Saturday, April 7, 2018

Long Time Gone by Mary Connealy

Long Time Gone by Mary ConnealyLong Time Gone by Mary Connealy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Netgalley to review
Genre: Christian/Old Western/Romance

Book Description:  The Boden clan thought their troubles were over with the death of a dangerous enemy. But with new evidence on Cole's shooting, Justin can't deny that the plot to take their ranch was bigger than one man. While the doctor and his distractingly pretty assistant help Cole, Justin has to uncover the trail of a decades-old secret as danger closes in.

My thoughts: The Bodens are a dynamic family. They can beat up on each other, but if someone else tries to hurt a member of their family, watch out! They are loyal and determined. Once they determine a course of action they stick to it and put their all into it.

This is the second book in a series. I requested this book from Netgalley over a year ago, and then found out that the books needed to be read in order. I had not read the first, so it took some time before I found wiggle room in my review schedule to read both of them together. My thoughts are that is better to read it late, than never. I'm glad I did read it! The best part, the third book is out and I don't have to wait to read it. I am ready for Cole's story!

The Bodens have a land grant in New Mexico. Someone with government connections is trying to take their land away from them. They didn't realize what they were taking on when they decided to mess with the Bodens. I LOVE the family. They love each other fiercely, and accept new members as they come. This is a romance, so new members are finding their way in every book.

The second book highlights Justin, the second son. It also has the point of view of the rest of the family. I enjoyed that I stayed connected to the characters that I came to love in No Way Up, and the introductory novella The Boden Birthright.

If you love a good action, suspense, romance book set in the Old West. You should definitely give this series a try. It has Christian themes, non-graphic violence, and kissing.

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Mary Connealy
About the Author: (Taken from Goodreads)   Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys always with a strong suspense thread. She is a two time Carol Award winner, and a Rita, Christy and Inspirational Reader's Choice finalist. 

She is the bestselling author of 48 books and novellas. 
Her most recent three book series are: Cimarron Legacy, Wild at Heart, Trouble in Texas, Kincaid Bride for Bethany House Publishing. She’s also written four other series for Barbour Publishing and many novellas and several stand-alone books for multiple publishers. 
Mary will be a published author for ten years in 2017 with nearly a million books in print. She has a degree in broadcast communications with an emphasis in journalism and has worked at her local newspaper.

Find Mary online at: 
Petticoats & Pistols
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