I always enjoy any book by Mary Connealy because I know I am sure to find a good dose of her signature humor mixed in with a complex romance and usually plenty of action and suspense. Lately the author’s books have leaned somewhat away from her earlier comedic offerings and I have found quite a bit more mystery and suspense woven through her tales. I really like that. I do enjoy a story that makes me laugh but lately I find that over-the-top humor sometimes just wears me out.
Another final book of a series, Love on the Range features the last unmarried Hunt brother Wyatt and Molly Garner who has been left to care for him as he recovers from his injuries. Determined to never marry and suffer her mother’s fate, Molly fights her growing attraction to Wyatt. Readers will quickly recognize how this story will end.
Yet before that end is reached, there is ample action, danger, and mystery to distract the reader. I enjoyed seeing how the brothers, who were previously unknown to each other, developed strong and loyal relationships that made them a strong unit difficult to overcome. It was especially fun to see the unique traits that each of the men and women brought to the table that enabled them to do what needed done. It made me think of the one body described in 1 Corinthians 12.
Love on the Range can be enjoyed on its own but I do recommend reading the entire series in order to get the most from it. Another great series from Mary Connealy has reached the end. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for her readers next.
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by the author and Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Falling for someone who doesn’t want to get married is soon to be the least of his concerns.
While his brothers and their new wives search for who shot him, Wyatt Hunt is temporarily bedridden and completely miserable. Somehow Molly Garner’s limited skills have made her the most qualified in their circle to care for Wyatt. But by the time he’s healed, she’s fed up with him and the whole ungrateful family. For even worse than his grumpiness were the few unguarded moments when he pulled at her heartstrings, and she has long been determined to never repeat her mother’s mistakes.
When alternate plans of finding her own independent life fall through, Molly volunteers to work for the Pinkertons and help investigate nearby ranch owner Oliver Hawkins. She signs on to be his housekeeper, hoping to find clues to prove his nefarious, and possibly murderous, past. Wyatt refuses to let her risk it alone and offers to act as Hawkins’s new foreman.
But when another Pinkerton agent gets shot, they realize Hawkins isn’t the only danger. The Hunt brothers will have to band together to face all the troubles of life and love that suddenly surround them.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mary Connealy (www.maryconnealy.com) writes “romantic comedies with cowboys” and is celebrated for her fun, zany, action-packed style. She has sold more than half a million books. She is the author of the popular series Brothers in Arms, Brides of Hope Mountain, High Sierra Sweethearts, Kincaid Brides, Trouble in Texas, Lassoed in Texas, Sophie’s Daughters, and many other books. Mary lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her very own romantic cowboy hero.