Tried and True is Mary Connealy’s first book in the series Wild at Heart. This is a whimsical cowboy, romance, comedy truly good book. The Wilde brothers, um, sisters along with their grumpy Pa are braving the wild Idaho territory as homesteaders.
Kylie Wilde served in the Civil War and with her service is able to subtract a couple years off her homesteader time. She’d rather be back east enjoying a more feminine life with bonnets and tea parties. Her curmudgeon of a father has guilted her and her brothers, uh, sisters into staking a claim on Gage Coulter’s land. Aaron Masterson, local land agent, finds out Kylie’s secret and changes her stake on the land. Coulter is not happy about this land claim and wants it back as it has a good source of water for his herd. Both of the men would like to stake a claim on Kylie’s heart. Someone wants Kylie off the land for a much different reason.
This book reads smoothly and the depth of characters is very good. This is the first book of Mary Connealy’s I’ve read. I can’t wait until the next episode of the Wilde’s come out. I’d happily recommend this book to anyone who wants to fall in love with the Wild West.
I received this book from Bethany House Publishers.