Love on the Range

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Pub Date 05 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 03 Nov 2021
Bethany House, Bethany House Publishers

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Falling for someone who doesn't want to get married is soon to be the least of his concerns.

While his brothers and their new wives search for who shot him, Wyatt Hunt is temporarily bedridden and completely miserable. Somehow Molly Garner's limited skills have made her the most qualified in their circle to care for Wyatt. But by the time he's healed, she's fed up with him and the whole ungrateful family. For even worse than his grumpiness were the few unguarded moments when he pulled at her heartstrings, and she has been long determined to never repeat her mother's mistakes.

When alternate plans of finding her own independent life fall through, Molly volunteers to work for the Pinkertons and help investigate nearby ranch owner Oliver Hawkins. She signs on to be his housekeeper, hoping to find clues to prove his nefarious, and possibly murderous, past. Wyatt refuses to let her risk it alone and offers to act as Hawkins's new foreman.

But when another Pinkerton agent gets shot, they realize Hawkins isn't the only danger. The Hunt brothers will have to band together to face all the troubles of life and love that suddenly surround them.
Falling for someone who doesn't want to get married is soon to be the least of his concerns.

While his brothers and their new wives search for who shot him, Wyatt Hunt is temporarily bedridden and...

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I purely love a Mary Connealy book. I have been a fan since I read the first book by her. Now I never miss one and eagerly look to each new one. This series is so much fun. Three brothers, who never knew they were brothers, try to come to grips with the fact that their biological father was a low down snake in the grass. Here is Wyatt and Molly’s story. Connealy ties everything up quite nicely as all the family pulls together to set things right. I am always giggling throughout at Connealy’s dry wit. And she always includes a sweet spiritual truth. Each time I finish one of her books, I am hungry for the next. Well done!! My thanks to Bethany House for a copy of this book via Net Galley. The opinion here is my own.

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This was an enjoyable end to the Brothers in Arms series. It has a slightly stronger focus on Molly and Wyatt, but a fair amount of the story is told from the perspectives of Cheyenne, Falcon, Kevin, and Winona (so if you missed them, then you can look forward to more of them!). Regardless, it would probably help to read the first two books in the series to best understand this one, as it takes place immediately after book 2 and continues a major ongoing plot. I was pleased that I was right about certain hints I picked up on in the first couple books, but there was a major surprise I did not see coming in this one. I like being right, but I like being surprised (so long as it makes sense) even more, and with this book I was both! I wouldn't have minded if Molly's journey to healing was a little more prominent, since she has a pretty heavy past to work past, but I'm glad about the choices she makes in the end, even if it's a lot easier than would be realistic. But this is a romantic comedy (albeit a highly suspenseful one), so it doesn't really bother me to suspend my disbelief that far. Overall, it was a good ending to series. (Oh, and there's a cameo from a previous series--watch for it!) Thank you Bethany House and NetGalley for the complimentary e-book. I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions are my own.

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LOVE ON THE RANGE is the third novel in the Brothers in Arms series by MARY CONNEALY, and it rounds off the Hunt family saga very well. It is an exciting story, full of suspense, some unforgettable characters and sweet romance, and with a strong Christian message running through it. We come across characters from the first two books, together with others, some good and some bad, but all very well portrayed. I like the way Win Hawkins decides that the only way she can honour her despicable father, as the bible reqires her to do, is by determining to never become like him and by living the best way she can. Molly Garner feels lonely now that her brother Kevin, who has always been her best friend, has married Win and doesn’t have time for her anymore. She also feels the family only put up with her for her cooking and medical skills. When Wyatt’s gunshot wound is healed and his fever is down she leaves the ranch to try and get a teacher’s position. This falls through and she comes back. Rachel Hobart, a Pinkerton agent who is investigating Oliver Hawkins, asks Molly to apply for a position as his house keeper. Wyatt signs on as a ranch hand in order to keep an eye on her. This leads to a great deal of action and many secrets being uncovered. It is altogether a most enjoyabe read and one I can recommend to anyone who enjoys historical romantic suspense novels. I was given a free copy of the book by NetGalley from Bethany House Publishers. The opinions in this review are completely my own.

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I absolutely loved this series!!! The progression of the characters was extremely satisfying and the twists and turns of the mystery surrounding the family kept me hooked from beginning until the end. Mary Connealy has become one of my favorite authors. I am gobbling up everything she writes.

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Another engaging story in this series. So many twists and unexpected changes in the story line. Such a reminder of family value and coming together.

