26 July 2012

Diana Flowers Reviews Blue Moon Promise by Colleen Coble

Blue Moon Promise

5 stars~*****


Deep In The Heart Of Texas!


Colleen Coble has crafted a wonderfully romantic, suspense filled historical set in Texas; a beautiful land filled with wildflowers, horse ranches and grazing cattle, but also fraught with the threat of Indians, rattlesnakes, and unscrupulous money hungry villains. Our lovely heroine, Lucy Marsh, finds herself in dire straights when she is left to care for her two siblings and loses her job in Indiana. She also finds herself in danger when a man begins to stalk her for reasons unbeknownst to her. When a friend of her late father shows up and offers her a marriage by proxy to his son, Nate, she has no choice but to take him up on it.

Along with his father, Nate Stanton runs the Stars Above Ranch, and is incensed when his father brings home a puny, (albeit beautiful), unsuitable wife for him-surely incapable of helping him run a ranch. Lucy is determined to carry her weight on the ranch and show Nate he is wrong about her, and finds herself attracted to the handsome, kind cowboy. When the man who stalked her in Indiana turns up again, and problems arise with a neighbor he and his father have had a longtime feud with, Nate unexpectedly finds he will go to any length to protect Lucy and her siblings.

Will Lucy quit trying to control things to prove her worth, and will Nate learn to love her as the Bible says a man must love his wife? Can Lucy help mend the breach between the Stantons and the man they have been feuding with for years?...and why is she being stalked? What surprise twist occurs in the conclusion?...revealing a betrayal that nearly breaks Nate's heart?

I have read many of Ms. Coble's books and have yet to read one I didn't like. She is a master storyteller that combines suspense, romance, and weaves a strong spiritual thread of forgiveness and second chances within the pages of her books. Her stories are action-packed and compelling, and I could not put this one down. Nicely done, Colleen Coble!


*I received a copy of this book from Net Galley and was not required to write a positive review. 



GIVEAWAY:  Leave a comment and your email to be entered in this week’s contest.  Drawing will be late Saturday.  Your choice of Colleen’s books, choice of format*. Void where prohibited by law. *International winners will only receive the book in ebook format not as a paperback.


67 comments:

  1. Again a book that you want to read!
    I just started in the aloha reef series and the story draws you right in, it's hook line and sinker for me,haha I read the review of Tidewater inn and this review and now I want to read both series :).

    Colleen I must say that you are a true novelist, please keep entertaining us with youre beautifull stories.

    please enter my e-mail mirjam(ad)fotoflits(dot)com

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  2. Great review, DIANA! You make this book sound SO good! I think I must read this book some day. :)

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  3. Hi, Mirjam! What a lovely face and comment to wake up to this morning! I must confess I wanted this book as soon as I got my first sneak peek at the lovely cover! I didn't even care what it was about. lol! I'm glad it ended up to be good!

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  4. MARIAN, another lovely face to greet me this morning! Suspense AND a historical, MARIAN! There just isn't anything, COLLEEN can't write about!

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  5. Well a very good morning to you then! haha I know what you mean, the saying "don't juge a book by it's cover" talks about me, caus I think I can juge a book that way :)

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  6. I was also drawn in by the cover, but now that I've read your review, I really want to read the book. I mean suspense, romance and a cowboy-- what more could you ask for?? JK! lol. It does sound really good and Colleen has never failed me before. Thanks for the review!!

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  7. MIRJAM, I have to admit I have missed out on a few good books by doing that, but I am a cover girl, too. haha I have books sitting on top of my tables at home, that are so pretty they just add to my decor!

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  8. What more could you ask for, LADETTE?...not much! lol You're welcome and good luck in the giveaway!

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  9. All of Colleen's covers and the reviews look so wonderful!! I would love to win one of them, but---which one to choose??? :D Please count me in for the drawing.

    spangldlady@gmail.com

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  10. D-That would be a tough one!! But, one of the two I reviewed this week would be great choices!

