This week Mary Connealy and Candace Calvert

» Posted on Nov 8, 2010 in Blog | 30 comments

Congratulations to Linda H. who has won Mae Nunn’s A Season for Family and Cynde who has won Jody Hedlund’s The Preacher’s Bride.

This week I’m hosting Mary Connealy with Wrangler in Petticoats and Candace Calvert with Code Triage. If you want to enter the drawings, 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 (November 14th) evening.

Bio for Mary Connealy:

Mary Connealy, writes romantic comedies with cowboys. Wrangler in Petticoats, Book #2 of the Sophie’s Daughters series, is in bookstores now. Book #3 Sharpshooter in Petticoats is coming in January 2011. In November a large volume containing all three books in the Lassoed in Texas series will be released, so if you’ve missed the background stories behind Sophie’s Daughters, this is your chance to catch up. Mary is a Carol Award winner for Long Historical Romance book of the year for Cowboy Christmas, and a Christy Award finalist for Calico Canyon. Mary lives on a Nebraska ranch with her husband and has four beautiful grown daughters, two son in laws and one tiny magnificent granddaughter.

About Wrangler in Petticoats:

Sally McCellen finds herself injured and in the care of the biggest wimp she’s ever met. Logan McKenzie paints pictures of the wild west—and claims he makes a living doing it. When the two of them see an elk she reaches for her rifle, he reaches for a sketch pad. The word DRAW means completely different things to them. When Sally falls off a cliff practically into his arms, he decides he’s keeping her. So far her broken leg is keeping her close, but she’s a quick healer and she needs to get some tougher help, because outlaws are hunting hard for the one witness to their crime.

Bio for Candace Calvert:

Candace Calvert is a former ER nurse who believes love, laughter and faith are the best medicines. Her Mercy Hospital series offers readers a chance to “scrub in” on the exciting world of emergency medicine—along with a soul-soothing prescription for hope. Wife, mother, and very proud grandmother, she makes her home in northern California.

Blurb for Code Triage:

Dr. Leigh Stathos likes her ER shifts fast, furious and adrenaline-infused, “Treat ‘em and street ‘em” with no emotional complications. Life’s taught her a soul-rending lesson: nothing lasts forever, including marriage. The clock is ticking toward the end of hers. Then an unwelcome confrontation with “the other woman” begins a whole new set of lessons.

San Francisco police officer Nick Stathos never gives up, whether protecting his patrol neighborhood, holding fast to faith—or trying to save his marriage. Seven days is all he has to reach Leigh’s heart. But when a desperate act of violence slams Golden Gate Mercy Hospital into lockdown, it starts a chain of events that will change lives forever.


  1. These both sound like great books.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  2. Two more great books. Such a variety coming out. I just can't seem to read fast enough, lol. 2 a week is my speed at this time. would love to win one of these. Juanita W

  3. I'm reading a Mary Connealy now but would love to win this one or the other…they both sound great!

    pink-magnolia at hotmail dot com

  4. I'm dying to read Code Triage!!!

  5. Is this right? I would really like to win Code Triage, but I'm not sure if i'm supposed to write this here…

  6. Good morning ladies.

    Uh…where'd the morning go?

    Good afternoon ladies.

  7. I'd love to be entered for Wrangler in Petticoats, I loved the first book in this series. Thanks!

  8. Hi Mary and everyone–and thanks for hosting us, Margaret. I'd love to have y'all "scrub in" with my Mercy Hospital series.

  9. Ooo – two wonderful authors and two fabulous books [or I'm sure they both are! Love Candace's Code Triage but hey Christmas is around the corner and read Petticoat Ranch but not the rest yet. Did love it though – the three in one is on my Christmas list!]

    Thanks for the opportunity!


    carol at carolmoncado dot com

  10. I'm looking forward to reading both of these books. Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

    eviesmommo at yahoo dot com

  11. Two of my favorite authors love both of them. Would love to win.


  12. Two of my favourite authors!! Please enter me for both books!

  13. I would love to be entered for both books. I so want to read a Mary Connealy book and since I use to work in medicine, I would love to read Candace's book. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of their books.

    Cindy W.


  14. I would absolutely love to win "Wrangler in Petticoats." I read "Doctor in Petticoats" and really enjoyed it. I've passed it on to my other book club members and they like it too. Mary has several new fans!

  15. I would love to win Wrangler in Petticoats. I was guided to your blog by Candace Calvert. I love her books and am always excited to meet a new Christian Fiction writer. Look forward to reading your books. My e-mail address is Thank you!

  16. Please include me in these giveaways this week. thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  17. Please enter me for Code Triage! Thanks for the great giveaway!


  18. I'd love to be entered for Code Triage! Thanks!


  19. Great giveaways! I'd like to be entered for Code Traige! Thanks!


  20. Both books look great, but I'm more into medical dramas. So please enter me for Code Traige!


  21. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win Wrangler in Petticoats!

    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

  22. I'm a big fan of both ladies! I've already read Code Triage and very highly recommend it!

    I'm one of Mary Connealy's biggest stalker/fans ever! LOL! I love all of her books and I have yet to get this one.

    Michelle V

  23. I know I'm a fan of Mary's books and would love to win this one.

    Although I'm not yet familiar with Candace's books, I'm intrigued. I'd love to become her fan. So, I'd also be excited to win her book.
    Blessings to both authors.
    Bev Snyder

  24. Hi, Michelle. Stalk all you want. Christians who love Christian romances make the sweetest stalkers.


  25. Never read either author, but always keen to enlarge my experiences!

  26. would love to read either book…thanks for the chance 🙂

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  27. This sounds like a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  28. I've been wanting to read Candace Calvert's books and have read Mary Connealy already and enjoy her. Please enter me.


  29. Mary Connealy and Candace Calvert – two of my favorite authors. I love Mary's humor! Her characters are lovable and people you would want to know (if they were real). STRONG TEXAS WOMEN!

    The intensity of the hospital setting and the 'humanness' of the characters draw me to Candace's books every time. And I do love the hunky guys on the cover.

    With books like these to read it's no wonder I don't get much writing done.

    Rosie Baldwin

  30. Sorry, but I left the wrong email address on my comment.

    Instead of


    Thank you, Rosie Baldwin

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