Sometimes it takes a stranger to see you as you really are.
Under Texas Stars, Book 2
Born and raised on sprawling Texas land, Margaret O’Brien prides herself on her competence as a rancher. But her father believes she’s made for more than just dawn-to-dusk work. He wants her to have the love of a good man, to raise children, to build a life. But Margaret gave up such dreams years ago. She’s convinced no man would have her, that the ranch is her life now.
So when Margaret’s father hires Daniel Cutler as a new foreman, she’s frustrated and suspicious. Then an overheard conversation links him with a gang of bank robbers, and she’s downright worried. Daniel swears he’s not involved, but Margaret’s not convinced. She knows the man still has secrets. But would a criminal be so kind and talk so convincingly of his faith? As a series of tragic “accidents” threatens all she holds dear, Margaret must decide what to trust: her own ears, her best judgment . . . or what her heart keeps telling her.
My Review: I really like Colleen Coble’s books. I know I can always count on her for a good read. But while Safe in His Arms was an okay book I just didn’t find myself enamored with the story. This is part two of Blue Moon Promise in the Under Texas Stars series and this same character in that first book seemed a little more sure of herself back then. In this book she’s struggling with her looks and while I know that that is very likely with many of us women in Blue Moon Promise she struck me as being a bit of a stronger woman than in this book. Also the hero was a bit flat. And I also found myself not that interested in the whole bank robber thing. I usually really like Colleen’s books but this one just wasn’t a page turner for me. Since I liked book one much better I’m going to go back and read that and then reread this one.
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.
Find out more about Colleen at http://www.colleencoble.com/.
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