Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tried and True, by Mary Connealy (Book 1, Wild at Heart series) {a book review}

About the book

Saddle up for a wildly fun ride with the Wilde sisters!

Kylie Wilde is the youngest sister–and the most civilized. Her older sisters might be happy dressing in trousers and posing as men, but Kylie has grown her hair long and wears skirts every chance she gets. It’s a risk–they are homesteading using the special exemptions they earned serving in the Civil War as “boys”–but Kylie plans to make the most of the years before she can sell her property and return to the luxuries of life back East.

Local land agent Aaron Masterson is fascinated with Kylie from the moment her long hair falls from her cap. But now that he knows her secret, can he in good conscience defraud the U.S. government? And when someone tries to force Kylie off her land, does he have any hope of convincing her that marrying him and settling on the frontier is the better option for her future?

What I thought of the book

What a fun, enjoyable, mostly lighthearted read! I was captivated from the opening scene, which found Kylie dangling from the roof of her cabin, in the rain. There are humorous moments throughout, which balance the more serious aspects of the dangers and hardships of life in that time and setting.

I'll admit to staying up nearly all night a couple nights, reading. This was the first book I'd read by Mary Connealy, but it certainly won't be my last!

About the author

Mary Connealy writes fun and lively "romantic comedy with cowboys" for the inspirational market. She is the author of the successful Kincaid Brides, Lassoed in Texas, Montana Marriages, and Sophie's Daughters series, and she has been a finalist for a Rita and Christy Award and a two time winner of the Carol Award. She lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her husband, Ivan, and has four grown daughters.

Learn more and purchase a copy at Mary's website.
Disclosure: I received a free review copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity in order to give you my honest opinion.

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a really FUN book! I enjoy historical settings and I think stories like this take us back to time and places so we can "live" history. Thanks for sharing your review!


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