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  11. I failed to mention to you yesterday, MARIAN, that in Tidewater Inn there is a search and rescue dog named Samson, that you would love!!

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  12. Good morning,
    How can you forget to mention that DIANA!! You know how much I love them!! :)
    Mmm... what now... am I going to read Tidewater Inn, or Blue Moon Promise??

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  13. Please enter me in the drawing!

    Battles2001@hotmail.com

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  14. Sorry, MARIAN! How did I forget to mention such a cuddly (but not to everyone:)) secondary character?!

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  15. MELISSA, thank you so much for stopping by. You are officially entered!

    MARIAN, you are in a quandary for sure. May have to do eeny meeny miny mo.

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  16. DIANA what am I going to do with all these wonderful books? My TBR stack has fallen over and I am trying hard to stack it again with Colleen's books on top!! lol GREAT REVIEW BTW!! :)

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  17. LOL, TERESA! Thanks! You and MARIAN have a habit of doing that to me as well with your suspense reviews. I am supposed to be a historical fiction fan, but you two do your wonderful suspense reviews, and I start salivating. haha

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  18. I have found the solution to my problem. I went to NG and found Tidewater Inn on there. :))

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  19. MARIAN, you are one smart chica! :) Enjoy reading about Samson!

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  20. Again, I enter. ^_^ I REALLY REALLY want a print copy of "The Lightkeeper's Bride". I LOVED "The Lightkeeper's Daughter". It was brilliant and funny and sweet. I HAVE to finish the series.

    katelynmwhitley@yahoo.com

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  21. KATELYN, not screaming at any more characters lately are you? You seem rather calm today, so I'm thinking not! :) You are such a delight, and here's hoping you will win TLBride! And THEN you can order this one! lol! You will love it!

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  22. Would love to win, Love Colleen Coble books
    likesmusic2@consolidated.net

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  23. CATHY? No last name or email...how are we going to find you should you win? I get sad when that happens! :( Unless you are my niece, Cathy, and then it isn't a problem. :)

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  24. LIKESMUSIC, welcome to OTT! I hope you win one!

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  25. This would be great to win! amada_chavez@yahoo.com

    I definitely want to read this!!! Hope I win! :)

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  26. I hope you do, too, AMADA! But I want everyone to win! lol! Thank you for showing an interest in Colleen's books, and wishing the luck of the Irish on you! ;)

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  27. I need her for my authors' shelf, a world famous shelf! :o) thanks for the solid review!

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  28. Thanks, MURRAY! Always a pleasure to see you here. I really think my review was better on Tidewater Inn so you need to go back and read it (older post)...bossy woman that I am! Hoping for a win for your world famous shelf. I have quite a collection on mine!

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  29. Looking forward to reading this book by Colleen!

    Patty
    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. I really enjoyed Blue Moon Promise as well (reviewed).
    I would love to read some of her other works!

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  31. ooops forgot my email address, yet again.. doh!
    marieburton2004 at yahoo dot com

    THANKS!

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  32. PATTY, I sure hope you get the chance! Thanks for stopping by

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  33. PATTY, wonder what happened to the exclamation point I put at the end of my response back to you? I WAS excited you stopped by!

    MARIE-she certainly has alot to choose from, doesn't she? I hope you get the opportunity to read more of COLLEEN'S books!

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  34. Diana you are to funny "Books that are so pretty they just add to my decor!"
    you crack me up.

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  35. LOL, MIRJAM! If you could see it, you would agree! Only problem with displaying them is that they sometimes have a habit of disappearing in a guest's arms when they leave. And I don't have the heart to say they can't borrrow my decor. hehe

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  36. This review makes me want to read this book right away!!
    Please enter me in the drawing!
    samanthaakuiper(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. ACK! I tried to leave a comment and now Google doesn't want to know me! You know me don't you, Diana?

