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The Accidental Guardian - High Sierra Sweethearts Book One - Mary Connealy

Wednesday, July 25, 2018


My Rating
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About the Book
She's the only witness to a wagon train attack. Keeping her safe, though, means his world is about to be turned upside down.

When Trace Riley finds the smoldering ruins of a small wagon train, he recognizes an attack by the same group who left him as sole survivor years ago. Living off the wilderness since then, he's finally carved out a home and started a herd--while serving as a self-appointed guardian of the trail. He'd hoped the days of driving off dangerous men were over, but the latest attack shows otherwise.

Deborah Harkness saved her younger sister and two toddlers during the attack, and now finds herself at the mercy of her rescuer. Trace becomes an accidental guardian when he offers the only shelter for miles around and agrees to take them in until they can safely continue their journey. His simple bachelor existence never anticipated kids and women in the picture and their arrival is unsettling--yet enticing.
Trace and Deborah find themselves drawing ever closer as they work together to bring justice to the trail and help the group survive the winter--but every day closer to spring means a day closer to leaving the mountains forever. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts
I read this story while driving through the mountains on our way to a family vacation in Montana...I know...A little farther north than this book is set...but, oh boy! Did it help to set the stage! 

Mary Connealy has such a fun and refreshing genre/style of Romantic Comedy with Cowboys...add a whole lot of tension, an adorable cast of characters, dangers that will make you bite your nails, and of course the really bad, BAD guys!!! 

Trace is a swoon-worthy, rugged, hero who will sweep your heart out of danger and hold it close. Deb, a strong, independent, fiery, woman...Mama Bear at it's finest...Although unsure of herself when it comes to matters of the heart. Will she allow Trace the time to woo her? 

With the 2 youngsters in the mix, THIS Mama Bear's heart was a flutter with worry the whole time. And even still...after I finished it...my heart is scared to find out what happens next...Yup...Cliffhanger...of sorts. 

If you are looking for an adventure...Love mountains...Love cowboys...and Love to see good triumph over evil...Give this book a read and you won't be sorry!

I received a complimentary copy of The Accidental Guardian from the publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.




About the Author
Mary Connealy writes romantic comedies about cowboys. She's the author of The Kincaid Brides, Trouble in Texas, and Wild at Heart series, as well as several other acclaimed series. Mary has been nominated for a Christy Award, was a finalist for a RITA Award, and is a two-time winner of the Carol Award. She lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her very own romantic cowboy hero. They have four grown daughters--Joslyn, married to Matt; Wendy; Shelly, married to Aaron; and Katy, married to Max--and four precious grandchildren. 





More books by Mary Connealy on Bookworm Mama


Book Two in the High Sierra Sweethearts series releases October 2018

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