Once again Mary Connealy has outdone herself with her latest novel, Chasing the Horizon. As the first book in her captivating new series, Connealy once again showcases her unparalleled storytelling ability, effortlessly delivering another page-turner. As a longtime reader of this talented author, I can confidently say that each new release surpasses the last. While the zany sense of humor may be somewhat toned down in her more recent works, the adventure, drama, suspense, and romance are even more pronounced, amplifying the overall reading experience. While I love her humor, I am impressed by the new direction she has taken.

Imagine the thrill of a daring escape from an asylum, followed by an adventurous cross-country journey on a wagon train, as a desperate mother and daughter flee their controlling and cruel husband-father. Unexpected fellow travelers join them, and a subtle romance with the courageous wagon train scout adds an additional layer of interest to the already compelling narrative. I’ll leave the finer details for you to discover as you immerse yourself in this gripping tale. Personally, I cannot express enough how thoroughly I enjoyed Chasing the Horizon, and I eagerly await the next installment of the A Western Light series.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.


Her only chance at freedom waits across the horizon

Upon uncovering her tyrannical father’s malevolent plot to commit her to an asylum, Beth Rutledge fabricates a plan of her own. She will rescue her mother, who had already been sent to the asylum, and escape together on a wagon train heading west. Posing as sisters, Beth and her mother travel with the pioneers in hopes of making it to Idaho before the others start asking too many questions.

Wagon-train scout Jake Holt senses that the mysterious women in his caravan are running from something. When rumors begin to spread of Pinkerton agents searching relentlessly for wanted criminals who match the description of those on his wagon train, including Beth, she begins to open up to him, and he learns something more sinister is at hand. Can they risk trusting each other with their lives–and their hearts–when danger threatens their every step?


Mary Connealy (MaryConnealy.com) writes “romantic comedies with cowboys” and is celebrated for her fun, zany, action-packed style. She has sold more than 1.5 million books and is the author of the popular series Wyoming Sunrise, The Lumber Baron’s Daughters, and many other books. Mary lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her very own romantic cowboy hero.