Litfuse Blog Tour + My Review: Swept Away (Trouble in Texas, Book 1) by Mary Connealy

Swept Away
(Trouble in Texas, Book 1)
by Mary Connealy
Copyright 2013
Bethany House Publishers
ISBN: 9780764209147
The Story:
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?

My Thoughts:
You can always be sure when you pick up a book by Mary Connealy that you won't be bored. Swept Away is no exception. Ruthy is swept off her feet at the very beginning and I'm not sure they ever touches the ground the entire story. While this book didn't have as much witty banter and teasing as previous books by Ms. Connealy it was still a pleasure to read. I actually liked that this book was different in that sense. After reading Swept Away I already know that the rest of the series will be a blast. Having been teasingly introduced to some rather hunky gentlemen especially the doctor, Dare Riker there can be nothing but adventures ahead. Mary Connealy writes a western romance like nobody's business and is my go-to author when I want a light-hearted story to brighten my day. If you're a fan of her work I'm sure you'll enjoy this one and if she's a new author to you I can't think of a better book to start with!

~ My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ~

*I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.* 

To read what others are saying about Swept Away, go HERE.

To order your own copy click HERE or visit your favorite book seller.

Meet Mary:
Mary Connealy writes fun and lively "romantic comedy with cowboys" for the inspirational market. She is the author of the successful Lassoed in Texas, Montana Marriages, and Sophie's Daughters series, and her novel Calico Canyon was nominated for a Christy Award. She lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her husband, Ivan, and has four grown daughters. Visit her at or her blog

Giveaway Details!

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!

Happy Reading!


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