On Saturday I realized that I read 5 books the past week. And they were all by Mary Connealy. I had immersed myself in the American West of the 1800s. [That's a nicer way to put it instead of saying I binged read until midnight almost every night.]
I started with the Sophie’s Daughters trilogy; the order that I liked them is the order that they were written in. I like the first one the best. In each one there is romance but the people and events around them take center stage so that the characters can survive; it was a rough time in the American west.
Each heroine is a strong lead but realizes that she can’t do everything – nor should she. There is a strong sense of family and respect for God. Each heroine has a prayer for times of trouble that comes out naturally; short but heartfelt. The heroes are more varied then the heroines. Both the heroes and heroines go through major physical life changes in each book. I thoroughly enjoyed these stories and made room on my book shelf for them.