listened.' I have been a Mary Connealy fan for many years. Her cowboy comedies have had me rolling in laughter. This time, she still had her wit, but it's not a huge part of the book. The story is wonderful. I was invested since the ...

    Like a moth to the flame, I was drawn into this book from the cover. The adorable little girl, the rays of sunlight, and the cowboy, all work together along with the title to pull you and leave you wanting more. I had to know the story the lived within the pages of Mary Connealy's late...

    The Accidental Guardian is the first book in Mary Connealy?s new series, High Sierra Sweethearts. I didn?t like this book as much as I was hoping I would. LIKES: * Trace, Adam and Utah ? rancher/cowboy/mountain men that treat women with respect and appreciation and bend ov...

    Confession: I totally didn?t know what to expect when I started reading this book. I hadn?t read anything by this author before, I was really unsure how I would feel about a book with a western style hero. I was riveted, enthralled and captured by this book. I was there in the wa...

    My Thoughts: This is a great first book to a new series. There aren't as many laugh out loud moments that I have come to know in a Mary Connealy novel. I love books with kids in them and there is an adorable little girl in the book who assists in creating some cute moments. Tr...

    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 ju...

    The Accidental Guardian is my first Mary Connealy read, but it will not be my last. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The Accidental Guardian has everything a reader could want: action, danger, tension, romance, inner turmoil, great heroes, and evil villains. There is genuinely no way a ...

    I just need to vent. Really, really need to vent. I have literally just finished a, in my opinion, pretty interesting review of this book. It was gold people, gold! I did my custom message to go out to Facebook and Twitter, I did all the little scheduling stuffs, and I hit the big sche...

    Title: The Accidental Guardian (High Sierra Sweethearts #1) Author: Mary Connealy Pages: 304 Year: 2018 Publisher: Bethany House My rating is 4 out of 5 stars. This author has a knack for writing that draws readers into her stories from the first page through the last. This book ...

  • Susan Snodgrass
    Apr 23, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

    This book reminded me a little bit more of some of Connealy's older books as far as the storyline went but it also was very fresh and I loved it. One thing I've always loved about Connealy's books - and this one in particular - is that she doesn't waste any time getting into her sto...

    Deborah Harkness and her younger sister, Gwen join a wagon train going west. They are caregivers for two small children whose family is travelling to California to join relatives. Unfortunately, the wagon train is attacked by ruthless criminals. Deborah, Gwen and the children are the o...

    Really liked it. Except for that part. ? I loved how this was a fun interesting book and gave the first 1/2 five stars. The last half though, got 2-3ish. Yuck. I do not need those details, it made me way too uncomfortable. Dislikes: -Ending was too rushed and Deb and Trace hit ...

    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 o...

    3.5/5 stars. Full review to come. ...

    The thing I like about Mary Connealy is how easy her books are to read. The characters are very realistic and relatable. They feel authentic. That?s something I often struggle with in books. Sometimes I read and I think that the situation could never happen in real life. That doesn?...

    What do you get when you have two children, two women, and three men? The Accidental Guaradian! Deborah and her sister join a wagon train headed West, which experiences trouble and only four survive. Trace, headed home from a cattle drive on his favorite horse, comes along at the r...

    First off, can we talk about how amazing this cover is? It has to be one of my favorite historical book covers. The little girl, sunset, mountains, and lake made me fall in LOVE with this cover!! Now that I got that out, lets move on to the review. I was so excited to read this ...

    **FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW** When Trace Riley finds the smoldering remains of a small wagon train, he quickly recognizes...

    Mary is at her best in this series! There is some humor in the book but just at the right places! I love reading about wagon trains and wishing that I could travel back in time to experience that. When I took a trip out West, I stopped by the Kansas Historical museum and I spent hour...

    What a great start to what promises to be another enjoyable series from Mary Connealy! Within the first pages, we are knee deep in danger as the heroine of the story, Deborah Harkness, is introduced. As she and her sister Gwen hide out with two young children, the only survivors of an ...

    'When the good Lord put a burden on his heart, he listened.' I have been a Mary Connealy fan for many years. Her cowboy comedies have had me rolling in laughter. This time, she still had her wit, but it's not a huge part of the book. The story is wonderful. I was invested since the ...

  • Denise Hershberger
    Mar 26, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

    This book reminded me a little bit more of some of Connealy's older books as far as the storyline went but it also was very fresh and I loved it. One thing I've always loved about Connealy's books - and this one in particular - is that she doesn't waste any time getting into her sto...

  • Trisha
    Feb 19, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

    This book reminded me a little bit more of some of Connealy's older books as far as the storyline went but it also was very fresh and I loved it. One thing I've always loved about Connealy's books - and this one in particular - is that she doesn't waste any time getting into her sto...

    Deborah Harkness and her younger sister, Gwen join a wagon train going west. They are caregivers for two small children whose family is travelling to California to join relatives. Unfortunately, the wagon train is attacked by ruthless criminals. Deborah, Gwen and the children are the o...

