Rayleigh’s Review: Tried and True by Mary Connealy

Tried and True

The Synopsis

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?

My Review

UPS: Tried and True opens with a great scene that grabs your attention from the get-go and keeps it until the last page! I enjoyed this new twist of a western and loved reading about the characters. Kylie (I love this name!) was a very neat character and greatly developed, as was Aaron. Though a few scenes were entirely predictable, a few others were not and that was nice.

DOWNS (Need to change this section to something like You Will Want to Know or something…): There is a little bit of action and some kissing. But not overly detailed.

OVERALL: This was a very good book and anyone who likes Westerns and Historical Romance, I recommend! 5 out of 5 stars!

Author Bio/Website

Mary Connealy

Mary Connealy writes fun and lively “romantic comedy with cowboys” for the inspirational market. She is the author of twenty-eight books. Including The Trouble in Texas series, The Kincaid Brides series, Lassoed in Texas, Montana Marriages, and Sophie’s Daughters series. Mary is a Rita and Christy Award finalist and a two time Carol Award winner. She lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her husband, Ivan, and has four grown daughters.

She Blogs at mconnealy.blogspot.com

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2 thoughts on “Rayleigh’s Review: Tried and True by Mary Connealy”

  1. I keep reading fun comments on this book, plus since I came out with Kylie (love that name, too!) as who I’m most like in the Bethany House fall character quiz (color me shocked), I’m curious to read this book now.

    1. Oh how funny! Kylie is such a great character!!! Consider it an honor to be like her!!! Lol! I was Lula Bowman from Playing by Heart, which is actually on my bookshelf now, so I am anxious to start it 🙂

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