Thursday, February 7, 2013

SAFE IN HIS ARMS by Colleen Coble

I would label this story a romantic, suspenseful book full of adventure.  Colleen Coble knows how to capture your interest and hold it until the very end.  This is book two in the "Under Texas Stars" series and can easily be read as a stand alone book, but they do have characters from book one in this story.

I really liked the author's note at the beginning and how she could relate to the main character in this story.  I agree with her that women are "indoctrinated from infancy about beauty.  We feel we must be Superwoman and have it all:beauty, brains , and a good work ethic, great with children, a good cook."  And the list doesn't stop there. As the author pointed out, sometimes "it's particularly hard for women to accept the unconditional love God offers".

Margaret is a young lady who is living in Larson, Texas in 1879, and who thinks she is too tall and "more at home with her hands gripping horse reins than a teacup".  But the great thing about Margaret is she knows God sees her as special.  Daniel Cutler, the new foreman at the ranch will also come to see her as special and lovely, but it will take some real trust on Margaret's part to believe Daniel, as he isn't the person he claims to be.

This story just had one thing after another happening in it.  You never knew what danger or adventure would happen next.  I also wasn't real sure about who was behind the murders in this story until the very end.  Margaret was a very determined woman and Daniel will have his hands full trying to handle her, but I think he is up to the task.

I would like to thank Thomas Nelson Publisher by way of NetGalley for giving me this book for an honest review.

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