Friday, March 15, 2013

Litfuse Tour ~ Swept Away ~ Trouble in Texas ~ Book 1, by Mary Connealy

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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About 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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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!

My Thoughts

After Ruthy MacNeil's parents died she was taken in by a neighboring family.  Since then she had become little more than a slave and had to learn to keep her distant from the family's son whom is now her brother and she has been promised to him in marriage.  Even at a young age she knew this was not right.  Now in her teens it is even harder for her to stay away her brother's advances and the iron rule and abuse from his parents.  They have decided to leave her home and theirs to move Westward.  As they cross a swift river that is swollen from rain the wagon she is driving is swept away along with her family.  She is found barely alive by Luke Stone and he takes her to the town nearest his ranch.  But keeps her with him at a friends home in town.

Luke has been away from his ranch for a long time.  His father is now deceased and Luke has come to claim his inheritance.  But there is a problem, his ranch has been taken over by a land grabbing rancher.  Several of Luke's friends have come to town to assist him in getting the ranch back.  

In the plans to take the ranch back they end up including Ruthy since she is just as handy with a gun and tracking as the he and his friends.  He finds himself wanting to protect her, especially from her own rash decisions.  Even though she sees herself as unattractive and undesirable to men Luke proves to her different, because he is very attracted to her.  Could there be love in the future for her and Luke?

 "Swept Away" is one those books you can't put down. The colorful characters, fast pace action adventure with romance, intrigue and let's not forget the author's great sense of humor will hold your attention until the very end of the book and have yearning for more.  I am so looking forward to reading "FIRED UP", the next book in this series to be released in September 2013.  I was glad to see this new series was related in a way to the author's series The Kincaid Brides. I always know that when I pick up a book by Mary Connealy I am going to be entertained beyond my expectations. 
The Kincaid Brides series
I highly recommend this book. 

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House/Litfuse Publicity Group for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  This is my honest opinion.

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