Blue Moon Promise
BY: Colleen Coble
PUBLISHED BY: Thomas Nelson
PUBLISHED IN: 2012
Reviewed by Billy Burgess
When my copy of Blue Moon Promise arrived, I was memorized as I glanced upon the book cover, as I am a sucker for any novel that is set in the 1800’s. The woman on cover reminds me of a teacher I had in Junior High. I set the book on my nightstand, and eagerly started reading the book later that night. I have bought a few Colleen Coble books, but I have never had a chance to read one, so jumped into the first chapter with a fresh mind.
The main character, Lucy Marsh, is adjusting to raising her younger half-siblings, Jed and Eileen. Their father, owner of a pawn store, had recently been murdered, and their stepmother ran off with another man. Lucy works hard as a seamstress, but can barely keep up with the rent. One night when she arrives home and finds an old friend of her father’s, Mr. Henry Stanton there. He wants to help Lucy out - a marriage proposal. Mr. Stanton is wanting a wife for his son, Nate.
Lucy agrees to the proposal and soon enough she, along with Jed and Eileen, is on a train headed to Texas. Nate is surprised to find out that his father has brought him a wife. After Henry has a health scare, Nate agrees to try the marriage.
Nevertheless, someone is following the Marsh clan to Texas, and he wants a value object that belongs to him.
It took me two sittings to read Blue Moon Promise, the wonderful characters and fast-paced plot kept me turning the pages. There are a few twists & turns that keeps the plot from becoming predictable. I found the love story between Lucy and Nate to believable and never once did I think it was rushed. I recommend the book to all romance readers.
*I would like to thank Thomas Nelson/Litfuse for sending me a copy to review.
Buy the Book at: http://www.thomasnelson.com/consumer/product_detail.asp?sku=1595549153&title=Under_Texas_Stars_#1__:_Blue_Moon_Promise
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
Blue Moon Promise is a story of hope, romance, and suspense . . . immersing the reader in a rich historical tale set under Texas stars.
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