Swept Away by Mary Connealy | $250 Visa Cash Card Giveaway, Blog Tour and Facebook Party!

Welcome to the campaign launch for the first book in Mary’s new Trouble in Texas series from Bethany House Publishers. Library Journal says of Swept Away, “Connealy has created a strong, independent heroine who meets her match in Luke, the strong, silent type. They clash at first before finding solace in each other, which makes for humorous moments that will please readers who enjoy romantic comedies with a Western flavor.”

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!


{More 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 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 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?

Purchase a copy here.

Mary Connealy

{More About Mary Connealy}

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 http://maryconnealy.com/.


“This new series, TROUBLE IN TEXAS, will add to her list of successes if the first installment is any indication… Connealy’s style is fast-paced and spritely and sure to keep drawing fans.” — Publishers Weekly

“Carol Award-winner Connealy (“The Kincaid Brides” series) has created a strong, independent heroine who meets her match in Luke, the strong, silent type. They clash at first before finding solace in each other, which makes for humorous moments that will please readers who enjoy romantic comedies with a Western flavor.” — Library Journal



    The characters introduced are lovable, and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series!
    This was a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an objective review.

    Written by Reviews by Renae on April 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R253T3K6GT5SKY/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • FUN ONE!

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It is fun and engaging right from the start. The characters are spit-
    fires who remain true to themselves. The story moves quickly to an exciting and satisfying ending. I look forward to the next installment of the series!

    Written by Inspired By Fiction on April 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://inspiredbyfiction.blogspot.com/2013/03/win-250-swept-away-vacation-prize-pack.html


    Mary Connealy is one of my favorite authors. She’s from Nebraska which is enough on it’s own to make her someone I enjoy. Then she writes with such humor that I spend most of the time I’m reading laughing. And she fills her books with a rich spiritual thread. Many of them I still ponder months and years later. Swept Away is a great addition to her line of books filled with humor, romance and a spiritual thread that won’t be forgotten.

    Written by Cara Putman on April 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0764209140/ref=cm_cr_rev_prod_img


    This is my first book by Mary Connealy. Let me preface by saying I wasn’t sure if it would be something I’d enjoy. I’d heard reviewers in the past say Mary’s style is romantic comedy and that doesn’t fit with what I typically enjoy.

    I was wrong.

    The characters were wonderfully drawn and strong, and the story was interesting, not silly, with touches of humor that I could thoroughly relate to and enjoy. I LOVE historical novels set in the old west, and a romance makes it even better. I enjoyed everything about this book and will definitely be looking for others by this author from now on.

    Written by Miralee Ferrell on April 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: www.miraleesdesk.blogspot.com


    This was a good book about the days gone by with cowboys being loyal to each other and the women that they loved. Very nicely written and very entertaining.

    Written by Mary’s Cup of Tea on April 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com/2013/03/swept-away-book-review-blog-tour.html


    Take a spunky woman, a strong willed man, mix them together with some rustlers, killers and the wild west and you have a great book! A fun read.

    Written by Knits Reads and Reviews on April 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com/2013/04/swept-away.html


    Mary Coneally has a way of creating strong, yet feminine female characters that I love. Just like Callie in her book Over the Edge, the character Ruthy in Swept Away is a strong, capable woman with a caring heart and a tender way of dealing with others. I also loved seeing the vulnerable sides of both Luke and Ruthy when it came to them trying to figure out how they felt about each other. The book deals with the topic of abuse, both child abuse and spousal abuse, and has a good amount of fighting in it. If made into a movie, it would fit in the genre of romantic action, one that both men and women would enjoy. I recommend this to those who enjoy books with lots of action and/or romance. It is set in the Wild West, but I would not say that it is heavy in Wild West culture.

    Written by The Happy Wife on April 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com/2013/03/book-review-swept-away.html


    love a book that starts off hot and heavy with action to pull you right in! Swept Away takes you on a thrill ride of adventure right from the get go. Connealy knows how to grab and more importantly, hold onto, your attention. You literally get Swept Away by this story.

