Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Tried and True (Review)
This review is for the book "Tried and True" by Mary Connealy. It is book one of the Wild at Heart series. This is a historical romance novel set in the 1800s. I just read another book by Mary Connealy and enjoyed it, and I enjoyed this one as well. It's so interesting to read historical novels because I really learn a lot from them. In this novel, three sisters served in the Civil War but had to serve undercover as women were not allowed to be in the military. Then, soldiers who served were allowed to buy up land property and settle at a quicker rate than others who were settling. So the girls had to continue to try to pull off the stunt of looking like men. Unfortunately, it was short lived. It caused lots of problems but ultimately the biggest problem was someone coming after the property of the family.
I enjoyed this book for the most part. I did have one issue, surrounding the marriage between the two main characters. I felt that it was awkward reasoning for getting married (I felt that they got married simply so they wouldn't have to keep their hands off each other) and I felt like the main female character was pressured in the marriage - even though the text specifically says she doesn't feel like that. That's just my opinion though, and I still enjoyed the story.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity and Bethany House for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.