Monday, March 11, 2013

Swept Away Book Review

I have an awesome love story that involves a cowboy and you know how those are! This will be a new series called Trouble in Texas and Swept Away is Book 1 in that series written by Mary Connealy.

Here is an excerpt from the back of the book:
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 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? 
Luke Stone was headed to Broken Wheel to get his ranch back from Flint Greer, who had killed his father and took over the ranch.  Luke was being very careful that no one tracked him since he had sent word to Greer that he was coming for his ranch.  He happened to run upon Ruthy McNeil whose wagon had been hit by rain and torrential water from the river and was pinned by one arm.

Luke thought it a miracle Ruthy was not dead. She was a frail but tough young woman but after giving her water and some jerky he told her she could go with him into Broken Wheel.  Awaiting Luke was his friend Dare, the doctor, Jonas the parson, Vince who was a business owner and Big John, a Texas Ranger. All had spent time at Andersonville during the Civil War. All of the men would hang together and make sure Luke got his ranch back.

Flint Greer had a wife named Glynna and 2 children named Paul and Jenny. Flint Greer was not a nice man. They lived in fear of him because he beat Glynna on a regular basis and almost killed her twice. A plan was set in motion to get her and the 2 kids away from the ranch. Dodger, the old foreman still at the ranch sent them to the cellar (Greer does not know there is a cellar) and they were to stay there until someone came to get them out.

I will end there so that you have plenty left to read about and how this all ends. Don't you just love them old cowboy tales of romance back in the day? Well, some are good and some aren't, but then again, it's like that now, too!

Happy Reading!

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!