Thursday, September 21, 2023

Guest Author, Sharon K. Connell

Today’s guest author is Sharon K. Connell.


I love Sharon’s stories. I’m sure you will enjoy this one too.



Please allow me to introduce you to my latest release, Trust Never After. A story of romance, suspense, and mystery set in the farm community of central Minnesota.


First a little about Trust Never After. The story was prompted by the area where my mother was born and raised. As a Chicago city girl, I spent many summers in Menahga and Sebeka, Minnesota, falling in love with the people and their way of life. I never thought of myself as wanting to live there, but as of our promotional tour to Menahga this past August, I can see that now.


Here is a blurb and endorsements from the back book cover.


Shattered by her experience in the big city, can a country girl ever trust again?


Máire returns to Menahga, Minnesota, but her troubles are far from over. She’s drawn to Ethan, who can’t escape his guilt. Will they overcome the hurdles life has tossed in their paths? Or will the source of Máire’s distrust follow her and cause pain for her… and those she loves?


“With Trust Never After, Sharon K. Connell has woven a suspenseful, romantic tale with a rich, descriptive setting and likeable characters. Fans of the genre will enjoy following Máire and Ethan’s story.” –Heidi Glick, author of Dog Tags and Hold for Release


“I love reading Sharon K Connell’s stories, and Trust Never After is no exception. Sharon has created a Minnesotan small town romance driven by a heart-stopping suspense plot. With her trademark humor, authentic settings, and carefully crafted Christian characters, Trust Never After is another page turner to add to your collection.” –Megan Short, ACFW Scribes member


In writing Trust Never After, I fell in love with Menahga, Minnesota and the beautiful Spirit Lake all over again. So much so that my husband and I plan to leave Houston, Texas and move to Menahga this coming spring. My relatives living up there are thrilled. When it came to the research for the book, my family, living in the area, was of the utmost help to make the story real.


All of my novels have a decided Irish influence. However, my mother was Finnish, so this story had to be a little different. Still, I managed to sneak in the Irish theme by making both my lead characters half-Finnish and half-Irish. This was so easy, considering I’m half and half myself.


The story starts off in Minneapolis, where Máire has been working in a bank since she graduated from college. There, she met the man she became engaged to, Ryan. After her shocking experience, finding that her fiancé has been unfaithful to her with her own roommate, Máire can't endure the idea of working with Ryan any longer and decides to return to her hometown, determined to never trust another man with her heart.


That’s all well and good until she comes face to face with her heartthrob from high school, Ethan, when her parents help her return home. But they can be friends, right?


If you guessed that her former fiancé wasn’t just going to let Máire walk away from him, you’re right. How much trouble will he cause her, and those she cares about? And what is the mystery of the death of the young woman Ethan thought he wanted to marry?


I hope you’ll give my twelfth book a read. And I truly hope you’ll enjoy it.


Thank you for allowing me to present my latest work, Kathy.






Links for Trust Never After

Book Trailer:


To celebrate the launch of my 12th book, Trust Never After, on September 29th, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time Zone, I’m having a book launch celebration in my Facebook Book Group, The Works of Author Sharon K Connell. I would love for all of you to attend the party. Just click on this link: and you will be able to join the group and comment on the posts, play the games and puzzles, and get your name onto the spinner to possibly receive one of the gifts I’ll be giving out.


  1. Kathy, thank you again for allowing me to present my newest work to your readers. You and your family have a blessed trip out west. We'll miss you too, my friend. :) Looking forward to hearing all about it.

  2. Kathy, thank you for introducing this new to me author, Sharon. Her book, Trust Never After, sounds intriguing.

    I wish you and your family a safe trip west. If you happen to be in Colorado, give me a call!

    1. Thank you Patti. I hope you'll give it a read and let me know if you've enjoyed the story.

  3. Hi Sharon, We shared crits through ACFW's large loop a year or so ago. I've enjoyed your God-given talent and wonderful stories! Blessings and love, Erma :)

    1. Hi, Erma. Thank you. I'm so glad you enjoyed the stories. I've missed your critiques. They were always helpful. God bless your writing.