Published by Baker Books on August 26th 2014
Genres: Christian, Fiction, General, Historical, Romance
Saddle up for a wildly fun ride with the Wilde sisters! 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? "Another great laugh-out-loud historical romance with memorable characters who have charm, style, grace, and a bit of mischief."--RT Book Reviews on In Too Deep"Connealy's style is fast-paced and spritely and sure to keep drawing fans."--Publishers Weekly"With her trademark humor, Connealy weaves a delightful tale that is sure to please her fans and win new readers."--Library Journal on Over the Edge
I was lucky enough to receive this book from the publisher to review. In all honesty, I love Bethany House books and of course Tried and True is no exception.
Tried and True follows the Wilde sisters who had served in the Civil War disguised as men and are now trying to continue to live on as men so they can homestead using the exemptions they earned from serving in the war. But Kylie, the youngest sister, dreams of a life back East with tea parties and civilization. The land agent Aaron Masterson isn’t fooled by the disguises, although. Soon they both must work through unique challenges of their own. And the rest, well, you need to pick up a copy and find out.
This book was amazing, fun, cute, romantic, and everything I wanted and didn’t know I wanted. I loved the characters, especially Matt Tucker. I cannot wait for the sequel. It’s not coming out until June 2015, so I’ll have to wait and count the days until then.
I would rate Tried and True five out of five stars. This book is going on my special shelf of favorite books and will be most definitely reread.