Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Writer's Review of “Over The Edge" by Mary Connealy

{Dawn's Review}

Don't ask me why the Kincaid Brides is the first series I've gotten around to read from Mary Connealy. I know she's written about a million books by now, and that she's become an insanely popular author over the last few years. I can tell why that is so too. She is an excellent writer, story-teller, plot-producer, and theme-perfecter.

I think what I liked most about Over The Edge was how it not only wrapped up every detail the reader collected along the way and put it right in it's spot at the end, but that Connealy was also able to wrap up the entire three book series in the same way. She has a knack for writing quirky characters, and let me tell you, by book three there were quite a few of them!

I'm not certain if this might have something to do with the popularity of her novels, but all three of the books in the Kincaid Brides series had more kisses than I could keep track of. It was a little much at times, but I will say they were never overdone... just randomly and lightly sprinkled throughout the books.

It was very interesting to see the relationship between the two main characters (who were married but separated by strange circumstances in which the husband didn't remember a thing about having a wife) get to know each other again. It was especially satisfying when Seth began really remembering Callie and their old times together, and not just liking her because he favored the idea of her being his wife.  

I was given a paperback copy of Over The Edge by Bethany House in order to read it and give my honest review for this LitFuse Publicity Blog Tour. I give the book 4 Stars.



{More about Over The Edge}

Seth Kincaid survived a fire in a cave, but he's never been the same. He was always a reckless youth, but now he's gone over the edge. He ran off to the Civil War and came back crazier than ever.

After the war, nearly dead from his injuries, it appears Seth got married. Oh, he's got a lot of excuses, but his wife isn't happy to find out Seth doesn't remember her. Callie has searched, prayed, and worried. Now she's come to the Kincaid family's ranch in Colorado to find her lost husband.

Callie isn't a long-suffering woman. Once she knows her husband is alive, she wants to kill him. She's not even close to forgiving him for abandoning her.

Then more trouble shows up in the form of a secret Seth's pa kept for years. The Kincaid brothers might lose their ranch if they can't sort things out. It's enough to drive a man insane--but somehow it's all making Seth see things more clearly. And now that he knows what he wants, no one better stand in his way.

{More about Mary Connealy}

Mary Connealy writes fun and lively "romantic comedy with cowboys" for the inspirational market. She is the author of the successful Lassoed in Texas, Montana Marriages, and Sophie's Daughters series, and her novel Calico Canyon was nominated for a Christy Award. She lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her husband, Ivan, and has four grown daughters. 

Visit her on her Web site or her blog.

1 comment:

Brandi Boddie said...

Over The Edge was a good book. I enjoyed reading it, too.