Thursday, April 6, 2017

Long Time Gone

GIVEAWAY

CONNEALY, MARY
LONG TIME GONE

Someone will stop at nothing to claim the Boden homestead!

The Boden clan though their problems had ended with the death of a dangerous enemy, but have they uncovered the real plot to take their 1880s New Mexico ranch? Justin Boden is a top rancher and a rugged man and yet with his brother, Cole, shot and in mortal danger, even a tough man faces doubts. And it doesn't help that Angie DuPree, the assistant to the doctor trying to save Cole, is as distracting as Justin ever laid eyes on.

With her and the doc's timely skills, Cole looks to be on the mend. Now Justin and the rest of the Bodens can turn their attention back to the threats facing them. It's clear now that everything that's occurred is part of a much bigger plot that could date back to a decades-old secret. Can they pull together all the pieces before danger closes in on them, or is the risk of losing the ranch even greater than any of them could imagine?

My Review:

Another trademark action-fueled comedy from Mary Connealy. But beware -- developing reader whiplash is inevitable as you try to keep up with the sharp twists and turns in this fast-paced plot. The Boden clan is under fire again, relentlessly pursued by a mysterious enemy intent on their utter destruction..

Long Time Gone is book two in the Cimarron Legacy series and I would recommend that you read book 1, No Way Up first. And that's because there's a complicated suspense thread that is carried over. The author does a good job of playing catch up in the first few chapters but I think it will all make more sense and flow better if you've read the novels in order.

I just love Connealy's dead-pan humour. She delivers one-liners that have me doing a double-take. I don't know whether to laugh or scream or swoon --  mostly I do all three -- so this was a very interactive read for me. :-)

Justin and Angie are a match made in heaven...once you get passed all the gnarly bits. Like Justin being all cowboy tough and bossy. And Angie being determined to stand on her own two feet after years of playing puppet to domineering family. That makes for clashing of wills galore and tons of rapid-fire give-and-take kept me grinning from beginning to end.

A rollicking fun read with plenty of promise of more to come when the final installment comes out later this year.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Long Time Gone please leave a comment or send me an email at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line to make it easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 9 2017. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

50 comments:

  1. Ahhh! Love her books! So looking forward to this!
    Elly -Indiana-

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    1. I always get excited when she has a new book coming out. Good luck, Elly.

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  2. I enjoy Mary's books especially the comedy aspect. Would love to win a copy. Thank you for the chance.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DoT com

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    1. And she does comedy so well. Good luck, Cindy.

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  3. Enjoyed Book 1 and I'm looking forward to this one!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Yes -- you definitely want to continue the Boden saga. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  4. Love this series. Read the first 2.

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    1. I didn't read the pre-novella but I've read book 1 and I can't wait for book three which comes out in October. Good luck, Kim.

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    2. Looking forward to book 3 too. You got to read the pre-novella to understand how it all began.

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  5. Have not read this series yet! Yikes, another one I need to add to my pile. :) lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. It's hard to keep up, isn't it. Susan? Good luck!

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  6. I always enjoy her books (and her sometimes dry wit) and did read the first book in this series, so I am looking forward to this next installment. Appreciate the review! dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. Yes -- you're all set to dive into this one then, CC and you'll love it as much as the first one. Good luck.

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  7. I especially loved the character of Angie from book one and really look forward to reading this book. Mary Connealy has a gift for humor, but also setting. The scenery/location descriptions make me want to visit the west and see these places.

    nina4sm/at/gmail/dot/com

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    1. Angie comes into her own in this book, Sylvia and you're going to love her even more. Good luck.

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  8. I haven't read any of this series yet but have seen reviews on several blogs. This sounds like another great one to add to my must read stack. Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Our must read lists just keep getting bigger and bigger don't they? Good luck, Donna.

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  9. Great review, KAV! I LOVE Mary's stories!
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, Caryl. I love her stories too. Good luck.

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  10. I have definitely heard a lot of good stuff about Mary's books. It is also a comedy book? I would love to read this one thank you for the chance to win it. iamabho at gmail dot com 🙌

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    1. Yes -- definitely comedic, Mary has a delightful wit that keeps you chuckling in the most unexpected places. Good luck, Linda.

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    2. That I didn't know but love Thanks 😄

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  11. I love her sense of humor! She never disappoints.

    rachaeldalquist AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. I always laugh out loud when I'm reading her books. Embarrassing on a bus. :-) Good luck, Rachael.

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  12. Would love to read this one!

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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  13. I love mary's Books! truckredford(at)gmail(Dot)com

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  14. The prequel novella, The Boden Birthright, (which is free as an ebook from Amazon) is well worth reading too. I love all of Mary's books and need to get Long Time Gone to keep up with the series, then wait till October till the third book, Too Far Down, is released.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. I don't read ebooks so I haven't read The Boden Birthright, but I've read the first book and am anxiously awaiting the last one too. Good luck, Pam.

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  15. I love her humor! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Heidi. I love Mary's humour too. Good luck.

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  16. Mary's books make me smile. Thank you!
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  17. I love her books--I have the first book in this series so I definitely need the next book. Thanks for the review.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Yes you do -- you need to keep up with the Bodens. Good luck, Pam.

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  18. Great writer, great books! Would love to read this one. Thank you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Good luck, Melanie, you'll love it.

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  19. Mary is one of a kind and I sure do enjoy her books. Thank you, Kav.

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. She sure is. Nothing like a Mary Connealy book to lift your spirits. Good luck, Diane.

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  20. Oh how I love Mary's books, thank you so much for the chance to win her newest one.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Wendy. Good luck.

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  21. I love Mary Connealy's books. She is such a fabulous writer. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.

    princessdebbie1_2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Isn't she fantastic???? I love her stories. Good luck, Debbie.

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  22. I always know I am going to laugh when I pick up a book by Mary!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. That's a guarantee for sure. Good luck, Patty.

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  23. Love western stories!
    smincer10(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I love Connealy's humor! I've laughed out loud over some of her books :)
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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    1. She's a great mood lifter! Good luck, Nicole.

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