Monday, February 4, 2013

Blog Tour | Safe in His Arms by Colleen Coble

Safe in His Arms
by Colleen Coble
Under Texas Stars series, Book 2
Christian Fiction / Historical / Romance / Suspense
Available January 29, 2013
Thomas Nelson
320 pages



About the Book
Sometimes it takes a stranger to see you as you really are.

Born and raised on sprawling Texas land, Margaret O’Brien prides herself on her competence as a rancher. But her father believes she’s made for more than just dawn-to-dusk work. He wants her to have the love of a good man, to raise children, to build a life. But Margaret gave up such dreams years ago. She’s convinced no man would have her, that the ranch is her life now.

So when Margaret’s father hires Daniel Cutler as a new foreman, she’s frustrated and suspicious. Then an overheard conversation links him with a gang of bank robbers, and she’s downright worried. Daniel swears he’s not involved, but Margaret’s not convinced. She knows the man still has secrets. But would a criminal be so kind and talk so convincingly of his faith? As a series of tragic “accidents” threatens all she holds dear, Margaret must decide what to trust: her own ears, her best judgment . . . or what her heart keeps telling her.

From the author of the best-selling Blue Moon Promise . . . an exciting tale of danger, romance, and faith played out under Texas stars.

My Thoughts
Whenever Colleen Coble publishes a new novel, I know I'm in for a treat. I've been looking forward to reading Safe in His Arms since I finished Blue Moon Promise last year, and it was a delightful story!

Margaret was one of the best heroines I've been introduced to this year. She's beautiful inside and out but doesn't realize it. She works hard on her father's ranch to overcome her insecurities and to try to gain her father's approval, never really getting it. When Daniel arrives at the ranch, he immediately recognizes her beauty but Margaret is suspicious of his intentions. As their relationship progresses, I found myself really rooting for them to discover the truth about each other and themselves. And once the romance got going, it was beautiful!

The book was much more suspenseful than I originally expected. Coble kept me guessing for much of the book about Daniel's secrets. And even once I thought I had things figured out, she threw in a few extra surprises and twists. I absolutely loved every minute spent in Larson, Texas with Margaret and Daniel. It was fun to re-connect with characters from Blue Moon Promise as well, and I look forward to another visit (hopefully soon) when the next book in the series releases!!!  [4.5 stars]

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

* If you'd like to read what others thought about this book, you can read their reviews here. *

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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