Blue Moon Promise
By Colleen Coble

Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko

Lucy seems to have more than her share of bad things happen lately. First her job, then she notified by her sleazy landlord that he has sold the place. She has one week to find different accommodations! She is at her rope’s end, wondering how to protect her siblings, when out of the blue, an old friend of her father’s offers her an amazing opportunity. She will get married by proxy, have a house, clothing and food provided. Can she make the sacrifice for her siblings? And why is someone sneaking into their house and going through her bags and belongings?

I at first thought, “Oh, this is going to be just a great romance, I didn’t know that Ms. Coble wrote romance without mystery.” and she doesn’t! This was a very sweet, tender romance without a lot of details about it, but had a slow natural progression. This is the story of sacrificial love from a sister for her siblings and how Nate learned to love her by seeing that. It has a lot of spiders in it though, so be warned!!! You may feel creepy crawly afterwards!!! Great story! I really enjoyed it! – Martha

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

Link to buy the book: Thomas Nelson

About the party:

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.

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  1. Diane

    I also reviewed this book and really enjoyed it. Hugs and have a great week! :O)

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