    Really liked it. Except for that part. ? I loved how this was a fun interesting book and gave the first 1/2 five stars. The last half though, got 2-3ish. Yuck. I do not need those details, it made me way too uncomfortable. Dislikes: -Ending was too rushed and Deb and Trace hit ...

    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 o...

    3.5/5 stars. Full review to come. ...

    The thing I like about Mary Connealy is how easy her books are to read. The characters are very realistic and relatable. They feel authentic. That?s something I often struggle with in books. Sometimes I read and I think that the situation could never happen in real life. That doesn?...

    What do you get when you have two children, two women, and three men? The Accidental Guaradian! Deborah and her sister join a wagon train headed West, which experiences trouble and only four survive. Trace, headed home from a cattle drive on his favorite horse, comes along at the r...

  • Hannah
    May 21, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

  • Yvette
    May 13, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

    This book reminded me a little bit more of some of Connealy's older books as far as the storyline went but it also was very fresh and I loved it. One thing I've always loved about Connealy's books - and this one in particular - is that she doesn't waste any time getting into her sto...

    Deborah Harkness and her younger sister, Gwen join a wagon train going west. They are caregivers for two small children whose family is travelling to California to join relatives. Unfortunately, the wagon train is attacked by ruthless criminals. Deborah, Gwen and the children are the o...

    Really liked it. Except for that part. ? I loved how this was a fun interesting book and gave the first 1/2 five stars. The last half though, got 2-3ish. Yuck. I do not need those details, it made me way too uncomfortable. Dislikes: -Ending was too rushed and Deb and Trace hit ...

    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 o...

    3.5/5 stars. Full review to come. ...

    The thing I like about Mary Connealy is how easy her books are to read. The characters are very realistic and relatable. They feel authentic. That?s something I often struggle with in books. Sometimes I read and I think that the situation could never happen in real life. That doesn?...

    What do you get when you have two children, two women, and three men? The Accidental Guaradian! Deborah and her sister join a wagon train headed West, which experiences trouble and only four survive. Trace, headed home from a cattle drive on his favorite horse, comes along at the r...

    First off, can we talk about how amazing this cover is? It has to be one of my favorite historical book covers. The little girl, sunset, mountains, and lake made me fall in LOVE with this cover!! Now that I got that out, lets move on to the review. I was so excited to read this ...

    **FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW** When Trace Riley finds the smoldering remains of a small wagon train, he quickly recognizes...

    Mary is at her best in this series! There is some humor in the book but just at the right places! I love reading about wagon trains and wishing that I could travel back in time to experience that. When I took a trip out West, I stopped by the Kansas Historical museum and I spent hour...

    What a great start to what promises to be another enjoyable series from Mary Connealy! Within the first pages, we are knee deep in danger as the heroine of the story, Deborah Harkness, is introduced. As she and her sister Gwen hide out with two young children, the only survivors of an ...

  • Brittany
    May 12, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

    This book reminded me a little bit more of some of Connealy's older books as far as the storyline went but it also was very fresh and I loved it. One thing I've always loved about Connealy's books - and this one in particular - is that she doesn't waste any time getting into her sto...

    Deborah Harkness and her younger sister, Gwen join a wagon train going west. They are caregivers for two small children whose family is travelling to California to join relatives. Unfortunately, the wagon train is attacked by ruthless criminals. Deborah, Gwen and the children are the o...

    Really liked it. Except for that part. ? I loved how this was a fun interesting book and gave the first 1/2 five stars. The last half though, got 2-3ish. Yuck. I do not need those details, it made me way too uncomfortable. Dislikes: -Ending was too rushed and Deb and Trace hit ...

    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 o...

  • Terrie's Just Another Book B*tch
    May 28, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

  • Trisha Robertson (Joy of Reading)
    Apr 07, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

    This book reminded me a little bit more of some of Connealy's older books as far as the storyline went but it also was very fresh and I loved it. One thing I've always loved about Connealy's books - and this one in particular - is that she doesn't waste any time getting into her sto...

    Deborah Harkness and her younger sister, Gwen join a wagon train going west. They are caregivers for two small children whose family is travelling to California to join relatives. Unfortunately, the wagon train is attacked by ruthless criminals. Deborah, Gwen and the children are the o...

    Really liked it. Except for that part. ? I loved how this was a fun interesting book and gave the first 1/2 five stars. The last half though, got 2-3ish. Yuck. I do not need those details, it made me way too uncomfortable. Dislikes: -Ending was too rushed and Deb and Trace hit ...

    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 o...

    3.5/5 stars. Full review to come. ...

    The thing I like about Mary Connealy is how easy her books are to read. The characters are very realistic and relatable. They feel authentic. That?s something I often struggle with in books. Sometimes I read and I think that the situation could never happen in real life. That doesn?...

