Monday, September 17, 2012

Over the Edge by Mary Connealy


  1. Title: Over The Edge
  2. Series: The Kincaid Brides, Book 3
  3. Author: Mary Connealy
  4. ISBN: 978-0-7642-0913-0
  5. Publisher: Bethany House
  6. Format: Trade Paperback
  7. $14.99
  8. Source: Trade Paperback from Publishers
  9. Rating: Rating 3




Seth Kincaid survived a fire in a cave, but he hasn’t been the same since. Then he fought in the Civil War and returned to Colorado crazier than ever.

Somewhere along the line, it appears Seth got married. Oh, he has a lot of excuses, but his wife isn’t too happy to out Seth doesn’t remember her. Callie isn’t a long-suffering woman. When Seth disappeared, she searched, prayed and worried. Now she’s come out west to wrangle her long-lost husband.

Seth is willing to make amends. Callie is more interested in shooting him. Can they rekindle their love before one of them goes over the edge? (from the back of the book)

My Thoughts:

Series Alert:

This is the third book in The Kincaid Brides Trilogy, although it’s the first one that I have read. While it reads well as a standalone, I felt that I was missing certain pieces needed to fully enjoy the story. It also felt as though I was missing critical backstories of Seth’s brothers as well as the danger that had visited the Kincaids.

The Plot:

Callie, a tough as nails woman from Texas, goes searching for the husband who abandoned her. Finding herself in the midst of a coach robbery, she has no choice but to fight them off. Seth finds Callie injured then realizes that she is his wife that he doesn’t quite recall and he has no choice to care for her and the son he did not realize he had.

Seth is plagued by a tragic cave accident that happened during his youth and left him with horrid scars on his back. He is also plagued with a crazy nature yet he has no choice but to accept the responsibility of his wife and child and a newly discovered brother that came from his deceased father’s secret family.

Bringing his new family back to the Kincaid ranch Seth must find a way to ease his conscience, remember his wife, and save his family from the man seeking the diamond’s his sister-in-laws first husband stole.

The Characters:

Callie-She was likeable. A strong character with a ‘I will do it my way’ attitude, although there was really nothing grand to make her a memorable character.

Seth—He was an odd choice for a main character and I am family sure he should have been Bedlam bound. His character had potential to be complex although his personal struggle was mentioned it was not developed well enough to have any weight. Other than being as mad as mad can be, there was nothing too grand about him.

Secondary Characters--The secondary characters were not developed well enough to make mention of.

Overall Opinion:

An occasionally humorous novel with Western themes and cowboy troubles that offered a little light reading with nothing more to recommend it.

Would I read the previous books in the trilogy?

I *may* read them if I happen upon them to see if it improves my feelings towards this novel, but I will not go out of my way to search them out.

Best Wishes & Happy Reading,

Angela Renee

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