Blue Moon Promise (Under Texas Stars Series #1)
By Colleen Coble
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.
Blue Moon Promise is a story of hope, romance, and suspense . . . immersing the reader in a rich historical tale set under Texas stars.
Rating: ✰✰✰✰ (4 out of 5 stars)
A western with mystery? I’m in!
Lucy Marsh has nothing left and no one to turn to. Deserted by their mother with her little brother and sister to take care of, she is at the end of her rope when an old schoolboy of her lately deceased father shows up at her door. Agreeing to a proxy marriage to his son is about the last thing she wants to do but feeling she has no other way to save her siblings she embarks on the journey of a lifetime. Little does she know that the trouble she thought she left behind follows her all the way to Texas.
There is mystery, romance, and suspense in Blue Moon Promise, everything I love in a book. This peculiar makeshift family gave me pause at first, but Colleen Coble definitely made it work. Lucy was so strong and inspiring. Nate was endearing and protective. Jed was brave and devoted to his sisters. Eileen was so cute and funny. All the characters in this book were just so likable! Then there is all the suspense, which was at every corner. Something is constantly happening and I can guarantee you won’t get bored.
Not only that but this book inspired me! I love it when a book teaches you a little something and this one really made me think. I think it’s most important message was that God can turn anything bad into something good. I got so swept up in the story I think I maaay have giggled…a lot. All I can say about this book was that I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and I cannot wait for a #2 in the series!