Monday, August 20, 2012

Over The Edge by Mary Connealy ~ Litfuse Blog tour with review and giveaway

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (August 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764209132
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764209130
  • This book is also available as an e-book

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 take on this book:
Callie Kincaid and her eight month old son are headed out to find her husband Seth Kincaid, who just up and took off one day. When her stagecoach is waylaid by bandits and she finds herself in the middle of a shoot out, while she waits for the other passengers to go bring help back. Well help arrives in the form of her husband Seth, a husband who doesn't even remember that he has a wife, and never knew he had a son. 

This was such a quick read, I really fell in love with the characters and couldn't put the story down. Callie was a no nonsense type of person, who wanted to know why her husband up and left her, which was a very good question. I could easily forgive Seth though when we learn why he left her behind.Once he realizes he has a wife he is determined to do the right thing, although I could understand why Callie was guarding her heart this time around. 

Mary Connealy really knows how to write a story. As a fan of historical fiction, I really love being drawn back in time, and when there is romance, along with a good dose of humor well I am sold! I would say that "Over The Edge' is the third book in the Kincaid Brides series, and while we do get a bit of background information it is best to read the entire series in order to fully understand the characters. Grantastic series, and I really hope the author continues with another book! Highly recommended.

About the author:
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.

Celebrate with Mary by entering to win a Nook Color with GlowLight!
One winner will receive:
  • A Nook Color with GlowLight
  • The entire set Mary Connealy's The Kincaid Bride 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.)!
So grab your copy of Over the Edge and join Mary on the evening of the August 27th for a chance to connect with Mary and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

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  2. cute cover!! I'm glad you liked this one! i didn't actually love the book i read by this author.

  3. Carrie, thanks for dropping by.It seems that my reading tastes have steered me towards historical fiction lately, can't read them fast enough. I really enjoyed the humor in this series.

  4. Brenda, thanks for the nice review. I appreciate it. :)


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