    What do you get when you have two children, two women, and three men? The Accidental Guaradian! Deborah and her sister join a wagon train headed West, which experiences trouble and only four survive. Trace, headed home from a cattle drive on his favorite horse, comes along at the r...

    First off, can we talk about how amazing this cover is? It has to be one of my favorite historical book covers. The little girl, sunset, mountains, and lake made me fall in LOVE with this cover!! Now that I got that out, lets move on to the review. I was so excited to read this ...

    **FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW** When Trace Riley finds the smoldering remains of a small wagon train, he quickly recognizes...

    Mary is at her best in this series! There is some humor in the book but just at the right places! I love reading about wagon trains and wishing that I could travel back in time to experience that. When I took a trip out West, I stopped by the Kansas Historical museum and I spent hour...

    What a great start to what promises to be another enjoyable series from Mary Connealy! Within the first pages, we are knee deep in danger as the heroine of the story, Deborah Harkness, is introduced. As she and her sister Gwen hide out with two young children, the only survivors of an ...

    'When the good Lord put a burden on his heart, he listened.' I have been a Mary Connealy fan for many years. Her cowboy comedies have had me rolling in laughter. This time, she still had her wit, but it's not a huge part of the book. The story is wonderful. I was invested since the ...

    Like a moth to the flame, I was drawn into this book from the cover. The adorable little girl, the rays of sunlight, and the cowboy, all work together along with the title to pull you and leave you wanting more. I had to know the story the lived within the pages of Mary Connealy's late...

  • Tiffany Jones
    Apr 21, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

    This book reminded me a little bit more of some of Connealy's older books as far as the storyline went but it also was very fresh and I loved it. One thing I've always loved about Connealy's books - and this one in particular - is that she doesn't waste any time getting into her sto...

    Deborah Harkness and her younger sister, Gwen join a wagon train going west. They are caregivers for two small children whose family is travelling to California to join relatives. Unfortunately, the wagon train is attacked by ruthless criminals. Deborah, Gwen and the children are the o...

    Really liked it. Except for that part. ? I loved how this was a fun interesting book and gave the first 1/2 five stars. The last half though, got 2-3ish. Yuck. I do not need those details, it made me way too uncomfortable. Dislikes: -Ending was too rushed and Deb and Trace hit ...

    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 o...

    3.5/5 stars. Full review to come. ...

    The thing I like about Mary Connealy is how easy her books are to read. The characters are very realistic and relatable. They feel authentic. That?s something I often struggle with in books. Sometimes I read and I think that the situation could never happen in real life. That doesn?...

    What do you get when you have two children, two women, and three men? The Accidental Guaradian! Deborah and her sister join a wagon train headed West, which experiences trouble and only four survive. Trace, headed home from a cattle drive on his favorite horse, comes along at the r...

    First off, can we talk about how amazing this cover is? It has to be one of my favorite historical book covers. The little girl, sunset, mountains, and lake made me fall in LOVE with this cover!! Now that I got that out, lets move on to the review. I was so excited to read this ...

    **FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW** When Trace Riley finds the smoldering remains of a small wagon train, he quickly recognizes...

  • Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
    May 18, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

    This book reminded me a little bit more of some of Connealy's older books as far as the storyline went but it also was very fresh and I loved it. One thing I've always loved about Connealy's books - and this one in particular - is that she doesn't waste any time getting into her sto...

    Deborah Harkness and her younger sister, Gwen join a wagon train going west. They are caregivers for two small children whose family is travelling to California to join relatives. Unfortunately, the wagon train is attacked by ruthless criminals. Deborah, Gwen and the children are the o...

    Really liked it. Except for that part. ? I loved how this was a fun interesting book and gave the first 1/2 five stars. The last half though, got 2-3ish. Yuck. I do not need those details, it made me way too uncomfortable. Dislikes: -Ending was too rushed and Deb and Trace hit ...

    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 o...

    3.5/5 stars. Full review to come. ...

    The thing I like about Mary Connealy is how easy her books are to read. The characters are very realistic and relatable. They feel authentic. That?s something I often struggle with in books. Sometimes I read and I think that the situation could never happen in real life. That doesn?...

    What do you get when you have two children, two women, and three men? The Accidental Guaradian! Deborah and her sister join a wagon train headed West, which experiences trouble and only four survive. Trace, headed home from a cattle drive on his favorite horse, comes along at the r...

    First off, can we talk about how amazing this cover is? It has to be one of my favorite historical book covers. The little girl, sunset, mountains, and lake made me fall in LOVE with this cover!! Now that I got that out, lets move on to the review. I was so excited to read this ...

    **FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW** When Trace Riley finds the smoldering remains of a small wagon train, he quickly recognizes...

    Mary is at her best in this series! There is some humor in the book but just at the right places! I love reading about wagon trains and wishing that I could travel back in time to experience that. When I took a trip out West, I stopped by the Kansas Historical museum and I spent hour...

