Over The Edge, book 3 in Mary Connealy's trilogy, The Kincaid Brides was exactly what I anticipated. A great read!
After reading book 1, Out Of Control and book 2, In Too Deep, I have been eagerly awaiting the finale to Seth Kincaid's life story. His plot line was so intriguing through the first two books and Mary did a good job of finishing up with Seth, Callie and the surprise extras - Connor and Heath.
As with her previous books, Mary's brand of humour and romance made for a light and fun read. I enjoyed the introduction of Callie, Seth's forgotten wife. She was entertaining and unpredictable. The beginning of the story was incredibly thought up - a great way to jump into the story.
The new character in the story, Heath was also a fun addition. I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it by explaining his role. Yet he provided a fresh set of eyes on the entire plot of the Kincaid brothers. I would have liked more description of Heath to round out his character. It will be interesting to see if he gets a book of his own some day.
One element that I did not enjoy as much was the ending. It was predictable and felt repetitive. I think that the elements Connealy needed to get out from the ending were there and it brought the story to a nice, complete closure. However I would have liked to see something a tad more unique. This should not deter you from choosing her book.
I would recommend this story to any fan of Christian historical fiction with a light, humorous side.
This book was given to me free of charge from Bethany House in exchange of an honest review.
The book starts out with Callie Kincaid going by stagecoach to see if her husbands family will take her in as well as her son. The stagecoach gets hijacked and really the only person to take care of the outlaws attacking is Callie. Seth Kincaid has gone to war and back and does not remember having a wife....and does not even know he has a son that looks just like him. Over the course of time and different events that involve diamonds and an underground cave that I really want to explore, can Seth remember his wife...better yet, can Callie love him again and not want to shoot him every chance she gets for forgetting about her? I'm assuming you can figure out the end of the story from here.
I actually liked this book. I had just finished reading 2 books of a zombie series (don't ask) that was really dark, so this "lighthearted" book was good for me. I would have loved to read the other 2 books in the series before reading this as I had several questions regarding the other characters of the Kincaid family. Looking through this with the eyes of where is God in the character's lives, I was left wanting. It was an exciting tale and I kept wanting to read it, but I came away wanting God to be more involved. Maybe it's just me and thinking that Christian fiction should be centered around God...call me crazy! I do recommend the book though for those that love a good romance novel...although you can always figure out what the answer to the question on the book is!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for review.
In the stillness of one's heart love has the capacity to protect from the worst of fears.
Callie is always mindful of protecting her infant son Conner from others even if the person happens to be of a husbandly kind.
Seth Kinkade knew Callie's voice sounded familiar as she yelled after him he just didn't know how familiar.
Tried though he wished he cannot remember a thing about her and when in the world did he get married?
A book of romance, danger and wild west cowboys that promises a fast and satisfying read sure to keep one entertained. Progressing plot, strong character development and fun dialogue will keep you burning the midnight oil. Even though the book is part of a series it can easily serve as a stand alone novel. I found the overall message inspiring and I was entertained by this fast and fun read and will recommend this book to others. I received a complimentary copy from Bethany House Publishers for my review.
Over The Edge is the third book in the Kincade Bride series written by Mary Connealy. This book is not a stand alone book. I have not read the first two books in the series and was a little confused, but this book was written in a way that I was able to catch on quickly and fill in some holes. Not enough was said about the other couples in this book to ruin their stories, so I look forward to going back and reading the other two books in the Kincade Bride series.
Over The Edge was a fun, lighthearted, and entertaining read. The main characters, Seth and Callie, were easy to like and not too complex to get to know. This was a great read by Mary Connealy and I look forward to reading more books by her.
The book begins with strong willed, hardworking, young mother Callie Kincade holding off stage robbers with her rifle and becoming the hero. She saves her son, also a preacher and his wife, and the stage coach drivers.
Confused, complicated, yet lovable Seth Kincade comes upon a stage coach robbery determinded to save the occupants inside, only to find himself in the sights of a rifle and being shot at by a woman who knows his name, but he has no clue who she is.
Thus begins the humorous journey of Seth trying to remember the bride he left behind during the Civil War and Callie trying to get her groom to remember the actual I dos.
*I received this book for free from Bethany House and was not compensated for this review
The book was easy to get into. I enjoy books like that.
I think it jumped between characters too much. Personally, I like when they stick with the main character. One downside to skipping between characters in this book was how you knew the plans of the antagonist before they actually carried out the plans.
I liked how the messages of family, sticking with marriage, and unconditional love were seen in the book.
The characters were believable.
There was humor in it. I always appreciate humor being thrown in to the books I read.
Overall, I recommend you read the first two books in the Kincaid Brides series before reading Over the Edge, as this book continues on from where the previous books left off.