Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Blue Moon Promise by Colleen Coble ~ Book Review

“Tell me, Miss Marsh, are you a Christian?”
“Why, yes sir, I am.”
“I thought as much. God has led me here for a purpose…
I have a proposition for you.”
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 Wichita Falls, Texas, where the man she came to marry seems surprised to suddenly have a wife and children to provide 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 realizes 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.
For some reason, I am a sucker for Christian romance novels where the marriages are either arranged, or people get married under circumstances other than falling in love.  I like to read to find out how these marriages thrive under different circumstances.
Colleen Coble does a great job of writing a story that can connect with any reader.  Everyone I'm sure, at some point in their lives has tried to earn someone's love - be it a parent, spouse, friend or even God.  The main character in this story, Lucy, tries to earn the love of her new husband Nate.  Nate tries to reassure Lucy that no one needs to earn love but it should be given freely.
I loved the suspense part of the book.  Right till the end I was left guessing about certain characters and their place in the story.
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