Gabe Lasley has left his ranch in Wyoming because of his strong feelings for a married woman. He finds Shannon Dysart stranded in a mountaintop cave and saves her. She is on a quest to prove her father’s research isn’t the work of a madman, that he really did find a treasure in the wild west.
With trouble on their back trail from the villains who still want Shannon’s map, the dream of gold coloring every decision Shannon makes, and Gabe’s surprising need to protect her, they sets out to find a city of gold. Along the way they find that true treasure is rooted in love. And that was within their reach all along.
Mary Connealy’s books are “satisfaction guaranteed.” Looking for sassy, romantic, action packed, and historical books that you can devour? Then Mary Connealy is your lady.
This story has elements of what Mary does best: opposites attracting and fighting their way through conflict with bandits, hoodlums, and thieves. Readers go into the book knowing how it will end, but it is still a fun and enjoyable read. I would like to see Mary take some departures from her go-to conflict resolutions of heroic and stubborn family members riding to the rescue in the knick of time.
After reading this book I spent a good half-hour Googling images of the Grand Canyon and wishing I could appreciate the magnificent views in person. There is no question why Mary Connealy chose this setting, especially since the moral of this story revolves around God’s majesty and Creation being so much greater than any earthly possessions.
For as long as Mary keeps on writing stories (which better be for many years to come), I will keep on reading them. I am eagerly anticipating her next book!
**Thank you to the publisher for providing a review copy via NetGalley**