Thursday, June 4, 2015

Tried & True by Mary Connealy

Cover Description

Kylie Wilde is the youngest sister—and the most civilized. Her older sister 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 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 luxuries of like back East.

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

My Review

Mary Connealy has done it again! Swoons. From the first page it was hook, line, and sink for me!

Kylie Wilde is a spunky woman not afraid to be what God created her to be: a woman. Despite what her sisters say and her Pa demands, she’s tired of dressing like a man. She wants to live in society, not backwoods and mountains. She hates being in the middle of nowhere and alone. Everything changes when the tall and handsome Aaron Masterson suddenly comes to her rescue. However, it doesn’t take him a minute to see through her disguise! And he can’t believe she actually served in the war for two years; those men had to blind or stupid not to see she was a woman.

Aaron Masterson is haunted by what he left behind in Shenandoah Valley. The war not only took away his home, but the only family he had. Leaving him alone and forcing him to come out west as a land agent. But when he meets Kylie Wilde all he wants to do is take care of her.

I’m swept away in the river of Klylie and Aaron’s budding romance. But that’s not all that kept me turning the page. Someone is trying to make Kylie give up her land, but no one knows who or why. Everything from flaming arrow to snakes! No one knows what he or she will do next to scare Kylie into leaving her homestead, for good. But there is something else in the air, a whisper, a warning of an even greater threat.

Doesn’t that just make you tingle all over!? Well, then I highly recommend you get this book and start reading as soon as possible. Otherwise you just might miss out on a right, Tried and True, book.

There isn’t much more I can say about this book. I finished over half the book in a single day (which for me is a cause to celebrate these days!) I loved every word written and look forward to the next two volumes! In fact, I’ve already started on the second one and will probably finished with it shortly after I post this review (maybe even before!).

I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars!

I received this book for free from the publisher’s in exchange for this honest and unbiased review as part of Bethany House Review program.

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