"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Review on No Way Up by Mary Connealy
"When Cimarron ranch patriarch Chance Boden is caught in an avalanche, the quick actions of hired hand Heath Kincaid save him. Badly injured, Chance demands that his will be read and its conditions be enforced immediately.
Without anyone else to serve as a witness, Heath is pressed into reading the will. If Justin, Sadie, and Cole Boden don’t live and work at home for the entire year, the ranch will go to their low-down cousin Mike.
Then Heath discovers the avalanche was a murder attempt, and more danger might follow. Deeply involved with the family, Heath’s desire to protect Sadie goes far beyond friendship. The danger keeps them close together, and their feelings grow until being apart is the last thing on their minds".
I have never read any of Mary Connealy's books before and loved her writing. This story takes place in the New Mexico territories and in the lower southwest corner of Colorado. The plot combined, mystery, suspense, romance and some humor. As I read, I couldn't help reflect on the Mesa Verde dwellings; although the the different levels of Mesa Verde were more complex than those in the story. I truly enjoyed this book and found it an easy read. The characters are easy to relate to and the author weaves a wonderful tale. I will definitely look for more of her books. Disclaimer: Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing, provided me with this book free of charge, in exchange for my honest review.
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 37 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 38 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.