Aiming for Love – Mary Connealy

Aiming for Love Mary Connealy
Aiming for Love by Mary Connealy
Also by this author: Woman of Sunlight
Published by Bethany House on October 1, 2019
Genres: Fiction, Christian, Historical, Romance

Growing up in Colorado, Josephine Madson has been fascinated by but has shied away from the outside world--one she's been raised to believe killed her parents. When Dave Warden, a rancher, shows up to their secret home with his wounded father, will Josephine and her sisters risk stepping into the world to help or remain separated but safe on Hope Mountain?

Aiming for Love by Mary Connealy is the first book in the Brides of Hope Mountain series, and is a fun new historical fiction read. It’s the story of three sisters, the Nordegren girls, who grew up on the mountain. All they know is that life. Warned by their grandparents of the terrible dangers of venturing down into the lowlands, they have never even tried to see what the outside world looks like.

Then Jo (the main heroine of this particular book) meets up with some ranchers, and gets to know these outsiders. She begins to realize that all people are not necessarily evil or dangerous, as she was led to believe. She wants to know more about the rest of the world, and is quick to make friends with David Warden and his parents.

Because David’s father has a serious injury, the Nordegren girls go way beyond their comfort zone and allow them to stay in their home until they can get other living arrangements made. You see, the Wardens have fled to the mountain to escape bandits that have taken over their own ranch down in the valley.

Jo is a literal Robin Hood with her mad archery skills. Her pluck and personality make her an extremely fascinating heroine.

I found this book to be a fresh new story line, quite different from any other historical fiction I’ve had the privilege of reading.

Trying to imagine what it must have been like for Jo and her two sisters to grow up like this, isolated from everyone else, seeing the world through their eyes, the author did a fantastic job at bringing this to life in front of my eyes.

I really enjoyed reading this book, and look forward to reading it’s sequel.