This week Gail Pallotta and Mary Connealy

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Congratulations to April for winning Linore Rose Burkard’s The Country House Courtship and to Holly for winning Linda Hall’s Storm Warning.

This week I’m hosting Gail Pallotta with Love Turns the Tide and Mary Connealy with The Husband Tree. If you want to enter the drawing for the books (Love Turns the Tide will be a download), please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at The drawings end Sunday (Jan. 24th) evening.

Gail Pallotta’s bio:

Gail grew up in a small town at the foothills of the North Carolina mountains. The granddaughter of a minister and niece of several English teachers, she inherited their interests in storytelling along with her mother’s love of people. Her first writing appeared in a grammar school newspaper she and a friend put out about their classmates. Much later at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C., she enrolled in the college’s first professional writing class, placing several poems in the literary magazine and one in The Anthology of American Poetry, published by Royal Publishing Company in Dallas, Texas. After graduation she worked as an editor and a copywriter until she married. Then while helping her husband with his business she published poems and freelance articles. While some were selected for anthologies two historical pieces ended up in museums. After being nudged by others to do more with her writing Gail published her first book, Now Is The Time, a Christian novel. In 2004, the year it was released, the American Christian Writers Association named her a regional Writer of the Year. She lives in Georgia, with Rick, her husband of thirty-seven years. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, swimming, traveling, and visiting with friends and relatives. Visit her at or at her blog site, Order her new book, Love Turns the Tide, at

Blurb for Love Turns the Tide:

Twenty-six-year-old Cammie O’Shea suffers through a traumatic split-up with her fiancé and starts a new job in Destin, Florida. Broken-hearted she wants to avoid relationships while Vic Deleona, the influential real estate developer she interviews for The Sun Dial, tries to court her. When he makes extra business appointments, she resents having to spend so much time with him. But after a break-in at her friend’s condo and her unit, Vic comes to their rescue. When he tries to solve the mystery, Cammie gets to know him better. He even takes her to church. But, she has an offer to return home. Will Vic catch the criminal and win Cammie’s heart or will she leave Destin?

Mary Connealy’s bio:

Mary Connealy is the author of the Lassoed in Texas series: Petticoat Ranch, Calico Canyon and Gingham Mountain. She’s has a Christmas romance, Cowboy Christmas and has just released book #2 in her Montana Marriages series. The Husband Tree. Book #1 Montana Rose was released last summer and Book #3 Wildflower Bride is coming in May.
She will be releasing historical romantic comedies for Barbour for the next two years.

Find out more about Mary’s Books at and check out her blogs:;; and

Mary is married to her high school sweetheart. She is the mother of four beautiful daughters and has one beautiful granddaughter.

Blurb for The Husband Tree:

Hit the trail into the Old West, where a tough lady rancher and a seemingly aimless wrangler attempt to avoid the matrimonial noose. When Belle Tanner hires Silas Harden to help her get her cattle to market, the last thing she’s looking for is romance. So why does she turn into jelly whenever he’s near? Silas wants nothing to do with women, but he can’t seem to resist the pull of love when it comes to Belle. Can they make it through this cattle drive without getting hitched? Or will they steer straight into a commitment neither one counted on?