It has only been in the past few years that I have taken to reading Christian romance novels. Some are okay while others are a wonderful blend of romance with the goal of living life the way God has instructed us to live.
Blue Moon Promise definitely falls into the later grouping as the story provides a wonderful romance with the characters seeking to live out their roles as God instructs in the Bible.
About the Book
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 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
My Thoughts ~
I loved this title and almost read the entire novel in a few hours one night. If I wasn’t trying to get to bed earlier these days, I probably would have read into the wee hours just to finish it.
The characters are believable and the setting is described well enough to paint a picture of their environment. I really do NOT envy the women who lived in the wild frontier with potential threats just around the corner. I would most definitely be like Lucy as she screamed at the site of a ‘pet’ tarantula in her new home and would want my husband to clear the place of all spiders and cobwebs, too.
There are two themes throughout the novel which really resonated with me. The first is Lucy’s desire to be the helpmeet God wants for her husband. The second is the difficulty Lucy has with not controlling everything around her and earning respect and love from others. Ms. Coble did a fantastic job weaving those themes throughout and allows for further contemplation through discussion questions at the end of the book.
Blue Moon Promise is available in paperback format with the retail price of $15.99.
Disclaimer ~ I was provided with a copy of the book for the expressed purpose of writing a review. No monetary compensation occurred and all opinions are my own. You can see what other reviewers think of this book by visiting the LitFuse Blue Moon Promise tour page.
Kindle Giveaway and More! Save the Date – 3/13!
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)!
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Invite your friends and don’t miss Colleen’s evening of chat, trivia, prizes, and more.