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Publication Order of Bride For All Seasons Books

A Bride for All Seasons (By: Robin Lee Hatcher) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Ever After Summer (By: Debra Clopton) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winter Wedding Bells (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Autumn's Angel (By: Robin Lee Hatcher) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Alaska Brides Books

Publication Order of Brides of Hope Mountain Books

Aiming for Love (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Woman of Sunlight (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Secret Song (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Brothers in Arms Books

Braced for Love (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Man with a Past (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love on the Range (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Cimarron Legacy Books

The Boden Birthright (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Way Up (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Long Time Gone (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Too Far Down (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Four Weddings and A Kiss Books

Four Weddings and a Kiss (By: Robin Lee Hatcher) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Courting Trouble (By: Margaret Brownley) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spitfire Sweetheart (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Letter to the Editor (By: Robin Lee Hatcher) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cowboy for Katie (By: Debra Clopton) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Garrison's Law Books

Loving the Texas Lawman (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Loving Her Texas Protector (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Loving the Texas Negotiator (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Loving the Texas Stranger (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Loving the Mysterious Texan (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of High Sierra Sweethearts Books

The Accidental Guardian (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reluctant Warrior (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unexpected Champion (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Kincaid Brides Books

Out of Control (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Too Deep (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Over the Edge (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Runaway Bride (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tangled Ties That Bind (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lassoed in Texas Books

Petticoat Ranch (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Calico Canyon (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gingham Mountain (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Lumber Baron's Daughters Books

The Element of Love (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inventions of the Heart (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Model of Devotion (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Maxie Mouse Mystery Books

Of Mice... and Murder (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pride and Pestilence (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mice Man Cometh (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of A Match Made in Texas Books

A Match Made in Texas (By: Carol Cox) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meeting Her Match (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Unforeseen Match (By: Regina Jennings) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Match for Love (By: Carol Cox) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Montana Marriages Books

Montana Rose (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Husband Tree (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wildflower Bride (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Romancing America: South Dakota Books

Black Hills Blessing (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sophie's Daughters Books

Doctor in Petticoats (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wrangler in Petticoats (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sharpshooter in Petticoats (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of South Dakota Weddings Books

Buffalo Gal (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clueless Cowboy (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bossy Bridegroom (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Spark Magazine Books

May 2018 Spark Magazine (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spark Magazine August 2018 (By: Ruth Logan Herne) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The 12 Brides of Christmas Books

The Advent Bride (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nutcracker Bride (By: Margaret Brownley) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Evergreen Bride (By: Pam Hillman) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gift-Wrapped Bride (By: Maureen Lang) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Yuletide Bride (By: Michelle Ule) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gingerbread Bride (By: Amy Lillard) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Tree Bride (By: Susan Page Davis) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nativity Bride (By: Miralee Ferrell) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Festive Bride (By: Diana Lesire Brandmeyer) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Star Bride (By: Amanda Cabot) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Snowbound Bride (By: Davalynn Spencer) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fruitcake Bride (By: Vickie McDonough) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Trouble in Texas Books

by Ruth Logan Herne

Publication Order of Western Light Books

Chasing the Horizon (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Toward the Dawn (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wild at Heart Books

Tried and True (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Now and Forever (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire and Ice (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wild West Weddings Books

Cowboy Christmas (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deep Trouble (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wyoming Sunrise Books

Forged in Love (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Laws of Attraction (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marshaling Her Heart (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

California Capers-Nosy in Nebraska (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ten Plagues (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Murder Of Crows (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Room at the Inn for Christmas (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Thanksgiving Books & Blessings Collection Two Books

Texas Tears (By: Caryl McAdoo) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mail-Order Misfire (By: Davalynn Spencer) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thankful for the Cowboy (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spring of Thanksgiving (By: Liz Tolsma) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
These Great Gifts (By: Allison Pittman) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The 12 Brides of Summer Books

The Sunbonnet Bride (By: Michelle Ule) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Old West Summer Brides (With: Susan Page Davis,Miralee Ferrell,Davalynn Spencer) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fourth of July Bride (By: Amanda Cabot) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dogwood Blossom Bride (By: Miralee Ferrell) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The County Fair Bride (By: Vickie McDonough) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Columbine Bride (By: Davalynn Spencer) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Honey Bride (By: Diana Lesire Brandmeyer) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wildflower Bride (By: Amy Lillard) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blue Moon Bride (By: Susan Page Davis) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Summer Harvest Bride (By: Maureen Lang) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dog Days of Summer Bride (By: Margaret Brownley) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lumberjack's Bride (By: Pam Hillman) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Christmas Treasures(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 12 Brides of Christmas Collection(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cowboy Christmas Homecoming(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Legacy of the Rocking K Ranch(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Mary Connealy is an American author that writes romantic comedies. The author’s books emphasize Christian values that are in line with her faith.


Mary Connealy was born in 1956 in Oakland, Nebraska. Her childhood was spent in rural Lyons on a farm. She came from a family of eight children. The third child, Mary’s parents, a farmer, and a pianist were trained social workers and they ensured their child grew up with a good head on her shoulders.