    What a great start to what promises to be another enjoyable series from Mary Connealy! Within the first pages, we are knee deep in danger as the heroine of the story, Deborah Harkness, is introduced. As she and her sister Gwen hide out with two young children, the only survivors of an ...

    'When the good Lord put a burden on his heart, he listened.' I have been a Mary Connealy fan for many years. Her cowboy comedies have had me rolling in laughter. This time, she still had her wit, but it's not a huge part of the book. The story is wonderful. I was invested since the ...

    Like a moth to the flame, I was drawn into this book from the cover. The adorable little girl, the rays of sunlight, and the cowboy, all work together along with the title to pull you and leave you wanting more. I had to know the story the lived within the pages of Mary Connealy's late...

    The Accidental Guardian is the first book in Mary Connealy?s new series, High Sierra Sweethearts. I didn?t like this book as much as I was hoping I would. LIKES: * Trace, Adam and Utah ? rancher/cowboy/mountain men that treat women with respect and appreciation and bend ov...

    Confession: I totally didn?t know what to expect when I started reading this book. I hadn?t read anything by this author before, I was really unsure how I would feel about a book with a western style hero. I was riveted, enthralled and captured by this book. I was there in the wa...

    My Thoughts: This is a great first book to a new series. There aren't as many laugh out loud moments that I have come to know in a Mary Connealy novel. I love books with kids in them and there is an adorable little girl in the book who assists in creating some cute moments. Tr...

    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 ju...

    The Accidental Guardian is my first Mary Connealy read, but it will not be my last. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The Accidental Guardian has everything a reader could want: action, danger, tension, romance, inner turmoil, great heroes, and evil villains. There is genuinely no way a ...

    I just need to vent. Really, really need to vent. I have literally just finished a, in my opinion, pretty interesting review of this book. It was gold people, gold! I did my custom message to go out to Facebook and Twitter, I did all the little scheduling stuffs, and I hit the big sche...

    Title: The Accidental Guardian (High Sierra Sweethearts #1) Author: Mary Connealy Pages: 304 Year: 2018 Publisher: Bethany House My rating is 4 out of 5 stars. This author has a knack for writing that draws readers into her stories from the first page through the last. This book ...

    Let me start by saying that I would never want to experience what Deb experienced in this book. Seeing the wickedness of others during the dangerous attack and it?s aftermath is not something I could stomach. BUT?..if it meant that Trace would be rescuing me, well that makes it a h...

  • Trixi
    Apr 07, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

    This book reminded me a little bit more of some of Connealy's older books as far as the storyline went but it also was very fresh and I loved it. One thing I've always loved about Connealy's books - and this one in particular - is that she doesn't waste any time getting into her sto...

    Deborah Harkness and her younger sister, Gwen join a wagon train going west. They are caregivers for two small children whose family is travelling to California to join relatives. Unfortunately, the wagon train is attacked by ruthless criminals. Deborah, Gwen and the children are the o...

    Really liked it. Except for that part. ? I loved how this was a fun interesting book and gave the first 1/2 five stars. The last half though, got 2-3ish. Yuck. I do not need those details, it made me way too uncomfortable. Dislikes: -Ending was too rushed and Deb and Trace hit ...

    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 o...

    3.5/5 stars. Full review to come. ...

    The thing I like about Mary Connealy is how easy her books are to read. The characters are very realistic and relatable. They feel authentic. That?s something I often struggle with in books. Sometimes I read and I think that the situation could never happen in real life. That doesn?...

    What do you get when you have two children, two women, and three men? The Accidental Guaradian! Deborah and her sister join a wagon train headed West, which experiences trouble and only four survive. Trace, headed home from a cattle drive on his favorite horse, comes along at the r...

    First off, can we talk about how amazing this cover is? It has to be one of my favorite historical book covers. The little girl, sunset, mountains, and lake made me fall in LOVE with this cover!! Now that I got that out, lets move on to the review. I was so excited to read this ...

    **FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW** When Trace Riley finds the smoldering remains of a small wagon train, he quickly recognizes...

    Mary is at her best in this series! There is some humor in the book but just at the right places! I love reading about wagon trains and wishing that I could travel back in time to experience that. When I took a trip out West, I stopped by the Kansas Historical museum and I spent hour...

    What a great start to what promises to be another enjoyable series from Mary Connealy! Within the first pages, we are knee deep in danger as the heroine of the story, Deborah Harkness, is introduced. As she and her sister Gwen hide out with two young children, the only survivors of an ...

    'When the good Lord put a burden on his heart, he listened.' I have been a Mary Connealy fan for many years. Her cowboy comedies have had me rolling in laughter. This time, she still had her wit, but it's not a huge part of the book. The story is wonderful. I was invested since the ...

    Like a moth to the flame, I was drawn into this book from the cover. The adorable little girl, the rays of sunlight, and the cowboy, all work together along with the title to pull you and leave you wanting more. I had to know the story the lived within the pages of Mary Connealy's late...

