Blue Moon Promise (Under Texas Stars #1) by Colleen Coble
Thomas Nelson, February 14, 2012
Historical Christian Fiction
Paperback 320 pages
E-galley provided by the publisher via NetGalley, thank you!
Burton Book Review Rating:
Lucy Marsh has lost everything but her determination to provide for her brother and sister. When she realizes her father’s death was no accident, she decides to accept a proxy marriage in order to get her siblings out of harm’s way. But trouble follows her to Wichita Falls, Texas, and nothing there is as she expected.
The characters of Lucy and Nate are easily likable, and they fit well together along with Lucy’s siblings Jed and Eileen. Their family unit has the power of love and respect to hold them together, yet the forces of old family squabbles threaten the peace of the new family. Colleen Coble is a gifted storyteller- I couldn’t put this one down. Although I would have loved a little more dimension to the characters, it was the interesting historical setting of ranching life in the year 1877 with the element of suspense which kept the story fresh. This is a clean historical romance which wholeheartedly embraces faith in God, and I look forward to perusing Colleen Coble’s massive backlist as well as anticipating the next installment of the Under Texas Stars series.