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Monday, August 20, 2012

Review: Blue Moon Promise by Colleen Coble

Blue Moon Promise by Colleen Coble
Under Texas Stars Series: Book One
Thomas Nelson / 2012

About the book:

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.

Blue Moon Promise is a story of hope, romance, and suspense . . . immersing the reader in a rich historical tale set under Texas stars.
My rating:
My thoughts:

I’m not new to Colleen Coble’s books (in fact, she is one of my favorite authors), but this is the first historical one of hers I’ve read. Blue Moon Promise was great from the beginning on – I loved the premise to the story (how a father gets his son a bride without his knowledge) and the tiny bit of suspense that was thrown in. J

Nate put a hand on his hip. “She’s not my wife, Pa. I never gave you permission to bring me back a bride.”

“You signed a proxy statement, Nate. It’s all legal, and you’d best make the most of it.”

“The proxy was to sell cattle! Not marry me off.”
~Page 41

I loved the characters and could even see some of myself in Lucy (especially how she wanted to be there if there was danger). My favorite characters were Nate, Lucy, and Jed. There were some great messages in this book, as well (for instance, one was how we don’t have to work for love).

“It upsets me so much,” she burst out. “Both of you out there facing all kinds of danger when I can’t even see.”

“What would happen if you could see us? You can’t keep us safe by willing it. God will do as he sees best. Nothing we can do about that.”
~Page 205

There were some twists in Blue Moon Promise I did not see coming and that made the book all the more great. I was never bored when reading this book and even found myself smiling sometimes when the story was sweet and/or funny. J

After finishing Blue Moon Promise I am really looking forward to book two in Colleen’s Under the Texas Stars series, The Red River Bride, coming January 2013.

All in all, I loved Blue Moon Promise and, if you enjoy historical romances, I’m sure you will also enjoy this book!  I most definitely recommend it! J

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion – which I’ve done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*

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  1. I really like the cover on this one. The colors are amazing and the wistful look on her face is just beautiful. I don't generally judge a book by it's cover, but this one certainly got my attention.

    Great review!

    1. I agree - the cover is just gorgeous! :)

      Thanks for commenting! :D


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