Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Stuck Together by Mary Connealy

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It's official--my favorite kind of book is one that makes me laugh.
Mary Connealy's novels undoubtedly meet that goal.
Her talent places her at the top of my Buy-All-These-Authors'-Books list. Her sarcastic wit is unbeatable. You will never be bored reading one of her historicals ( I've read more than one historical rich in detail but lacking in intrigue. Not Connealy's though!).
In Stuck Together, we get to hang out in the minds of Vince Yates and Tina Cahill, two people who are secondary characters in the previous novels in this series. Vince was the hero I most wanted to read about, so I couldn't wait to delve into Stuck Together. Tina fits him perfectly. I LOVED her spunk. I'm sure she and I would be friends (if she weren't fictional and I were alive in the 1860s).
Also, I enjoyed learning how mental diseases were viewed in the past. My grandma suffers from dementia, and although she still recognizes me, I saw her in Vince's mother. Connealy deals with tough issues in a comedic yet respectful way.
Are you familiar with Mary Connealy's novels? If not, you need to remedy that. Click here to buy Stuck Together.

Backcover Blurb
Now that she's settled in town, Tina Cahill is determined to get Broken Wheel's saloon closed for good. To that end, she pickets outside the place every afternoon. Unfortunately, so far no one has paid any attention.
Vince Yates earned the nickname "Invincible Vince" because of his reputation for letting absolutely nothing stop him. But Vince is about to face his biggest challenge yet: his past has just caught up with him. His father, mother, and the sister he didn't know he had show up in Broken Wheel without warning. His father is still a schemer. His mother is showing signs of dementia. And his surprise sister quickly falls for one of Vince's best friends. Vince suddenly has a lot of people depending on him, and Tina doesn't approve of how he's handling any of them.
With nearly every other man in town married off, Vince finds himself stuck with strong-willed Tina over and over again. Of course, Tina is the prettiest woman he's ever seen, so if he could just get her to give up her crazy causes, he might go ahead and propose. But he's got one more surprise coming his way. Tina's picketing at the saloon has revealed a dark secret that could put everyone Vince loves in danger.
*I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Great review, Courtney! I'm dying to read this one!! Especially since it has the "close the saloon" thread and the "long lost sister" thread like mine. Mary Connealy can always make me laugh! And she uses Deep POV so well. Love her books.

    1. You're going to love it. She does use Deep POV well. That's why I love her writing. It's so unique.

  2. Loved the review! I just finished reading this book this afternoon, and I must say it was fabulous.
    Mary Connealy is one of my top three favorite authors...I know I will always love whatever she writes.

    1. Exactly! I can always trust her to deliver a fun story that glorifies the Lord. Love that!