Mary Connealy has such a fresh, writing style. She’s funny. She’s witty. And she’s deep.
I love her cowboy stories set in the Wild West. This story about three Wilde sisters is no different! Kylie Wilde is not too wild to relate to, though. In fact, I loved that she is not so much tomboyish as she is a fan of pretty things.
Still, she lives in Idaho Territory. Pretty things are scarce, so Kylie settles for dreaming of returning to ‘civilization’ after she homesteads the land her father and sisters need–the whole while masquerading as a man, just as she did serving in the Civil War.
Insert surprised-reader-face here. I love how Mary handles the strangeness of girl soldiers serving in wartime–and the explanation for Kylie pulled it off!
But Kylie can pull it off no longer when Aaron sees right through her (and her sisters, for that matter). In fact, that leaves him in quite the conundrum, which was tied up a tad too simply for me. I was expecting from the back cover a lot more crazy about Kylie and the legality of her homesteading her land. But what this book lacks in that plot direction it makes up for in twists.
Turns out the guy I thought was the antagonist is not only a good guy, I sense he may turn out to be the hero of a future book in this Wilde sister series!
I thoroughly look forward to reading the rest of the books, too, especially after that great sneak peek in the back of this one!
Now just to wait that long until I get to read about cowboys and craziness in enchanting Connealy style…
About the Author
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.
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