Deep Trouble

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Get ready for a Grand Canyon tour de force by award-winning author Mary Connealy. Gabe Lasley and Shannon Dysart are an unlikely pair. He?s an aimless wanderer who wants nothing other than to be left alone. She?s a fearless female determined to find a city of gold. When they are forced together the mayhem begins. As they set out to find the treasure, trouble is hot on their trail. Will the dream of gold color every decision Shannon makes? Will Gabe fail yet another helpless ...

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Overview

Get ready for a Grand Canyon tour de force by award-winning author Mary Connealy. Gabe Lasley and Shannon Dysart are an unlikely pair. He’s an aimless wanderer who wants nothing other than to be left alone. She’s a fearless female determined to find a city of gold. When they are forced together the mayhem begins. As they set out to find the treasure, trouble is hot on their trail. Will the dream of gold color every decision Shannon makes? Will Gabe fail yet another helpless female in his life?  

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Editorial Reviews

Stacey Dale
When an author has a wonderful talent for storytelling and an incredible technique for building an entertaining novel, does there come a time when said author cannot surpass their previous work? In many cases, yes, and the reader must be satisfied with the status quo or move on to another author’s work. I have been a long-time fan of Mary Connealy’s work, and her latest novel, “Deep Trouble” does not demand that the reader accept what has become an expected standard for a Connealy novel. This book has indeed raised the bar. The adventure is more exciting. The comedy is heartier.

This is uber-Connealy, and I have no doubt that this author’s talent is still growing and will continue to do so for many years to come.

Hott Books

Another, Mary Connealy book. UGH! I know better. I pick it up and don't put it down until it's over. I have no life but the adventure that is in her book until it's over. I loved the adventure. I utterly love searching for lost treasure. I especially love the comedy of the romance. The sarcasm... I sometimes thinks she lives in my house...

— Regina Hott

E&K Family Book Review

The author has a unique way of really drawing you back to the Wild West. I felt fully encapsulated in the past amongst the Indians and rough terrain. The views of the Grand Canyon were breathtaking, even without photographs. It made me want to visit there myself!

...Certainly a fun read with lots of dialogue. If western movies were more popular now, I would certainly love to see it go to screen! I rated it 3 Flowers, but I could easily see it being higher up for those who really enjoy western novels.

I really enjoyed this book. A fun adventure back in time to the Wild West. Thank you for the journey.

— K Wheelright

MysteriesEtc

It's a bit of a historical mystery, a bit of a western, a bit of a romance novel, it's quirky and funny and it's a novel of faith. I cannot say that I have read a novel similar to this before. I enjoyed the setting as I have always loved the four corners area. The author Mary Connealy is obviously as impressed with the majesty of the Grand Canyon as much as I am. It was not a complicated story but it was an enjoyable, light read.

You can search for earthly things like gold, but the real treasure is finding everlasting salvation with our heavenly Father. A good light read to pass away the hours.

— Kathryn Poulin

Her Write of Passage

There is so much tension and action in this book, it kept me turning the page until the very end. Connealy has a knack for opening strong and ending each chapter with a hook that won't let go. Her romance is sizzling and the humor is uber-Connealy-funny. I loved it!

— Sherrinda Ketch

Fresh Fiction for Today's Reader

DEEP TROUBLE is an inspirational, historical gem about seeking worldly treasure and finding what is really important in life. There are some humorous moments and some awkward predicaments in which Shannon and Gabe find themselves, given the Indian culture and proper etiquette for the times. Mary Connealy has given us another romantic western adventure in her Wild West Weddings series. Don't miss this treat!

— Viki Ferrell

Overweight Bookshelf

Mary Connealy's books are "satisfaction guaranteed." Looking for sassy, romantic, action packed, and historical books that you can devour? Then Mary Connealy is your lady.

This story has elements of what Mary does best: opposites attracting and fighting their way through conflict with bandits, hoodlums, and thieves. Readers go into the book knowing how it will end, but it is still a fun and enjoyable read. I would like to see Mary take some departures from her go-to conflict resolutions of heroic and stubborn family members riding to the rescue in the knick of time.

After reading this book I spent a good half-hour Googling images of the Grand Canyon and wishing I could appreciate the magnificent views in person. There is no question why Mary Connealy chose this setting, especially since the moral of this story revolves around God's majesty and Creation being so much greater than any earthly possessions.

For as long as Mary keeps on writing stories (which better be for many years to come), I will keep on reading them. I am eagerly anticipating her next book!

— Lydia Mazzei

Tammy's Book Parlor

This great-tastic read is about what is truly important in life! Mary Connealy has given us another romantic western adventure in her Wild West Weddings series. Be sure to grab this book when it releases in May 2011!

— Tammy Griffin

I Deal in Hope

Connealy writes intriguing and sometimes laugh out loud stories of romance and the Old West. DEEP TROUBLE is no exception.

— Carolyn Scheidies

Books Bargains and Previews

I love books by Mary Connealy. She is a fantastic author who has a wonderful way of grabbing your attention and keeping it and leaving you wanting more. The characters are so interesting and human that you can really relate to them. And her use of humor just adds to the overall package. I highly recommend it!

