Love on the Range by Mary Connealy – Book Review

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Love on the Range by Mary Connealy – Book Review

Love on the Range

by Mary Connealy


Series: Brothers in Arms #3
Series Rating:
Published by Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date October 5, 2021
Genres: Action/Adventure, Historical Fiction, Inspirational Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Western, Clean Romance
Setting: Wyoming Reconstruction Era – US – 1863 – 1877
Written for: Adults
Pages: 304

Synopsis:

Falling for someone who doesn't want to get married is soon 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 been long 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.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.


Also in this series: Braced for Love , A Man With a Past

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One thing I enjoy about reading a series like Brothers in Arms is learning about characters through more than just one book. I was looking forward to reading Molly and Wyatt’s story…

I was quite surprised to see how plucky Molly was! In the previous stories, she seemed content to cook and take care of the house for her brothers and the family they inherited. No complaining, just serving and doctoring when needed. So when she decided to take matters into her own hands and go off to pose as a housekeeper to investigate her new sister-in-law’s father, well, I was taken aback. I really enjoyed her courage and determination to find the underlying cause of things.

A minor theme that runs through the entire series addresses the topic of how to honor your father when his actions have been less than honorable. I appreciated the conclusion the characters came to in this regard…

And, wow! There were some twists that I didn’t see coming! This series conclusion was quite revealing and as full of suspense as the others were. Be sure to read the entire trilogy in order or several things just won’t make sense.

Readers who enjoy historical romantic suspense will want to read Love on the Range and the entire Brothers in Arms series.

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About Mary Connealy

Mary Connealy writes “romantic comedies with cowboys” and is celebrated for her fun, zany, action-packed style. She has more than half a million books in print. She is the author of the popular series Wild at Heart, 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.

You can also find Mary at these sites: Seekerville and Petticoats & Pistols

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