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?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Now & Forever Book Review

Wild at Heart Series
Book Two

SUMMARY:  Saddle up for romance and adventure with the Wilde sisters!
     Shannon Wilde is the middle sister - and the one who loves animals.  She's established her own homestead and is raising sheep for their wool.  Things are going fine . . . until Shannon gets swept over a cliff by Matthew Tucker!
     Tucker seizes every opportunity to get away from civilization, but one particular walk in the woods ends with him sprinting away from an angry grizzly and plunging into a raging river, accidentally taking Shannon Wilde with him.  Their adventure in the wilderness results in the solitary mountain man finding himself hitched to a young woman with a passel of relatives, a homestead, and a flock of sheep to care for.
     As Tucker and Shannon learns to live with each other, strange things begin to happen on Shannon's land.  Someone clearly wants to drive her off, but whoever it is apparently didn't count on Tucker.  Trying to scare Matthew Tucker just makes him mad - and trying to hurt the woman he's falling in love with sets off something even he never expected.

REVIEW:  Mary Connealy's latest novel starts off at a dead run and doesn't let up until the end.  Shannon is a fun, determined, but loving heroine.  I love how she and Tucker balance each other out but also stretch each other beyond their comfort zones. Even though Shannon and Tucker are put in a compromising situation at the beginning of the book, I like how they did not take advantage of it and do something they would regret.  After they are forced to get married, I like how they do not rush their relationship but take time to get to know each other first.  There were a few things I had figured out pretty quickly regarding the plot but I like how the author doesn't make it obvious and makes you think.
     This is the second book in the Wild at Heart series.  You will need to read the first one to understand this one completely.  It piggybacks onto the first and continues the story.  This is one of my favorite novels out this year!

This book was provided by Bethany House for review without compensation.

Mary Connealy is the author of the acclaimed Trouble in Texas and The Kincaid Brides series, as well as several other series.  She 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 husband.  Learn more about Mary and her books at:

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