Friday, August 10, 2012

Over the Edge by Mary Connealy

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Over The Edge
Bethany House (August 1, 2012)
Mary Connealy


Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys. She is a Christy Award Finalist, a Carol Award Finalist and an IRCC Award finalist.

The Lassoed in Texas Series, Petticoat Ranch, Calico Canyon and Gingham Mountain. Petticoat Ranch was a Carol Award Finalist. Calico Canyon was a Christy Award Finalist and a Carol Award Finalist. These three books are now contained in one large volume called Lassoed in Texas Trilogy.

The Montana Marriages Series, Montana Rose, The Husband Tree and Wildflower Bride. Montana Rose was a Carol Award Finalist.

Cowboy Christmas—the 2010 Carol Award for Best Long Historical Romance, and an Inspirational Readers Choice Contest Finalist.

The Sophie's Daughters series. Doctor in Petticoats, Wrangler in Petticoats, Sharpshooter in Petticoats.

She is also the author of; Black Hills Blessing a 3-in-1 collection of sweet contemporary romances, Nosy in Nebraska, a 3-in-1 collection of cozy romantic mysteries and she's one of the three authors contributing to Alaska Brides with her Carol Award Winning historical romance Golden Days.


Seth Kincaid survived a fire in a cave, but he's never been the same. He was always a reckless youth, but now he's gone over the edge. He ran off to the Civil War and came back crazier than ever.

After the war, nearly dead from his injuries, it appears Seth got married. Oh, he's got a lot of excuses, but his wife isn't happy to find out Seth doesn't remember her. Callie has searched, prayed, and worried. Now she's come to the Kincaid family's ranch in Colorado to find her lost husband.

Callie isn't a long-suffering woman. Once she knows her husband is alive, she wants to kill him. She's not even close to forgiving him for abandoning her.

Then more trouble shows up in the form of a secret Seth's pa kept for years. The Kincaid brothers might lose their ranch if they can't sort things out. It's enough to drive a man insane--but somehow it's all making Seth see things more clearly. And now that he knows what he wants, no one better stand in his way.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Over The Edge, go HERE.

My review of Over the Edge:

It took me a while to warm up to Mary Connealy’s books, but it did finally happen with The Kincaid Brides series and each book of this series has been more enjoyable than the one before.  One of the things that I have not liked about Mary’s books in the past is that they have been hard for me to get into, but Over the Edge picked up very quickly and kept moving quickly.  I have read a lot of Western romance novels in my day and I am starting to get a bit bored with that genre, but I was still able to enjoy this book and have some good laughs thanks to Mary.  I was glad that this book was a fast read because if it had been even a little slow, I think I may have been disappointed with it.

Overall, Over the Edge is a fun and entertaining story that ties up the stories of the Kincaid brothers.  I have always loved Mary’s sense of humor and it did indeed shine in this book.  I would really love to see Mary Connealy write something other than a historical Western romance novel (may she has already and I just don’t know about it).  Her writing is funny and entertaining and she knows how to create interesting stories.  I just think a change in genre would be welcome, of course, her loyal fans may disagree.  I know Mary’s loyal fans will love this book and she has likely gotten some new fans with this series.

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