Shannon Dysart is determined to restore her father's reputation by finding a city of gold. Deserted by her companions, she's set on getting on alone--that is, if she can find her way out of the deep pit she's fallen into. After being stranded overnight with a helpless female named Shannon, Zane Stanton suddenly finds himself wed to the driven fortune-hunter--and joining her on her treasure quest! Will Zane eventually give in to the increasing need to protect his fanatical wife? Will Shannon risk everything to find the gold? Will the newlyweds outwit the villains hot on their heels?
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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.
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.
Shannon Dysart, a city born rich girl, is out to prove her dad was not crazy. Her rich mother had married a scholar. He spent his days searching for treasures in the US as he was sure that there was lost history here as well as other countries. As he was dying in Shannon's arms he told her clues of where he had been and what he found. She spent two years going over his maps and then set out to find the Cities of Gold. Ends up the people with her were after more then what she paid them for.
Gabe Lasley hears gunshots and screams. When he gets to an odd canyon with rooms in the walls he finds a woman way up high. How she got there he has no clue but promises her he will help her.
Once she he gets her down the adventure begins.
They have to avoid being married by the fire and brimstone preacher. Her ex-employees have come back to retrieve the correct maps from her, her almost fiance has come from St. Louis to search for her and mostly go escape their mother's who liked to run their lives and everyone elses, Gabe's brother has come to search for him and Abe's young sister in law has come to claim Gabe as her husband (unbeknownst to Gabe).
They fight the Arizona heat and the beauty and danger of the Grand Canyon. Then when it comes to life and death Shannon also has to fight the pull of treasure.
Little did Shannon realizes that trying to find the city of gold would cost her more than she wanted to spend. She also learns that there are things in life that are more precious than gold and that greed can kill
Review: Deep Trouble - Mary Connealy - May 2011 Have you ever wanted something so bad , that no matter what anyone else says , you will be as stubborn as a mule to find it and do it your way ? For Shannon Dysart , she believed in her father and when everyone else thought he was delusional , she believed in him with all her heart. In a way, Deep Trouble by Mary Connealy reminded me alot of the movie National Treasure starring Nicholas Cage and Fool's Gold starring Kate Hudson. As in National Treasure, nobody believed Nicholas Cage's character's grandfather about the treasure except for him and in Fool's Gold, it was said that the treasure was left by the Spanish. In Deep Trouble , we hear the story behind the City of Gold starting in the year 1150 in Madrid, Spain and working it's way to America. On the expedition, Shannon is caught up into trouble and left to die and her saviour is in the form of Gabe . As the story goes along we see the tension between the two as Gabe is uncomfortable about travelling with an unmarried woman and Shannon is desperate to resume her journey and put a sparkle on her father's name. As usual with most Christian fiction, we read as the passion intensifies between Gabe and Shannon and we read the decision on whether Shannon and Gabe tie the knot or will Shannon return to a Childhood Sweetheart back in her hometown, once she is found to be safe and sound.
I love this author. She makes reading so enjoyable and funny. I so enjoyed this book. Full of adventure, mystery , intrigue, romance. I so enjoyed the historical background as well. I highly recommend this book.
If you don't think it's possible to cloak nail-biting action with humour, you haven't read Mary Connealy. The woman is full of surprises and she keeps getting better with each book release. Only Mary would open the entire book with a literal cliff hanger! Brilliant leap into action which doesn't let up until the very last page.
I loved the unique angle to the Wild West setting and Connealy did a marvelous job of painting images with her words. The scenery she pens is awe-inspiring and the historical detail about the exploration of the Grand Canyon brings an added depth to the story.
Gabe is just plain hero material a thousand times over. A little bit cranky, a whole lot of tender and completely in over his head, he doesn't stand a chance against Shannon...not that he wants one!
It's Shannon who is struggling with her priorities. What does she value most? What motivates her? Do those motivations consume her or is she strong enough to break free of them? I think of all the characters, Shannon grows the most. She's likable and funny and stubborn right from the very beginning of the book, but as the story progresses, Shannon develops a new understanding that brings her a peace and maturity which makes her stronger.
Connealy finishes Deep Trouble with just as much action and angst as the beginning of the story. A definite feel-good-laugh-out-loud-while-you-wince good read.
This book was so funny. And the character couples are just right for each other and each chapter gets better and better. I am always impressed with Mary's ability to intertwine humor in with the most serious dilemmas these characters get themselves into. That rescue at the beginning was hilarious. Most women would just tell him to let them die. Jump would be the last thing they would do. But not Shannon, she put more trust into a stranger than most people put in those they know well. It was so much fun to read. I hope everyone that reads it gets a kick out of the humor and the spiritual messages are woven in so well also. I just enjoy Mary's books. Looking forward for the next one in this series.
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!
It seems as if I have read this book before, since I know what will happen in the next chapter. Thus far I am not enjoying the book. I'm on page 215 so will finish it. Maybe I will have a surprise in the next 100.
Stranded and left for dead by those she trusted, Shannon Dysart is rescued by Gabe Lasley, not a prince or knight, but a simple rancher. Together, they set out to find a city of gold, one of the fabled seven. They must deal with the harsh sun, a pack of ruthless robbers, and their mixed feelings for each other. Will Shannon learn what real treasure is? Will Gabe do what is right or turn his back on his instincts?
Deep Trouble was written by Mary Connealy who is an award winning writer. Connealy has published over ten books. Deep Trouble is the second in the Wild West Weddings series. She lives on a ranch out West with her family.
I like and disliked this book. My primary complaint is several allusions to intimacy among the characters. I think Connealy goes further than she needs to, even when these references are among married characters. The book is well written and does not need them. My reasons for liking this book are numerous. It is good adventure. There are several exciting scenes that are in the spirit of other great adventure books/movies. There's mystery surrounding the cities of Gold, horse chases, life threatening landscape, and much more. Another reason to like this book is the way she handles the Gospel and moral theme of this book. I've read many books where it seems written in as an after-thought. In this book it flows so naturally that you cheer as the characters learn the lessons placed in their path and may even stop to consider the lesson for your own life.
This book will be released in May 2011. I award it 4 out of 5 stars. Deep Trouble is written by Mary Connealy and published by Barbour. I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.