Tried and True - Mary Connealy (with a giveaway)

4 Stars

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 a Carol Award winner, and a Rita and Christy and Inspirational Reader's Choice finalist.
She is the author of bestselling Kincaid Brides Series: Out of Control, In Too Deep, Over the Edge. Her work also includes Lassoed in Texas Trilogy, Montana Marriages Trilogy and Sophie's Daughters Trilogy.
She also wrote Ten Plagues--a romantic thriller, and The Historical Society Murders--three cozy mysteries, under the name Mary Nealy.
Mary is married to a Nebraska rancher and has four grown daughters and two spectacular grandchildren.
Visit her website - HERE

I have been wanting to read a Mary Connealy book - this is my first one and now I have plans to read the rest of the series.
This story is real cute and very nicely done. Its fast paced, fun, and with just enough going on. I love a good western historical and this was a great one. I loved all the little plot twists, just enough to keep it interesting but still a quick and fun read.

The characters were what what made this book for me. I really liked Kylie and her sisters. They all had different personalities, were all unique and fun. I am hoping the rest of the series is about them, I really want to know more!
Aaron, the male lead was also very likable! I liked him right from the start. He did a few thing that I didn't like but did understand why he did them.

There were lots of cute, fun scenes along with some suspense and mystery. All-in-all a very cute, clean, quick, and very enjoyable read!

Thank you Litfuse for giving me this book for my honest review.

Get your copy from Amazon - HERE

Mary's celebrating by connecting with readers during a live webcast event and giving away a Kindle HDX.

One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle HDX
  • Tried & True by Mary Connealy
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 23rd. Winner will be announced at the Tried & True LIVE webcast event on September 23rd. Connect with Mary for an evening of swoon-worthy book chat, fun trivia, laughter, a sneak peek at the next book in the Wild at Heart series, and more! Mary will also be taking questions from the audience and giving away books, fun prizes, and gift certificates throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of Tried & True and join Mary and friends on the evening of September 23rd for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by signing up for a reminder. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 23rd!


  1. Wasn't this fun? The best part? This wasn't as amazing as usual!! The first one I read was The Husband Tree & after that I've grabbed everything I'ev seen with her name on it -- even her alter ego ;)
    Talk soon!

    1. Yeah I've had my eye on her books for a while now.

  2. Tried and True sounds like a must read for me! Mary is a dandy!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  3. This sounds like such a sweet book. I'm really fond of books with multiple female characters with different personalities, like LITTLE WOMEN, so maybe I'll give this one a go! Great review. :)

    Jules @ http://www.thebookofjules.blogspot.com