When it comes to books and movies, I’m not always that interested in the funny ones. I don’t mind them once in awhile, but once I’ve seen it or read it, that’s enough. The first time I picked up a novel by Mary Connealy, I don’t think I knew what I had gotten myself into. However, her light-hearted story-telling had me hooked. Her narratives are full of interesting word choices and fun characters, but her novels usually hit a certain depth at some point that resonates with truth. Her new series, Wild at Heart, intrigued me from the beginning, and I was excited to get to read this first book of the series.
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From the first scene of this book I had a smile on my face. Kylie Wilde is a wonderful heroine. She knows what she wants in life, and it isn’t the same things her father and sisters want. While they all want to live a “manly life,” she just wants pretty frocks and a tea parties. For some reason, I found myself relating to Kylie a lot. Maybe it is because I also have an appreciation for some of the girlier things in life, and when you can relate to a main character, you tend to enjoy the book even more!
While the story of Tried and True is pretty straightforward, there were some pretty unexpected moments. The surprises kept popping up all the way through the end. Every time I thought the story would start to wind down, it would get pretty exciting again.
I can also appreciate the deep truths that resonate in this book. While there are moments of the characters praying sprinkled throughout, there is an even stronger message just waiting in the book.
All I can say, is that I loved this book more than I thought I would, and I can’t wait to read more about the other Wilde sisters, because in true series fashion, there are a number of questions raised about them in this book.
I would love to hear from you! Do you enjoy fiction that has a light-hearted tone to it? Who are some of your favorite authors who write this way?
For more on the author or this book, please check out the following links:
- Mary Connealy’s Website
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- Read what Mary Connealy is reading on GoodReads
- Check out Tried and True on Amazon
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