    Take a little bit of historical fiction and mix it with some adventure and romance and you have a winner! Swept Away is a great kickoff to the Trouble in Texas series and I am looking forward to the next adventure!

    Written by The IE Mommy on April 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.theiemommy.com/2013/03/13/swept-away-by-mary-connealy/


    A wholesome story for all ages.

    Written by Lane Hill House on April 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://lanehillhouse.blogspot.com/2013/03/swept-away-by-mary-connealy-2013.html


    I really like Mary Connealy’s work, and Swept Away reinforced this feeling. Full of danger, intrigue, and excitement, this book is a fabulous escape into another way of life. It’s hard to describe – because although every character in the book was in mortal danger at least once, this book is fun. Although the reader is captivated by Luke and Ruthy and isn’t sure exactly how it will come about, she is sure that everything will be okay in the end. You sit on the edge of your seat for the characters, but not you’re not scared for yourself. This difference is a vital one, and while I’m not sure how Connealy does it, this adds a fun and romantic element to the story.

    Written by A Nest in the Rocks on April 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/578999451

  • I liked the code of honour in the west and how good men (and women!) won’t stand by when a wrong has been committed or someone has been mistreated, but will risk their own lives in order to make things right. We could use more of that these days!

    Written by Tammy at TammyIsBlessed on March 31, 2013 |e


    You can see the future books in the series being developed within the storyline that Mary Connealy has beautifully crafted. I cannot wait to read Dare’s story!

    I love that this book has ties to the Kincaid Brides series! It makes me want to read those novels again. Mary Connealy has set the standard for Romantic Western Comedy writing! Her novels are entertaining, educational and spiritually enlightening. You absolutely cannot go wrong when you crack the cover on one of her books. The only bad thing about them is they end way too soon!

    Written by Stacey Dale on March 29, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1FXH7U7JWU2UI/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    I really enjoy Mary Connealy’s novels. (I reviewed another one of her novels, Over the Edge, last summer.) I’ve always loved historical fiction, and this one is no exception. Swept Away is the first novel in the Trouble in Texas series.

    Written by Jami’s Words on March 28, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://jamiswords.blogspot.com/2013/03/swept-away-litfuse-review.html


    Mary’s book is one that readers will have a hard time putting down as they are swept away to Texas in 1868. It’s a book I highly recommend.

    Written by Digging For Pearls on March 27, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://diggingforpearls.blogspot.com/2013/03/swept-away-by-mary-connealy.html


    Even if you are not a fan of westerns, there is much to like in this novel. Ruthy is a pistol. I loved her feisty character (she is a redhead, after all). And Luke is such a nice fellow. It was fun to see the romance developing between the two.
    In addition to the typical western action in the book, there is also the issue of spousal abuse.
    The novel brings to light what life was like for women in the west.

    Written by Book Reviews from an Avid Reader on March 26, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://amzn.to/XDS4Bh


    Ms. Connealy has created memorable characters that will stay with you long after you turn the last page. An truly enjoyable read!

    Written by All Things Are Possible on March 25, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A16DM3OEP4WX8J/ref=cm_pdp_rev_title_1?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview#R1NS0H0V2KPA2B


    I like this western-themed book so much. It’s a great start to Mary Connealy’s new series, Trouble in Texas. Connealy’s characters stay true to her typical style of writing that I very much enjoy. Rosie (I mean, Ruthy) and Luciano (ah….Luke) are two very different people but they also share some of the same qualities.

    I love the spunk of Ruthy and the stubbornness of Luke. I like how Ruthy holds her own with Luke and is actually pretty good at tracking in the woods. I like how Luke rescues Ruthy but then doesn’t know what to do with her! I find it funny that Ruthy could clean the rooms so well with no one hearing her. She had a pretty good plan in place so her footsteps and sounds would go undetected.