Mary’s childhood was largely restricted to her rural home town. Her elementary school –Jefferson School—was a county institution that constituted one room. Following her graduation from Lyons High School in the 1970s, Mary pursued a Mass Communications degree from Wayne State College, also in Nebraska, eventually graduating in 1976.

The author began writing and publishing novels after her last child started high school. She initially worked with Barbour Publishing but eventually switched to Bethany House.

The author’s books have made appearances on lists of Christian fiction bestsellers. Mary has also been fortunate enough to win numerous accolades for her literary efforts, this including a Carol Award and a RITA Award nomination.

Older readers might be aware of Mary Connealy’s earlier novels which she published under the ‘Mary Nealy’ pseudonym.

Mary’s husband is a farmer. They have four daughters.

+Literary Career

Mary has no idea when she decided to become a writer. She doesn’t even know when the passion for writing first manifested. She does know that, even before she was published, writing was her life.

And even after she got published, writing wasn’t something she did but what she was. The hobby brings her great joy and she rarely comes across activities that make her laugh and cry quite like writing her stories down.

But Mary Connealy will be hard pressed to tell you when the passion first manifested and what caused her to take an interest in writing in the first place. The one memory that Mary has of her childhood literary exploits revolves around the romance story she wrote when she was twelve.

She doesn’t remember what happened to the story or what it was about. But she can, at the very least, say that she was passionate about writing when she was twelve.

However, the idea of writing professionally seemed preposterous to her. Living in a rural town in Nebraska, she couldn’t imagine seeing her books on a bookshelf in a bookstore. She didn’t even know how one went about writing and getting a book published.

However, that is what tells Mary Connealy that she has writing in her blood. The fact that she could never imagine being published never stopped Mary from writing. As a young wife, she was constantly creating simple slice of life stories. And by the time she actually reached out to a potential publisher, she had twenty books on her computer, all ready to go.

At some point in the author’s life, while she was teaching GED, Mary Connealy reached out to Silhouette Romance. She sent them a few chapters of a story. They responded positively and asked for a full manuscript, which she eventually delivered. It took a year before the publisher got back to her. And even though the response took so long to come, all they had to offer was a rejection.

Mary was shocked by how slow publishing was. But she did not give up. She entered a writing contest and while she did not win, the feedback she got pushed her to keep improving her craft.

The author kept writing stories and entering contests and doing far better than she expected, this while submitting to different publishers. Eventually, Mary began attracting interest and it wasn’t long before people started asking her to send them her manuscripts.

Mary believes she was fortunate to have made so many submissions over the years. The rejections she received made her stronger to the point where she wasn’t afraid to expose her work to professionals.

Mary’s big break came when an organization called the Heartsong gave her and one other unpublished author a contract. From there, Mary’s star continued to climb and it wasn’t long before her books were lining the shelves of bookstores.

Mary Connealy writes Christian fiction because she wants to counter secular publishing. Mary believes that secular fiction has reached new heights of reveling in sin, so much so that Christian readers all over the world are starving for new avenues of entertainment that will not offend their sensibilities.

It is Mary’s goal to sate the needs of this circle of readers. Even though Mary purposes to produce novels that are free of profanity and sexual innuendo and elements of sin, she makes a point to make her novels as entertaining and thrilling as possible.

Mary Connealy wants her readers to have a blast when they open up one of her novels.

+Petticoat Ranch

Sophie Edwards is perfectly fine on her own. Even with four daughters to care for, Sophie is certain that she can fend for herself. So she isn’t too amused when a headstrong mountain man comes into her life and makes it his business to take care of Sophie and her family.

Clay McClellan is furious when he learns of his brother’s murder. He makes it his goal to find and make the people responsible pay. However, before he can dish out justice, Clay must first sort out Sophie’s situation.

As his sister-in-law, Clay believes it is his duty to marry Sophie. That is the only way he can protect her from the harsh world. Clay is surprised to find that Sophie isn’t nearly as weak and helpless as he presumed and that he has a lot of work to do to worm his way into her heart.

+Out of Control

Julia Gilliland has always been adventurous. She loves nature and she doesn’t think twice before going into the cave near her home for a bit of an exploratory undertaking. Julia thought the cave was perfectly safe. But then she lost her rope and found that she had no way of escaping the cave.

Rafe Kincaid is surprised to find a woman stuck in his ranch’s cavern. And being so prideful about his self-control, Rafe is even more surprised to find that he can barely keep himself from kissing her.

Julia intrigues Rafe but as their relationship begins to take shape, outside forces begin moving to keep them apart.

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2 Responses to “Mary Connealy”

  1. Brenda Collins: 9 months ago

    I love your books. Having a time finding the third book of the bride’s of hope mountain. I have read alot of your books and love them all. Thank you for your great writing.

  2. Sherry Kean: 1 year ago

    I have loved reading the Kincaid Brides, trouble in Texas, and Cimarron Legacy books, especially because the characters are connected through them all. Are any other series connected to these? Or are there other groups of series with similar connections?


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