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Over the Edge Review

Title:  Over the Edge
Author:  Mary Connealy
Pages:  332
Year:  2012
Publisher:  Bethany House
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book.  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.  Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/.  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988
                Over the Edge is the third book in Mary Connealy’s “The Kincaid Brides” western romance series.  The setting is Colorado in the year 1866.  The first page starts with a stagecoach robbery and the action continues throughout the story.
                Callie Kincaid is a young mother looking for her husband.  She loses her family home to carpetbaggers in Texas and sets out for Colorado to find him or at least his brothers so she can have a place to live for herself and her young son.  She is a tough cookie and doesn’t like sitting around doing nothing.  She can shoot, ride, and herd cattle with the best of the men.  On the way to Colorado, her stagecoach is attacked by bandits.  Callie singlehandedly holds off four bandits until help arrives.  The first person on the scene to give help is her husband.  She trusts him about as far as she can throw him and proceeds to take a shot at him!
                Seth has survived being severely burned on his back and left arm as a child, a traumatic event that still haunts him and gives him nightmares.  He also has survived the Civil War.  He may have survived, but that survival has come with a cost.  He doesn’t remember getting married or having a son or even how he arrived at his brother’s ranch.  He has nightmares every night in which he relives the fire that burned him so badly or battles from the war.  He is not completely sane, but is trying to get better.  His damaged mind causes him to wander away from home sometimes for days at a time.  He is drawn to the cavern where he had his accident.  He has spent a lot of time there and knows the cavern better than anyone.  He lives with his brother, Ethan and his wife for a spell and then lives with his other brother, Rafe and his wife.  They keep a close, protective eye on him.
                Callie and Seth still have a definite physical attraction to one another, but Callie isn’t going to pursue that until she can trust Seth not to leave her again.  Will Seth ever remember his wife?  Will his nightmares of the fire and the war ever end?   Will his wife ever trust him again?
                Each of the brothers continues to deal with guilt and shame associated with Seth’s accident in the cavern.  They each feel that how they acted during the accident led to the downfall and eventual breakup of their family.  Can they find peace?  Oh, did I forget to mention there are also stolen diamonds involved?  Of course, someone is desperately searching for them.  Who will find them first?  Can they be recovered before it’s too late and they are lost forever?  This is a fast-paced story that will involve you from the first page of action!
My rating is 3 stars out of five.



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