Laughter, Romance, and Action Abound in This New Series from Mary Connealy
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 Stone...so 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.
Best-selling author Connealy (Lassoed in Texas, Montana Marriages series) has made a name writing madcap romantic Westerns, and this new series, Trouble in Texas, will add to her list of successes if the first installment is any indication. Floodwaters sweep Ruthy MacNeil far downstream and into the life of Lucas Stone, a man on a mission to reclaim his stolen ranch near Broken Wheel, Tex. Luke with help from his friends, all Regulators (men who kept order at Andersonville Prison during the Civil War) wants to take back his family's S Bar S Ranch from Flint Greer, a bully who beats his wife and doesn't mind killing. Luke and his friends proceed with their plan, which includes rescuing Greer's wife and taking Greer and his men into custody. But Luke's strategy doesn't play out as planned, either with reclaiming his ranch or with steeling his heart against the hard-working and beautiful Ruthy. Connealy's style is fast-paced and spritely and sure to keep drawing fans.
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I really loved reading this book. It was written so well that I could truly just lose myself in it and feel my feelings and really feel as though I were a part of it. I loved the characters and their personalities. A true sense of Christianity ran through their veins that made me wish that I could have lived in their time and claimed them as my friends.
I also enjoyed, immensely, that there were no type-o's and the grammar was correct so that I wasn't made to be aware that I was reading a book. Smooth reading.
The best book I've read in years. My sincere thank you's to the Author and Book Bub for giving me such pleasure. Sandra Sheridan-Kingsbury
A sweet story, with plenty of action and adventure
Swept Away is a sweet story, with plenty of action and adventure to keep the story moving along quickly. There are no dull moments here! Mary Connealy's stories are always a lot of fun, and this one is no exception. It's the best one of her's I've read so far. There's a lot of humor in her writing and more than once I was glad no one was around while I was reading. I also found it fun that Ruthy was so capable and self sufficient instead of needing to be rescued.
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