Saturday, August 25, 2012

Litfuse Book Review- Over the Edge

About the Book:

Seth Kincaid survived a fire in a cave, but he's never been the same. He was always a reckless youth, but now he's gone over the edge. He ran off to the Civil War and came back crazier than ever.

After the war, nearly dead from his injuries, it appears Seth got married. Oh, he's got a lot of excuses, but his wife isn't happy to find out Seth doesn't remember her. Callie has searched, prayed, and worried. Now she's come to the Kincaid family's ranch in Colorado to find her lost husband.

Callie isn't a long-suffering woman. Once she knows her husband is alive, she wants to kill him. She's not even close to forgiving him for abandoning her.

Then more trouble shows up in the form of a secret Seth's pa kept for years. The Kincaid brothers might lose their ranch if they can't sort things out. It's enough to drive a man insane--but somehow it's all making Seth see things more clearly. And now that he knows what he wants, no one better stand in his way.

My Review:

Over the Edge is the final book in the Kincaid Bride Series. Having read the previous book to this series I had a fairly good opinion of the characters and familiarity. Callie is mentioned at the end of the last book, so the fact that Seth had a mysterious wife, was not a shocker. Callie's personality was very different and likable. She was a strong woman who faced abandonment from her husband, pregnancy with no apparent spouse, rejection from her father, who later passes away, and now a stagecoach shootout. 

Seth though he was a little rough in the head was such a nice hero. He was so innocent in some of his ways, that it hurt one to think of all the pain he went through. He constantly faced nightmares, and spells of craziness, driving him to do the unthinkable. It was beautiful to see in the end how the Lord freed him from the demons that tormented him. Mary portrayed his deliberation with such a beauty, it can make one cry.

The cavern was a major focal point in this story. It started out as a brother clubhouse, then turned to a major accident scene, and a dangerous haven for Seth. The previous book mentions the accident and scenes that took place during, such as seth loosing his soul, and Ethan's near fall; but finally in this book does the author paint a vivd picture of what really happened. She takes the reader back in time to when the three brothers were just children. 

Then there was the mystery of the stolen money. Much to my delight it was resolved. The family finds they have a fortune of diamonds, and do not know what to do with them. When there "rightful" owner comes to claim them, as usual danger lurks near, causing pain to some, love to others, and  liberation to all.

Over the Edge was a beautiful end to the series. I would however, love for the author to make an overlapping series of the out- of- the- blue half brother. His story line felt somewhat incomplete. Overall if you enjoy a romantic suspense, this book is for you. It is jam packed with action and suspense. I give Over The Edge a 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this free copy, from Litfuse, in exchange for my honest review.

Meet Mary: 

Mary Connealy writes fun and lively "romantic comedy with cowboys" for the inspirational market. She is the author of the successful Lassoed in Texas, Montana Marriages, and Sophie's Daughters series, and her novel Calico Canyon was nominated for a Christy Award. She lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her husband, Ivan, and has four grown daughters.

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One winner will receive:
  • A Nook Color with GlowLight
  • The entire set of Mary Connealy's The Kincaid Brides series
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 28th. Winner will be announced at the "Over the Edge" Author Chat Facebook Party on 8/29. Meet Mary, get a sneak peek of her next book, try your hand at a trivia contest, and more. There will also be gift certificates, books and a Book Club Prize Pack to be won (10 copies for your book club or small group.)!

So grab your copy of Over the Edge and join Mary on the evening of the August 29th for a chance to connect with her and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

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