Blue Moon Promise is the first book in Colleen Coble’s new Under Texas Stars series. Taking place in 1877, it is the story of Lucy Marsh, a young woman left to care for her two half-siblings after her father dies and step-mother abandons them. After losing her job and facing eviction from their apartment, she agrees to marry a stranger by proxy and moves to Texas to meet Nate Stanton, her new husband. Unfortunately, Nate has no idea that he now has a wife. Nate is a busy rancher who has lived with his father and ranch hands since his mother died when he was a child. Having a woman and children around is going to be a new experience for everyone involved.
Like all Colleen Coble books, this has romance, suspense and plot twists. Lucy is a spunky heroine who wants to earn everyone’s respect but goes about this by trying to control every situation. She and Nate must learn to work together as a family and as ranch owners. Did I mention that the death of Lucys father may not have been accidental? Nate and Lucy must work together to solve that mystery as well.
I highly recommend this excellent book. I loved the name of Nate’s place – Stars Above Ranch. It is the little touches like this that distinguish a great book from a good one, and make no mistake, this is a great book.
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