Saturday, March 3, 2012

Blue Moon Promise by Colleen Coble

Blue Moon Promise
by Colleen Coble
Under Texas Stars, Book 1
Historical Christian Fiction / Romance
Published February 2012
Thomas Nelson
320 pages



About the Book
Book Number One in the Under Texas Stars series

A love like Lucy and Nate’s only comes along once in a blue moon . . .

Lucy Marsh's worldly resources are running out, but she's fiercely determined to care for her younger brother and sister. When she discovers that their father's recent death was no accident, Lucy is eager to leave town. She accepts a proxy marriage she believes will provide safe refuge. But trouble follows her to Texas where her new husband is surprised to suddenly have a wife and children to care for.

Nate Stanton always hoped he'd marry someday, but running the family ranch meant he had no time for romance. When his father deposits Lucy Marsh—a city girl—on his doorstep, with two siblings in the bargain, he expects ranch life will send her running on the first train out of town. But Lucy is made of tougher stuff than Nate imagined. When danger moves in, Nate finds he'd give anything to protect Lucy and the children he's grown to love. Even if it means giving up his ranch.

My Thoughts
I've said this before, but I sure do love a marriage-of-convenience story line. Colleen Coble pulls it off beautifully in Blue Moon Promise. I fell in love with Lucy right off the bat. She's a strong woman who must care for her brother and sister. She's always taken care of herself but must learn to trust Nate once they are married and also depend fully on God. I think anyone who's been married for more than a week will relate to the struggles Nate and Lucy have adjusting to married life.

Sometimes romance novels have a way of over-simplifying or glossing over problems, but Colleen did a wonderful job of painting each character in a realistic light. Anyone who loves a romance with a hint of danger will enjoy Blue Moon Promise. [4 stars]

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I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson and LitFuse Publicity in exchange for my fair and honest review.

About the Author
Best-selling author Colleen Coble's novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, ACFW Book of the Year, RWA’s RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers' Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has nearly 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers and is a member of Romance Writers of America. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana.

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2 comments:

  1. thanks for this review, Brooke, glad you liked it! i didn't care for the pet spider, but otherwise i loved the story :) have a great weekend, blessings!

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  2. thanks for sharing!! This sounds like one I will really like, it's going on my to read list!!

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