    Written by When life gets you down…read a book on March 25, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0764209140/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_img_sol_0


    Swept Away by Mary Connealy is both a well told story but also one that had me removed from my life here. I was truly Swept Away! With the majority of the story taking place in the Palo Duro Canyons of Texas, Mary describes the ribboned red walls that tower above the skies like quiet sentries watching as people have come and gone for centuries. Our main characters Ruth and Luke both have that raw bone strength so many of our settlers used to carry through thick and thin. Teaming up with friends they stand against the ruthless snake that has stolen Lukes homestead by killing his father and forging documents. Using the code of the west that no cruel deed goes unnoticed they make sure to save a battered wife and her children from this man as well as level the field in a showdown.

    Written by Crazed Mind on March 23, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/569127265


    With fast-paced action, romance and a little suspense thrown in for good measure, you will not want to put this book down. It was a quick read and a great one to be sure, and I am waiting with anticipation to read book two when it releases.

    Written by A Mom After God’s Own Heart on March 23, 2013 | e


    This is the first time I have read a book written by Mary, I have to say what a JOY it was to read this wonderful story. I am really not into the “western” scene but, this book was a page turner.
    I just wanted to keep reading to see what would happen next to all the vibrant characters.

    Mary made them all come alive on every page. I love books like this that have an interesting story and you are taken away into their world. This is a book that is perfect to curl up in a chair and get engulfed in all their surroundings and the wonder of what will happen next!

    Written by LyonsLady on March 23, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://lyonslady.blogspot.com/p/reviews.html


    I found the faith of these people to be outstanding….even when they wanted revenge they listened to their Lord, and decided to do what was right! There was such compassion shown to Greer’s wife and family, they wanted to help them no matter the cost.
    I hope that in the next book there will be further updates, but this book was a keeper, and I didn’t want it to end.

    Written by Maureen’s Musings on March 23, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R21IZYR2IT63HO/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    Having read The Kincaid Bride series, I was already a solid fan of Mary Connealy’s work and knew I would be interested in more. She creates such unforgettable and real characters you have a difficult time believing they are not real. The premise behind this unique story creates a strong and determined female character you can truly come to appreciate and admire. There still remains a sense of femininity and softness to her but she can definitely hold her own. One of the most amazing facets I love when reading a western romance. I don’t like the stereo typical women in distress that has to have a man rescue her. Mary does an exceptional job at pulling out all the stops and giving you something real in this one. I rate this a 5 out of 5 stars and can’t wait for the next book in this series!

    Written by Reviews From The Heart on March 22, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/557831613


    Mary Connealy’s Swept Away (Bethany House Publishers, 2013) is an extremely fun read.

    Written by The Zen of Motherhood on March 22, 2013 | e


    I do love me a Mary Connealy story and this is one of her best. Of course, the fact that it’s set in Texas just adds to the fun! Witty dialogue and some precarious situations make for an enjoyable read

    Written by Mocha with Linda on March 21, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://mochawithlinda.blogspot.com/2013/03/i-was-swept-away.html


    Mary Connealy has created another series with fascinating characters and heartwarming romance. Her “Trouble in Texas” series begins with Swept Away, which tells the story of Luke Stone (brother of Callie Kincaid from “The Kincaid Brides” series).

    I really enjoyed this story, and I especially liked Luke’s friends—hopefully, each friend will get his own book! I also liked the subplot with Glynna Greer, the wife of the man who stole Luke’s ranch, and I’m glad the next book in the series will focus on her.

    While I liked Swept Away—especially the action—I didn’t think the book was quite as romantic as some of Connealy’s others. However, I definitely enjoyed this book more overall than I did any of the Kincaid books, and I liked those quite a lot!

    Written by Christian Chick’s Thoughts on March 21, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R29ZEXI2Q5PBLC/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    Both determined, they could compliment each other wonderfully, if they could just open their hearts to one another and have faith. Will they be able to save each other?

    Well written characters and an action packed storyline will keep you turning the pages and looking forward to the second in the series.

