Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Swept Away by Mary Connealy
Swept Away by Mary Connealy is a story about a young woman named Ruthy MacNeil in 1868. Her parents died and she was taken in by a family who not only treated her as their slave, but abused her as well. While they were crossing a river in a wagon train, flood waters swept many of them away, but Ruthy was saved by a piece of wood wedging her arm and keeping her afloat. Luke Stone is on his way to Palo Duro Canyon in the panhandle of Texas (where I live, by the way) to avenge his father's death and reclaim his homestead stolen by Flint Greer, a horrible man who claimed a mail-order bride on whom he took out his full rage quite often.
Luke is an honorable man who spent time in prison after the Civil War and made friends with others who came to help him reclaim his land. Of course, Ruthy, after being rescued by Luke in the river, became a part of the plan because she was as good, or better, as the men in tracking and shooting.
The rest of the story is filled with good characters and a great plot and gentle humor. I highly recommend this easy read!
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Thank you to BethanyHouse for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255