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Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2008
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.44 (inches)|
In the quiet safety of the Bluebird Ranch, old promises resurface and unexpected love brings new hope.
Though tragedy has wrecked her life, Allie Siders holds on to the hope that her five-year-old daughter, Betsy, will speak again. But with a stalker out for revenge, all Allie can think about now is their safety. She must sever all ties and abandon life as she knows it. She heads to the peaceful Bluebird Ranch, nestled deep in Texas hill country, and to the only person who can help them.
The ranch is a sanctuary for abused horses, and also for troubled youths: the perfect place for Betsy to grow and recover. Ranch owner Elijah DeAngelo eagerly welcomes the duo. But Rick Baileythe ranch foreman and DeAngelo's right hand manhasn't decided to let his guard down . . . yet.
Promises made long ago soon force Rick and Allie to work together to escape danger. Will they discover love along the way?
wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A MUST read!October 23, 2016wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Be ready to be pulled into this story while reading the prologue! What a road you will be traveling, fear, determination and hope will be some of them. I have read some of Colleen's books before and really enjoyed them, this one is no different and she shows that you can move on with your life even while facing the fear of death to your loved ones and possible yourself. By the way, I never did figure out who was causing the fear or why until it is revealed. A must read!
papricaAge: 35-44Gender: female2 Stars Out Of 5captivatingApril 1, 2015papricaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 2Meets Expectations: 2That book captivated me and I wasn't able to put it down until I had finished it. I loved most of the the characters in that story and was touched by their struggles, their trust, hope and faith. But: There was definitely too much death and loss in that short time the story tells. That's why I wouldn't recommend that book.
alwaysreadingAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5February 14, 2013alwaysreadingAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5I can always count on a Colleen Coble book to be well written and have a terrific blend of both suspense and romance and this book did not let me down. Her characters and story line were flawless. She brings in God and faith into the story which is always a plus for me.
This series is set in Texas at a ranch that rehabilitates horses, and sometimes people. Allie and Rick were well suited and had the right amount of chemistry. I didn't put this book down until I finished it.
Can't wait to read the rest of this series.
karenAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5July 8, 2011karenAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book had an interesting story line and mystery. It was hard to put down and I finished in a few days.
cottonColoradoAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5GoodMay 31, 2011cottonColoradoAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I liked it because of not being a love story, but how to have faith and believe in the Good Lord. He know waht is best for us.
Author: Colleen Coble
Located in: Indiana
Submitted: July 17, 2008
Tell us a little about yourself. I'm a cowgirl at heart and love all things western. That extended a bit to the Victorian house we live in. I started writing after the oldest of my younger three brothers was killed in a freak lightning accident, and Randy loved the west. My first story was set on a fort in Wyoming so writing this book was like going home a bit.
What was your motivation behind this project? I love marriage of convenience stories and wanted to try writing one.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? I'd love readers to realize that love is a choice! That we have to work at showing love--it's an action verb.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? It was a fresh reminder never to take my wonderful husband for granted!
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Ami McConnell and Erin Healy teach me new things with every book. And my crit partners Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, Denise Hunter, and Robin Caroll are wonderful helps!