Book Review: Blue Moon Promise

24 Feb

A love like Lucy and Jesse’s only comes along once in a blue moon . . . 

Lucy Marsh has lost everything but her determination to provide for her brother and sister. When she realizes her father was likely killed by an intruder who is now after her brother, she decides to accept a proxy marriage in order to get her siblings out of harm’s way. But trouble follows her to Wichita, Texas, and nothing there is as she expected. Not the man she came to marry nor the family ties she’d hoped to find. Can it be true that real security is in letting go of her own strength and trusting in the One who is far stronger than she?


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.

Visit her website at Twitter @colleencoble.


My Impressions:

Lucy Marsh is determined to keep her brother and sister together following her father’s death and step-mother’s desertion.  When a stranger breaks into their home making threats, Lucy takes a chance and enters a proxy marriage to a man who doesn’t even know he is looking for a wife.  That’s how Colleen Coble’s first book in the Under Texas Stars series, Blue Moon Promise begins.  Seem a bit far-fetched?  Not in Texas in the late 1800s!  Lucy takes control, just like she is used to doing.  But what seems like a reasonable solution to keep her family safe and together, soon makes Lucy think she really isn’t in control at all.  Waiting at the end of her journey in Texas is Nate Stanton.  Nate has no idea of the plans his father has for him for a new wife and the future of their ranch.  Faced with a wife he didn’t ask for and a ready made family, Nate reacts normally and negatively.

Colleen Coble has created a very determined woman in the petite Lucy.  Small in stature, she is big in determination and grit.  Sure that God can make her marriage work, Lucy takes on the challenge the only way she knows how — through her own plans and devices.  The author readily admits that Lucy’s struggle to let God take over is her own, and she writes Lucy’s character very convincingly.  Nate is also well-written.  It takes some time to get used to his new family, but he trusts that God will make a way.

If you like historical romance, you will love Blue Moon Promise.   There is also a mystery surrounding Lucy’s father’s death that follows the family to Texas. The suspense lingers until the end.  And there is more than one surprise twist in store for Lucy and Nate.



To read other reviewers’ thoughts of Blue Moon Promise, click HERE.


(I received Blue Moon Promise in conjunction with LitFuse.  All opinions expressed are mine alone.)


To celebrate her newest book,  Colleen Coble has teamed up with her publisher, Thomas Nelson, for a Blue Moon Promise” Facebook Chat party! During the party she will give away a Kindle Fire and a Texas-sized gift basket (filled with fabulous Texas treats and fun Lucy-inspired housekeeping products)!

Save the date — March 13. Click the banner to the right and RSVP today for the “Blue Moon Promise” Facebook Party!

Invite your friends and don’t miss this chance to connect with Colleen and enjoy an evening of chat, trivia, prizes, and more.

4 Responses to “Book Review: Blue Moon Promise”

  1. dianeestrella February 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    I also reviewed this book and really enjoyed it. Hugs and have a great week! :O)

    • rbclibrary February 28, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by!


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