First Line Friday #13 Swept Away by Mary Connealy

Hey Readers, Happy August! I can’t believe how fast the summer is going by. I wanted to take a quick second and tell you about the book I’m currently reading by Mary Connealy, Swept Away.

“The sharp crack of a cocking pistol brought Lucas Stone’s head around.”

Swept Away by Mary Connealy

From the Back Cover

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? 

About the Author

This is another author that I had the pleasure to meet at this years CFRR and she is as hilarious as her books are. Mary Connealy lives on an eastern Nebraska ranch with her husband, Ivan, and enjoys spending time with her four grown daughters and their families. She is known for her bestselling historical romantic comedies.


What is your favorite genre of books? Do you like to read several of the same genre or do you like to switch things up? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Reading! 😊

What are you reading this week?

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6 thoughts on “First Line Friday #13 Swept Away by Mary Connealy

  1. Happy Friday!
    On my blog today I’m sharing the first few lines from A Glitter of Gold by Liz Johnson but I’m currently reading Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes so I’ll share the first line from chapter 24 here: “Bess’s words travel with Annie down to the landing.” This book is soo good so far! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  2. A great opening line!

    I’m sharing on my blog the first line from Love and Other Mistakes by Jessica Kate.

    Natalie Groves eyed the bag of Gingerbread M&M’s on the other side of the office meeting room and prayed for a divine intervention of Red Sea proportions.

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  3. Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Brett, Billionaire Bodyguard” by Autumn Macarthur & Alexa Verde:

    “Brett Jarvis grimaced, yawned, and snatched up his ringing cell phone. Two a.m. phone calls rarely meant good news, especially in his business.”

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