“Long Time Gone” by Mary Connealy

Strong Women, Tough Cowboys & Danger!

Angie DuPree is in a very dangerous situation in 1880’s New Mexico.  After agreeing to go to the Boden family ranch to help the doctor treat Cole Boden, Angie discovers the family is under attack by a person or persons unknown.  The family is as shocked to find themselves in this predicament as Angie is.

While the Bodens try to figure out who is behind this, dangerous situations continue to take place that throw Angie together with this family.  The killer has targeted every member of the Boden family.  However, anyone interacting with the family is included, too, which puts Angie in danger, as well.  Before this ends, there will be a kidnapping, the discovery of a spy in their midst, and more gunfights.  The family is further shocked to learn that someone attempted to kill their parents who have been staying in Colorado for a medical treatment.  Who is doing this to them?

Although Angie is fairly new to the community, she has been trying very hard to learn to fit in to life in the West.  Unfortunately she wasn’t taught any life skills, and is pretty clueless about doing anything.  She believes that living in her new hometown will give her the chance to finally stand on her own two feet.  Justin Boden just thinks she is a big stack of trouble!

This is the second installment in The Cimarron Legacy.  Since I have not read the first book, I had a small amount of catch-up time when I began reading.  But it was not hard to do.  This story delivers lots of action, along with twists and turns, while solving this mystery moves on.  It is also fun to watch the relationship between Angie and Justin Boden unfold.  Although this yarn ended at a natural stopping place, the entire tale has many loose ends that need to be finished—including who is behind all of this. I can hardly wait for book three to be released so I can get the answers.  I highly recommend this 5-star book to anyone who enjoys westerns, thrillers or Christian fiction.

Bethany House Publishing has provided me with a complimentary copy of Long Time Gone for the purpose of review.   All opinions expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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