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What can I say that I haven't already said about Mary Connealy's books? She is a master of plot, intrigue and hilarious characters. This third book in the series ties it all together and is full of surprises and humor. Ever since Mary Connealy started writing I have been following her series and I am always waiting (rather impatiently) for the next book to come along. You can't go wrong here. Put her at the top of your favorite author list! This one is the story of Wyatt and Molly and makes the Hunt family complete. If you've read the first two books of the series you have been waiting for this one! If you haven't read them, go back and get them and catch up on the story and then read this one. This is one of this author's best series so far. She doesn't have an actual best because they are all entertaining in their own way. I have voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book that I received from NetGalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

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The final book in the Brothers in Arms series by Mary Connealy, Love on the Range concludes the overarching story as well as telling Molly and Wyatt’s story. I love how Ms. Connealy’s series have larger stories across them, but still have individual stories within each book. The last book has usually been my favorite in her series, because of the characterization that has been done throughout and being able to see all the characters that you loved from the previous books. This series follows the Hunt brothers as they discover secrets about their father and establish a life for themselves in Montana. Wyatt was born and raised in Montana, but the revelation of two brothers who his father left shakes his world. Though he has mostly adjusted to the new arrivals and the revealed secrets about his father, some mysteries are still unsolved. After being shot and subsequently bedridden, Wyatt is left being cared for by Molly Garner whose limited skills make her the most qualified. Though by the end she is fed up with him, there are moments of gentleness that laeve her scrambling to guard her heart. For Molly has promised herself never to make the mistakes of her mother, she will not get married. Molly is looking for her independence, but when her original plans fall through, she volunteers for the Pinkertons. She is working as a housekeeper to investigate Oliver Hawkins on his possibly murderous past. Following her, Wyatt becomes Hawkins’s foreman. But as danger approaches, it is more at stake than they know and the family must band together. I was so excited for this book! I had the opportunity to read the first two books and was waiting for Wyatt and Molly’s book! Molly had so much to her that we did not know about yet. She seemed really nice and had a lot of secrets. It is nice to finally hear her story and learn about her. She and Wyatt were really cute to read about. They were able to support one another, especially with the dangerous situation they found themselves in. It was cool how different each of the ladies in this series were, yet they all respected each other. Molly had a lot of domestic skills that allowed her to take the job to investigate. Wyatt was also very sweet. He was trying so hard to take care of everything that was happening and to protect Molly. The ranch was his home and where he wanted to be. This story was very exciting! There were so many things that were finally revealed and it was cool to see some cameos from other series that I will not spoil. I liked the ending too, it felt like things were cleared up and tied up. There is some action, some light violence and reference to murder. Overall, I would recommend this to older teens and up. It is a clean historical fiction Christian book and the conclusion to a series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

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Wow, this conclusion to the Brothers in Arms series is twisty. Mary Connealy keeps readers guessing and entertained along the way. As always, there are doses of humor, poignant and gripping family dynamics, struggles and hope. The ending is somewhat unexpected and definitely satisfying. I received a complimentary copy of the book without obligation. This review is my opinion.

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All of Mary Connealy’s books are good and this is no exception. Always looking forward to her next book or series. This book is basically about Molly and Wyatt but Cheyenne and Falcon and Win and Mark are intertwined weaving the series to and end. I enjoyed this book and liked how it turned out for all three couples.

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Love on the Range is the third book in Mary Connealy's Brothers in Arms series. Wyatt Hunt is frustrated over events that have him losing a big chunk of his ranch to previously unknown brothers. Molly moved to Wyoming with her brother to find out about his inheritance. She ends up taking car off Wyatt's gun shot wound. Mysteries still abound as to what is going on behind the attacks on the Hunt brothers. Huge plot twist that I did not see coming! Wow! Connealy does another fantastic job with her book! Western, romance, mystery all wrapped in one awesome book and series. A must read!

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What a satisfying conclusion to Mary Connealy’s Brothers in Arms trilogy! This story picks up at exactly the same point where book two left off. Wyatt is awake now and trying to figure out who shot him. Molly is caring for him, and tired of the thankless work she has to do around the ranch. She decides it’s time to spread her wings, and tries to leave. The rest of the family is taking care of outlaws and uncovering secrets galore. As always, Mary’s books are filled with humour, exciting action scenes, and a loveable cast of characters. It was fun seeing the couples from the previous two books play significant roles in Molly and Wyatt’s story. And as well, there’s a surprising connection that I didn’t see coming (did I mention, I really like that when that happens?). Avid fans of Mary’s work, will be delighted to see a character from a previous series make a cameo. I highly recommend reading this series in order. Readers can still enjoy each book on its own, but will gain a better understanding of the dynamics between characters if books one and two are read first. I love the author’s voice which always pulls me in from the first paragraph. I haven’t come across other books with a similar feel (quirky with a healthy dose of humour), and I look forward to reading whatever new series Mary Connealy is working on. I received an ecopy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Fun conclusion to the Brothers in Arms series! Connealy ties the whole series up in a nice bow. These books would be best read all at once so you can keep track of all the twists and turns, even with the recaps at the beginning of each book. I received a copy of this book via NetGalley--all opinions are my own!

