Kylie Wilde is far from living the dream. In fact it her life at the moment is the complete opposite of what she had envisioned for herself. Rather than the dresses and the social activities befitting a lady she is wearing trousers and masquerading as a man in some crazy scheme her father has concocted. Oh and don’t forget patching up the roof (in between falling off of it) because every Eastern lady probably fits roof patching into their social calender somewhere. But that’s the least of her problems. When nosy Aaron Masterson, a land agent, sticks his nose into her business he uncovers her masquerade and removes her war service exemption that would have saved her few years of living in the western wilds. And on top of that she has some crazed and unidentified assailant trying to make an apparent attempt on her life. If Kylie wants to make it back East and host her tea parties she’s going to have to work fast before someone does something crazy.
With her characteristic humor Mary Connealy takes readers on another adventure into the old and very wild west via Kylie Wilde. While Tried and True wasn’t really to my liking I can see a number of readers liking this story. The blurb enough was to make me go for a book that I would normally have passed over after seeing the author’s name. I don’t have anything against the author, don’t get me wrong, I’ve just found her books don’t interest me. I couldn’t connect with the characters. At about midpoint I really didn’t care what happened to anyone but pushed on anyway in hopes it would pick up. While it didn’t live up to my expectations I wouldn’t let this review put you off.
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