Sunday, January 22, 2012
Lonestar Angel - Colleen Coble
Summary of the book:
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.
Now she's met Kent. He's everything Clay wasn't: funny,
stable, and eager to please her. Just as he's about to
propose marriage at a romantic dinner, Clay arrives
and tells Eden she can't marry Kent. She's still
married to him. He never signed the divorce decree.
Even more earth-shattering than this news is that he's
never stopped looking for Brianna. Based on a tip, he
thinks their daughter is in Bluebird, Texas, at a
youth ranch. All five little girls there are the right
age, but he's not sure which is Brianna.
To discover the truth, the couple becomes counselors
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."
Okay I have to say I LOVE Colleen Coble's writing style. She intertwines romance, suspense, and comedy all in one! Every book I read of hers I love. I read the first three books in this series and I LOVED them. All the books in the series deals with convenient marriages. So this book was different then all the others. But I still liked it. Did I love it? No. But I did like it. It did catch me in the first chapter and had me clinging on till the very end.
I felt sorry for Eden for all the trials she went through in her life. From having a bad mother who abandoned her, being in foster care till she was eighteen, losing her daughter, and her marriage falling apart. She finally gets her life turned around after all the tragedy. Until Clay enters her life again and her world is turned upside down with his declaration of their daughter still being alive! And then that their still married! Eden is pulled into Clay's search for their daughter at the Bluebird Ranch, a ranch that takes in foster kids to help them. They find out that their daughter is one of the kids at the ranch.
They decide to work as counselors for the ranch. A lot of things happen but I'm not gonna mention them cause I don't want to spoil anything! :P
I wish I knew what it was about the book that made me not love it like the other books in the series. I did like it, but I can't say I loved it. But all in all I still LOVE all books by Colleen Coble, and I cannot wait to read future books by her!
Emily's Rating Of This Book:
My next book will be the next book in the series Buttons and Bobbins by Jillian Hart, Snowflake Bride.