The Accidental Guardian High Sierra Sweethearts #1 PDF


The Accidental Guardian High Sierra Sweethearts #1 She's the only witness to a wagon train attack Keeping her safe though means his world is about to be turned upside downWhen Trace Riley finds the smoldering ruins of a small wagon train he recognizes an attack by the same group who left him as sole survivor years ago Living off the wilderness since then he's finally carved out a home and started a herd while serving as a self appointed guardian of the trail He'd hoped the days of driving off dangerous men were over but the latest attack shows otherwiseDeborah Harkness saved her younger sister and two toddlers during the attack and now finds herself at the mercy of her rescuer Trace becomes an accidental guardian when he offers the only shelter for miles around and agrees to take them in until they can safely continue their journey His simple bachelor existence never anticipated kids and women in the picture and their arrival is unsettling yet enticingTrace and Deborah find themselves drawing ever closer as they work together to bring justice to the trail and help the group survive the winter but every day closer to spring means a day closer to leaving the mountains forever I enjoyed this first novel in the beginning of a new series The characters were likable and I appreciated their honesty toward each other Deb and Trace opened up about themselves and their backgrounds as they got to know each other I enjoyed their interactions and the sweet nature of their growing attraction and relationshipThis book very definitely sets the reader up to jump right into the next book in the series by the events that occur at the end of the book It was not a cliffhanger It simply made me look forward to seeing how future relationships could develop I am definitely anticipating the next storyI received a complimentary copy of this book All opinions are my ownYou can read this review on my blog Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW My first novel by this author and I found it to be a sweet and easy read It carries an innocence about it that would make any grandmother smile Not by first Christian romance But it has been years since I’ve read one I found The Accidental Guardian to be a simple and uplifting read perfect if you're coming off of a heavy book and need some sweet simplicity in your life Trace is our brave western hero with morals and a gentleness about him that I think many should find appealing Though he’s not used to being around women and I think he did come off a bit “oafish” but I suppose that’s what the author wanted you to see Deb or spunky and independent heroine survives a horrible ordeal and while very thankful for everything and everyone’s help she’s determined to stand on her own and not be a bother I did enjoy Deb’s character however I feel like for someone who was so independent she fell short and would appear to bend a bit too easily at times I believe a little inner turmoil would have strengthened my enjoyment of this book and her character It’s a solid three star from me It’s the first book in this series and I have to say that if the next in the series deals with Cam and Gwen I wouldn’t mind continuing on with the High Sierra Sweethearts Sorry for any typos I’m writing this on my phone wo my glasses Thanks to Bethany House Publishing for a final copyARC and Mary Connealy for the opportunity to review Findfollow me on Facebook Instagram Twitter My Blog Page FTC Disclosure I received this book from Bethany House Publishers I was not reuired to provide a positive review All thoughts are my ownTitle The Accidental GuardianAuthor Mary ConnealySeries High Sierra Sweethearts #1Genre Christian Historical RomanceEra 1800sSetting American WestPublisher Bethany House PublishersSource received from Bethany House PublishersOverall Rating 35 starsThe best way to describe this novel Whoa that was fastI’m still not 100% sure about the rating even now but I think I’ve settled on 34 stars I just had a lot of mixed feelingsHere are my general thoughtsFIRSTWell I don’t like to hear about married folks’ bedroom habits Not a bitBut if you make a point to say that both groom and bride are nervous about the wedding night and then just stop talking about it you kinda make a reader curious?Two problems with thisMade me think about it than I wanted to and search the text trying to figure it outDID THEY OR DIDN’T THEY IT’S DRIVING ME CRAZY BUT I FEEL TERRIBLE EVEN THINKING ABOUT IT HELP HELPSECONDWILL SOMEONE PLEASE SPANK THE SNOT OUT OF THOSE TWO KIDS?? I know they’re only 2 and like eighteen months but they are super badly behaved and no one is dealing with itThere’s nothing frustrated than an undisciplined child especially if everyone keeps pretending they’re babies when they’re obviously not THIRDThings were not wrapped up I’m sensing they will be in the next books of the series so that’s all rightFOURTHThe pacing – perhaps inspired by the brief writing style – was kinda hecticI mainly worried for one thing that the hero and heroine barely knew each other and their relationship moved too fastI mean come on they went from “absolute strangers” to “lovey dovey feelings” just like that snaps fingersOn the other hand I was super excited to see a romance without hate lust or unnecessary complications involvedFIFTHI don’t believe that Trace would have survived for several years in the Sierra Nevadas by himselfSorry I just don’t 😝 Especially since he wasn’t used to the terrain or weather Or the animals Or anything about the area at all Even the plants would have been differentI might be able to do it but Trace couldn’t haveSIXTHIt was pretty cute and it had some fun adventure but it wasn’t super deep I don’t know that the themes ever got fully resolved but they were coolI’d recommend The Reluctant Guardian to anyone looking for a uick easy read that doesn’t go beyond surface level and is conveniently easy in several placesCONTENTLanguage naViolence nothing graphicSexual it’s intimated that two married character had sex but was so vague that it made be suint at it Not bad content – just not clear at all what happenedOther na35 Not recommended for readers under 13Review by Kellyn Roth of Reveries Reviews What on earth did I just read? 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  • Paperback
  • 293 pages
  • The Accidental Guardian High Sierra Sweethearts #1
  • Mary Connealy
  • English
  • 24 June 2015
  • 9780764219290

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