Friday, August 24, 2012

Over the Edge Book Review

I have a great book to tell you about that is a little different than the normal books I have been reviewing. I have gone into a different direction by signing up for a series of cowboy/cowgirl western books. I thought it might be time to spice it all up a little so you don't get nightmares from all the thriller/mysteries that I have reviewed lately. This book is called Over the Edge by Mary Connealy.

Here is an excerpt from the book:
Seth Kincaid remembers almost everything.........except getting married! Seth has survived a fire in a cave, but he hasn't been the same since. Then he fought in the Civil War and returned to Colorado crazier than ever.

Somewhere along the line, it appears Seth got married. Oh, he has alot of excuses, but his wife isn't too happy to find out Seth doesn't remember her. Callie isn't a long-suffering woman. When Seth disappeared, she searched, prayed and worried. Now she's come out West to wrangle her long-lost husband.

Seth is willing to make amends. Callie is more interested in shooting him. Can they rekindle their love before one of them goes over the edge?
Callie has a son named Connor and on their way out to Colorado they meet up with a parson and his wife on the stagecoach that was going to Colorado Springs. Callie was going to meet her husband and his brother when she could not get her husband, Seth Kincaid to come back for her and the baby boy. What she did not know was that Seth had some very serious memory losses because of the Civil War and other horrible incidents. He was burned badly as a child in a cavern.

She had meet him in Andersonville, Georgia while tending to his wounds from being in a prisoner of war. She had nursed him back to health and they had gotten married. Then one day he just disappeared! So, that is what set this trip in motion, to find Seth and his brothers. To find out why he had left her. Boy, was she fixing to be in for a surprise when she learned that he really did not remember her at all!

The stagecoach that she was travelling in was attacked by robbers and they held them off because Callie was an excellent shot and she managed to wound three of the four robbers. She told the parson and his wife to take the baby and make a run for it and to bring back help. They didn't want to leave her alone but they knew that if they stayed, they would all die. Callie gets pretty banged up and loses quite a bit of blood, but she is alive and so is Connor, her son that she had with Seth Kincaid.

Seth does feel a little pull towards them and feels like he might know them but the memory is faint and it takes him awhile until he finally discovers what he has been missing all along.

This book is a great feel good book and if you need your spirits lifted up, then this is the book for you to read about one woman's determination that her son would meet and know his father. I also found out that I really kinda liked the western cowboy feel of the books. I used to think that being a cowboy back in those days would be so romantic and that being chivalrous to a woman was a lost art. But, after reading a few books on their lives, I decided I am living a pretty good life right here and now.

I applaud all of those who did live in that period of time because it sure was rough! Mostly, though they did not know it, they really were alot more free than we are today. It was easier for them to just pack up and go and could remain hidden forever if they so chose. Just think about it, no camera's, no GPS, no taps on phone lines, no satellite's in the atmosphere to track their every moment. But, I guess I am where God meant for me to be.

Happy Reading!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


Mary Connealy said...

Hi Mary. Thanks for the review. I'm linking my blog to it. :)