If you read this blog much at all, you know that Colleen Coble has been instrumental in launching my writing career. For some reason she saw something in me and has breathed life into it.
If you love her Gilded Age historicals and you enjoy her Lonestar series, then Blue Moon Promise is for you. While I enjoy Colleen's contemporary romantic mysteries, I've decided I adore her historicals. There is a certain style that comes through as she writes stories set in times from the past that I love. This book completely fit that convergence.
Lucy Marsh has to protect her younger siblings, but after her father is killed, it becomes ever more challenging. Then a man shows up at her door claiming to be a long ago friend of her father's. He suggests she marry his son, so that she and her siblings will have a place to live. That requires a move from Indiana to the unknown in Texas, but when they are attacked that night, she feels she has no choice.
Nate isn't expecting a wife...at all. The store of their growing relationship is complicated when the trouble follows Lucy from Indiana to the Blue Moon ranch. Lucy was a heroine I could completely relate to because she feels a need to control her environment and doens't know how to let go. But now she finds herself in a setting and place where she has to choose between trying to maintain control or allowing God to take the reins. I can so relate to the struggle to release something to him then turn and take it back. Over and over. But it's when we let Him lead that true freedom and love can bloom.
This is a delightful story that I loved from page one. If you are a fan of historical romances with strong mystery threads, this book is for you.
Story: A love like Lucy and Nate's only comes along once in a blue moon . . .