    The Accidental Guardian is the first book in Mary Connealy?s new series, High Sierra Sweethearts. I didn?t like this book as much as I was hoping I would. LIKES: * Trace, Adam and Utah ? rancher/cowboy/mountain men that treat women with respect and appreciation and bend ov...

    Confession: I totally didn?t know what to expect when I started reading this book. I hadn?t read anything by this author before, I was really unsure how I would feel about a book with a western style hero. I was riveted, enthralled and captured by this book. I was there in the wa...

    My Thoughts: This is a great first book to a new series. There aren't as many laugh out loud moments that I have come to know in a Mary Connealy novel. I love books with kids in them and there is an adorable little girl in the book who assists in creating some cute moments. Tr...

    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 ju...

    The Accidental Guardian is my first Mary Connealy read, but it will not be my last. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The Accidental Guardian has everything a reader could want: action, danger, tension, romance, inner turmoil, great heroes, and evil villains. There is genuinely no way a ...

    I just need to vent. Really, really need to vent. I have literally just finished a, in my opinion, pretty interesting review of this book. It was gold people, gold! I did my custom message to go out to Facebook and Twitter, I did all the little scheduling stuffs, and I hit the big sche...

    Title: The Accidental Guardian (High Sierra Sweethearts #1) Author: Mary Connealy Pages: 304 Year: 2018 Publisher: Bethany House My rating is 4 out of 5 stars. This author has a knack for writing that draws readers into her stories from the first page through the last. This book ...

    Let me start by saying that I would never want to experience what Deb experienced in this book. Seeing the wickedness of others during the dangerous attack and it?s aftermath is not something I could stomach. BUT?..if it meant that Trace would be rescuing me, well that makes it a h...

    Take a man who survived to make his living on the Sierra Nevada range, two women & two small children who escaped a wagon train massacre, mix them up and you have an adventurous tale of epic proportions! Connealy?s imagination runs as wild as the mountainous terrain that Trace ha...

  • Helen
    May 17, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

    This book reminded me a little bit more of some of Connealy's older books as far as the storyline went but it also was very fresh and I loved it. One thing I've always loved about Connealy's books - and this one in particular - is that she doesn't waste any time getting into her sto...

    Deborah Harkness and her younger sister, Gwen join a wagon train going west. They are caregivers for two small children whose family is travelling to California to join relatives. Unfortunately, the wagon train is attacked by ruthless criminals. Deborah, Gwen and the children are the o...

    Really liked it. Except for that part. ? I loved how this was a fun interesting book and gave the first 1/2 five stars. The last half though, got 2-3ish. Yuck. I do not need those details, it made me way too uncomfortable. Dislikes: -Ending was too rushed and Deb and Trace hit ...

    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 o...

    3.5/5 stars. Full review to come. ...

    The thing I like about Mary Connealy is how easy her books are to read. The characters are very realistic and relatable. They feel authentic. That?s something I often struggle with in books. Sometimes I read and I think that the situation could never happen in real life. That doesn?...

    What do you get when you have two children, two women, and three men? The Accidental Guaradian! Deborah and her sister join a wagon train headed West, which experiences trouble and only four survive. Trace, headed home from a cattle drive on his favorite horse, comes along at the r...

    First off, can we talk about how amazing this cover is? It has to be one of my favorite historical book covers. The little girl, sunset, mountains, and lake made me fall in LOVE with this cover!! Now that I got that out, lets move on to the review. I was so excited to read this ...

    **FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW** When Trace Riley finds the smoldering remains of a small wagon train, he quickly recognizes...

    Mary is at her best in this series! There is some humor in the book but just at the right places! I love reading about wagon trains and wishing that I could travel back in time to experience that. When I took a trip out West, I stopped by the Kansas Historical museum and I spent hour...

    What a great start to what promises to be another enjoyable series from Mary Connealy! Within the first pages, we are knee deep in danger as the heroine of the story, Deborah Harkness, is introduced. As she and her sister Gwen hide out with two young children, the only survivors of an ...

    'When the good Lord put a burden on his heart, he listened.' I have been a Mary Connealy fan for many years. Her cowboy comedies have had me rolling in laughter. This time, she still had her wit, but it's not a huge part of the book. The story is wonderful. I was invested since the ...

    Like a moth to the flame, I was drawn into this book from the cover. The adorable little girl, the rays of sunlight, and the cowboy, all work together along with the title to pull you and leave you wanting more. I had to know the story the lived within the pages of Mary Connealy's late...

    The Accidental Guardian is the first book in Mary Connealy?s new series, High Sierra Sweethearts. I didn?t like this book as much as I was hoping I would. LIKES: * Trace, Adam and Utah ? rancher/cowboy/mountain men that treat women with respect and appreciation and bend ov...

