Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Book Review - SWEPT AWAY by Mary Connealy
Have I ever told you how much I love this author's writing? Mary Connealy combines a grin-inducing sense of humor with a knack for creating a page-turning historical romance.
This one is about an orphaned girl raised by a harshly critical family planning to marry this hard-working virtual slave off to their son--a greedy-eyed slithering skunk of a man. Ruthy prays for a chance to escape as they travel westward. A flood answers her prayers, washing their wagon and the rest of the family down a raging river. She's washed up on the shore half drowned.
And then there's Luke Stone, the rightful owner of a beautiful spread in north Texas that's been taken over by the typical slithering sidewinder, Flint Greer. Lucas has proof he's the legal owner, despite Greer's claim that Luke's father sold him the place before conveniently dying.
What with a posse after him, Luke's reluctant to take this soggy, unconscious woman with him. She'll only make his getaway that much more difficult, but what's an upstanding Texan gentleman supposed to do? Between making plans to get the ranch back, tending to the injured woman, and hiding from Greer (after losing the posse), he has his hands full. Literally.
Greer has settled himself in the ranchhouse, taken a pretty wife, and set out to buy or steal (preferably the latter) every ranch in the area. He's well on his way to accomplishing that when Luke shows up.
Only God knows how this tangled mess will sort itself out--but you can find out by buying Swept Away. Well worth every cent. Available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Christian Book Distributors.