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
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.
Once again Author Mary Connealy has written an amazing western romance sprinkled with danger, adventure, humor and faith in God. I have previously read several of Mary Connealy's books, and was excited for the chance to read and review Swept Away. I was not disappointed!
I loved this story and each of the characters. The main characters, Luke and Ruthy were wonderful to read about as well as many of the lesser mentioned characters. I loved Ruthy's fire and determination, and Luke's story just tugged at my heartstrings! Their romance was so unique and intriguing, I just couldn't stop reading! I can't wait for the next book in this series (I already have it on my Amazon Wish List!)
The story captivated me from page one and kept me reading long into the night to finish. I was so into Luke and Ruthy's story that when it ended I was not happy to be done reading. I decided to go back and re-read the first three series that I'd read by Mary Connealy: Lassoed in Texas Trilogy, Montana Marriages Trilogy and Sophie's Daughters Trilogy.
Now I'm on fire for the next book: Fired Up, Trouble in Texas book 2 which is due in August of 2013! Ugh, so long to wait!