    Confession: I totally didn?t know what to expect when I started reading this book. I hadn?t read anything by this author before, I was really unsure how I would feel about a book with a western style hero. I was riveted, enthralled and captured by this book. I was there in the wa...

    My Thoughts: This is a great first book to a new series. There aren't as many laugh out loud moments that I have come to know in a Mary Connealy novel. I love books with kids in them and there is an adorable little girl in the book who assists in creating some cute moments. Tr...

    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 ju...

    The Accidental Guardian is my first Mary Connealy read, but it will not be my last. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The Accidental Guardian has everything a reader could want: action, danger, tension, romance, inner turmoil, great heroes, and evil villains. There is genuinely no way a ...

    I just need to vent. Really, really need to vent. I have literally just finished a, in my opinion, pretty interesting review of this book. It was gold people, gold! I did my custom message to go out to Facebook and Twitter, I did all the little scheduling stuffs, and I hit the big sche...

    Title: The Accidental Guardian (High Sierra Sweethearts #1) Author: Mary Connealy Pages: 304 Year: 2018 Publisher: Bethany House My rating is 4 out of 5 stars. This author has a knack for writing that draws readers into her stories from the first page through the last. This book ...

    Let me start by saying that I would never want to experience what Deb experienced in this book. Seeing the wickedness of others during the dangerous attack and it?s aftermath is not something I could stomach. BUT?..if it meant that Trace would be rescuing me, well that makes it a h...

    Take a man who survived to make his living on the Sierra Nevada range, two women & two small children who escaped a wagon train massacre, mix them up and you have an adventurous tale of epic proportions! Connealy?s imagination runs as wild as the mountainous terrain that Trace ha...

    The Accidental Guardian is the first book in the new High Sierra Sweethearts series by Mary Connealy. The story takes place near Lake Tahoe, Nevada in 1867. This story combines my favorite topics, building America, men who take responsibility for those they love, all with suspense and ...

  • Juli
    Apr 21, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

    This book reminded me a little bit more of some of Connealy's older books as far as the storyline went but it also was very fresh and I loved it. One thing I've always loved about Connealy's books - and this one in particular - is that she doesn't waste any time getting into her sto...

    Deborah Harkness and her younger sister, Gwen join a wagon train going west. They are caregivers for two small children whose family is travelling to California to join relatives. Unfortunately, the wagon train is attacked by ruthless criminals. Deborah, Gwen and the children are the o...

  • Lori Parrish
    Apr 21, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

    This book reminded me a little bit more of some of Connealy's older books as far as the storyline went but it also was very fresh and I loved it. One thing I've always loved about Connealy's books - and this one in particular - is that she doesn't waste any time getting into her sto...

    Deborah Harkness and her younger sister, Gwen join a wagon train going west. They are caregivers for two small children whose family is travelling to California to join relatives. Unfortunately, the wagon train is attacked by ruthless criminals. Deborah, Gwen and the children are the o...

    Really liked it. Except for that part. ? I loved how this was a fun interesting book and gave the first 1/2 five stars. The last half though, got 2-3ish. Yuck. I do not need those details, it made me way too uncomfortable. Dislikes: -Ending was too rushed and Deb and Trace hit ...

    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 o...

    3.5/5 stars. Full review to come. ...

    The thing I like about Mary Connealy is how easy her books are to read. The characters are very realistic and relatable. They feel authentic. That?s something I often struggle with in books. Sometimes I read and I think that the situation could never happen in real life. That doesn?...

    What do you get when you have two children, two women, and three men? The Accidental Guaradian! Deborah and her sister join a wagon train headed West, which experiences trouble and only four survive. Trace, headed home from a cattle drive on his favorite horse, comes along at the r...

    First off, can we talk about how amazing this cover is? It has to be one of my favorite historical book covers. The little girl, sunset, mountains, and lake made me fall in LOVE with this cover!! Now that I got that out, lets move on to the review. I was so excited to read this ...

    **FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW** When Trace Riley finds the smoldering remains of a small wagon train, he quickly recognizes...

    Mary is at her best in this series! There is some humor in the book but just at the right places! I love reading about wagon trains and wishing that I could travel back in time to experience that. When I took a trip out West, I stopped by the Kansas Historical museum and I spent hour...

  • Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)
    Jun 02, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

    This book reminded me a little bit more of some of Connealy's older books as far as the storyline went but it also was very fresh and I loved it. One thing I've always loved about Connealy's books - and this one in particular - is that she doesn't waste any time getting into her sto...

    Deborah Harkness and her younger sister, Gwen join a wagon train going west. They are caregivers for two small children whose family is travelling to California to join relatives. Unfortunately, the wagon train is attacked by ruthless criminals. Deborah, Gwen and the children are the o...

    Really liked it. Except for that part. ? I loved how this was a fun interesting book and gave the first 1/2 five stars. The last half though, got 2-3ish. Yuck. I do not need those details, it made me way too uncomfortable. Dislikes: -Ending was too rushed and Deb and Trace hit ...

