Tried and True
Let Mary Connealy take you on an exciting trip back to the wild west! Tried and True, book one in Connealy's new Wild at Heart series, is sure to entertain!
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?
The story is about the Wilde family of three grown daughters all of which fought in the Civil War at the insistence of their uncaring father, Cudgel Wilde. Dressed as men during the war, they served the army. Now their uncaring, demanding father has each of them claiming a homestead in the unsettled Idaho territory. Trouble is, they still must pass as men. So they continue wearing trousers, cropping their hair, etc. They are pretty much making this work until a land agent arrives on the scene and right away figures out these are beautiful women are wearing trousers, not men!
The plot ripens when a cattle rancher gets involved and also a trio of unsavory characters bring danger right to the Wiley ladies (oops! Men???) homes.
The story moves fast and is fun, so grab ahold of the horse's reins and ride!
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Meet 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.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a copy by Litfuse Publicity Group on behalf of Baker Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. I was not compensated for this review.