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My Story for His Glory

Now and Forever by Mary Connealy June 30, 2015

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Saddle up for romance and adventure with the Wilde sisters!

Shannon Wilde is the middle sister–and the one who loves animals. She’s established her own homestead and is raising sheep for their wool. Things are going fine…until Shannon gets swept over a cliff by Matthew Tucker!

Tucker seizes every opportunity to get away from civilization, but one particular walk in the woods ends with him sprinting away from an angry grizzly and plunging into a raging river, accidentally taking Shannon Wilde with him. Their adventure in the wilderness results in the solitary mountain man finding himself hitched to a young woman with a passel of relatives, a homestead, and a flock of sheep to care for.

As Tucker and Shannon learn to live with each other, strange things begin to happen on Shannon’s land. Someone clearly wants to drive her off, but whoever it is apparently didn’t count on Tucker. Trying to scare Matthew Tucker just makes him mad–and trying to hurt the woman he’s falling in love with sets off something even he never expected.

My thoughts:

I loved the first book in this series and couldn’t wait to read this one. The story of these sisters grabbed me.

I love the setting of this book. The action-packed beginning is sure to have you biting your nails. I liked Shannon’s heart, her spunk and her love for her animals.

But overall I was a bit disappoint with this one. I just couldn’t really connect with the story. I felt like the first scene dragged on a little too long. Then we went from Matt Tucker thinking he would never marry anyone to pretty much convincing Shannon to marry him. It all happened a bit fast.

However, if you don’t like kissing scene described too intently you will like that part. It is quick and sweet.

It was nice to meet up with the characters from the first book and see how Kylie and Aaron were doing. And I will probably read the third book and see how that one is when it comes out.

As always, this is my opinion only and if this sounds like a book you want to pick up then give a try.

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Reiew and Giveaway: Tried and True by Mary Connealy September 29, 2014

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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?

My thoughts and giveaway:

What a fun book and a great story.

I am just discovering Mary’s writing and I like it. She has well developed characters with a bit of humor involved. And how could you not have humor when you have women dressed up as men?

Kylie is one spunky gal and she doesn’t want to be seen as a man anymore and Aaron Masterson sure doesn’t see her that way. Their first meeting is enough to cause a giggle and a sigh.

Kylie has one goal: get back to civilization (as she calls it). She hates being out in the country where no one else is. Aaron has one goal: move into the mountains. So what happens when attraction pulls these two together? Who will compromise, will either compromise? You’ll just have to read the book to find out.

Mary does a great job of adding humor but also dealing with deep issues, like not being enough for your dad. How many of us have dealt with that same issue? Too many, I’m guessing.

If you are looking for a wild west story with some romance and humor look no further than this book. Can’t wait to see what the Wilde sisters are up to in the next book 🙂

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