    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 o...

    3.5/5 stars. Full review to come. ...

  • Molly Cafinated Reads Jaber
    Mar 24, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

    This book reminded me a little bit more of some of Connealy's older books as far as the storyline went but it also was very fresh and I loved it. One thing I've always loved about Connealy's books - and this one in particular - is that she doesn't waste any time getting into her sto...

    Deborah Harkness and her younger sister, Gwen join a wagon train going west. They are caregivers for two small children whose family is travelling to California to join relatives. Unfortunately, the wagon train is attacked by ruthless criminals. Deborah, Gwen and the children are the o...

    Really liked it. Except for that part. ? I loved how this was a fun interesting book and gave the first 1/2 five stars. The last half though, got 2-3ish. Yuck. I do not need those details, it made me way too uncomfortable. Dislikes: -Ending was too rushed and Deb and Trace hit ...

    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 o...

    3.5/5 stars. Full review to come. ...

    The thing I like about Mary Connealy is how easy her books are to read. The characters are very realistic and relatable. They feel authentic. That?s something I often struggle with in books. Sometimes I read and I think that the situation could never happen in real life. That doesn?...

    What do you get when you have two children, two women, and three men? The Accidental Guaradian! Deborah and her sister join a wagon train headed West, which experiences trouble and only four survive. Trace, headed home from a cattle drive on his favorite horse, comes along at the r...

    First off, can we talk about how amazing this cover is? It has to be one of my favorite historical book covers. The little girl, sunset, mountains, and lake made me fall in LOVE with this cover!! Now that I got that out, lets move on to the review. I was so excited to read this ...

    **FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW** When Trace Riley finds the smoldering remains of a small wagon train, he quickly recognizes...

    Mary is at her best in this series! There is some humor in the book but just at the right places! I love reading about wagon trains and wishing that I could travel back in time to experience that. When I took a trip out West, I stopped by the Kansas Historical museum and I spent hour...

    What a great start to what promises to be another enjoyable series from Mary Connealy! Within the first pages, we are knee deep in danger as the heroine of the story, Deborah Harkness, is introduced. As she and her sister Gwen hide out with two young children, the only survivors of an ...

    'When the good Lord put a burden on his heart, he listened.' I have been a Mary Connealy fan for many years. Her cowboy comedies have had me rolling in laughter. This time, she still had her wit, but it's not a huge part of the book. The story is wonderful. I was invested since the ...

    Like a moth to the flame, I was drawn into this book from the cover. The adorable little girl, the rays of sunlight, and the cowboy, all work together along with the title to pull you and leave you wanting more. I had to know the story the lived within the pages of Mary Connealy's late...

    The Accidental Guardian is the first book in Mary Connealy?s new series, High Sierra Sweethearts. I didn?t like this book as much as I was hoping I would. LIKES: * Trace, Adam and Utah ? rancher/cowboy/mountain men that treat women with respect and appreciation and bend ov...

    Confession: I totally didn?t know what to expect when I started reading this book. I hadn?t read anything by this author before, I was really unsure how I would feel about a book with a western style hero. I was riveted, enthralled and captured by this book. I was there in the wa...

    My Thoughts: This is a great first book to a new series. There aren't as many laugh out loud moments that I have come to know in a Mary Connealy novel. I love books with kids in them and there is an adorable little girl in the book who assists in creating some cute moments. Tr...

    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 ju...

  • Kellyn Roth
    May 26, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

  • RebekahAshleigh
    Jun 04, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

  • Jen.
    May 27, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

    This book reminded me a little bit more of some of Connealy's older books as far as the storyline went but it also was very fresh and I loved it. One thing I've always loved about Connealy's books - and this one in particular - is that she doesn't waste any time getting into her sto...

    Deborah Harkness and her younger sister, Gwen join a wagon train going west. They are caregivers for two small children whose family is travelling to California to join relatives. Unfortunately, the wagon train is attacked by ruthless criminals. Deborah, Gwen and the children are the o...

    Really liked it. Except for that part. ? I loved how this was a fun interesting book and gave the first 1/2 five stars. The last half though, got 2-3ish. Yuck. I do not need those details, it made me way too uncomfortable. Dislikes: -Ending was too rushed and Deb and Trace hit ...

    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 o...

    3.5/5 stars. Full review to come. ...

    The thing I like about Mary Connealy is how easy her books are to read. The characters are very realistic and relatable. They feel authentic. That?s something I often struggle with in books. Sometimes I read and I think that the situation could never happen in real life. That doesn?...

    What do you get when you have two children, two women, and three men? The Accidental Guaradian! Deborah and her sister join a wagon train headed West, which experiences trouble and only four survive. Trace, headed home from a cattle drive on his favorite horse, comes along at the r...

