Saturday, February 21, 2015

Tried and True by Mary Connealy

Song Stuck on the Brain: Alouette. Although, it's my grandmother's goofy lyrics that are actually running with that melody. 

All you et a, think of all you et a. 
All you et a, think of all you et. 
Think of all the taters you et, think of all the taters you et, 
Taters you et, taters you et, 
All you et a, think of all you et a,
All you et a, think of all you et! 

This could fit any dinner she was serving, she'd simply substitute "taters" for whatever was on the table. Grandma Helen was a very sweet woman that loved to cook and had a fun side to boot. Now you can see I get this crazy song addiction genetically. :)

Wild at Heart #1



I think I might just love this new book, Tried and True, the best. Although, I think I've said that after every Mary Connealy book I've read. It's so hard not to. With this being her 33rd novel (!) how could I really choose a favorite anyway? Her concepts are always captivating, funny and moving in all the right places. I love when a story can make you laugh, hold your breath, swoon, and keep you completely entertained - and yet you walk away feeling your eyes were opened to something bigger. 

This new Wild at Heart series has started off with just that kind of bang. I love the concept of seeing the civil war through the memory of female soldiers living incognito as men as they try and tame the wild west. Those are some mighty brave women! How long their disguises will last is questionable, but the realities of what they lived through and how it helped them become the women they are now, is not. This story might be set in 1866, but I think there would be many modern day warriors who could identify with the tale. 

Be sure to check this one out soon, the sequel, Now and Forever releases June 2015. You really don't want to miss this series. 


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? 


Mary Connealy is the bestselling author of romantic comedy with cowboys. She is a Carol Award winner and a Rita and Christy and IRCC Award Finalist. She is also an author, teacher, and journalist, Mary lives on an eastern Nebraska ranch with her husband and enjoys spending time with her four daughters and a bevy of grandchildren.

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