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Sunday, March 17, 2013

My Review of Mary Connealy's Swept Away

About Swept Away:
When a cowboy focused on revenge encounters a woman determined to distract him, there's going to be trouble in Texas!
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 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?
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My Review:
This was a very good book.  It was action packed from the very start.  I'm not much on Western's, but I love Mary Connealy's writing.
Luke is on his way to reclaim his father's ranch that was stolen by a ruthless rancher. Ruthie is on a wagon-train headed to California with a family that expects her to marry their son, when they get caught in a flash flood.  Luke finds Ruthie on his way to Broken Wheel and has no choice but to take her with him.  They arrive at his friend Dare's house.  Luke, Dare,Vince, Jonah, and Big John were regulators in a Civial War prison camp and are close friends still.  They set out to reclaim Luke's land, and in the process they have to save the ruthless rancher's wife and her children from him.  This story has a strong sense of friendship that I really liked.  The "regulators" stood by each other no matter what.  Also, Ruthie and Luke have a very storng connection and they stick by each other no matter what also.  They also realize they need to listen to GOD and he will deliver them.  A great read and I look forward to the next book in this series.  Great job Mary.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.
Meet Mary:
Mary Connealy writes fun and lively "romantic comedy with cowboys" for the inspirational market. She is the author of the successful Kincaid Brides, Lassoed in Texas, Montana Marriages, and Sophie's Daughters series, and she has been a finalist for a Rita and Christy Award and a two time winner of the Carol Award. She lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her husband, Ivan, and has four grown daughters.

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