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  38. Great job on the review! Would love to read this book - tonight. :) Please enter me in the drawing.
    jking23(at)kent(dot)edu

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  40. Thanks, JEN! Would love to send you a copy to read tonight, however we must wait! :(

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  41. Let's see, CARRIE PAGELS, the name doees have a familiar ring to it. Where have I heard it before? lol! Google may not know you, but yes I do, and to know you is to love you!

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  42. SAMANTHA, I feel as though I have done my job then! And what a fun "job" it is!

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  43. I am making so many typos, I think I had best call it a night, but y'all keep on commenting! I'll be back in the morning! I typed so much at that chat party tonight it feels like my eyeballs are about to pop out and my fingers are gonna fall off! haha Have a blessed night all. <3

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  44. Hello, this Book by Coleen sounds so good, please enter me in the Giveaway.
    Many Blessings

    ingrids62448(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. INGRID, thanks for coming by and showing your support for COLLEN'S books!

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  46. I also reviewed this book and enjoyed it. You don't have to enter me in the giveaway. Hope you have a great weekend! :O)

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  47. DIANE, thank you for sharing! Would you not like to be entered for another of COLLEEN'S books? She has 39 more! lol! AND you get to pick which one. :)

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  48. I would so love to win a copy of this book.. :)

    mrslippo@hotmail.com

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  49. Hi, JULIE! I hope you do...it's a keeper! Thanks for dropping by.

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  50. I read this book a couple months ago and loved it. Lucy, touched my heart and I was so happy for her when she..well I will say no more, some have not read it. I would love to read another book by Coleen Coble. Herma Shelton
    jshelton@foothills.net

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  51. Would love to win a Colleen Coble book ... please enter me.
    Blessings,
    Janet
    Janet Chester Bly
    janet@blybooks.com

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  52. Ooh that cover is GORGEOUS!!! I've never had the opportunity to read any of Colleen's books but I'd love to. Thanks for the chance!

    ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

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  53. JANET BLY! Great to see you here and I enjoyed your husband's writing! Blessings and you will be entered!

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  54. LIZ, I am listening to one of COLLEEN's books right now!

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  55. HERMA SHELTON, here's hoping for a win for you! Thank you for sharing your love of this book!

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  56. CARRIE, you being from Michigan, must read A Cry in the Night! I know you love historicals (me too!), but the way COLLEEN describes the Michigan setting throughout that book was so marvelous I still remember it, tho I read it quite some time ago!

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  57. This sounds like a great read. I've actually never read Colleen's books but would like to.

    julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. JULIA, you have been missing out! She can write about anything, anywhere, and there are so many different themes to choose from! If you don't care for a certain setting or storyline, she has a bunch more, and you're sure to find something you love! I hope you will win your first "Colleen" book here!

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  59. DIANA, I will have to see if that is available on audio! Cry in the Night does sound really interesting! Thanks!

    Hi JULIA REFFNER!!!

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  60. I don't see it on audio, CARRIE, but I'm betting MARIAN would like to read Cry in the Night, b/c Samson, the Search and Rescue dog in Tidewater Inn was first introduced in that book---a minor detail I forgot to mention to MARIAN. AHEM!

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  61. Please tell us who won a copy of Colleen's book ..... the suspens is killing, :)

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  62. MIRJAM, JULIE BEE LIPPO was our WINNER for Colleen week! We have been posting our winners' names on Saturday's posts, usually. Sorry to keep you in suspense. Have a blessed week!

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  63. haha, Thanks Carrie, you to have a blessed week!

    Julie congrats!!

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  64. sounds like a good book I think my teen daughter would love this one thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  65. I'm with you... can't have cow's milk, but must have coffee! So I take it with rice milk. It's sweet and yummy and now I'm converted, I'm a real fan! Still have to pack a lot of my own things for trips, as I'm gluten/dairy/soy free and cannot tolerate solanine foods either. (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers..)
    Yes, makes life interesting ;)

    Blessings
    Dotti :)

    PS - Love the torn detail at the top of your page. xx

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