Chasing the Horizon Chasing the Horizon
Book 1 - Western Light, A

Chasing the Horizon

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Publisher Description

Her only chance at freedom waits across the horizon

Upon uncovering her tyrannical father's malevolent plot to commit her to an asylum, Beth Rutledge fabricates a plan of her own. She will rescue her mother, who had already been sent to the asylum, and escape together on a wagon train heading west. Posing as sisters, Beth and her mother travel with the pioneers in hopes of making it to Idaho before the others start asking too many questions.

Wagon-train scout Jake Holt senses that the mysterious women in his caravan are running from something. When rumors begin to spread of Pinkerton agents searching relentlessly for wanted criminals who match the description of those on his wagon train, including Beth, she begins to open up to him, and he learns something more sinister is at hand. Can they risk trusting each other with their lives--and their hearts--when danger threatens their every step?

Fiction & Literature
February 13
Bethany House Publishers
Baker Book House Company

Customer Reviews

NCmax ,

On the Run

Oh my, Mary Connealy you are a truly amazing story teller!

This book is quite an adventure so if you are looking for it then this book is for you!!
The story is full of love, self sacrifice, well thought out planning, loyalty, friendship, and sit on the edge of your seat for what happens next adventures.

So pick up a copy of Chasing the Horizon and follow Beth, Ginny, Kat as they set out west to escape Beth’s evil father for the adventure and mysteries that follow!

I supper highly recommend this book and look forward to reading the next book Towards the Dawn releasing in June!
I received an advance reader copy of this book from NetGalley and Bethany House Publisher. However this recommendation and review were completely my thoughts and opinions and I was not required to submit a review.

Suzan Loves Books ,

Wonderful Western Romance!

I love Western romances, and this one was so enjoyable! It’s full of adventure, danger, love, loyalty, friendship, and a sweet romance.

After being put in an insane asylum by her despicable husband, Thaddeus Rutledge, Ginny is able to escape with the help of her daughter, Beth. They know Thaddeus is going to come after them, and so they leave on a wagon train heading west on the Oregon Trail, using fake names and hoping to start new lives.

The author did an excellent job of bringing life on the trail to life. It was full of challenges, hard work, and sometimes heartbreaking tragedy. But it also was a place of pristine beauty and unspoiled wilderness. I loved the imagery she created in her descriptions!

I also loved the sweet romance between Beth and Jake, the wagon train scout. Their attraction was immediate, but it grew at a nice, gradual pace.

The viewpoint changed from Ginnie, Beth, Jake, and Thaddeus. This gave a nice perspective of different characters, and helped to build the suspense and tension as you knew vindictive Thaddeus was in pursuit of his wife and daughter.

I feel like I always learn something factual from historical fiction, and with this one it was how few rights a wife had with her husband. At his whim, she could easily be locked up in an asylum. I felt such anger and frustration on behalf of Ginny and every other woman who was so unfairly treated. I was certainly pulling for her to get away, and to find healing from what she had been through.

This book is an intriguing and engaging beginning to a new series, and I’m looking forward to other characters getting their own stories!

Thanks to Bethany House Publishing and Austenprose PR for my eARC. All opinions expressed are my own.

914934 ,

A fun read

Mary Connealy has written such a fun story of suspense mystery and budding love. I couldn’t put it down. It has adventure and heartache. It’s a book I could read with a bowl of popcorn. I can’t wait for the next book!

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