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Someone is trying to claim the Boden family’s Cimarron Ranch in Skull Gulch, New Mexico. When Cole Boden is shot and near death, his brother Justin realizes there has to be more than one person up to this. Will the family lose the ranch before they figure out what is really going on?
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Cimarron Legacy
The Boden clan thought their problems had ended with the death of a dangerous enemy, but have they truly uncovered the real plot to take their New Mexico ranch? Rancher Justin Boden is now in charge. He is normally an unshakable and rugged man, but with his brother, Cole, shot and in mortal danger, even a tough man faces doubts. And it doesn't help that Angie DuPree, the assistant to the doctor trying to save Cole, is as distracting a woman as Justin ever laid eyes on.
With her and the doc's timely skills, Cole looks to be on the mend, and Justin and the rest of the Bodens can turn their attention back to the dangers facing them. It's clear now that everything that's occurred is part of a much bigger plot that could date back to a decades-old secret. Can they uncover all the pieces before danger closes in on them, or is the threat to the ranch even bigger than any of the Bodens could imagine?
ShannahAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Faith, Loyalty, Danger, and Love!May 20, 2017ShannahAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book LITERALLY picks up where No Way Out ended (therefore, I recommend reading the first book in the series before this one). From the moment Cole is shot, tensions run high. There are a myriad of dangers facing the Boden clan and Connealy had me gripping my seat, hoping to uncover the danger but knowing theres another book in the series so it wont end with this one!
In No Way Out we meet confident and rugged Justin Boden who understands running a ranch and remains unshakeable. Long Time Gone shows us another side of Justin. You can immediately sense that his brothers injury really shook his faith in himself and those around him. The only part of his character that seems unshaken is his protective streak. Enter Angie DuPree! Its hilarious to me to watch Justin bumble through his courtship of Angie and it definitely helped to tone down the seriousness of the story.
Their faith in God, loyalty to their ranch and family, and love for one other shines through every page of the book as we watch Angie and Justin grow together, Cole heal, and the Bodens grow closer together to face the dangers that seem to be surrounding them. From start to finish, Mary Connealy delivers another action packed historical romance that is sure to please everyone!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.*
MauriKansasAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Long Time GoneMay 17, 2017MauriKansasAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love Mary Connealy's books! LONG TIME GONE picks up right where NO WAY UP left off. Someone is out to kill the Boden family and take over their Cimarron Ranch in New Mexico. The father, Chance Boden, severely broke a leg in an avalanche so he and his wife are in Denver where he can be treated by a specialist. That leaves their grown children, Cole, Justin, and Sadie, plus a few trusted employees (including Heath Kincaid, who married Sadie in book one) to run the ranch and try to figure out who keeps shooting at them. With Cole shot at the end of book one, this burden falls mainly to the others. Things are complicated even further for Justin when he develops an overwhelming need to protect, and be with, Angie, who recently came to help her aunt at the local orphanage. There is betrayal by ranch hands they thought they could trust, a kidnapping, and more shooting, but also humor in Mary Connealy's writing. Though we have to wait till October for the next book, TOO FAR DOWN, there was still a profound sense of satisfaction when I finished the book.
Laura HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Long Time GoneMay 9, 2017Laura HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4LONG TIME GONE is the second book in Ms. Connealy's Cinarron Legacy. Fans will want to read No Way Up first as this book does not alone. I did read No Way Up, but it was so long since I've read it that I forgot somethings and I was scrambling to remember who so and so were and how were they important!
Written in Ms. Connealy's trademark style, this historical western is sure to keep pages turning as you wait to see if Cole survives, who is behind the attacks, and whether or not the parents were truly in danger even though they were a long ways away. Who wanted the Boden clan dead? Why were they on a hit list? So many questions...
A touch of humor is liberally mixed in with the historical romance and the wild west, and fans won't get enough of this Old West adventure. "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."
Annie4 Stars Out Of 5Long Time GoneMay 9, 2017AnnieQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3Long Time Gone by Mary Connealy is book two of The Cimarron Legacy. i uave been a fan of Mary Coonealy's western books for several years now. This is a very good book, and I enjoyed it. When Angie Dupree falls off the train into Justin Boden's arms, look out trouble here it comes. Sweet little Angie has dropped into the Boden family in a big way. They are in the midst of trouble from bushwackers who have already shot Justin's father.
Now his brother Cole has been shot, and may lose his life. Heath has been tracking the high hidden mesa trails, and Justin's lovely sister Sadie too. Sadie is listed as "bait" in the outlaws schemes, and all the Boden's are in a heap of trouble from outlaws, to Mexican revelotuionaries trying to over throw the United States themselves. Follow the Boden's and find out just how long the conspiracy has been building against them and the Cimarron.
Murder rides hard and fast in one plot twist to another, all the while Justin is doing his best to stay in charge, and not notice how swiftly Angie has found a place in his kitchen, and his heart. Never mind that she can't cook. Did such a woman ever exist? No at least not in Texas.
Angie is on a quest of her on, to get a back bone and think for herself, and never just cower under everyone's control ever again. Except for God of course, she is doing her best to submit to Him. That is all that saved her from her cheating exhusband and manipulative mother. Now Justin has decided to tell her what to do, and she just might want to do what he says, until she decides to follow Sadie and outwit the outlaws. Being kidnapped doesn't help her cause much, but give a woman a piece of rope and a rock, and you just might be surprised!
The only fault I found in the story was it got off to a very slow start. It seemed to flounder around a bit. The storyline was a bit hard to follow at first. But I honestly missed more of the humor Mary Connealy usually has between her men and women. It did show up now and again, but was not really present until near the end of the book. I think her humor makes the old style westerns more appealing, and a lot of it was missing early on.
I would reccomend the book however, it is clean, not full of profanity, and the violence itself is not overly graphic.
I was given this book by the publisher Bethany House, to review, with no other compensation. The opinions are my own.
crtnybcBritish Columbia, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A western with some clean romance and a fresh feel!May 7, 2017crtnybcBritish Columbia, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4The second book of the Cimarron Legacy does not disappoint! This is a western suspense with cowboys and trouble and feisty women and cows ... not in any particular order! Did I mention there is also humor? Some of that is in the form of Angie and her penchant for somewhat clumsily continuously finding trouble. The first time she met Justin she fell into his arms, literally! Now she's come to help nurse his brother Cole back to health at the ranch and Justin can't think of anyone less suited to ranch life, at least at the beginning.
Heath and Sadie Kincaid are still central characters in this book. They were featured in the first book but they still live and work on the ranch for the time being. I was quite fond of those characters so it was nice to have them back. According to their father's will, the 3 Boden siblings must live and work on the ranch together for one year or lose it entirely. Justin was the only one living there, but Cole and Sadie come rushing home. The thing is, the will was put into effect but their father survived the accident and is alive. He is happy to see that his plan worked, no matter how it came about, and that the land will stay in Boden hands where it has been for generations ... or so they think they are in the clear after the man who attempted to murder him is found but there is more trouble brewing.
This series is definitely worth picking up if you like rootin' tootin' westerns with some clean romance and a fresh feel. This is no stale, already been there, done that story.
This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.