Over the Edge
by Mary Connealy
Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
Callie Kincaid arrives in Colorado under the blaze of bullets in a stage coach! Her first concern is protecting her son from the flying wood and bullets. Once her rescuers show up, she is madder than a wet hen, when her husband Seth Kincaid shows up and doesn’t even seem to have a clue whom she is. After threatening to shoot him, she promptly passes out. Seth is confused, but upon seeing the baby, realizes that the baby is his son and is trying to remember through a haze of lost memories.
This story is a great story dealing with PTSD after the Civil War. As always, Ms. Connealy, gives us spunky heroines, strong men, but Seth is fragile and needs Callie’s help to remember the past, remember her and remember that he even married her. He adores his new found son, learning how to change diapers and recovering from the trauma of not only the war, but a childhood experience with fire.
This book is a good example of how sometimes scars can go deeper than just our skin. It also was a good story of teaches us why a love of a family is very important to heal, not only the outside, but our minds and souls. Ms. Connealy takes a light fiction book and addresses very important issues that face all of us at one time or another!
This book was provided for me for review by Bethany House Publishers. The comments and review is all my own and I was not paid or reimbursed for giving my opinion.