Title: BLUE MOON PROMISE
Author: Colleen Coble
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Genre: Inspirational/historical/romantic suspense
The sudden death of Lucy Marsh’s father is a shock, but it’s even more shocking when she learns that the death wasn’t an accident, Lucy decides it’d be safer to take her brother and sister and flee Indiana. She wants to be someplace where trouble will never find them. She accepts an offer of marriage by proxy to a man she never met in Texas.
Nate Stanton believes he’ll get married someday, but the right girl has yet to come along. But then Nate’s father deposits Lucy Marsh on his doorstep, proclaiming that Lucy will be Nate’s wife! While Nate’s decision about marriage is made for him, he is touched by Lucy’s determination and strength.
But despite Lucy’s fleeing her past and her sudden marriage to Nate, danger follows Lucy and her siblings. How much must Nate sacrifice to keep Lucy from harm? Who is after them? And why?
BLUE MOON PROMISE is the first book in Ms. Coble’s new series, Under Texas Stars. Full of Ms. Coble’s signature suspense mixed in with a heart-throbbing romance, readers will be kept enthralled to the very last page.
I enjoyed getting to know Lucy and Nate, and Lucy’s younger siblings, and hoped that Lucy would be able to get past the horror of her past and find a safer future. Lucy’s determination and grit was admirable. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book. $15.99. 304 pages.