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A highly satisfactory conclusion to the series. Throughly enjoyed the resolution of multiple plot lines and the romance was sweet. Great characterization that kept the ensemble cast feeling fresh and unique.

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Wyatt finally at long last gets his story and my favorite book of this series! A very nice ending to a great series! Connealy writes the best stories! She pulls me in from beginning to end and this story will make you laugh, rejoice and fall in love with this amazing family. I loved reading about each of the brothers and I especially enjoyed them because each brought something special to this series. I loved reading about their adventures and really felt like I was a part of their family! Connealy has a way of doing that to her readers. My favorite thing about Connealy is her humor. It's her trademark and I've loved it since I read The Husband Tree. She's had me hooked ever since that book. I can't wait to see what she comes out with next! My thanks to Ms. Connealy and Bethany House for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own. I was NOT required to write a positive review.

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I enjoyed the premise for this series. It was satisfying seeing everything explained and coming to fruition. I liked that all of the main characters from each book had a big role to play in this one which is fitting as they're a family. The action never stops. There's a huge sense of danger and urgency. Molly, for reasons of her own, decides to go undercover as a housekeeper at Hawkins' ranch. There were a couple scenes there where the tension was palpable. I wanted to play lookout or scream, "He's coming!" There were a few twists and surprises. I gave this book four stars instead of five because of the "romance" that wasn't really much of a romance. There wasn't much to it. I also felt the little brother, Andy, was a throw away character. He didn't ever really get his moment to shine. Still, I enjoyed the book. It was a fast-paced read. Thank you to Bethany House for providing me with a free e-copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

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While his brothers and their new wives search for who shot him, Wyatt Hunt is temporarily bedridden and completely miserable. Somehow Molly Garner's limited skills have made her the most qualified in their circle to care for Wyatt. But by the time he's healed, she's fed up with him and the whole ungrateful family. For even worse than his grumpiness were the few unguarded moments when he pulled at her heartstrings, and she has been long determined to never repeat her mother's mistakes. When alternate plans of finding her own independent life fall through, Molly volunteers to work for the Pinkertons and help investigate nearby ranch owner Oliver Hawkins. She signs on to be his housekeeper, hoping to find clues to prove his nefarious, and possibly murderous, past. Wyatt refuses to let her risk it alone and offers to act as Hawkins's new foreman. But when another Pinkerton agent gets shot, they realize Hawkins isn't the only danger. The Hunt brothers will have to band together to face all the troubles of life and love that suddenly surround them. My review: This is the conclusion to the Brothers in Arms book series. It would be helpful to read the first two books in the series before reading this book. This book picks up where the second book ends. With Wyatt being shot. Molly has the task of taking care of Wyatt. She also is the best cook among all the Hunt brothers and their spouses. Molly finally has had enough of their taking her for granted. So she leaves and gets a job in town as the new school teacher. The brothers are not having that. That starts an entirely new adventure for Molly has undercover spy. In typical Mary Connealy fashion this book is full of mystery and humor throughout. I recommend this book to all who enjoy a good read. I was given this book by Bethany House Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way.

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Love on the Range by Mary Connealy Pub Date: October 5, 2021 Bethany House Publishers Brothers in Arms #3 Thanks to Bethany House Publishers and NetGalley for the ARC. I thoroughly enjoyed this conclusion to this series. I believe you will enjoy this book more if you read the other two first. Content warning: a serial killer, murderers, mentions of abuse, abuse, and more. If you're looking for a fun somewhat dark but sweet romance this may be the read for you. Mary Connealy is one of my favorite Christian Romance author's and I was not diappointed. Great book! 5 stars

