A Model of Devotion, by Mary Connealy is the third book in The Lumber Baron’s Daughters series. This book takes over where the first one ends so it is best to read them in order. With this story Jilly is home and working on building the train tracks down the mountain. Some one is out to sabotage the tracks and Jilly is forced to find out who.
I really enjoyed this story. It is well written and easy to read. Along with the mystery, suspense and romance, there is also humor. I enjoyed how the sisters worked together to help their mother and each other. I especially enjoyed the character of Nick Ryder. When he first heard of the danger the girls’ mother was in, he left everything and went to her aid. He was so devoted to keeping her safe.
I voluntarily received a complimentary copy of this story, this is my honest review.
About the Book
She’s finally claimed her independence . . . how far will she go to keep it?
A brilliant engineer, Jilly Stiles has been educated since childhood to help run her father’s lumber dynasty. With the company safe from her stepfather after the marriages of her two sisters, Jilly can now focus on her dream of building a mountaintop railroad–and never marry.
Nick Ryder came into Jilly’s life when he saved her mother from her no-good stepfather, and he’s prepared to protect Jilly from anything that threatens to harm her–as long as he keeps his heart from getting involved.
But when a cruel and powerful man goes to dangerous lengths to make Jilly his own, she must make a decision between her safety and her hard-won independence.
About the Author
Mary Connealy writes romantic comedies with cowboys and is celebrated for her fun, zany, action-packed style. She is a two time Carol Award winner, and a Rita, Christy and Inspirational Reader’s Choice finalist.
Mary is the bestselling author of over 50 books and novellas has nearly a million books in print. Her most recent book series are Garrison’s Law, High Sierra Sweethearts, Cimarron Legacy, Wild at Heart, Trouble in Texas, and Kincaid Brides.