Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Over The Edge Book Review

The Kincaid Brides
Book 3

SUMMARY:  Seth Kincaid remembers almost everything . . . except getting married.
     Seth Kincaid survived a fire in a cave, but he hasn't been the same since.  Then he fought in the Civil War and returned to Colorado crazier than ever.
     Somewhere along the line, it appears Seth got married.  Oh, he has a lot of excuses, but his wife isn't too happy to find out Seth doesn't remember her.  Callie isn't a long-suffering woman.  When Seth disappeared, she searched, prayed and worried.  Now she's come out west to wrangle her long-lost husband.
      Seth is willing to make amends.  Callie is more interested in shooting him.  Can they rekindle their love before one of them goes over the edge?

REVIEW:  Seth is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome due to fighting in the Civil War and when he was burned as a child.  Because of this, he doesn't remember some of the events of his life, like getting married.  Callie, his wife, is furious because Seth left her one night with no explanation and with no forwarding address.  When she found out she was pregnant, Callie returned to her home and was scorned by her father.  When Callie's dad dies, she packs up her son and heads to Seth's brothers in Colorado, hoping for a place to stay and information on Seth's whereabouts.
     This was an okay book.  I liked the storyline but felt like so much background information was missing in regards to Callie and her family.  It was also a little confusing with Seth's sisters-in-laws relationships to each other.  I couldn't tell if they were mother and daughter, sisters, or step-mother and step-daughter.  Since this is the third book in the series, the background information on the brothers and their lives were touched on but not important.  It may have been helpful for me to have read the others to straighten out some of my confusion.
     I like Callie.  She is a rough and tumble woman, able to hold off three would-be stagecoach robbers by herself while waiting for help to arrive.  She was determined to keep her relationship with Seth platonic until he remembered the details of their marriage and showed that he would not up and leave again, like before.  Seth is a great character too.  Once Callie lays down the boundaries of their relationship, Seth does what he can to show her he is dependable, to overcome some of the demons he is fighting (due to the PTSS), and to remember the details about Callie and their marriage.  Both of them have obstacles to overcome and they do it.
     I would recommend this book but would suggest you read the others in the series too to have a better understanding of all the characters.

This book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group for review without compensation.

Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys.  She is the author of the acclaimed Lassoed in Texas, Montana Marriages, and Sophie's Daughters series.  Mary has been nominated for a Christy Award, was a finalist for a RITA Award, and is a two-time winner of the Carol Award.  She lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her very own romantic cowboy hero, Ivan.  They have four grown daughters and two grandchildren.  Readers can learn more about Mary and her upcoming books at:

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