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Love on the Range wraps up Mary Connealy’s Brothers in Arms series, and what a great wrap-up it is. This book stars Wyatt Hunt and Molly Garner, but the other brothers and characters from previous books also figure prominently in the plot. The story starts out with Molly tending yet another gunshot wound and trying to keep Wyatt subdued and healing. Wyatt isn’t a model patient and is definitely getting on Molly’s nerves, along with all the other seemingly ungrateful family members, related and not. “How many gunshots did a woman have to tend in one lifetime?” “Wyatt was sick of all this trouble. He wanted to go back to busting broncs and dodging angry bulls. That’s the kind of peaceful, quiet life he loved.” When Molly decides she wants to strike out on her own and get a job somewhere else, she runs into some opposition from the family, and Wyatt decides he needs to be nearby to protect her. Filled with Connealy’s signature wit and humor, this tale was such a treat to read. It can possibly be read as a stand-alone book, but for the maximum enjoyment and to get all the relationships straight, it’s definitely best to read the books in the series in order. I recommend this book to those who enjoy historical fiction filled with humor (well, interspersed with gunshots and danger, of course). 4.5 stars I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from Bethany House through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

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This story was a joy to read! I had the hardest time putting it down, and loved every moment I spent reading it. Love on the Range is the third book in the Brother’s in Arms series, and having read the other two, I was dying to get my hands on this one! From the very beginning of this series I fell in love with all three brothers. Knowing I was going to get a story for each one actually made me a little giddy. Connealy has a way with characters that makes them so unique, still flawed, and yet easy to love. This book follows Molly and Wyatt. Molly tends to take care of everyone, whether it’s cooking or doctoring. Since Wyatt was shot, taking care of him falls on her shoulders along with everything else. I loved getting to know both of these characters even more. Molly had some secrets that she carried, and she tended to see the world through that brokenness. The chemistry between her and Wyatt was undeniable, and all too fun to watch. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Historical Romance. Connealy mixes the perfect combination of Romance, Family, and Suspense. Danger lurks around every corner, it’s a good thing these brothers and their women all have each other. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers and was in no way forced to post a review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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As the Hunt brothers band together to face all the troubles and mysterious unexpected happenings popping up around them, Wyatt finds Molly who has been his nurse and caretaker during his recovery, has become someone he can't get out of his mind. How is he going to help his brothers when Molly decides to jump into a very dangerous situation and he can't let her go without him? Lots of action, suspense and hard riding brings us information that was enlightening and heartbreaking. I was wishing for another story coming just to see how this family's futures went.. I requested a copy through the publisher and NetGalley. No review was requested, my review is voluntary.

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What a great ending to the trilogy. I enjoyed all three. The books are about three brothers who had the same father but different mothers. The thing is they did not know the others existed. They each were left a part of a ranch in Montana when their no good father dies. Trying to understand each other when they finally meet makes for a very interesting read. As always Connealy brings in faith in God in this book and also humor. This last book deals with Wyatt who is the youngest of the brothers. He was born and raised in Montana, but the revelation of two brothers who he did not know he had, has turned his world upside down. Plus he has to share his and his sister’s ranch with them. Though he has mostly adjusted to the new arrivals , does not mean that he has to like them. After being shot and bedridden, it falls the lot of one of the brother’s sister to take care of him. Thus begins soul searching for both of them. An interesting ending for this series…..Thanks to the publisher for allowing me to read and review this interesting book.

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Picking up right where the previous book left off, Wyatt and his brothers must band together to make a stand to protect their ranch. The final book in Brothers in Arms Trilogy, this book ties it all together in a satisfying adventure that will keep you on the tip of your toes. I loved getting to know Molly and Wyatt better over the course of the book. Molly is tired of being over looked, she is capable and smart, but feels like her skills are underutilized. She volunteers to go undercover for the Pinkertons to gather the missing evidence to bring down a criminal. I liked how Wyatt's protective side came out when she went undercover, and how he leans on his brothers for advice. I loved how this book brings together all of the brothers in force, filled with familiar faces and brand new twists along the way. I liked the fast paced action, fantastic characters, faith and romance along the way. An excellent conclusion! I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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"And he'd have to track them down if he wanted something to do besides go charging back into the house and kissing Molly again. Right in front of her brother this time. Oh, there was an idea fit to get a man shot." This is a fantastic ending to what has quickly become my favorite series by Mary Connealy. I have loved reading Kevin and Falcon's stories and Wyatt's was a perfect conclusion. This one has it all, romance, danger, mystery, comedy and multiple jaw dropping moments(at least for me). In a nutshell, I loved this story and the whole series. When it comes time for me to pick my favorite 2021 reads, this entire series will be on it. That is how phenomenal I found this series. I am sorry that it's over! I received this book from the publisher but also purchased my own audio copy on Audible. All thoughts are my own.

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