Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Book Review: Lonestar Angel by Colleen Coble

Available @
Fishpond AU 
& Amazon | Kindle
Book Synopsis from http://www.colleencoble.com/

For Eden, hope is rekindled when her estranged husband delivers the astounding news: that their lost baby girl has been found.

Years ago Eden and Clay Larson’s baby was stolen. Kidnappers demanded a ransom, but something went horribly wrong at the exchange: the kidnapper’s car crashed into the river and was never recovered. Eden blamed herself, Clay lost himself in work. Their young and rocky marriage ended. Or so Eden thought.

To discover the truth, the couple becomes counsellors to the girls at Bluebird Ranch. They move into small quarters in the bunkhouse and oversee the kids as they try to find out more. As they work together, their love for the children grows and their love for each other is rekindled. But as danger closes in, Eden and Clay realize they’ve been lured to this remote West Texas location; their lives and the lives of the little girls are in danger. But as Eden learns, “hope does not disappoint.”

This is the fourth book in Colleen’s Lonestar Series. Colleen has said that Lonestar Angel is her favourite in the series and I have to say it’s mine too. Right off the bat I took to this one more than any others in the Series (not that I didn’t enjoy them, just seem to connect with this one better). I think the main reason was the Eden and Clay are already married. Whilst in the previous three books all the marriages were ones of convenience. This was Colleen’s intention all along, but I always found modern day marriages of convenience difficult to swallow. I can always buy a marriage of convenience in a historical book, just modern ones are harder to accept.

I liked the fact that Clay and Eden, although married don’t really know each other. Watching them get to know each other after five years apart was fun and interesting. As always, I liked Clay. Colleen has a habit of writing great male leads and Clay is right up there with them. He’s a man of action, a problem solver who is not used to showing his emotions. This leads him to be perceived as businesslike or someone just doing his duty with no love in the act. When really he is loving by doing those acts, he just can’t find the words to express it. He does find those words to give Eden in the end! 

For me this book is the best of the Lonestar Series.

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