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Inventions of the Heart by Mary Connealy
Series: The Lumber Baron’s Daughters #2
Release Date: July 5, 2022
Genre: Christian, Historical/Western Romance
I’m not one to be a fan of westerns, but aside from all the horses and outlaws I wouldn’t really think of this as a western. This book is just a very entertaining story of good families that work together to make all their lives better. It’s also the story of some terrible families and people who only care about themselves and will commit any offense in order to get what they want.
It’s the second book of a series, and I’ll be eager to read the other books in this series. The writing is great and I was sold on the first page. This book has a lot of characters, but the main two are Michelle and Zane. Zane owns the Two Harts Ranch, which is mainly a cattle ranch. He has plenty of workers and also others that live on the vast property, who were part of a missionary group.
He has recently had two new guests, Michelle and Zilly Stiles, who are the sisters of the lumber magnate. They’re in hiding from their wicked step-father who desires to marry them off to horrible old men so that he can gain control of the fortune and business. These highly-educated girls were trained in engineering and building.
The story is complex, but easy enough to follow. It’s very exciting and you’ll find yourself almost holding your breath, hoping that the good guys can succeed at every turn. The bad guys are offered chances to turn from their evil ways and give their hearts to God, but they don’t. I know you’ll enjoy this rip-roaring western with enough romance for all of us.
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