Thursday, March 8, 2012

Blue Moon Promise by Colleen Coble

About the book:
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 Colleen:

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


Margie's Comments: I always look forward to reading a new Colleen Coble book. Blue Moon Promise is the first in a new series set in Texas. I found the first fifty pages or so hard to get into for a couple of reasons: Lucy seemed to strive too hard to be seen as competent and several details in timing and weather were inconsistent. But once we got past that, the story flowed much better. Overall, the characters are endearing and well developed as the story moves along. The premise of marriage by proxy is intriguing and laugh-out-loud funny in places. Not only are Lucy and Nate getting to know each other, but Lucy finds life on the ranch very different from what she's used to. Tarantulas, attacking mongrels, family and friends all present their challenges and even some intrigue. Knowing who to trust and who to avoid is a lesson that's hard for many of us, and it was no different for Lucy. She has to rely on the Lord to show her the way to true love and trust in her marriage and in life. 

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About the party:
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)!

Click the banner, RSVP today for the Facebook Party and mark the date on your calendar!

Invite your friends and don't miss Colleen's evening of chat, trivia, prizes, and more.

Kindle Giveaway and More! Save the Date - 3/13!

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