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  1. Betti
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful historical fiction!
    February 7, 2024
    Betti
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Chasing the Horizon, Softcover, #1.
    She was free. If she wanted to remain free, she had to run.

    In 1869 it was legal for a husband to have his wife committed to an asylum just for disagreeing with him. Thaddeus Rutledge was just such a person, when he was unable to access the sizable inheritance of his wife and daughter. Knowing they would have to disappear in order to be safe, plans were made.

    An escape from the asylum, a new name and a grand adventure.

    Beth and her older sister Ginny (her mother), left luxury for a cattle boat, horseback and a wagon train. But would they manage to stay safe in spite of tragedy? Could he possibly find them using his vast resources, feeling very free to lie to get what he wanted?

    This fabulous first book in the A Western Light series was received through Bethany House Publishers, Baker Publishing House and NetGalley. These thoughts are my own and were in no way solicited.
  2. Vera
    North Carolina
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Terrific
    March 23, 2024
    Vera
    North Carolina
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    This review was written for Chasing the Horizon, Softcover, #1.
    This new historical fiction handles several subjects. One, the plight of women (and sometimes men) being wrongfully committed to insane asylums and the atrocious, inhumane treatment they received. Two, evil men who treated women under their care brutally. And three, the courage of pioneers along the wagon trail from east to west and dangers encountered.

    As the author weaves this story, her characters are fleshed out giving the reader insight into their character and behavior. We love some and truly hate others. They show strength to overcome and the ability to adjust. Their astounding compassion toward others. And, yes, there is a sweet, budding romance. And the twisted mind, character, and deeds of the main protagonist show the depth of a man's evil.

    At the end of their journey across the pages of this book, we find that perils still persist and this makes us as readers anticipate the author's next tale in the Western Light Series.

    A book I highly recommend.

    DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy the book to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given.
  3. Jaquelyn
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Loved it!
    March 19, 2024
    Jaquelyn
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Chasing the Horizon, Softcover, #1.
    I was so excited when I saw that Mary Connealy had a new book coming out! I couldn't wait to dig in. Chasing the Horizon is the first novel in A Western Light series. This story focuses on Beth as she fights for her mother's freedom. Escaping from an insane asylum is no easy task, but Beth and her mother are up for the challenge. Beths father is a hard man, and he doesn't often hear the word "no". When Beths mother fought back, she was sent to an asylum, and Beth knows it's only a matter of time before her father sends her next. Greed can be a evil motivator. Lucky for them, Beth is good at making plans and eager to learn. After escape, they both know that they must get as far away as fast as they can. Assuming new identities the ladies join a wagon train. The adventures that leads to, along with meeting Jake, kept me turning pages late into the night. Can Jake see behind the secrets to the truth before it's too late? I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Historical Fiction. Connealy did not disappoint, and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next! I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers and was in no way forced to post a positive review. All opinions are my own.

  4. Robin Willson
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Good choice!
    March 19, 2024
    Robin Willson
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Chasing the Horizon, Softcover, #1.
    I love a good wagon train story and pioneer story, and this is both. With some extra high society influence and villains as well. Ginny has been put into an asylum and her daughter and former employee plot to get her out and go west to hide. Wonderful full dimension characters you either love or hate. Very interesting. Looking forward to spending more time with them in the next book!

    I received this book free from the author, publisher and NetGalley book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

    #ChasingTheHorizon #NetGalley #BethanyHouse #BooksYouCanFeelGoodAbout #ChristianHistoricalFiction #FiveStarBooks #MaryConnealy
  5. gracie
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Chasing the Horizon
    March 11, 2024
    gracie
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Chasing the Horizon, Softcover, #1.
    As always, Ms. Connealy has written a hit (with me). And living and/or having lived in much of the territory in this book, I could identify. Beth was a courageous young woman... as were her mother and Kat who survived wrongful placement in an asylmun and lived through the placement with no little damage to their minds... I can barely imagine. Jake was very astute (for a cowboy (grin), and as all heroes should be, protective and handsome. I absolutely LOVED the hidden valley ... a dream of my own for these 80+ years. The other characters came across just as real and mischievous, as well as family oriented and brave in their own right.

    Kudos again, I'm waiting for the next one, "Toward the Dawn". Thank you, Mary Connealy... a girl after my own heart.
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