15 September 2014

Tried & True by Mary Connealy

Don't miss the first book in Mary Connealy's Wild at Heart series. In Tried & True, Mary is back with her signature humor and heartfelt story-telling.

Mary's celebrating by connecting with readers during a live webcast event and giving away a Kindle HDX.


One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle HDX
  • Tried & True by Mary Connealy
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 23rd. Winner will be announced at the Tried & True LIVE webcast event on September 23rd. Connect with Mary for an evening of swoon-worthy book chat, fun trivia, laughter, a sneak peek at the next book in the Wild at Heart series, and more! Mary will also be taking questions from the audience and giving away books, fun prizes, and gift certificates throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of Tried & True and join Mary and friends on the evening of September 23rd for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by signing up for a reminder. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 23rd!

About the Book

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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?

Before Tried & True, I had only read the novellas by Mary Connealy in A Bride for All Seasons and Four Weddings & a Kiss. I loved those stories and their Western adventure and romance, and when I picked up Tried & True, I hoped I would find the same enticing elements. I am happy to say I was not disappointed.

Kylie Wilde moves west to homestead with her family after fighting in the Civil War, disguised as a boy. While her sisters enjoy keeping up the male ruse, Kylie longs for the freedom to be female and embrace civilization and typical feminine pastimes. When Aaron Masterson stumbles upon her secret, Kylie finally has the opportunity to live the life she wants – but of course, not without a few challenges. As the action- and romance-filled plot unfolds, Kylie proves herself to be quite a strong female character in a refreshing way. Now, I do love a female character who determines to prove she’s just as tough as any man, can hold her own in a man’s world, etc. – but that character is not Kylie. Kylie is determined, hard-working and capable, but not ashamed to be feminine, show vulnerability and fear, ask for help or love pretty things, and while reading, I found this so refreshing. I loved Kylie’s story and certainly cannot wait to read more of the Wilde family in the future. Tried & True is an entertaining, adventurous read and I recommend it for lovers of Western romance.

Thanks to LitFuse Publicity Group, I received a copy of Tried & True and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own. To read other opinions, be sure to check out what other reviewers think here.

About 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.

Find Mary online at her website, Facebook and Twitter.

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