No Way Up (Cimarron Legacy Series #1)Mary Connealy
No Way Up is the 1st book in the new series by Mary Connealy, Cimarron LegacyWhen 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 ... Read More
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.
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Jun 21, 2016
- UPC: 9780764211812
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 304
- Publish Date: Jul 5, 2016
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC042030"
- ISBN: 0764211811
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- No Way Out by kp on 1/29/2017
Mary Conneally's latest book, No Way Up, starts with a bang. As Chance Boden, the patriarch of the Cimarron ranch, heads out with some of his cowboys to gather up part of his herd that has run off, they are suddenly caught in the middle of an avalanche!
Once the final rock has fallen, Chance seems to have suffered the worst of the injures. His leg has been broken to the point that part of the bone is protruding through the skin! One of the cowboys, Heath Kincaid, uses his knowledge of first aid, to clean the injury to the point that Chance can be transferred to Denver to have surgery performed. Before he leaves, Chance has a message for his three children. He has changed his will and and it states that Cole, Justin and Sadie must remain on the ranch for an entire year or the property will be given to a distant relative upon Chance's death. This is a hard charge for three siblings who do not get along and have work they would rather perform elsewhere!
Once it appears the their father's life has been saved and they learn that the avalanche had been intentionally started, these siblings slowly learn to get along as they attempt to discover who may be behind the attempt on their father's life. Hold on until the final pages to learn who was behind the avalanche. You will also get a glimpse at the growing relationship between Heath and Sadie!
- SUSPENSE, MYSTERY, ACTION, AND HUMOR! by Moonpie on 11/15/2016
To be honest I am not a fan of western novels but I thought would give this one a try and I am so glad I did! I thoroughly enjoyed it! This is also the first time I have read one of Ms. Connealy’s books.
Yes, it was an action packed western, but I was delighted to see it also a romance, a mystery, filled with danger and suspense, but my biggest surprise was the wonderful humor throughout the book!
Chance Bowden was a wealthy and powerful man. His children are grown and all have left the ranch except one. The other two have pursued careers they love away from the family empire. Chance is unexpectedly seriously injured in an avalanche. Before he is taken to Denver for treatment to save his live he calls his children, Cole, Justin, and Sadie, to his bedside and delivers a surprising ultimatum. They must all agree to live together on the ranch for a year or lose their inheritance ( a quite substantial one) to a cousin the detest. They grudgingly agree.
Hired hand, Health Kincaid stands by them. His wisdom and skills become invaluable to the siblings when serious trouble begins to emerge. Much to her brother’s disapproval Sadie begins to see him as more than an employee. Little did they know when they agreed to their father’s demands how much danger they would face and what hidden family secrets they would uncover. A very exciting and entertaining book! I look forward to reading more by Ms. Connealy!
I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers
- Another must read from Mary Connealy! by J. Augustine on 10/9/2016
I love Western movies but I suppose I've always been a little suspicious of Western books, guess I got used to Louis L'Amour's writing, however, I excitedly look forward to each of Mary Connealy's new titles. No Way Up was in no way a disappointment.
I quickly became caught up in the lives of Heath and the Bodens, immersed in the danger and romance. I definitely enjoyed the aforementioned romance and danger but I also loved Mary Connealy's trademark humor. Her books are just so much fun to read! The harsh life of the Old West is balanced out with romantic comedy making each story, and definitely this one, hard to put down.
As you can imagine, since I enjoyed No Way Up so much, I am anxiously, impatiently, waiting for the next book in The Cimarron Legacy series to come out.
(I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are entirely my own.)
- relaxing, pleasurable read by Vera on 8/20/2016
I always look forward to reading one of Mary Connealy's books. She brings a relaxing, pleasurable read to the table filled with signature Connealy humor, comedy, and sassiness.
Wrapped in a family saga situated in the New Mexico area when it was newly settled and sprinkled with a sweet blossoming romance between ranch owner's daughter and cowpoke the story entertains and keeps the reader engaged. Embellished with some history of the area following the Spanish American war, the story gave insight into the emotional and political as well as familial history of the area.
I thoroughly enjoyed the ramped up verbal clashes between the two brothers as well as between them and their cowhand, Heath. Obviously Heath is a man of honor and savvy regarding ranching and hard work. He is also a life saver for the family on several occasions.
The side story of the orphanage in town and the new worker for it, Angie, is nice and promises more to come (in my hopeful opinion) in follow up stories by Connealy in this Cimarron Legacy series. I look forward to seeing what becomes of highly educated and intelligent Cole and rough and ready ranch owner Justin.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Bethany Publishing to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own and I was not compensated.