Friday, September 12, 2014

Tried & True Book Review

If you love reading a good old fashioned cowboy/cowgirl type western with lots of romance thrown in for good measure, then Tried & True is the book for you written by Mary Connealy.

Tried and True, Book One in the Wilde at Heart 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?
You will love this story about all three sisters posing as men during the Civil War! I know it's a serious time, but I couldn't help laughing at the humorous way the story is told and how three women were able to fool other soldiers around them while fighting! You got to admit it was a pretty genius plan, especially back in those times.

Of course out of the three sisters, Kylie is the youngest and she really doesn't like living out west and would prefer to go back East. She is the girly girl who loves wearing her hair long and down, the dresses and everything else that comes with being a lady living in a city back in Virginia.

Plus, they are having some issues with other men trying to steal the land that they earned for being in the war, which Aaron, the man that Kylie comes to love, is the land agent who can blow the whistle on the whole thing because technically they shouldn't have been allowed to have land with them being women.

Like I said earlier, it's full of excitement, a little danger, lots of funny parts and some great romance thrown in to boot!

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 you.