A new series from a favorite author... Aiming for Love by Mary Connealy (Review & #Giveaway) @Celebrate_Lit

I've been a fan of this author or a long time. Her books never fail to make me
laugh and always include some sweet romance and a little suspense. If that's your
kind of read, definitely check out my review and enter the tour giveaway below...

Aiming for Love
(Brides of Hope Mountain #1)
By Mary Connealy
Christian Historical Romance
Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 320 Pages
October 2nd 2019 by Bethany House


Josephine Nordegren is one of three sisters who grew up nearly wild in southwestern Colorado. She has the archery skills of Robin Hood and the curiosity of the Little Mermaid, fascinated by but locked away from the forbidden outside world–a world she’s been raised to believe killed her parents. When David Warden, a rancher, brings in a herd much too close to the girls’ secret home, her older sister is especially frightened, but Jo is too interested to stay away.

David’s parents follow soon on his heels, escaping bandits at their ranch. But his father is wounded and needs shelter. Josephine and her sisters have the only cabin on the mountain. Do they risk stepping into the world to help those in need? Or do they remain separated but safe in the peaks of Hope Mountain?

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My Review

AIMING FOR LOVE is a story of a family of ranchers who invades three sisters' solitary lives up on a mountain in Colorado as they escape danger. It's full of complex family relationships, facing challenges and fear, and finding unexpected love. Christian historical fans and fans of the author will enjoy this one!

Connealy writes interesting and unique characters and these three sisters are definitely that. Each one has her own strengths and weaknesses and they work together seamlessly. It was interesting seeing how the Warden family invading their lives challenges each one of them and how they each reacted in their own way. Jo seemed the most open to change, but her younger sister Ilsa was also open to the strangers. Ursula was a whole other story. I really enjoyed Dave's and Jo's relationship and the instant attraction that grew into something more as they worked alongside each other. It's a sweet story of two families facing the challenges of a rough land and time. There is plenty of danger still coming and I'm looking forward to finding out what happens next.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I really enjoyed reading this one. There was plenty of moments that made me smile, a few tense moments of danger, and then others that pulled on my heart with a message of faith woven throughout.

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Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through Celebrate Lit and through NetGalley, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Mary Connealy writes “romantic comedies with cowboys” and is celebrated for her fun, zany, action-packed style. She has more than half a million books in print. She is the author of the popular series Wild at Heart, Kincaid Brides, Trouble in Texas, Lassoed in Texas, Sophie’s Daughters, and many other books. Mary lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her very own romantic cowboy hero.

More from Mary

What it would do to someone to run wild from nearly their earliest memory?

What if three young girls had the basic skills to survive a rugged life but no adults to guide them?

Would they grow up to be a completely odd and untamed version of themselves, or the truest, in some ways most honest version?

I wanted to explore that idea: wild children, tough young women, afraid of the invading world, but lonely, too. So I created the plot for my Brides of Hope Mountain series by mixing the three little girls who’d grown up wild on the top of a mountain with some fairy tale ideas.

Book one, Aiming for Love, is Josephine Nordegren’s story. I had this vision of Ariel the mermaid seeing a man for the first time when strangers invade the high valley she lives in with only her two sisters. Curiosity is her besetting sin, or so she’s always been told. She has wilderness skills, mainly in the form of owning a bow and arrow and understanding wild animals, but for the first time, she is drawn to a man.

Jo needs to be tamed, or Dave, the man she can’t stop watching from in the woods, needs to learn the ways of the wild, because they’re out of place in each other’s worlds.

Tour Schedule

Among the Reads, October 25
Moments With Mercy, October 25
Bigreadersite , October 25
Emily Yager, October 25
Quiet Workings, October 26
Stories By Gina, October 27
Older & Smarter?, October 28
Betti Mace, October 28
Wishful Endings, October 28
The Becca Files, October 29
Mary Hake, October 29
Mamma Loves Books, October 29
Britt Reads Fiction, October 30
Hallie Reads, October 31
Connect in Fiction, October 31
Daysong Reflections, November 1
Splashes of Joy, November 1
Moments, November 2
Batya’s Bits, November 2
She Lives To Read, November 2
EmpowerMoms, November 3
Remembrancy, November 3
Blessed & Bookish, November 4
Pause for Tales , November 5
Texas Book-aholic, November 6
janicesbookreviews, November 6
A Reader’s Brain, November 7
Leona J. Atkinson, November 7
Lukewarm Tea, November 7

Tour-Wide Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Mary is giving away a grand prize package of a $20 Amazon gift card, a copy of Aiming for Love, and a copy of Fairy Tales from Around the World!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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