Series: Trouble in Texas #1
Author: Mary Connealy
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Genre: Romance, Historical, Fiction, Christian
Release Date: March 1st 2013
Source: A Copy was provided by the publisher for review
I was asked if I wanted to read this book and I was more than happy to accept.
Summary taken from Goodreads:
Laughter, Romance, and Action Abound in This New Series from Mary Connealy
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.
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 really did sweep me into the story. I fell in love with the novel! It starts off with a lot of drama and it carries on through out the story. I couldn’t put the novel down from the moment Ruth goes down the river to Luke’s determination to get his ranch back. There were some parts that moved slowly, but all and all this was a pretty decently paced novel that had me wondering what was going to happen next. I loved the good and fun natured romance that blooms in this novel, and I loved the noble character that both Ruth and Luke have. What can I say…I love cowboys!
Ruth—she’s feisty and determined
Luke—A good guy that is trying to get back what is his and do the right thing.
Some parts are a little slow, but it wasn’t too bad.
Overall (Writing style, story line, and general):
Overall this novel was easy to follow. I never had to re-read anything, and it was an easy read. This is definitely a series I will want to follow!
Next in the Series:
Fired Up (#2) ETA: September 15th 2013
Viewer Type Recommendation:
If you are a lover of a good old fashion romance than this is for you!
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