Monday, March 18, 2013

Swept Away Book Review

Swept Away (Trouble in Texas, #1)
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Swept Away by Mary Connealy is the first book in the Trouble in Texas Series

Swept away when her wagon train attempts a difficult river crossing, Ruthy MacNeil isn't all that upset at being separated from the family who raised her. All they've ever done is work her to the bone. She prayed for a chance to get away, and then came the raging flood. Alive but disoriented, she's rescued by Luke unfortunately, there are more chances to die in her immediate future.
Luke is heading home to reclaim the ranch stolen from his family. But the men who killed his father are working hard to ensure Luke doesn't make it alive. He has no choice but to keep moving. Still, he can't just abandon Ruthy, so she'll have to come along.
His friends--a ragtag group of former Civil War soldiers--take a fast interest in the pretty gal. Luke thinks that's rather rude--he's the one who found her. And the more time he spends around the hard-working young woman who is a mighty good cook, the more he finds himself thinking beyond revenge and toward a different future. For the first time in a long time, Luke is tempted to turn from his destructive path and be swept away by love. (Goodreads)

I loved this book. I got right into the story as the first few chapters were packed with adventure! The rest of the book seemed non-stop, so many things were happening throughout the book that it kept my interest peaked. I love the characters and the setting and the sweet romance, though that was not the main story line. Ruthy is a delight and her banters with Luke are amusing to read. There are bad guys and good guys and a lot of plotting on how to take the bad guys down. Honestly, I rather liked the secondary characters almost more than the main ones, Glynna and her children have quite a life to write about. I discovered that Glynna is the main character in the second book so I eagerly await it's arrival in the fall!

Highly recommend this book, I give it five stars for sure.

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"I received this book for free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for and honest review".

Mary Connealy is celebrating the release of Swept Away by giving away a $250 "Swept Away" Vacation Package and hosting a Facebook Author Chat Party! 


One fortunate winner will receive:
  • A $250 Visa Cash Card (Get away for the weekend or use it to buy an eReader for a relaxing ‘Staycation’!)
  • A copy of Swept Away (For you AND a friend!)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 27th. Winner will be announced at the "Swept Away" Author Chat Party on March 28th. Connect with Mary, get a sneak peek of the next book in the series, try your hand at the trivia contest, and chat with readers just like you. There will also be many fun giveaways -- gift certificates, books, and more!

So grab your copy of Swept Away and join Mary on the evening of the March 28th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 28th!


Heather @ Simple Wives said...

I actually just downloaded this book. :)

Michelle said...

It was a great quick read!