Welcome to The Accidental Guardian by Mary Connealy Blog Tour + Giveaway

JustRead Publicity Tours are so excited to partner with Bethany House Publishers to feature The Accidental Guardian by author, Mary Connealy in this Blog Tour. This is the first book in the new series, High Sierra Sweethearts! Stay tune to check out readers' thoughts, special guest posts and an interview with the author!

Title: The Accidental Guardian
Series: High Sierra Sweethearts, Book 1
Author: Mary Connealy
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Release Date: April 3, 2018
Genre: Historical Romance / Western
She's the Only Witness to a Wagon Train Attack. Keeping Her Safe, Though, Means His World Is about to be Turned Upside Down.

When Trace Riley finds the smoldering ruins of a small wagon train, he recognizes an attack by the same group who left him as sole survivor years ago. Living off the wilderness since then, he's finally carved out a home and started a herd--while serving as a self-appointed guardian of the trail. He'd hoped the days of driving off dangerous men were over, but the latest attack shows otherwise.

Deborah Harkness saved her younger sister and two toddlers during the attack, and now finds herself at the mercy of her rescuer. Trace becomes an accidental guardian when he offers the only shelter for miles around and agrees to take them in until they can safely continue their journey. His simple bachelor existence never anticipated kids and women in the picture and their arrival is unsettling--yet enticing. 

Trace and Deborah find themselves drawing ever closer as they work together to bring justice to the trail and help the group survive the winter--but every day closer to spring means a day closer to leaving the mountains forever.


will be released later this year in October, 2018!


Photo courtesy of
Ginger Murray Photography

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.

CONNECT WITH MARY: website,  facebook,  twitter,  instagram

You can also find Mary at these sites: Seekerville and Petticoats & Pistols


(1) Winner will win: 
  • The Cimarron Legacy by Mary Connealy (all 3 print books)
  • The Accidental Guardian by Mary Connealy (print)
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Be sure to check out the Bookstagram Tour for The Accidental Guardian starting next week on @JustReadTours on Instagram!

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  1. I love Mary's books a would feel really blessed if I was chosen as the winner of this giveaway. Thank you for the chance to enter.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  2. I can't wait for the opportunity to get my hands on a copy of "Accidental Guardian" by Mary Connealy! LOVE the cover!

    Thanks for being part of the book blog tour!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. Almost makes me want to start my own blog just so that I can help promote Mary Connealy’s books....almost.

  4. I love Mary Connealy's books, and the humor I always find in them. I would love to win this one! It sounds fantastic!

  5. Always looking forward to Mary's next book.

  6. I always enjoy Mary's books and am looking forward to this new series. Cover is rather different from the last series - is very sweet with the child!


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