About the Book
Her heart seeks safety. But will trouble find her even here?
After her sister’s marriage, Michelle Stiles is left hiding at Two Harts Ranch with the handsome but stubborn Zane Hart. She’s managed to stay one step ahead of her stepfather and his devious plans, but if he finds her, she will no longer be safe.
Zane has problems of his own. Having discovered a gold mine on his property, he must figure out how to harvest it without kicking off a gold rush. Michelle, educated and trained to run her father’s business, wants to manage all aspects of the mine, but Zane thinks for a person so smart she can have some misguided ideas. Running the mining operation will be a dangerous job, and he can’t risk putting her in harm’s way.
But danger finds Michelle anyway when she’s suddenly attacked. If they go to the sheriff, they’ll reveal her location, but if they do nothing . . . their troubles have only just begun.
Other Books in the Series
In My Opinion
If you are new to reading books written by Mary Connealy, there are a could things you need to know. First, you will get the most out of the series if you read them in order. Each book in the series builds upon the previous one(s) until all comes together in the end. And, you are in for a seriously good time with tension, some comedy, and romance.
Inventions of the Heart is book two in The Lumber Baron’s Daughters series and mostly focuses on Michelle (but Laura and Jilly also play their parts). These three sisters are intelligent when it comes to architecture, business, chemistry, and more cerebral areas. They aren’t so well versed on the day-to-day domestic chores, though.
Connealy does such a good job of drawing readers into her stories. I always look forward to them because I know they are going to be quick reads because of the action with a few laughs thrown in the mix. I’m enjoying the whip-smart sisters as they thwart their ruthless stepfather and getting to know the men who admire them but don’t let the ladies bulldoze them. I look forward to Jilly’s story as there’s a secret hinted at throughout the first couple books I haven’t uncovered yet.
Disclosure statement: I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.