Tried & True – My Review

Tried & True - My Review

This story sparked from the very get-go and kept me highly entertained and smiling through each chapter that passed. Everyone loves a good cowboy story, right? πŸ˜‰ In this novel, however, the cowgirls steal the show. This series introduces us to a trio of sisters as unique as they are endearing. Readers will be easily charmed by the brilliant, engaging storytelling. I certainly was. πŸ˜‰

I loved the heroine – the youngest Wilde sister – for all her girly ways. She has a tough exterior and has definitely endured great hardships along the way, yet she continues to dream for a life with finer things. Kylie’s a stubborn spitfire when she needs to be and at other times plays the perfect damsel-in-distress. πŸ˜‰ Aaron plays the perfect kind of knight-in-shining-armour. Strong, kind, handsome – but wounded and cautious as well. Their relationship unfolds nicely and will satisfy all you romantic-at-hearts like me.

This book surprised me at many times in many good ways. Sudden dangers, romantic tension, and a memorable cast of characters lit up more than a couple pages for me. And with undeniable wit and great phrasing, the story never once seemed to stall. It just kept building and carried me along for the ride with it. And yes, I enjoyed the time table of the story, with its roots set back in the Civil War. You know me. πŸ˜‰

It’s been awhile since I’ve read a Mary Connealy book. After reading this one, I’m on the lookout for every other story of hers I can find!

This review is my honest opinion.Β  Thanks to the publisher for my copy.



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?


Tried & True - My Review


Mary Connealy writes romantic comedies about cowboys. She’s the author of the acclaimed Trouble in Texas and The Kinkaid Brides series, as well as several other series. Mary has been nominated for a Christy Award, was a finalist for a RITA Award, and is a two-time winner of the Carol Award. She lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her very own romantic cowboy hero. They have four grown daughters – Joslyn, married to Matt; Wendy; Shelly, married to Aaron; and Katy – and a little bevy of spectacular grandchildren. Learn more about Mary and her books atΒ


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