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Monday, February 4, 2013

Book Blog Tour Stop - Safe In His Arms by Colleen Coble

I'm pleased today to be hosting a book blog tour stop for Colleen Coble's latest novel, "Safe In His Arms."

Sometimes it takes a stranger to see you as you really are.
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.

Link to buy the book: http://ow.ly/hc6cu 


"Safe In His Arms" is the second book in Colleen Coble's "Under Texas Stars" series, and it is charming continuation of the stories of the folks of Larson, Texas.  In this story, readers get to know Margaret O'Brien, the best friend of Lucy Stanton from the previous book, "Blue Moon Promise."

I loved the character of Margaret.  She is a strong, brave woman with opinions and ideas of her own, which was not alway well received back in the 1870s. She has a problem with her self-image - she doesn't feel she is attractive enough to find a husband. But when Daniel Cutler comes into her life, suddenly Margaret doesn't feel quite so plain after all. But can she trust a man who has so many secrets in his life? 

I love how Colleen pulls her readers deep into the heart of the story and how she intertwines a lovely romance with a bit of mystery and adds in a message of faith and hope as well. This is a delightful book that fans of historical fiction and inspirational fiction will enjoy.

(I also got a kick out of Colleen's inclusion of one of the character's unseen girlfriend from Wichita Falls - my hometown!)

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 at http://www.colleencoble.com/.


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My thanks to Litfuse Publicity for including me on this blog tour and for supplying the review copy.  I was not compensated for my opinion.

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