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Friday, January 13, 2012

Blue Moon Promise - Colleen Coble

Released February 14, 2012

Colleen Coble
Thomas Nelson

Reviewed by Tracy Farnsworth

Her father's been murdered, her step-mother doesn't seem interested in raising their children, and that leaves Lucy March completely alone raising her younger brother and sister in a rental house. Worse, Lucy loses her job and her landlord announces she has one week to vacate because he's sold the property. Lucy doesn't know what she's going to do. It's at that moment that Henry Stanton shows up with an offer. He wants Lucy to enter a marriage by proxy with his son. Nate's been too busy running their cattle ranch to look into providing heirs and his father's had enough.

Lucy doesn't like the idea of marrying a man before she's even spend time with him. However, someone's been following her around and when that stranger breaks into their home, she's desperate to get away. Marrying Nate seems to be the only possible solution to her problems.

When his father drops Lucy and her two young siblings off, Nate's not happy. He can't see the scrawny woman being of any use. Yet, the more time he spends with her and the children, the more he hopes they'll become a permanent addition to his ranch. If only he could convince Lucy to give their marriage a chance...

As a Christian romance, Blue Moon Promise is truly enjoyable. The romance between Lucy and Nate develops slowly giving them plenty of time to get used to one another and adjust to married life. The addition of a dangerous stranger adds some tension to the story too.

There were a few times that I did question Nate's decisions, especially when he decides to have time alone with Lucy by leaving the kids home alone. With a stranger lurking around, I'm kind of surprised Lucy agreed to that. In addition, there's a twist towards the end that took me by surprise and that I'm not sure I liked, but I don't want to reveal more about that.

I recommend reading Blue Moon Promise. It's a fun romance and one that I ended up starting and finishing in one sitting because it was that engrossing. Once you have, I'd be curious to here what others thought of the twist.

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