Tried and True by Mary Connealy
Wild at Heart, #1
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction
Pages: Trade Paperback
Date Published: September 2nd, 2014
Publisher: Bethany House
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 is absolutely one of my favorite Christian Historical Fiction authors. Her books often make me laugh and cry and entertain me through out. For some reason this one took me a while to get into, but as of last night I couldn’t wait to finish it and I’m not sure how I’ll wait for Now and Forever, book #2 in the Wilde Sister trilogy. I’m in desperate desire to read about Mountain Man Indian raised Matt Tucker…
While I’m not a fan if anything surrounding the War Between the States which was anything but civil, the entire context of the story and where these characters came from was interesting. I understand the grouchy father and I’m hoping that perhaps he’ll get one look at a grandchild and cave into a loving man, but perhaps not. He’s obviously just hurt by circumstances he doesn’t know how to deal with.
Not for the first time Mary has introduced complex characters that many other stories would just kill off that are in a place if plausible redemption. And it so encourages me. The physiological elements that she touches on really makes the brain wheels turn.
My review is late, but not for a lack of love.
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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.