Saturday, September 29, 2012

We all know that I love Mary Connealy!  I have read all of her books and loved them.  I eagerly awaited the release of Over the Edge and I was not disappointed.  This is the 3rd book in the Kincaid Brides Series. 

We were introduced to Rafe and Julia, Ethan and Audra, and Seth in the earlier books and we did hear Seth mention Callie, but nobody knew who Callie was!  Book two left us hanging with the question of how on earth did Seth Kincaid have a wife. 

The book starts out with a shoot out in true Mary Connealy style.  We are quickly introduced to two new family members and lots of action.  Oh and the bad guys are still out there looking for the Kincaids. 

This was a great book.  Callie and Seth are just fun.  I like their story and their connection.  The introduction of Heath stirred things up for the family, but they kept going.  The book answered lots of questions about Seth and what he had gone through before, during and after the war.  We finally figure out what the bad guys are after. 

It was a great end to a great series by Mary Connealy.  I highly recommend this book and all of her others.  I do think that Ethan and Audra's story was my favorite though!

This book was given to me free of charge from Bethany House in exchange of an honest review.

Over the Edge, Mary Connealy, 978-0-7642-0913-0

Be Still My Soul - My Review

I was excited to get this book to read.  I am drawn to stories where people marry who hardly even know each other, I couldn't imagine! 

The book starts off as I imagined it would.  Gideon steals a kiss from Lonnie, her dad gets mad and forces them to marry.  Although neither are excited about the marriage they both see it as an opportunity to escape their current lives.  The book takes you on a tough journey as the couple who barely knew each other tries to make a life.  She loves the Lord and he doesn't have time for the Lord. 

I think this book had the potential to be great, but it fell flat for me.  The couple faced challenges and obstacles and the story as a whole was a good story of turning one's life around, but there just wasn't much between Lonnie and Gideon.  There was a lot of thinking and not alot of talking between them.  I would have liked to see more interaction between the main characters.  The supporting characters were good and well developed, but not the main two as a couple. 

To me the book was just ok.  I would be curious to learn about the other stories in the series to see if it continues Lonnie and Gideon's story or tells another couple. I feel like there needs to be more of Lonnie and Gideon. 

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.