Saturday, August 25, 2012

Litfuse Publicity Blog Tour: "Over the Edge" by Mary Connealy Book Review/Giveaway Announcement

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One winner will receive:

  • A Nook Color with GlowLight
  • The entire set of Mary Connealy's The Kincaid Brides series
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 28th. Winner will be announced at the "Over the Edge" Author Chat Facebook Party on 8/29. Meet Mary, get a sneak peek of her next book, try your hand at a trivia contest, and more. There will also be gift certificates, books and a Book Club Prize Pack to be won (10 copies for your book club or small group.)!



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{MORE ABOUT OVER THE EDGE}

Seth Kincaid remembers almost everything… except getting married!
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.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
When I picked up this book, I was pretty sure it would be another sappy Christian Western romance, and I figured I would have to struggle through it.  I can tell you that I was wrong about that point.  The action drew me in from the beginning, and I was rather intrigued by the story.  I only wished that the action had not been so sporadic.  But it was not a sappy love story.

I loved Seth and Callie.  They made the reading absolutely worthwhile.  In fact, I would have loved to read more about their relationship.  I really did not care much for the other characters.  And sometimes the story lagged a little bit.  But the exchanges between Seth and Callie were realistic and fun.  I found myself rooting for Seth but fully supporting Callie.

I wish there had been more Christian influence in this novel.  This has become a growing trend for God to almost take a back seat in Christian books.  I don't like the other extreme of forcing Christ into the story, but I only saw the characters pray a few times, and there was no emphasis on living by Biblical principles.

In spite of everything, it's a nice, light, clean read that is suitable for all ages.  You will love Callie's spunk, and your heart will break for Seth.  I can mostly recommend this book to lovers of clean Western romances.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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{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.
Find out more about Mary at http://maryconnealy.com/.

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2 comments:

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  2. Good luck with this, Edward Smith.

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