Saturday, September 22, 2012

Over the Edge by Mary Connealy

This was a pretty amusing book. It's actually book three of the Kincaid Brides series, and even though I haven't read the first two yet, I wasn't lost.  Seth Kincaid had a traumatic experience when he was younger and fighting in the Civil War didn't help.  He's become a little crazy and he almost died, so is it his fault that he forgot about his wife? It's been months since Callie has seen him and she doesn't know if he's dead or alive. She decides to head out to his brothers' ranch in Colorado to find out if he's there or if he's dead. Either way, she has no place else to go and she needs a home for herself and their baby Connor.

This book starts out with a bang when Callie and Connor are held up in a stagecoach robbery.  There's a pretty wild shoot-out scene and Callie is seriously injured so Seth has to step up and take care of the family he's doesn't remember. As they prepare to make the journey to his ranch, another surprise shows up and Seth doesn't know how much more he can take.  Will his memories return and can Callie learn to trust him again.  Will his craziness ever be tamed?

The plot is a little far-fetched, but made for an amusing story.  The romance felt somewhat superficial; it seemed like it was based more on looks and they barely knew each other. There was some talk of prayer and faith, but I like to see a bit more in a Christian book. I enjoyed her tongue-in-cheek writing and I will be checking out the first two books in the series along with her others even though this wasn't a favorite.

I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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