When it comes to Christian Historical Fiction I have a few favorite authors. If I’m in the mood for a high-seas adventure I pick one of Mary Lu Tyndall’s books. Laura Frantz has taken me on several journeys into the deep woods of Kentucky and Pennsylvania. I never know for sure where I’m going with Tracie Peterson–Alaska, Texas, Mississippi, etc.–but I always know I’m in for a great read. Laura Snelling tells a story with a unique charm of family, love, and God’s grace woven throughout the book. But when I’m in the mood for spurs, sparring, and romance I pick up one of Mary Connealy’s books, therefore I was extremely excited when I was given the opportunity to review her latest book Tried & True–Mary can spin a tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Mary’s book Tried & True is a lot like taking a ride on a roller coaster–twists, turns, and thrills. Conflict, resolution, conflict, resolution…never a dull moment.
Although, the three Wilde sisters have many differences they always pull together to support, help, and love one another. The Wilde sisters have been wounded by the hardships of life and an over-dominating father who is responsible for their many scars. A man who continually pushes his daughters and tries to control their lives. Each woman deals with the pain in her own way.
Mary shows the reader how the scars of yesterday can be smoothed by great love. How past trials do not have to define one’s future.
Love, romance, adventure, and conflict are all rolled up into this book. Great read–five stars–I can’t wait until the next book in the Wilde sister’s trilogy comes out. I highly recommend this book! Especially, if your in the mood for excitement, thrills, and fun!
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?
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.