Author, Historical Fiction, Review

No Way Up by Mary Connealy

If you love romantic comedy and cowboys, be sure to check out No Way Up by Mary Connealy, The Cimmaron Legacy series book 1!

About the Book

No Way Up by Mary ConnealyWhen 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.

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My Thoughts

Yee Haw!!! I love me a good Mary Connealy cowboy romance! This one is doubly sweet since I already know Heath from The Kincaid Brides series and Chance and Veronica from the prequel novella Boden Birthright (pick up a kindle copy, it’s free!) It’s certainly not required reading for enjoying Heath and Sadie’s story but the backstory always interests me and I’m an unapologetic book glutton.

Sadie has been groomed to be a lady and dutiful daughter, protected from every hardship, and pretty much told what to do. When her big brothers and ranch-hand Heath Kincaid start bossing her in her parents’ absence, she realizes she’s ready and capable to boldly stand on her own two feet. Sadie’s compassion is endearing and I admire her adventurous spirit!

Heath is all grown up and Kincaid through and through. He is determined to do everything in his power to protect the boss’s daughter and get to the bottom of suspicious activities around the ranch. Heath has learned many skills from his brothers and during the years he’s spent wandering. He helps the Bodens with everything from ranching and rock climbing to life-saving medical treatment.

I highly recommend this title (and ALL Mary Connealy titles!) for its romance, humor, suspense, family dynamics, interesting historical tidbits, and faith-filled entertainment.

I requested the opportunity to read and review this book through NetGalley and the publisher. The opinions expressed are my own. This review was originally posted on 07/19/16.


About the Author

Mary ConnealyMary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys always with a strong suspense thread. She is a two-time Carol Award winner, and a Rita, Christy and Inspirational Reader’s Choice finalist.

She is the bestselling author of 48 books and novellas.

Her most recent three-book series are Cimarron Legacy, Wild at Heart, Trouble in Texas, Kincaid Bride for Bethany House Publishing. She’s also written four other series for Barbour Publishing and many novellas and several stand-alone books for multiple publishers.

Mary will be a published author for ten years in 2017 with nearly a million books in print. She has a degree in broadcast communications with an emphasis in journalism and has worked at her local newspaper.

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If you missed Mary Connealy’s author spotlight, be sure to hop over and see who five of her favorite characters are!


Have y’all read The Cimarron Legacy or other titles from Mary Connealy?
Be sure to add No Way Up by Mary Connealy to your tbr!

2 thoughts on “No Way Up by Mary Connealy”

    1. I’m glad I haven’t read all Mary Connealy’s books yet, it’s nice to know they’re already out there ready for me to love when I get a hankerin’ for some cowboys 🙂 Enjoy!


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