Book Description: Sometimes it takes a stranger to see you as you really are.
Under Texas Stars, #2 Born and raised on sprawling Texas land, Margaret O'Brien prides herself on her competence as a rancher. But her father believes she's made for more than just dawn-to-dusk work. He wants her to have the love of a good man, to raise children, to build a life. But Margaret gave up such dreams years ago. She's convinced no man would have her, that the ranch is her life now. So when Margaret's father hires Daniel Cutler as a new foreman, she's frustrated and suspicious. Then an overheard conversation links him with a gang of bank robbers, and she's downright worried. Daniel swears he's not involved, but Margaret's not convinced. She knows the man still has secrets. But would a criminal be so kind and talk so convincingly of his faith? As a series of tragic "accidents" threatens all she holds dear, Margaret must decide what to trust: her own ears, her best judgment . . . or what her heart keeps telling her.
Review: I enjoy the story line very much it was well woven into the Blue Moon Promise book. Margaret was great at the start and the end. I had a little trouble with her â€˜I can fix anything' even a dangerous band of bank robbers. That seemed unrealistic that she had so little sense. I did like the events that occurred after her attempt to help went way off track. Daniel was everything I thought he was in career and character. The â€˜bad outlaws' were well written and with them being mostly in the peripheral was much more dramatic. The side mystery was no surprise but the accomplice was a surprise. I found the action at the end to be intense and draining so real that I wanted to rest between suspense filled events!! Looking forward to book 3??!!!
I would like to thank Net Galley and Thomas Nelson for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone.
So, after reading the first book in this series (it isn't necessary to read them in order, although it may help) I knew that I could expect a great book, and I was not disappointed! I enjoyed this one even more then the first in the series because I felt like I could relate to Margaret a lot more then Lucy (the heroine in the previous novel). It was a wonderful book and Colleen Coble is certainly an author that I'd like to read more of.
Highly recommended to all fans of historical fiction who love a little love, a few cowboys and a lot of excitement.
I highly recommend his book. It is a great read. I can't wait for the next book in the series. The author is one great Christian writer who keeps you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last!
Raised by her father on a Texas ranch, motherless Margaret O'Brien is tall and strong and doesn't fit in with the girls in town. So she pours her heart into the ranch she loves, becoming a good rancher. She's also trying to fill in for her deceased brother and please her father, who just isn't sure a ranch should be left to a girl. When her father decides it's time for his daughter to get married and give him grandchildren, he hires Daniel Cutler to be foreman, leaving Margaret feeling betrayed and angry. In spite of his position, Margaret is drawn to Daniel, but then an overheard conversation makes her suspect that Daniel is somehow connected with bank robberies. When a series of accidents threaten the ranch and Margaret's safety, her heart wants to believe Daniel, but situations seem to indicate he's not worthy of that trust.
Colleen Coble does her usual good job of interweaving mystery and suspense with romance. Her characters are lovable and believable, and the mystery keeps you guessing along with Margaret.
Safe in His Arms is book 2 of the Under Texas Stars series. It was a fascinating stand-alone book, but exciting enough that I'll be looking for Book 1 to see what I missed!
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my fair and honest review.