Tried & True, Wild at Heart Series #1   -     By: Mary Connealy
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Tried & True, Wild at Heart Series #1

Bethany House / 2014 / Paperback

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Kylie Wilde fought in the Civil War dressed as a boy and now she's homesteading as a man. But she makes one lousy man! When land agent Aaron Masterson comes to inspect her claim, he immediately realizes she's a woman. She begs him not to tell, but can he in good conscience defraud the U.S. government, even if she really did serve in the war?

Aaron is interested in the little spitfire from the moment her long hair falls from her cap, but when he tells her of his plan to stake his own claim, farther west and up in the mountains, she draws away. Kylie's focus is to "prove up" her homestead, sell it for a profit, move back east, and live the rest of her life in civilization.

But all Kylie's future plans are put in jeopardy when someone tries to burn her out. Who would attack her way out here? Aaron and Kylie suspect it's the local land baron--but Gage Coulter denies any involvement. He does suggest a way for Kylie to stay safe, though--marry him! More attacks scare Kylie near to death, and she can't face living on her own any longer. Should she tie her fortune to Gage or Aaron? Either choice will put an end to her dreams of a civilized life. And what if marrying doesn't stop the attacks after all?

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0764211781
ISBN-13: 9780764211782
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Series: Wild at Heart

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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?

"Another great laugh-out-loud historical romance with memorable characters who have charm, style, grace, and a bit of mischief."
--RT Book Reviews on In Too Deep

"Connealy's style is fast-paced and spritely and sure to keep drawing fans."
--Publishers Weekly

"With her trademark humor, Connealy weaves a delightful tale that is sure to please her fans and win new readers."
--Library Journal on Over the Edge

Author Bio

Mary Connealy is an awardwinning, bestselling author known for her fun and lively historical romantic comedies. An author, teacher, and journalist, Mary lives on an eastern Nebraska ranch with her husband and enjoys spending time with her four daughters and two grandchildren. Learn more at www.maryconnealy.com.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Pure delight!
    November 16, 2014
    Britney Adams
    Saddle up for a wildly fun ride with the Wilde sisters!

    I loved this fun story! Mary Connealy is master of humor and western romance! From the delightful characters to the drama, danger, and romance, Tried & True is pure delight. I devoured this book and am eager to get my hands on the next one!

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from The Book Club Network. All thoughts expressed are my own and no monetary compensation was received.
  2. Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Fun Loving Novel
    October 30, 2014
    Seasons of Grace
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Since this was my first book by Mary Connealy, I can honestly say that I was impressed. Of course, not having read her others, I can't say it had any previous competition. The plot was intriguing with a bit of mystery and romance, and somewhat predictable (which was not a problem for me). Consequently, had it not ended as it did, it would have been quite disappointing.

    I am usually one who loves a "real" fiction, with believable characters, and mostly a sense of being true to life. But I also love a good sense of humor and a book that provides me with a clean read, and something to laugh about is definitely on my "like it" list. These sisters, posing as men to claim homesteads is a interesting and fun take. Of course, a little romance added to the mix, didn't hurt it at all.

    I also appreciate the incorporating of real life issues that need to be dealt with such as Aaron's deep bitterness and hate that needs to be worked through. Sometimes we can bury a problem but it will usually surface eventually. There are always those nitpickity issues that may stand out to one person or another, but overall, I think this book is worth the read if you are just looking for a fun, relaxing story.

    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a review. I was not required to give a positive one.
  3. Coral Springs, FL
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Loved it from cover to cover
    October 29, 2014
    Marilyn
    Coral Springs, FL
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is the first in the Wild at Heart series, what a great start.

    Kylie Wilder is the youngest of three sisters who have been dressing as men to serve in the war and must continue to do so to earn the special homesteading exemptions. Kylie however is tired of living in pants and enjoys being a girl. She misses civilization yet is determined to do her time and let her family then claim her homestead. She never planned for Aaron Masterson to figure out so quickly she was a girl, nor did she expect the feelings he would stir.

    Land agent Aaron Masterson is just trying to do what is expected till the land rush is over then plans to move further into the wild and start a homestead. When he discovers things are not what they appear, he must do what is right. He never expected to find the prettiest woman he has ever seen fall into his lap. Will he be able to protect her?

    When things start to happen on Kylie's homestead will they be able to find out who is behind it before it gets to dangerous?

    I loved the spunky, determined, yet womanly character of Kylie and the chemistry between her and Aaron. This book is filled with great description, spunk and a wonderful story that will keep you interested. There are many twist and turns in the book that keep you guessing. I can't wait to read book 2, Now and Forever.

    I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes to read good clean christian historical romance. I was given a copy of this book from bookfun.org for my honest opinion.
  4. Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wild story with a beautiful message!
    October 22, 2014
    Shannah
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Mary Connealy is one of my all time favorite authors. I love her characters, stories, and spunk! This story was no exception. Written in Mary's signature style, this story is witty, light-hearted and a ton of fun. The dialogue, especially between Kylie and Aaron, is laugh-out-loud funny. I especially loved the danger and twists the story presented.

    Kylie is an unusual character. Many of the characters Mary Connealy likes to write about are unconventional women in the west. However, Kylie Wilde is unique in that she masqueraded as a man, but longs to dress and be like a woman. I loved that about her, though at times, it could be annoying because it seemed she didn't have a logical thought in her head. Aaron is your typical "hero" male figure. He's strong, handsome, and falls madly in love with Kylie right away. Their story was so much fun to read.

    The message of the story is deep and woven expertly throughout. I wouldn't have expected such a strong message in such a light-hearted story. Each character, Kylie, Aaron, and Nev, must come to learn this lesson. Aaron says it best here, "So long as you're alive, ... and no matter how bad life is, there's hope. Things can get better. You can still find happiness in this life and prepare for peace in the next." How can we do that, you ask? Trust in God to take care of you and lean on Him in the hard times. Each of these characters faced the brutality of the Civil War, and each of these characters suffered mightily for it. With God's help, though, they each have hope!

    Overall, this story brought me on a wild ride with the Wilde family, and I look forward to getting to know the rest of this fantastic family!

    *I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the Bethany House blogging program in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.*
  5. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    A Wilde Ride in the Wild West
    October 20, 2014
    KGD history teacher
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Saddle up for the latest ride by Mary Connealy through the Wild West. This time, the western adventure involves the three Wilde sisters who, due to pressure from their father, posed as men to join in the fighting during the Civil War. When the war was over, they were pressured to continue posing as men to claim the special veterans exemption to homestead in the West. Land agent, Aaron Masterson, immediately recognizes their secret and changes their application to reflect the fact that they are women. That is not the end of their trouble. Someone is trying to get their land and the youngest sister, Kylie, finds her life threatened. Aaron also finds that the bitterness and hatred that he thought he had left behind in Virginia may also be in Idaho Territory.

    This is a signature Mary Connealy novel: wild west, interesting heroines , brave heroes, and a supporting cast of colorful characters. This is the first novel in the series, so readers can look forward to the further adventures of the Wilde sisters.

    I received this from The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
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