Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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 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 hardworkingyoung 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 Review:

Rollicking good fun with enough romance and drama to completely distract the reader from her ordinary life. I know because I read right past my bus stop and ended up with a long walk home!

Connealy is a master of words and pacing. Measured phrases and lightning wit pair to deliver a story that just doesn't stop and that made Swept Away a compulsive read.

Love the multiple title tie-ins. I so love a clever title. And that isn't the only clever thing about this book. An intrinsic plot, substantial characters and whirlwind romance still have me smiling. Connealy delivers perfection once again -- and bonus this is only the first in a new series so fans have a lot more to look forward to.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Swept Away, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 3 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


  1. Great review, and that synopsis is interesting! Gotta love a good Mary Connealy book. :) And how fun is it that the heroine is named Ruthy?? ;)

    I like clever titles that fit in throughout the story, as well. :) Thank you for the chance to read this one!



  2. I agree Amber, I'm always ready for a new Mary Connealy book! I'd love to win this one!


  3. I can't wait to read this new Mary Connealy book! I have read all of her novels and loved each and every one!


  4. Amber, I so enjoy a clever title. One that really fits the book to perfection. This one does -- even to the reader getting swept away in the story! Good luck!

    I know, Liz -- I can't get enough of Mary's books. Wish she wrote faster. LOL. Good luck!

    Abbi, I've read all of Mary's books as well. Love the way she blends humour and action. She has a unique voice. Good luck.

  5. I have read and enjoyed many of Mary C's. books! Thansk for the chance to win this one.


  6. I have always wanted to read one of Mary's books, they are on my wish list. This book sounds great and I love books about cowboys and stories set in wagon train days. Something about that era draws me in. The name of the book is fitting also. Thank you for offering this book in a giveaway.


  7. So glad i Mary has another novel out - Kav, i'm back in Arizona, so lots of time to read as Mom recupes!


  8. We have Mary Connealy's books in the Church Library. I would love to win this one to add to our collection.
    Janet E.

  9. I just love Mary Connealy's books and this one is on my wish list. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

    deamundy at gmail dot com

  10. Glad you're a Connealy fan, Patty. Good luck!

    Oh Lorylyn63 -- you haven't read a Mary Connealy book yet? Merciful heavens, we need to fix that. Good luck!

    Glad you made it to Arizona safe and sound, Marianne. Glad your mum is doing so well too. Good luck!

    Janet you must have an amazing church library!!!! I think it's wonderful that you support Christian authors and publishers that way. Good luck!

    Deanna, Swept Away is worthy of being on your wish list. Hope your wishes come true! Good luck!

  11. I have loved reading Mary's other books and look forward to this one! One thing that I like about Mary's writing is that she takes what could be an overdone, eye-rolling moment and injects humor into it. She doesn't take herself too seriously. Even the villains are funny!:) One knows that the author has as much fun writing her work as the reader has in reading it. At the same time when she wants to write a tender, breath-taking moment it can turn very serious and good-sigh-inducing.


  12. I am in the middle of one of Mary Connealy's books right now, I am loving it. Sooner or later I will read Swept Away but if I win it so much the better!


  13. I love Mary's books and would love to add this one to my collection. Thank you for the chance to win it.


  14. Sylvia, I totally agree. I often laugh out loud in a dramatic action moment. Love that surprise wit popping in all the time. Good luck!

    Hopefully you'll be swept away in another Connealy book soon, Mary. :-) Good luck.

    Your welcome, Wendy. Good luck!

  15. I so enjoy Mary's books and have read most of them. Her blend of humor, romance, action, and faith can't be beat. I'd love to win a copy of this newest book, Swept Away. I'm sure I'll be swept away in the story while I'm reading it! Thanks for the chance to win.


  16. I'd to win this book I have never read any Mary's books but will look for them now.

    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

  17. Mary has some great books that I would love to read. Hoping to win this one. Liked the review. MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot0com

  18. I'm ready to be swept away, I love Mary Connealy! Her stories are some of my favorites. :)
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  19. Swept Away sounds like a good book. Thank you for the opportunity to win.
    may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com

  20. kav, thanks for the chance to read mary's latest novel ;)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  21. I'd really enjoy reading this book. thanks!

  22. This looks like a fun one! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

  23. I really want to win this one. :) Love Mary's books.

  24. I've read a few of Mary's books, and really enjoyed them. Please enter me.

    mchapman (at) windstream (dot) net