Friday, March 15, 2013

Book Review - "Swept Away" PLUS a Giveaway and Facebook Party!

Enter Today - 3/11- 3/28! Swept Away by Mary Connealy Visa Card Giveaway
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!

Book Info
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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Meet 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.
Find out more about Mary at
My Review -
Mary Connealy's book 1 in her Trouble in Texas Series, "Swept Away," is full of enjoyable characters to read about and spend time with, suspense, adventure and romance.  I enjoyed this book right from the start!  Ruthy is not happy with her current living situation and is fearful at times as well and has lived a hard life.  She plans to escape when she gets the chance during their trip; however she does not expect it to happen so quickly or exactly how it does occur.  Luke is on a mission, yet once he spots Ruthy, he knows that he must take her along and he takes the time to help her instead of just focusing on his own life.  I really loved both Ruthy and Luke as they are both different, yet so alike and I love how there relationship developed throughout the book.  Mary writes with such detail that the scenes are so vivid and the emotions so real and strong that I could imagine actually being with the characters in the story - riding along on the horse, hiding in the closet in Dare's office the first night that Luke and Ruthy are in town and traveling down the lane to the ranch.  This is a book that really will sweep you away to another time and way of life in Texas to a town of very few women, yet filled with loyal friends, and also those who will betray you, love and adventure.
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*Thank you to Bethany House Publishers and Litfuse Publicity Group for a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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