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Book Review, “Too Far Down,” Mary Connealy author

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Too Far Down, by Mary Connealy, is the third book in the Cimarron Legacy series.  It follows No Way Up and Long Time Gone. This amazing conclusion tells Cole Boden’s role in the story and reveals the criminal causing the troubles throughout the trilogy.

Cole Boden, though torn between missing his life in the east and his love of life in the west, takes pride in running the CR Mining Company on the family ranch. So, when an explosion kills several men and unravels threads of information leading back to other attacks on his family, he takes it personally.  Working with his family and neighbors, he hopes to track down the murderer responsible for everything. But Melanie Blake, while admittedly great help, also becomes very distracting. When all of their lives are threatened, Cole must make choices he never imagined.

I enjoyed both this book and the entire series. The Boden family comes across as real and endearing. I especially like the way Cole takes responsibility for his family and their safety. I especially loved Uncle Walt and wished I knew more about him.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction or western novels.

Kara

I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.

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Book Review, “Long Time Gone,” Mary Connealy author

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Long Time Gone, by Mary Connealy, is the second book in The Cimarron Legacy series.  It continues the story of the Boden family’s fight to save both their ranch and their family.  With Chance and Veronica in Denver struggling to save Chance’s leg, their children are left to continue the battle in New Mexico.

When Cole is shot, Angie Dupree arrives to assist the doctor at the Boden ranch. But as Cole begins to heal, the remainder of the family continue to investigate the attacks on their family. As they uncover more evidence that the man who died is just the beginning of their problems, they find that the evidence may lead back decades. Justin tries to protect his family and root out those responsible, but he finds himself continually distracted by Angie. When she refuses to marry him, stating her need to prove her own strength alone, he finds himself in a difficult situation. If their enemies realize his attraction to Angie, they may target her in order to get to him.

I enjoyed this book very much.  It was fast-paced and easy to follow, even if one had not read the first book in the series. I especially liked Rosita, who quietly served the family in the background in whatever way was necessary, a loyal friend.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian historical fiction.

Kara

I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.

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Book Review, “A Bride for All Seasons,” by Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Mary Connealy, and Robin Lee Hatcher

a bride for all seasons coverA Bride for All Seasons: A Mail-Order Bride Collection, by Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Mary Connealy, and Robin Lee Hatcher, is a charming book.  In this group of four stories, one for each season, each couple has written to The Hitching Post magazine in search of a spouse.  But the owner and editor, Mr. Melvin Hitchcock, has decided in each case to alter the original submission in order to “assist” in their success, causing great confusion and distress.

The first story, And Then Came Spring, by Margaret Brownley, tells of Mary Jo Parker, who has traveled to Colton, Kansas, to marry Daniel Garrett.  Much to her dismay, she finds that he has recently been murdered, leaving behind a son that she knew nothing about.  The second, An Ever After Summer, by Debra Clopton, tells of Melvina Eldora “Ellie” Smith and her journey to Honey Springs, Texas, to marry Mathew McConnell, who needs a mother for his two-year-old daughter but does not want anything to do with “Bible believers.” The third, Autumn’s Angel, by Robin Lee Hatcher, is the story of Luvena Abbott and Clay Birch, in Grand Coeur, Idaho.  Luvena travels to Idaho from the east coast, only to find that Clay does not want children.  But she must care for her orphaned nieces and nephew, a fact that he cannot accept due to his past.  The fourth story, Winter Wedding Bells, by Mary Connealy, is the story of Megan McBride and David, who has been told he is going to die and needs a wife to care for his two young sons.

Each story was wonderful.  I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian historical romance.

Kara

I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.

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