Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Long Time Gone by Mary Connealy

The book Long Time Gone by Mary Connealy is a second book in a series called the Cimarron Legacy. The book opens with action right away. As you read further you begin to see the story line.

Two brothers, Cole and Justin, and their newly-married sister Sadie are living on a ranch in the southwest. There seems to be some kind of conspiracy running against them and their ranchland. Cole has been shot (in the beginning of the book) and his survival is uncertain. The family wants to find the conspirators, stay safe (alive!), and save their land. The setting is the 1880s in New Mexico.

The parents of these adult siblings have gone by train far away because the father had a horrendous accident in a rock avalanche which could have caused the loss of his leg. He is being treated by a doctor.

When I began reading this book I had a slight recollection of having read the first book in this series. As the book went on, I remembered more of the story from the first one. Honestly, even having read the first one (quite awhile ago, I think), I had a very difficult time following the storyline for really the first few chapters. I think if I hadn't read that one, I would've been quite lost.

The story is okay, kind of a love story buried within a conspiracy/western type story.

I think this book would have been better as just some extra chapters added onto the first book. As it stands, I would not recommend it to someone who hadn't read the first one...or would suggest they stay patient and they'll eventually figure some things out. The story was okay, not really something I loved.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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