    Written by Frugal Plus on March 20, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0764209140/


    Once again Mary Connealy has brought her readers a thoroughly entertaining diversion from their daily routines. With a feisty heroine and a manly hero, Swept Away is an action-packed, suspense-filled western romance seasoned with with Mary’s trademark humor.

    Written by Daysong Reflections on March 19, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R14JTPIJLWUPDN/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    Engaging from the very beginning, along with well written characters that were very likable, some of my favorite scenes were the ones with Ruthy and Luke, because sometimes they had trouble getting their points across. As you can imagine that caused some funny situations :)

    Written by Labor Not in Vain on March 19, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://labornotinvain.blogspot.com/2013/03/swept-away-by-mary-connealy-review.html


    Having really enjoyed Over the Edge from the Kincaid Brides, I was really excited to read Swept Away And rightly so!

    I loved the characters, Ruthy and Luke, and watching the conflict, strength, stubbornness and love between the two develop and grow!

    I love the humor that Mary Connealy always writes with and the finesse of how she brings a plot, characters and story together!

    If you love historical romance comedies, then you will love Swept Away!

    Written by The Review Stew on March 19, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.thereviewstew.com/2013/03/book-review-swept-away.html


    I was really looking forward to reading this book. I love series and especially the first book of a new series.

    It started off great! Very fast paced and moving right along. Then it slowed down considerably. There was a lot of introduction to new characters that I felt could have come along more organically through the book. I realize that these characters are probably being set up for the next books in the series but it really put a drag on action.

    It did pick back up and was enjoyable even though a bit predictable.

    You can see the full review at:


    Written by Colletta’s Kitchen Sink on March 19, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/541659251


    I liked the new group of characters and found all of the “Regulators” individual stories very interesting. I loved how close they all were and that they were willing to die for justice. I felt really bad for Ruthy and all she had to go through in her life – she was such a strong woman.

    Written by Christian Bookshelf Reviews on March 18, 2013 |e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1B37K7JFESE09/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    Swept Away is a light romantic western that I was able to read in a couple of hours. The characters are likeable, although Ruthy is portrayed as the stubborn female who believes she can do anything Luke and the others can do. Greer is the stereotypical villain and his last words are suitably cliché. The romance does feel slightly forced, mostly due to the short time span of the book. The action, however, moves along with some breathtaking moments. There is also a heart wrenching scene between one of Luke’s friends and a local woman.

    Written by Proverbial Reads on March 18, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://proverbialreads.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/swept-away-by-mary-connealy/


    I loved this book. I got right into the story as the first few chapters were packed with adventure! The rest of the book seemed non-stop, so many things were happening throughout the book that it kept my interest peaked. I love the characters and the setting and the sweet romance, though that was not the main story line. Ruthy is a delight and her banters with Luke are amusing to read. There are bad guys and good guys and a lot of plotting on how to take the bad guys down. Honestly, I rather liked the secondary characters almost more than the main ones, Glynna and her children have quite a life to write about. I discovered that Glynna is the main character in the second book so I eagerly await it’s arrival in the fall!

    Written by I Hope You Dance on March 18, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2HE5W30RBI1EX/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    This was a very good book. It was action packed from the very start. I’m not much on Western’s, but I love Mary Connealy’s writing.

    Written by Melina’s Book Blog on March 17, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RQAUK1D0EGUP8/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00AHY0T0A&nodeID=133140011&store=digital-text


    You’ll be swept away with this story. Luke rescued Ruthy after she’d been swept away down the river.

    Then he was stuck with her.

    Written by sunny island breezes on March 17, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R25R7KGOIC4B3V/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0764209140&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=


    Swept Away, left me wanting more of this great writing. I love how she used enticing characters to create a story unlike any I had ever read. It was so nice to see a couple working together to help those around them and yet not loose any of the excitement of a true adventure. It’s one great read you won’t want to miss!

    Written by Kerrific on March 16, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://kerrificonline.blogspot.com/2013/03/swept-away-by-mary-connealy-250.html


    I liked Ruthy and Luke, as well as, the “Regulators” who Luke had befriended during the war between the states. If you happen to like characters that you love to hate, there are plenty of those too.

