Thursday, January 31, 2013

Book Review - Safe In His Arms


Sometimes it takes a stranger to see you as you really are.
Under Texas Stars, Book 2
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.
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.
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This is the second book in the "Under the Texas Stars" series, however, this book totally stands alone and you don't have to read the first book to know what's happening. 

I really liked the characters in this book. Perhaps I could relate to Margaret in that she doesn't exactly feel called to do the things that everyone else thinks she should do. She enjoys working outside on her father's ranch and doing the work of a ranch hand. She wears pants and enjoys the creation of God. She also has a bit of a self-esteem issue and it just made me care about her all the more. 

Her father gives her an ultimatum to find a husband and settle down or he will not leave her the ranch. This strikes fear in her heart for she loves the ranch so much and the way of life there. This is where Daniel, the ranch hand who works for her father, comes in. He's a mystery in many ways and we're not sure what kind of a person he is or if he can be trusted. 

The story is so good - lots of twists, turns, and romance. I like a story where you think you know where it's going, only to find out you were wrong and it takes a different route. This story definitely held my attention and was a page-turner. I also loved how their faith in God was woven believeably into the story. 

I highly recommend this book. It will have you sneaking time in just to read another page!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

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Blessings - Julie

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