— Shari L.

Stuff and Nonsense

Once again, Mary Connealy brings a fast-paced western adventure with enough romance and humor to keep the most fastidious of readers engaged from beginning to end. Using lively dialogue with just enough sarcasm, which we have come to expect from Ms Connealy and truly appreciate, there are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. Bringing the grandeur and majesty of God's creation to us in highly descriptive form she allows those of us who have never been to the Grand Canyon, or any where near there, to glimpse in a small way some of the beauty of that area that is ever present. As always, her faith theme penetrates the subconscious and brings to our conscious thought that our treasure is not here on Earth but indeed is in Heaven!

— Anne Payne

Christian Book Reviews by Sharise

This is an adventuresome story of the search for lost treasure. It is sure to capture your attention. I started this book and didn’t want to stop reading for a second. Once it was finished I found myself sad and disappointed. I wanted the book to go on forever!

— Sharise Toombs

A Curious Reader

How Mary Connealy managed to write an opening that was even better than all of her other book beginnings, I will never know. But she did it. Seriously. Best. Opening. EVER. This book was great. Gabe and Shannon's dialogue is so snarky and yet never waivers from being tender too. It is obvious to any reader that Connealy loves writing about landscapes and nature just as much as she loves writing strong women and tough cowboys. Her descriptions of the Grand Canyon are never long, but the detail she does provide clearly illustrate the beauty and awe the land inspires. She same goes for her characters. Small snipets like "the man spoke through a mustache so bushy his mouth didn't appear to move" are perfect examples of how one little detail can really cement an image in the readers mind. As always, I am looking forward to her next book!

— Chelsea Winer

CBA Retailers

Connealy's lighthearted treatment of her characters' inner dialogue lends a touch of comedy to her fast-paced adventure tale.

— Kris Wilson

Between the Pages

While you, as a reader, will need to suspend belief in certain parts, DEEP TROUBLE is an exciting book which will have you on the edge of your seat and laughing out loud. Shannon and Gabe are an unlikely pair, but they are absolutely perfect together. The evil of the villains is bone-chilling and you will be holding your breath in spots. But you can never go wrong with a Mary Connealy book.

— Cindy Warner

Creative Madness Mama

The characters are witty and the bad guys have me praying for redemption. Mary is the first author that I have found challenges me with her stories which then in turn causes me to bring the same mindset into my life. What I mean is that with some stories I just want the bad guy to die and the good people to go on happily ever after. yet Mary has shown me that a despicable character may turn into a wonderful man with a heart of Christ. Therefore I find myself with a heavy heart hoping and praying for a rough character to find a more pure life of redemption.

Beyond all that this was a great story. Bringing options for romance and family responsibility that makes a reader go back and forth into which way to go. Then the last thing I have to say other than loving this novel. …the ending… was I imagining things or was there suddenly an Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade over lay? So much fun!!

— Margaret Chind

Shirley's Surely Reviewing

I don't want to give away too much, but I will say this. It's an action-packed, humorous Western, rich in history and culture of the times, and not overly romanticized as much of Christian Fiction (especially romances) can be. Like I said before, had I known this was a romance/wedding book, I wouldn't have picked it up, but I'm glad I did. An enjoyable read.

— Sharalee Cozzens

Good Reads

Loved this book! The humor had me laughing out loud but she also had suspense and tense situations. A good mix all around. There is a previous book, Cowboy Christmas that I would recommend reading first if you enjoy books that go together.

— Judy DeVries

Come Meet AusJenny

I loved this book I think this is one of Mary's best so far. The story is set in the Grand Canyon and when reading the book it took me back to when I visited Wiamea Canyon in Hawaii. The story starts with Shannon in trouble and Gabe comes across her. The adventure starts right from the first sentence and continues throughout the book. I also love the secondary characters in this book as they really make the book. Gabe is the youngest in the family and his brothers tend to baby him and think he is incapable of making his own decisions regarding what he will do with his life. We see some of these struggles in the book also. Shannon is an only child who is determined to prove her father's discoveries were real and not just wishful thinking. Seeing the stories blend together and grow was interesting. The back drop to this story is the Grand Canyon and Mary describes it in a way that makes me want to visit it and see what the characters saw.

— Jenny Blake

RT Book Reviews
There is never a dull moment with Connealy, and the second book of her Wild West Weddings series starts out with a bang and never lets up. Except romance, villains, a lost city of gold, laugh-out-loud humor - and, of course, expect the unexpected.

— Patsy Glan

Once Upon a Romance

Mary Connealy has a remarkable knack for creating an action-packed romance that’s interlaced with humor and subtle inspiration. Mary has a way of mixing just the right amount of these notable qualities with a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The Grand Canyon as the backdrop is depicted with an awe-inspiring paintbrush; though I’ve never seen it in person, I felt I had by the picturesque descriptions.

Get a tall glass of your favorite cool beverage and sit back and enjoy Shannon and Gabe’s story. Deep Trouble will give you hours of sheer entertainment.

