Sunday, October 12, 2014
Tried & True
Tried and True by May Connealy.
This book was given me by Bethany House Publishers for the purpose of reading and writing a review about it.
Well, the picture on the front cover gives you a hint that it just might be a romantic chick flick. And that is pretty much what it is. Kylie and her two sisters, Bayley and Shannon are basically forced by their dad to fight as men in the Civil War and then to go out West and claim land. This was all in honor of their brother Jimmy who was killed in the War. Reality? It's very sad because the dad has no love or concern for the safety of his daughters, he just wants land to build his "Jimmy" ranch. I just think it's sad that their dad, Cudgel, couldn't see the beauty of his daughters and the blessing they could be to him if he would be willing to accept them as daughters instead of wanting them to represent the son that was killed. It's a challenge to me to value each of my children, if God chooses to give us living children, as an individual person and to accept and love them for the talents they have and what they can contribute.
So, back a bit to the story. Of course, it is discovered that Kylie is a girl and not the man she was trying to be and she falls in love and gets married and is harrassed first by someone who wants her land in hopes of winning the big rancher's hand in marriage and then by a lunatic best friend ofher husband's who is determined to kill her family. But, of course, everything works out and they will live happily ever after.
As far as a good chick flick, it was a good story and I will likely try to get a hold of the rest of the series when it comes out. Hopefully, it will be on Bethany House blogging review list. I do like to find something besides the romance that can be commented on and for me it was the rude, insensitive way their dad viewed his daughters.
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