Book Review: Hearts Entwined

Title: Hearts Entwined
Written by: Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, Melissa Jagears
Genre: Christian Western Romace
Recommended Age: 15 and up

The Love Knot by Karen Witemeyer
This is the best novella in the book. The uniqueness of the plot and the completeness of the story definitely had something to do with it. This novella is the continuation of a series I have read, but even if I hadn’t, I would have been able to understand everything going on in the story. There might have been a few characters I was slightly confused about, but otherwise, no problems. Continue reading


Fire and Ice: a review

Fire and Ice


After having read the first two books in the series, Tried and True and Now and Forever, when the opportunity came to read and review this one, I wanted to read it. Though Mary Connealy isn’t my favorite author, Bailey and Gage were the two characters I most liked in the other two books, especially with all the hints about Bailey.



Bailey and Gage were everything I hoped they would be. They were real and they both had issues to deal with, including a mystery and a controlling mother. Continue reading

Now and Forever: A Review

Now and Forever


I read the first book in this series, Tried and True about nine months ago. Although not my favorite book, when the opportunity came for me to review the second book, I decided to try it.

Characters: .75/1

Each book by Mary Connealy does seem to get better in the character department, but there still seems to be something lacking. I can’t quite put my finger on it. I still liked Kylie, but she was barely in this book. Shannon and Matt were definitely interesting, especially when Shannon was making Matt’s pants and holding them hostage so he couldn’t get out of bed before his leg healed. Continue reading

Tried and True – A Review

TriedAndTrue cover

Kylie Wilde is the youngest sister–and the most civilized. Her older sisters might be happy dressing in trousers and posing as men, but Kylie has grown her hair long and wears skirts every chance she gets. It’s a risk–they are homesteading using the special exemptions they earned serving in the Civil War as “boys”–but Kylie plans to make the most of the years before she can sell her property and return to the luxuries of life back East.

Local land agent Aaron Masterson is fascinated with Kylie from the moment her long hair falls from her cap. But now that he knows her secret, can he in good conscience defraud the U.S. government? And when someone tries to force Kylie off her land, does he have any hope of convincing her that marrying him and settling on the frontier is the better option for her future?

Tried and True was an interesting book. Before I read it, I saw a blog post on another blog by the author explaining why she wrote the book and where she got the idea for this series. The idea for the series sounded intriguing, and the synopsis for the book did as well. So, when I got the email from Bethany House asking for reviewers, I chose hers. Even though I’d gotten her first book about a year ago and didn’t like it, I decided to give her another try. This book was definitely an improvement on that first book, but I still had some issues with it. Continue reading