There's just something about the idea of Texas when it was first settled and cowboys were commonplace that draws me in and gets me every time. Throw in some romance and a life lesson or two and I'm hooked! I immediately fell in love with Nate's character because in many ways he reminded me of Allan with his tough exterior. The way he became a big teddy bear with Eileen reminded me so much of Allan and our niece Ali. In this story we are introduced to Lucy who is doing her best to save her siblings (Jed & Eileen) from being taken by their mother or being sent to live in an orphanage. Nate's father, Henry, makes Lucy an offer she can't resist in the form of an arranged marriage to his son. As the story unfolds Lucy learns more about the family she never knew she had and finds herself learning to be a cattle rancher's wife. The trials they face as a young couple are often hilarious or heartbreaking but never boring! If you're looking for a book you can curl up on the couch and easily fall in love with this is it!
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.
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
Link to buy the book: http://www.thomasnelson.com/consumer/product_detail.asp?sku=1595549153&title=Under_Texas_Stars_#1__:_Blue_Moon_Promise
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.
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