From the Trouble in Texas series comes Fired Up, a rollicking Wild West adventure and romance from bestselling author Mary Connealy. Dare Riker is a doctor who saves lives, but someone seems determined to end his. It may have something to do with the traitors he dealt wi... Read More
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Dare Riker is a doctor who saves lives, but someone seems determined to end his. It may have something to do with the traitors he dealt with during the Civil War, or it might be related to the recent incident with Flint Greer and the ranch. Whoever the culprit is, he or she seems really fired up, and Dare can't let his guard down for a moment, which is a challenge, since right now he's trying to win the heart of the recently widowed Glynna.
Glynna Greer came west as a mail-order bride and ended up in a bad situation. Now her husband, Flint, is dead, and she's determined to care for her son and daughter on her own. She wants to believe Dare Riker is as decent as he seems, but she's terrified to lock herself into another marriage. She plans to support her small family by opening a diner - never mind that cooking is not her greatest talent. The men in Broken Wheel, Texas, are so desperate for home cooking that they seem willing to overlook dried-out beef and blackened biscuits.
Glynna can't help but notice that danger follows Dare wherever he goes. There's the avalanche. And then the fire. But things really get out of hand when someone plunges a knife from Glynna's diner into Dare's back. Are Flint's cronies still plotting revenge? Is Glynna's son engaged in a misguided attempt to protect his mother? Is a shadowy outsider still enraged over past injustices? And can Dare survive long enough to convince Glynna to take another chance on love?
Page Count: 336
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Aug 14, 2013
- UPC: 9780764209154
- Height: 0
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- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 336
- Publish Date: Sep 15, 2013
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC027050"
- ISBN: 0764209159
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- Before even opening the diner, firewood, meat, potatoes and other supplies show up at her back door. Cowpokes eager for a home cooked meal may need to overlook burned biscuits and scorched beans. Likely, Dr. Riker is going to need to stock up on bicarbona by Kathleen E. on 9/24/13
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Fired Up by Mary Connealy, ©2013, Trouble in Texas series, Book 2
When a doctor who attracts danger falls for a cook determined to make it on her own, there's going to be trouble in Texas!
November, 1868. Dr. Darius Riker met recently widowed Glynna Greer when he was going out to the ranch in Swept Away, Book 1. Unfortunately, it wasn't how he would have liked the meeting to begin when her husband was killed leaving her and her two children alone now. On the way to town to take her belongings, a rockslide comes down around them. Could it be retribution for the confrontation with the aid of the Texas Ranger over regaining the Stones' S Bar S ranch from Flint Greer and his men?
With Glynna Greer and her two children moving to Broken Wheel, hopefully they will be out of danger. Friends of Luke and Ruthy Stone are helping with her move, the same ones who came to help him regain his Texas ranch stolen by Greer. The Regulators stick together.
It is now shortly after Greer's death. His widow is going to reopen a diner in an abandoned house in town to provide for her family. She has turned out to be a doctor's helper as well, as she stitches up Dare Riker's shoulder injured during the rockslide along the narrow trail.
Hearing Luke Stone had returned to his land, Red Wolf comes for help. His Kiowa people have contracted measles through contact trading with the whites. Their winter camp is near the buffalo grounds. Luke was friends with Red Wolf and others his age as boys. Many had left and others had died with pneumonia and encephalitis compounded with measles. While attending to the Indian children, Dr. Riker comes to relieve Glynna and her son Paul while they eat and get some sleep. They are applying poultices and giving willow bark tea, along with cooling fevered bodies. Glynna came as a mail-order bride with Paul and his younger sister, Janny. Paul makes it clear of his intent to protect his ma from male attention.
Before even opening the diner, firewood, meat, potatoes and other supplies show up at her back door. Cowpokes eager for a home cooked meal may need to overlook burned biscuits and scorched beans. Likely, Dr. Riker is going to need to stock up on bicarbonate of soda as he tends to her less than successful cooking skills with the patients she will unknowingly send him.
His foot hit the bottom step on his way up to the board sidewalk that led to the diner just as black smoke billowed out its front door, followed by a herd of cowboys running out, coughing, and covering their mouths.
The diner had only been open a few minutes.
Well away from the building, Tug Andrews, who owned the general store, yelled, "Let us know when the smoke clears, Mrs. Greer. We'll wait."
--Fired Up, 89
Come to Broken Wheel, Texas, and join the Regulators, Dare, Luke, Vince, and Jonah. A new cook comes to town, and the reverend's baby sister. Change is coming. Fun to be enjoyed.
***Thank you to Litfuse Publicity Group for sending me a copy of Mary Connealy's Fired Up for this blog tour. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***
- An awesome sequel to Swept Away! by Leah B on 9/9/13
Having enjoyed Swept Away, I was excited to dig into Fired Up and return to the lives of these characters. Fired Up is the second book in Mary Connealy’s Trouble in Texas series.
In Swept Away, we met Dare and Glynna, the main characters of Fired Up.
Dare is the town doctor, but since he never went to school to be a doctor, he doesn’t think he deserves that title. However, he still does what he can to save people’s lives. But it seems like someone is out to end Dare’s life! Several incidents point to something more than just an accident.
Glynna was the mail-order bride of a man named Flint. Flint was not a good husband and Glynna was eager to get herself and her children away from him. Flint is now dead and Glynna is determined to support herself and not rely on any man again. Her children are also determined to keep any men away from their mother. This proves to be quite difficult when Glynna opens up a diner and men from all over town are coming to eat there – despite Glynna’s poor cooking.
But Glynna can’t help being drawn to Dare. And with all the danger he continues to fall into, Glynna finds herself wanting to help keep him safe.
I am still somewhat new to Mary Connealy’s writing but I love the way her books are easy to read. You can’t help but be swept into the story and live in the character’s world. I definitely enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading the finale of this trilogy whenever it is released.
I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any compensation for this review and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions stated are my own.
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