    If you are a fan of Mary Connealy, like stories filled with suspense, cowboys, and romance you just might find that Swept Away has found its way into your heart. But beware you could find yourself turning pages well into the night.

    Written by Our Homeschooling Pilgrimage on March 16, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A1T1WTVRY6YGSM/ref=cm_cr_yc_cdp?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview


    Mary Connealy writes with a fresh, tart twist, and never fails to make me smile. I fell in love not only with her deep, rounded characters, the fresh plot, handsome men and strong women, but I was sad when the story came to an end. I highly recommend this book, as well as this author. Crisp, clear, and heartwarming, she reminds us that God is the One who is really in control ~ even when we think He isn’t listening.

    Written by Amanda on March 15, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://godisgoodgodisgreat.blogspot.com/2013/03/swept-away-reviewbook-tour.html


    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!

    Written by Moments on March 15, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://kristie-moments.blogspot.com/2013/03/book-review-swept-away-plus-giveaway.html


    What a way to begin a series! Talk about the provision of God. When Ruthy is literally swept away as the wagon train she is part of is making a difficult river crossing no one in the train seems to notice she is gone. Only Luke comes along and rescues her. He is going to try to reclaim his ranch and cannot just leave her alone with no food or water in the middle of nowhere so he takes her with him. Now the two of them are butting heads as each of them have strong opinions on what they should be doing. This is a study in revenge, man’s way and God’s justice. It is also a romance. Ms. Connealy is a very talented writer who gives us wonderful characters that we really come to care about. ”Swept Away” is filled with excitement and humor and Wild West action.

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on March 15, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1EY95LLX6TI7A/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    I loved the character of Ruthy. She has sass, common sense, integrity, loyalty and determination. She won’t let anything stand in her way when she needs to get a job done. She longs to keep Luke protected and safe; he longs the same for her. Luke is able to admit when he is wrong, which was refreshing to see. He also admires her spirit, and doesn’t try to change her, which I liked too. This is a story with some witty dialogue and two likeable main characters. A sequel is already in the works and an excerpt is provided at the end of Swept Away. This was a very enjoyable read!

    Written by Seeking with All Yur Heart on March 15, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/2013/03/swept-away-review.html

  • I love that this book has ties to the Kincaid Brides series! It makes me want to read those novels again. Mary Connealy has set the standard for Romantic Western Comedy writing! Her novels are entertaining, educational and spiritually enlightening. You absolutely cannot go wrong when you crack the cover on one of her books. The only bad thing about them is they end way too soon!

    Written by Stacey Dale on March 15, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1FXH7U7JWU2UI/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0764209140&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=


    SWEPT AWAY is the first book in Ms. Connealy’s new series Trouble in Texas. And if this book is any indication, readers are going to be SWEPT AWAY in delight.

    Ruthy is a strong Irish heroine, hard-working and determined to make it on her own. Luke is a sweet hero, bent on revenge, but kind and caring, even when he gets frustrated. Equally determined, these two are bound to be butting heads.

    Written by Laura Hilton on March 15, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: www.amazon.com


    “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. 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.

    Written by It’s Time To Read Mamaw on March 14, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/454828707 http://my.barnesandnoble.com/reviews-ratings-Its_Time_Mamaw/id/4561789/ http://www.amazon.com/review/RD3ENHY7UVK8M/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    5 out of 5 stars!! This witty, funny, adventurous novel keeps you on your toes with it no nonsense style group of men, who are as close as brothers, trying to bring law and order to a wayward town. I was very surprised with some of the twists that came up! Also–even though it never happened–am still waiting for one of Ruthy’s “family” to show up from the dead just to cause even more trouble. =0)

    Luke’s friends were wonderful characters! They all have that little something you wish for in your leading men, so I can’t wait to see whom they’ll be paired up with! In addition, Luke and Ruthy are quite a pair too!

    I recommend this novel to anyone who likes light romances with adventurous cowboys! Also, it is a sweet Christian read as well as being a fun romantic comedy!

