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Forged in Love by Mary Connealy.
About the Book
In 1870, Mariah Stover is left for dead and with no memory when the Deadeye Gang robs the stagecoach she’s on, killing her father and brother. As she takes over her father’s blacksmith business and attempts to move forward, the old-fashioned townspeople meet her new occupation with disdain.
Handsome and polished Clint Roberts escaped to Western Wyoming from the painful memories he left back east. In the hope of a new life, he opens a diner where he creates fine dishes, but is met with a harsh welcome from the townsfolk who prefer to stick to their old ways.
Clint and Mariah are drawn together by the similar trials they face in a new town, and Clint is determined to protect Mariah at all costs when danger descends upon her home. As threats pursue them from every side, will they survive to build a life forged in love?
Mary Connealy steals you away to the atmospheric American West with an adventure-filled, charming nineteenth-century tale.
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Forged in Love is the first book in Mary Connealy’s new historical romance series, Wyoming Sunrise from Bethany House.
This was a delightful western read that mixed danger, women’s independence, and a flip-flop of usual gender roles. I loved that Clint was a cook and Mariah was a blacksmith. I also liked how the author showed the challenge of protecting Mariah. How should she allow others to protect her, especially when she is capable and strong? It is such a good conundrum because one the one hand, I (and others) wanted her to just aquiess and hide. Yet, that wasn’t in her character, so of course she wouldn’t have done that. But, what was she to do?
Then there’s Brutus the dog. I loved him! And Mariah’s two friends … I can’t wait for their stories. Not to mention discovering more about the danger facing Mariah’s hometown. It’s not as simple as it appears at first, and now I’m excited to read the rest of the series.
If you enjoy historical romance with a thread of humor and suspense, then grab a copy of Forged in Love. I loved the characters and can’t wait for more!
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