    First off, can we talk about how amazing this cover is? It has to be one of my favorite historical book covers. The little girl, sunset, mountains, and lake made me fall in LOVE with this cover!! Now that I got that out, lets move on to the review. I was so excited to read this ...

    **FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW** When Trace Riley finds the smoldering remains of a small wagon train, he quickly recognizes...

    Mary is at her best in this series! There is some humor in the book but just at the right places! I love reading about wagon trains and wishing that I could travel back in time to experience that. When I took a trip out West, I stopped by the Kansas Historical museum and I spent hour...

    What a great start to what promises to be another enjoyable series from Mary Connealy! Within the first pages, we are knee deep in danger as the heroine of the story, Deborah Harkness, is introduced. As she and her sister Gwen hide out with two young children, the only survivors of an ...

    'When the good Lord put a burden on his heart, he listened.' I have been a Mary Connealy fan for many years. Her cowboy comedies have had me rolling in laughter. This time, she still had her wit, but it's not a huge part of the book. The story is wonderful. I was invested since the ...

    Like a moth to the flame, I was drawn into this book from the cover. The adorable little girl, the rays of sunlight, and the cowboy, all work together along with the title to pull you and leave you wanting more. I had to know the story the lived within the pages of Mary Connealy's late...

    The Accidental Guardian is the first book in Mary Connealy?s new series, High Sierra Sweethearts. I didn?t like this book as much as I was hoping I would. LIKES: * Trace, Adam and Utah ? rancher/cowboy/mountain men that treat women with respect and appreciation and bend ov...

  • Amber (Read it or Leave it Blog)
    May 29, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

    This book reminded me a little bit more of some of Connealy's older books as far as the storyline went but it also was very fresh and I loved it. One thing I've always loved about Connealy's books - and this one in particular - is that she doesn't waste any time getting into her sto...

    Deborah Harkness and her younger sister, Gwen join a wagon train going west. They are caregivers for two small children whose family is travelling to California to join relatives. Unfortunately, the wagon train is attacked by ruthless criminals. Deborah, Gwen and the children are the o...

    Really liked it. Except for that part. ? I loved how this was a fun interesting book and gave the first 1/2 five stars. The last half though, got 2-3ish. Yuck. I do not need those details, it made me way too uncomfortable. Dislikes: -Ending was too rushed and Deb and Trace hit ...

    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 o...

    3.5/5 stars. Full review to come. ...

    The thing I like about Mary Connealy is how easy her books are to read. The characters are very realistic and relatable. They feel authentic. That?s something I often struggle with in books. Sometimes I read and I think that the situation could never happen in real life. That doesn?...

    What do you get when you have two children, two women, and three men? The Accidental Guaradian! Deborah and her sister join a wagon train headed West, which experiences trouble and only four survive. Trace, headed home from a cattle drive on his favorite horse, comes along at the r...

    First off, can we talk about how amazing this cover is? It has to be one of my favorite historical book covers. The little girl, sunset, mountains, and lake made me fall in LOVE with this cover!! Now that I got that out, lets move on to the review. I was so excited to read this ...

  • Victoria
    May 30, 2018

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read. It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile. Not by first Christian romance. But it has been years since I?ve read one... ...

    The best way to describe this novel: Whoa, that was fast! I'm still not 100% sure about the rating. Here are my general thoughts: -I don't like to hear about married folks' bedroom habits. Not a bit. But if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the w...

    4.5 stars While this story is a bit different from a normal Mary Connealy book?less humor, more reflective hero?I really enjoyed it. Trace's hesitation with women was endearing and it was cute to see him decide pretty fast that being around Deb was something he needed to keep in h...

    This was good. It didn't have me giggling like some of her others. And I didn't quite connect with the characters the way that I did in some of her previous books, but I still enjoyed it. It was a pretty quick read overall. ...

    ?The Accidental Guardian? is the first book in Mary Connealy?s newest series, High Sierra Sweethearts. This was the first book I have read by this author so I wasn?t exactly sure what to expect. It sounded like a really good book though. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit! The ...

    I love Mary Connealy's writing style! I was immediately drawn into the story and it was nonstop from there. I loved the characters- strong Deb with her determination to take the burdens from others, motherly Gwen who nurtured everyone around her, Trace's protective nature and curiosit...

    This book reminded me a little bit more of some of Connealy's older books as far as the storyline went but it also was very fresh and I loved it. One thing I've always loved about Connealy's books - and this one in particular - is that she doesn't waste any time getting into her sto...

    Deborah Harkness and her younger sister, Gwen join a wagon train going west. They are caregivers for two small children whose family is travelling to California to join relatives. Unfortunately, the wagon train is attacked by ruthless criminals. Deborah, Gwen and the children are the o...

    Really liked it. Except for that part. ? I loved how this was a fun interesting book and gave the first 1/2 five stars. The last half though, got 2-3ish. Yuck. I do not need those details, it made me way too uncomfortable. Dislikes: -Ending was too rushed and Deb and Trace hit ...