    Written by Jess @ From Me to You … Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on March 14, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://frommetoyouvideophoto.blogspot.com/2013/03/blog-tour-idolizing-in-swept-away-by.html

  • Well, I was very excited to read a book about trouble in Texas, since I live in Texas. This book is an easy, entertaining read that is filled with romance and, of course, some trouble! It is pretty typical romantic novel, but I really enjoy reading those type of books. I love books that are set when times were simpler (not to be confused with easier) and that makes this one extra fun to read.

    I recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a romantic novel, especially ones that are set in the wild west… the ones with the cute, hardworking cowboys.

    Written by All Meant To Shine on March 14, 2013 | e


    Well Mary has done it again! She wrote a book that will sweep you off your feet just like it did me! This most recent book is written with lot of heart as well as good humor that kept me turning the pages, and the end came way too soon. Who does not love a book with romance, Cowboys and some humor in it? This is her first book in the “Trouble in Texas” series and I cannot wait to read the next book. You are sure to fall in love with these new characters as you follow them in their adventures . If you love Historical Fiction then I recommend this book!

    Written by The Mary Book Reader on March 14, 2013 | e
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    The start of Swept Away finds us in the middle of a a mild ruckus not anything unusual about that. Luke finds himself coming out to be greeted by a sheriffs deputy that was questioning him about his saddlebags and their content. Luke doesn’t want any trouble but he knows if this messenger of the law approached him he probably had good reason.

    Written by A Simple Life,really?! on March 14, 2013 | e
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    Before I start, I must say that historical romantic comedies, are just “not my thing”. I read all kinds of books, but I did think, when this one arrived in the mail, “Oh boy, I will never be able to finish it. How can I ever review it?” BUT , upon reading the first sentence in the first chapter, “The sharp crack of a cocking pistol brought Lucas Stone’s head around.”, I was hooked ! Not a difficult task to read and review this book, at all! I must say, I was totally “swept away” by this author!!Laughter, romance and action , ALL abound in “Swept Away”. A great read for all fans of historical romantic comedies.

    Written by Quiet Quilter on March 14, 2013 | e
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    Great Start to a New Series!! I love historical fiction but this is just plain a good story that happens to be historical fiction. Highly recommend.

    Written by A Room Without Books Si Empty on March 13, 2013 | e
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    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!

    Written by Renee @ Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot on March 12, 2013 | e
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    This book hooked me from the first page and kept me going until I finished it and even after I finished it I was sad that it was over because I really loved the characters.

    Written by The World As I See It on March 12, 2013 | e
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    Once again, author Mary Connealy has written an intriguing western with likeable characters, great descriptions, and wonderful dialogue. I can’t believe that Ruthy was being forced to marry her step-brother! Thank heavens she was a strong-willed woman and escaped. The plot does have a few predicable moments here and there, but none that bother me as I suspected them to be there for a western romance. Overall, I liked reading Swept Away and I look forward to reading Fired Up due out in paperback this September.


    Written by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer on March 11, 2013 | e
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    One thing I have come to look forward to in Mary Connealy’s books is getting a good laugh, and she always delivers in spades.

    loved the lead characters in this story. Luke and Ruthie (Rosie) were great. Luke was such an upstanding man, and Ruthie was a spitfire. I love that a female character during that time period can be tough but also have a softer side as well. I loved the romance, but also enjoyed the fact that Luke wanted to regain what was his, nothing like Texas justice. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres to read, and when it’s blended with a sweet romance, wonderful endearing characters, a fast moving plot along with a few laughs along with a christian influence, there is no way the book isn’t a winner for me. If you’re a fan of historical fiction then this book is for you. If you have never read anything by Ms. Connealy then pick up this book you will be glad you did!
    “Swept Away” by Mary Connealy is the first book in her new series Trouble in Texas series, and if the rest of the series is as good as this one then it’s gonna be a great series!

    Written by WV Stitcher on March 11, 2013 | e
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