Swept away when her wagon train attempts a difficult river crossing, Ruthy MacNeil isn't terribly upset at being separated from the family who raised her. All they've ever done is work her to the bone. Alive but disoriented, she's rescued by Luke Stone...so unfortunately, there are more chances to die in her immediate future.
Luke is on a mission to reclaim the ranch stolen from his family. But the men currently on the property won't let it go without a fight. Luke plans to meet up with friends who will help him take back the land, and since he can't just leave Ruthy in the middle of nowhere, she's going to have to go with him.
But the more time Luke spends around the hardworking young woman, the more he finds himself thinking of things besides revenge. Will Ruthy convince him to give up his destructive path and be swept away by love?
My take: Mary Connealy has created another series with fascinating characters and heartwarming romance. Her "Trouble in Texas" series begins with Swept Away, which tells the story of Luke Stone (brother of Callie Kincaid from "The Kincaid Brides" series).
I really enjoyed this story, and I especially liked Luke's friends—hopefully, each friend will get his own book! I also liked the subplot with Glynna Greer, the wife of the man who stole Luke's ranch, and I'm glad the next book in the series will focus on her.
While I liked Swept Away—especially the action—I didn't think the book was quite as romantic as some of Connealy's others. However, I definitely enjoyed this book more overall than I did any of the Kincaid books, and I liked those quite a lot! 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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About the giveaway: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!)
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!
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