Thursday, September 4, 2014

Tried & True by Mary Commealy

Kylie Wilde is the youngest sister of the Wilde family.  She has had it with dressing as a boy, wearing britches, short hair, and posing as a man.  She has started wearing dresses and has let her hair grow.   It is a risk as she and her sisters, also posing as men, are homesteading using their exemption they earned for serving in the Civil War as men.  The problem with that is that women were not allowed to serve in the Civil War.  So if they were found out they would lose their exemption.  Kylie plans on working only as long as she has to on her homestead to have ownership.  Then she plans to sell the property and return to the luxuries of life back East.

Aaron Masterson is the local land agent.  He is fascinated with Kylie from the moment he rescues her from her roof while she was trying to nail a wood shingle on during a rain storm.  Now that he knows she isn’t a man he can’t in good conscious allow the Civil War exemption to stand.  Kylie is furious that she will have to work additional time before heading back East.  Not only does she have to work her homestead longer, someone is trying to force her off her homestead. Aaron wonders if he will have any luck convincing her to marry him to protect her.  His future plans include settling further into the frontier and he knows that Kylie wants to go back East.

Mary Connealy has done it again.  This is a great light hearted read with some mystery and romance combined.  I would highly recommend this book to all ages.  I am anxious for Shannon’s story in the next book in the series.

I was given this book by the publisher for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way.

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