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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Safe in His Arms by Colleen Coble

My Thoughts:

I was born in Texas but cowboys have never been my cup of tea.  Until Colleen Coble came into my life.  I've read Lonestar Angel, Blue Moon Promise (Under Texas Stars Book 1) and now Safe in His Arms  (Under Texas Stars Book 2) and her story lines, characters and mysteries just get better and better.  Don't get me wrong, Colleen Coble doesn't just write about westerns and cowboys.  She also writes about the beach (Tidewater Inn) and even charming Smitten, Vermont (Secretly Smitten)!  And that's just the beginning.  Once you start one of Ms. Coble's books, you'd better hold on because she takes you on amazing ride filled with suspense, romance, and excitement and God is at the center of it all.:)

Safe in His Arms begins with a letter from Colleen to her readers.  She states that women often feel that they don't meet the expectations that life dictates to them.  Perhaps we think we're not pretty enough, smart enough, a good enough cook or the best at our job.  Remember, Wonder Woman only exists in a comic book and I don't recall ever seeing her do any cooking.:)  Ms. Coble reminds us that no matter what, we are always safe in God's arms.  We are more than enough for Him and His love is unconditional.  What a glorious way to begin a story- and she's so right.

Safe in His Arms showcases Margaret O'Brien, a gorgeous redhead with a fierce stubborn streak but also a tender heart.  As I've come to expect from Colleen Coble, the story was off to a running start within the first few pages.  Daniel Cutler enters the picture with his swagger and disarming smile. He's handsome alright- almost too perfect...  Margaret and Daniel are magical together.  Sparks fly from the first second they see each other!  I was reminded of the movie, Far and Away, in that these two characters need each other but don't realize how much until tragedy strikes.  Their journey is exciting, frustrating and filled with passion.  On a side note, I loved revisiting Nate and Lucy from Blue Moon Promise (Book 1).  It was delightful seeing how their story continued.  Outlaws, secrets and stolen kisses will keep you guessing until the very end of Safe in His Arms.  Definitely my cup of tea.

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.

Learn more about Book 1, Blue Moon Promise here.

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.

*I was given a copy of Safe in His Arms from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*

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