— Trudy

Between The Pages
While you, as a reader, will need to suspend belief in certain parts, DEEP TROUBLE is an exciting book which will have you on the edge of your seat and laughing out loud. Shannon and Gabe are an unlikely pair, but they are absolutely perfect together. The evil of the villains is bone-chilling and you will be holding your breath in spots. But you can never go wrong with a Mary Connealy book.

— Cindy Warner

Between the Pages - Cindy Warner
While you, as a reader, will need to suspend belief in certain parts, DEEP TROUBLE is an exciting book which will have you on the edge of your seat and laughing out loud. Shannon and Gabe are an unlikely pair, but they are absolutely perfect together. The evil of the villains is bone-chilling and you will be holding your breath in spots. But you can never go wrong with a Mary Connealy book.
RT Book Reviews - Patsy Glan
There is never a dull moment with Connealy, and the second book of her Wild West Weddings series starts out with a bang and never lets up. Except romance, villains, a lost city of gold, laugh-out-loud humor - and, of course, expect the unexpected.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602601499
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 917,986
  • Product dimensions: 5.66 (w) x 8.38 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys. She is a Carol Award winner, and a Rita, Christy and Inspirational Reader’s Choice finalist. She is the bestselling author of the Wild at Heart series which recently began with book #1 Tried & True. She is also the author of the Trouble in Texas series, Kincaid Bride series, Lassoed in Texas Trilogy, Montana Marriages Trilogy, Sophie’s Daughters Trilogy and many other books. Mary is married to a Nebraska rancher and has four grown daughters and three spectacular grandchildren. Find Mary online at www.maryconnealy.com

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  • Posted May 8, 2012

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    Can this marriage be saved? I don't think I'm g

    Can this marriage be saved?
    I don't think I'm giving anything away when I say at the end of the book both couples marry. After all this is a romance novel. I am however finding it hard to imagine that Bucky who never even had a job in his life is giving up his wealthy life to become a cowboy. I'm finding even harder to believe that Shannon would give up her wealthy way of living to become a Wyoming housewife. Opposites attract---they just don' last. Can't see had either marriage would stick. Still its a fun book. Enjoy.

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  • Posted April 22, 2012

    loved it.

    <3 Great read.

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

    Exciting western romance

    Mary Connealy does it again in her book Deep Trouble. This book was a gift from her publisher and of course, I'm biased as I am mentioned in the acknowledgments, but in spite of that, this story rocks. I love the adventure Mary develops in her stories, not to mention the subtle humor. Her characters, especially the women epitomize the Westward Movement. Women had to be tough to survive and Mary's characters are that. Shannon sets out in search for gold in color country of the Arizona Territory, untamed for sure. Gabe has the occasion to rescue her (many times) and they develop a relationship on the spot. Mary's heroes are truly heroic and intriguing. You'll love Mary's rollicking writing style.

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  • Posted October 10, 2011

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    Shannon has been engaged to Bucky forever. Well, sort of.

    Though you wouldn't know it to watch her. She's been researching and studying to try to find the treasure her father found just before his death. She just can't believe that he spent his life trying to find a treasure that meant more to him than the family he left behind. She's not even realizing that she's doing the same thing to others that he did to destroy her.

    Now, she's off, without Bucky, gallivanting through the desert with a bunch of hired hands and trying desperately to hide the maps that he left for her. Until, she learns that hired hands aren't as trustworthy as the money you pay them with. They've left her high and dry and barely alive.

    Gabe hears the melee and races to see where the shots and screams originated. And sees, high on an unaccessible ledge above him the most beautiful woman he'd ever seen. Now, all he needs to do is rescue her. Somehow.

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  • Posted May 6, 2011

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    A Grand Canyon Adventure!

    Shannon Dysart may have hired a team to travel with her across the country, but she still feels very alone. With heirloom maps of a lost city, she and her party are on the hunt for gold and riches. When months of searching yields no discoveries, her gang steals her belongings and leaves her for dead. Lucky for her, wandered Gabe Lasley hears her cries for help and comes to her rescue. Though tension is high, sparks immediately fly between Gabe and Shannon. And when Gabe agrees to accompany Shannon on her continued quest, the romance is sure to get hotter. But when Shannon's former crew doubles back with hostile intentions, things in the Grand Canyon are going to get quite treacherous.

    How Mary Connealy managed to write an opening that was even better than all of her other book beginnings, I will never know. But she did it. Seriously. Best. Opening. EVER. This book was great. Gabe and Shannon's dialogue is so snarky and yet never waivers from being tender too. It is obvious to any reader that Connealy loves writing about landscapes and nature just as much as she loves writing strong women and tough cowboys. Her descriptions of the Grand Canyon are never long, but the detail she does provide clearly illustrate the beauty and awe the land inspires. She same goes for her characters. Small snipets like "the man spoke through a mustache so bushy his mouth didn't appear to move" are perfect examples of how one little detail can really cement an image in the readers mind. As always, I am looking forward to her next book!

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