Monday, March 12, 2012

Review: Blue Moon Promise


Orphaned, impoverished, evicted, and unemployed, Lucy Marsh is running out of options. So, when a wealthy Texas rancher offers her a proxy marriage to his son, Lucy sees it as the only glimmer of hope for her and her two younger siblings.  Does a new life await Lucy in Texas?  Or, will old troubles follow close behind?  

Colleen Coble's Blue Moon Promise (Thomas Nelson, 2012) starts off a little slow and a bit heavy handed.  It feels as if Coble wasn't quite sure how to get the story off the ground in a believable manner.  A few more pages in, however, Coble hits her stride with a story that is heartwarming and romantic.   I enjoyed the historical backdrop (1870s Texas), and Coble's character development is excellent.  I really liked Lucy, her younger brother, and her little sister and cared what became of them.  And, the hero of Blue Moon Promise?  Swoon worthy . . .

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Blue Moon Promise is a story of hope, romance, and suspense . . . immersing the reader in a rich historical tale set under Texas stars.

To celebrate Colleen is teaming up with her publisher Thomas Nelson for a "Blue Moon Promise" Facebook Chat party where she will giveaway a KINDLE Fire and a Texas-sized gift basket (fabulous Texas treats and fun Lucy-inspired housekeeping products)!

Click the banner, RSVP today for the Facebook Party and mark the date on your calendar!

Invite your friends and don't miss Colleen's evening of chat, trivia, prizes, and more.

Kindle Giveaway and More! Save the Date - 3/13!


Colleen Coble's Blue Moon Promise Facebook Party


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I received a complimentary copy of Blue Moon Promise to facilitate my review.  No other compensation was received.  For full disclosure, see the sidebar.

13 comments:

G-Man said...

Thats when I'll read this...
In a Blue Moon!!!
(Thanks for this review)

Brian Miller said...

heh yeah not my cup of tea either...i dont think...passing off the review to t

Pat said...

You must be a fast reader because you seem to go through a LOT of books!

I received the copy of the daily devotional. Thanks again! I really appreciate it!

Nancy Claeys said...

I don't have a kindle (what?) -- but this sounds like a book I would enjoy.

Great review! :)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'm a tiny bit of a historical fiction fan, but not that much. Still, thanks for the review!

....Petty Witter said...

not too sure if this is a read for me, a shame as I do enjoy my historical fiction and this is certainly different from anything I've read before.

Kelly said...

I like historical fiction, but sometimes the romance part does me in.

Pat Hatt said...

Great review as always at your sea, not sure it is my cup of tea...haha

Fireblossom said...

Er...what's a proxy marriage?

SandyCarlson said...

I think I need Lucy. Thanks for this review.

magiceye said...

the meet up would be wonderful!

HermanTurnip said...

So far this month I've wrapped up Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard, The Visible Man by Chuck Klosterman, and Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Jules Verne. Not one "swoon worthy" character in any of 'em ;-) Heh...

Alice Audrey said...

For a swoon worthy hero i can mark my calendar.