I recently finished reading Mary Connealy's Long Time Gone for review. Book 2 in the Cimarron Legacy the book will take you back on a trip back to the wild west days of New Mexico ranching. The Boden family has been beset with troubles as they fight to keep their ranch from rustlers who will stop at nothing to bring the family down.
The story unfolds after a trap left Cole, the oldest Boden son nearly dead. That leaves Justin to manage the ranch while frantically searching for the reason behind this shooting and an avalanche meant to kill their father Chance. Only the quick thinking and training from ranch hand Heath Kincaid gave their father a fighting chance. Secreted away to a Denver hospital Chance and his wife are unwillingly apart from the fight being fought at home.
The book is full of the usual rugged cowboys but what sets it apart are the strong women who know their way around the west. Sadie Boden is a crack shot and fearless in a fight. Newly married to Heath, they are a force to be reckoned with. Not content to sit around and become bait, she places herself in the middle of the whole fight.
Enter Angie DuPree with the doc to nurse Cole. Winsome and wan, she is seemingly out of place in the novel but the west definitely had some strange bedfellows when it came to surviving ranch life without the finer things in life.
If you crave tales of the old west, this book is for you. I think it only fair, however, to let you know that this is not a stand alone novel. Had I known this I would have read No Way Up, book one in the series first. For series followers, this will make a good set. Book three is sure to follow! Many thanks to Bethany House for an opportunity to try a new author.