Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Book Review: Lonestar Angel By Colleen Coble

_225_350_Book.523.coverBook Description: Eden’s hope is rekindled when Clay delivers astounding news: their baby girl has been found.

Five years ago Eden and Clay Larson’s baby was stolen. When they went to pay the ransom, what happened changed their lives forever—the kidnapper’s car with Baby Brianna inside sunk deep into the river. Eden blamed herself, Clay lost himself in work. Their young and rocky marriage ended. Or so Eden thought.

Now Eden’s moved to a new town. She’s found faith and is trying to rebuild her life. She’s even dating again—a sweet guy named Kent who plans to marry her. But then Clay arrives out of the blue and delivers shocking news: he never signed their divorce papers, so they’re still married. What’s more, Clay has been searching for Brianna all this time. And he believes he’s found her: their daughter is in Bluebird, Texas, at a youth ranch. All five little girls there are the right age—he’s just not sure which one is Brianna. Or how she survived.

To uncover the truth, Eden and Clay sign on as counselors at Bluebird Ranch. They move into small quarters in the bunkhouse and oversee the kids as they try to find out more. Working together, they rediscover their love for each other. But danger is closing in—Eden, Clay, and all their young charges are in jeopardy. As they fight to save their family, Eden realizes that God has been fighting for them all along. And His plans are for a more abundant life than they’d ever hoped.

My Thoughts: I’m a sucker for romance novels and this one seemed like it might be up that ally. I found this book to be a fast read for me. One I could pull out at a Dr.’s waiting room and polish off a chapter or two before my name was called. That’s a must for me lately because with two toddlers I don’t have much “Me” time.  The Author weaves a story of intrigue that keeps you guessing  with a fast-moving plot with plenty to keep you on the edge of your seat. Her characters are down-to-earth and believable. There is also an underlying message of trust found throughout the book but not in a overbearing way. I really enjoyed this book, and even though it is the fourth book in a series, it can stand alone. I plan to purchase and read the first three!

The Books of the Lonestar series:

Lonestar Sanctuary (Lonestar Series) Lonestar Sanctuary (Lonestar Series)

Paperback: $10.98 Kindle Edition: $7.16

Lonestar Secrets (Lonestar Series, Book 2) Lonestar Secrets (Lonestar Series, Book 2) 

Paperback: $11.99 Kindle Edition: $8.79

Lonestar Homecoming (Lonestar, Book 3) Lonestar Homecoming (Lonestar, Book 3) 

Paperback: $10.87 Kindle Edition: $8.99

Lonestar Angel Lonestar Angel (Lonestar Series, Book 4)

Paperback: $10.87 Kindle Edition: $9.99

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers through their Booksneeze blogger program in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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