Monday, January 30, 2012

Blue Moon Promise {Under Texas Stars} by Colleen Coble

Book Description:  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.

My Review:  Lucy Marsh  is running out of options...she has been told by her landlord that the place where they are living has been sold.  However, Lucy is fiercely protective of her siblings, Jed and Eileen, so she knows that she will need to find a home for all of them.  She also finds out that her fathers death was not an accident!  Lucy is in turmoil!  
Than she receives a most unusual proposition from Henry Stanton.  He wants her to marry his son, Nate, by proxy!  Just like Abraham found a wife for his son Isaac.  Lucy decides that this is the best she can do under dire off she and the children go to Wichita Falls, Texas with Mr. Stanton to the family ranch.
Imagine Nate's surprise when his father returns home with a wife for him and two young 'uns!  Maybe not the best way to begin a relationship, much less a marriage. Lucy is determined to make this marriage work.  She is a kind, helpful wife.  When troubles arise Nate refuses to let anything harm his newfound family.
I loved the title of this read...a blue moon is an unusual event that rarely happens; hence, the saying "Once in a Blue Moon." This expression was first noted in 1821 and refers to occurrences that are uncommon, though not truly rare. For more than half a century, whenever two full Moons appeared in a single month (which happens on average every 2 1/2 to 3 years), the second has been christened a "Blue Moon." An unusual event.  So, not unlike the blue moon over Texas is the story of unlikely event but not rare!  
A heartwarming read filled with the sideline of Rebekah and Isaac's story from the Bible.
*This book was provided for review by BookSneeze/Thomas Nelson Publishing*
Meet the Author: 
Colleen Coble is the author of more than forty books, most of them bestsellers. Some of her most recent novels are Lonestar Angel, The Lightkeeper's Ball, Blue Moon Promise, and Anathema, an Amish suspense. One of her most popular series is the Rock Harbor mystery series featuring Bree and Samson, a search-and-rescue dog team. She has won the Carol Award numerous times as well as romance and mystery awards. She lives in Wabash, Indiana with her husband Dave.

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 1595549153
ISBN-13: 9781595549150

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