Thursday, March 1, 2012

Blue Moon Promise Blog Tour

Blue Moon Promise by Colleen Coble                             

About the Book

Book Number One in the Under Texas Stars series

A love like Lucy and Nate’s only comes along once in a blue 
moon . . .

Lucy Marsh's worldly resources are running out, but she's fiercely determined to care for her younger brother and sister. When she discovers that their father's recent death was no accident, Lucy is eager to leave town. She accepts a proxy marriage she believes will provide safe refuge. But trouble follows her to Texas where her new husband is surprised to suddenly have a wife and children to care for.

Nate Stanton always hoped he'd marry someday, but running the family ranch meant he had no time for romance. When his father deposits Lucy Marsh—a city girl—on his doorstep, with two siblings in the bargain, he expects ranch life will send her running on the first train out of town. But Lucy is made of tougher stuff than Nate imagined. When danger moves in, Nate finds he'd give anything to protect Lucy and the children he's grown to love. Even if it means giving up his ranch.
About Colleen                                   

Best-selling author Colleen Coble's novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, ACFW Book of the Year, RWA’s RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers' Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has nearly 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers and is a member of Romance Writers of America. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana.
For more about Colleen and her other books visit

My Review  

I’ve read a handful of Colleen Coble’s books, and enjoyed them all, so I was glad for the opportunity to read and review Blue Moon Promise. Ms. Coble’s other books contain an element of intrigue – and this one is no different. Coble artfully draws the reader into the conundrum that Lucy finds herself in after her father’s death. 

I could relate to Lucy – her need to control every facet of her life reminds me of myself sometimes. I appreciate the truths that surfaced through the book’s characters and events. Real, relatable characters and an interesting plot take the reader on a rich journey that can reveal a lot about life and relationships with God and each other.

Ms. Coble is a wonderful and engaging storyteller. This is the first book in the Under Texas Stars series; I look forward to reading the next one when it is released.

Note: I received this book free of charge for review purposes.

Do you like to read mysteries? Have you read any good ones lately? 

Have a great weekend,


  1. Thanks for your review Karen, great job.
    Happy weekend!

  2. I rarely read mysteries but when I do, if it is written well, I do enjoy them although they aren't my first choice.

  3. Another great sounding book, Karen! Thanks for bringing it to our attention :-)

  4. Marja,
    Thank you! Have a great weekend!

    Me too! She can write a great story!

    Well, don't be put off by the mystery part - it is just one element in the story. :) I think you might enjoy it.

    You are very welcome. Glad to do it!


  5. I enjoyed reading about Blue Moon Promise!

    Terri Blackstock's Downfall was a real page turner if you love suspense.

    A Sweethaven Summer is an awesome book with a mystery that is more incidental, but really well done. :)


  6. Sounds like my kind of heroine. Thanks Karen and Colleen!

  7. This looks lovely. I've not read a Colleen Coble novel yet, but have read great reviews on her writing.

    Happy Day,

  8. I haven't read any mystery recently, but I did read a great novel by Amitav Ghosh, A Sea Of Poppies.
    Have a great weekend!

  9. I really enjoy mysteries and suspenses. I've heard good things about this book. :-)

  10. Cheryl,
    I hope you have a chance to read it. :) I haven't read any of Terri's book yet but have heard they are good.

    Yes, I think you might like her. She's strong, but not overly so.

    I suspect that you might enjoy her books. Happy day to you too!

    Hadn't heard of that author, thanks. And a happy weekend to you as well!

    Then you just might like it! If you read it, let me know it you did!

    Happy weekend,

  11. Hi Karen -

    Thanks for the review.

    Yes, I read mysteries, and I've read some of Colleen's. I'm looking forward to reading her new book.

    Susan :)

  12. I love to read mysteries. I read book 1 and 2 of the Shiva Trilogy few weeks back. They are historical thrillers.

  13. Sounds like a fun book to read! I haven't read any good mysteries lately.
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  14. Stopping by to wish you TGIF! sandie

  15. Susan,
    You are welcome! I think you might like this one. :)

    I've not heard of those. Thanks for the info. :)

    It was good. :) A happy weekend to you too!

    And happy weekend to you too, my friend!

    Blessings all,

  16. Amigo, you are without a doubt the best reviewer in town. I have a mystery in my head for MG'ers. Wish me luck. Wishing Colleen tons and tons of success.

    P.S. I got my book yesterday. Was that fast or what? (((hugs)))

  17. Laura,
    Thanks! Congrats again on your book deal! :) Excited for you!

    You are the sweetest amigo I know! My very own personal cheerleader! :) Glad Ann's book came so quickly. Hope you enjoy it!



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