Friday, August 10, 2012

CFBA: Over the Edge by Mary Connealy

SONG STUCK ON THE BRAIN: The Gambler by Kenny Rogers

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


Over the Edge is how I felt when I finished In Too Deep and realized Seth had a wife he didn't remember... then had to wait months to read Seth's story. I loaned Mom the first two books. She finished Ethan's story and immediately called me to say I forgot to send her the third book. When I told her it wouldn't be out until August, she was as anxious as I was.

Good thing Mary Conneally is quick with her books, we survived the wait and it was worth it. I think Seth's story may be my favorite, although that could be because it was the most recent. Seth and Callie's story starts with bang - literally, and like all Mary's books, keeps rolling without a pause for breath. She creates a funny, compelling romance that stands on it's own, yet pulls a continuing mystery through to completion from book one. Those familiar with the series have a lot of surprises coming. The cave - the center of so much of the drama - finds closure for all the brothers and it's a perfect ending.

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.


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.

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