22 February 2012

Colleen Coble's Blue Moon Promise

Publisher's Synopsis:-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.
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.
 For more about Colleen and her other books visit www.colleencoble.com
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My Opinion:
  This is the first novel I've read by Colleen Coble and it was a great place to start! I normally read law and mystery books so this was a new topic for me but I enjoyed it greatly. Your main character is Lucy Marsh who finds herself in a position most of us would dread but some of us may have been through ourselves, she cares for her younger brother and sister and the road that got her in this "situation" is not a "clean and truthful" one. But none the less thats what she has to do and like you could imagine it is not an easy thing. Women are strong, powerful beings but can only do so much. This is where a "proxy marriage" comes into play. By doing this Lucy knows that she has the possibility of safety for her family and they can be provided for. Hubby to be - Nate is very surprised that he suddenly has a wife with two childen in tow that he is now responsible for  on his family ranch. (This whole arrangement was actually his father's doing!)  So to put it simply they are off to a rocky start and you will need to read it to discover their ending- which I was a bit surprised by I must say! I loved the twists in this book but the willpower of a determined woman is what drove me to read on so quickly. I was also very happy to see that even though this novel was out of my norm it did have mystery slid into it!  I would personally give this novel 4/5 stars!

(Disclaimer: This post was written for the sponsor who provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for my honest opinions.)

Blue Moon Promise is a story of hope, romance, and suspense . . . immersing the reader in a rich historical tale set under Texas stars.
 To celebrate Colleen is teaming up with her publisher Thomas Nelson for a "Blue Moon Promise" Facebook Chat party where she will giveaway a KINDLE Fire and a Texas-sized gift basket (fabulous Texas treats and fun Lucy-inspired housekeeping products)!
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1 comment:

  1. I also reviewed this book and really enjoyed it. Hugs and have a great week! :O)