Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Welcome to the blog tour for Colleen Coble's Safe in His Arms!

Thank you Litfuse Publicity Group for providing me a copy of this book to review.

About Safe in His Arms
Sometimes it takes a stranger to see you as you really are.
Under Texas Stars, Book 2
Born and raised on sprawling Texas land, Margaret O'Brien prides herself on her competence as a rancher. But her father believes she's made for more than just dawn-to-dusk work. He wants her to have the love of a good man, to raise children, to build a life. But Margaret gave up such dreams years ago. She's convinced no man would have her, that the ranch is her life now.
So when Margaret's father hires Daniel Cutler as a new foreman, she's frustrated and suspicious. Then an overheard conversation links him with a gang of bank robbers, and she's downright worried. Daniel swears he's not involved, but Margaret's not convinced. She knows the man still has secrets. But would a criminal be so kind and talk so convincingly of his faith? As a series of tragic "accidents" threatens all she holds dear, Margaret must decide what to trust: her own ears, her best judgment . . . or what her heart keeps telling her. 

MY REVIEW:  I did not have the privilege of reviewing the first book to this series, so I had to do a little research on my own before reading this novel. For those of you who have not read the first novel, "Blue Moon Promise" it features Lucy, Margaret's best-friend and her very own struggles before she finds happiness. You can read about here.  And buy the book as well.

Margaret is not the typical frontier woman who cooks, cleans and takes care of her household, on the contrary she takes the place of her brother, who died in a war, as the head rancher and basically runs the ranch her elderly father owns. She is also very tall, has bright red hair and is ridiculed by the "dainty" women in town who mock her appearance. However, Margaret is a bit self-conscious about her looks but carries herself with pride and dignity, regardless of what the townspeople think.

She believes everything is going just fine until her dad drops a bomb and informs her that he has hired a foreman, Daniel, to basically take her place and them her cousin shows up as well.

Margaret is devastated and feels betrayed by her father. She has to deal with Daniel and has her suspicion's about him, she doesn't quite trust him but at the time has no choice but to play along with whatever he is doing on the sly.

There are a lot of twists and turns to this story, as Margaret tries to unravel the "accidents" on the ranch and Daniel's private and secluded rendezvous with suspicious and unfriendly characters.

This book was entertaining from the beginning to end. I enjoyed reading it and look forward to reading the first novel and the 3rd novel as well.

Meet 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.
Find out more about Colleen: Here


Right Truth said...

You always have such interesting books. I'm so behind on my reading, where does the time go.

I will check this one out too.

Right Truth

Leticia said...

You'll like it. It's a good romance novel.