TRIED & TRUE
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?
Mary Connealy is back with another runaway hit series -- at least that's what I'm predicting based on the first book, Tried & True. This is classic Connealy, ripe with her trademark wit, snappy dialogue and cutting sarcasm which all combine to provide many laugh-out-loud moments. But there are some poignant scenes as well that bring an added depth and richness to the story.
One of the things I admire most about this author's work is her attention to the little details. Take the Wilde sisters's family name, for instance. Talk about tongue-in-cheek! Once you meet Kylie, Shannon and Bailey you'll understand why.
This is Kylie's story and she's an interesting mix of genteel homebody and homesteading survivalist. I think she's one of the most unique heroines in Connealy's arsenal to date and that's saying something!
Aaron's smitten from the very start and their romance is funny, sweet and even heart-wrenching at times. The fact that both Kylie and Aaron have shared Civil War experiences brings an added intensity to their love story. There are a few stirring scenes between those two that left me feeling raw. And then, on the flip side I'm laughing hysterically over their antics in the very next scene.
Which sums up this book and its author perfectly. Reading Connealy is like taking a roller coaster ride -- there are just as many thrills and chills accompanied by a whole lot of laughter.
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