[Free pdf] Blue Moon PromiseAuthor Colleen Coble – Multi-channel.co

Coble Is A Great Writer, She Knows What Readers Want And She Does Not Disappoint Romantic TimesLucy Marsh S Worldly Resources Are Running Out, But She S Fiercely Determined To Care For Her Younger Brother And Sister When She Discovers That Their Father S Recent Death Was No Accident, Lucy Is Eager To Leave Town She Accepts A Proxy Marriage She Believes Will Provide Safe Refuge But Trouble Follows Her To Texas Where Her New Husband Is Surprised To Suddenly Have A Wife And Children To Care ForNate Stanton Always Hoped He D Marry Someday, But Running The Family Ranch Meant He Had No Time For Romance When His Father Deposits Lucy Marsh A City Girl On His Doorstep, With Two Siblings In The Bargain, He Expects Ranch Life Will Send Her Running On The First Train Out Of Town But Lucy Is Made Of Tougher Stuff Than Nate Imagined When Danger Moves In, Nate Finds He D Give Anything To Protect Lucy And The Children He S Grown To Love Even If It Means Giving Up His Ranch Blue Moon Promise Is A Story Of Hope, Romance, And Suspense Immersing The Reader In A Rich Historical Tale Set Under Texas Stars

10 thoughts on “Blue Moon Promise

  1. says:

    One of my favorite kinds of books are arranged marriages so I had high hopes for this one It was sweet and very clean It takes place in the west on a cattle ranch and I love a good western romance It had some good action scenes and the story was very interesting and was a great plot Unfortunately the book fell flat for me in many ways It felt very rushed and disjointed There were many instances were the movement and transition was just off Here is an example He tried to pull her close again, but she stood and evaded his grasp You re the only blessing I need She relaxed against him and he tucked her into the bedroll If she evaded his grasp and stood how could she have moved so close to relax against him and how did he tuck her into the bed roll if she were standing That would have been a sweet scene if I hadn t been trying to work out how it all happened I always pay close attention to character movement, it s kinda a thing I do, but sometimes it is the small movements that make a romance sweet, You can picture in your mind where characters are standing and how they lean into each other and when they rest there hands on each other There was a lot of preaching in weird places, like the cowboys on the cattle drive reading the bible together, Huh and a sweet scene where he is telling her he loves her and she is thinking of the ways she is coming closer to God I am sorry but I would not be paying attention to that if I was a woman who just heard the man of my dreams tell me he loved me Oh well It was a nice story and I had no trouble finishing it, but not one I would go back too, just to many problems.

  2. says:

    I do not understand how this book has so many 45 star reviews, because it was really disjointed and just all over the place It wasn t awful, I really liked the main character Lucy Heck, she was the only reason I kept reading this book I like how much she tried to be a proper cowgirl wife to Nate and the way she constantly attempts to control everything in her life and the live of other s around her is something I can relate to So yes, I liked Lucy and to a lesser extent, her new husband Nate.However.I felt like this author had too many things she was trying to fit into this story and in the end, it was just too much to believe We had 1 the mystery surrounding Lucy s father s death2 1 or 2 different strange men ransack their house and then follow them to Texas to continue ransacking their house3 Larson hiring someone to set fire to Nate s barn and then the missing cattle4 O Brian s foreman attempted to accost Lucy5 That one random guy Watson that showed up in town to flirt with Lucy s cousin and steal the goods but then he kind of disappeared and wasn t quite as bad we were originally led to believe6 Henry, Nate s pa, that I spent the whole book trying to figure out if he was a good or bad person and I still do not know7 The one page scene with the Indian wanting to scalp Lucy s hair and Eileen s and that was the only time we saw Indians, despite the author mentioning them every other chapter 8 A cattle stampede9 A missing 3 year old10 A snakebite that nearly cost Lucy her life11 the issue with the land12 Nate s younger brother who showed up for two chapters and then left as suddenly as he came13 The wrap up that involved Lucy s stepmother14 A jealous neighbor15 an amnesia plot lineIt was just a lot Just too much going on I felt If this story had focused on Nate and Lucy s marriage and how hard it was adjusting to life as an instant family, it would have been a lot better in my opinion But there were just too many plot lines going on and although they all wrapped up by the end mostly , it was all a bit too unbelievable for me to take 1.5 stars

  3. says:

    This was received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review thank you Blue Moon Promise is one of those books I didn t have terribly high expectations for but I did have hopes I ve seen my expectations turned on their heads quite often lately, and this seemed to have promise It s a Christian romance set in the American West in the very early 1900 s, about a girl Lucy who is approached by a rancher offering her a new life she can pack up her few belongings and her little half brother and half sister and leave this place where life has been extremely unkind, and she can come west with him to be his son s bride That is, he will have her married to him by proxy before they leave, and no, his son, Nate, doesn t know, and she gets the impression that he won t be overjoyed But circumstances don t leave her much choice her father just died, her siblings mother has abandoned them, and she just lost her job and was evicted the latter two events all in one day and she decides to do it The rest of the story is working out that situation, along with the exact circumstances of her father s death and the status of some valuable silver coins she finds Let s face it awful as they must be in reality, arranged marriages are interesting to read about, and this is the first time I ve come across marriage by proxy in a semi modern setting Also, I often enjoy Westerns and wild west settings I was interested What I found was a solid, workmanlike story, pretty well told the characters are amiable enough the plot is rather overwrought and far fetched with startling revelations, hysterical amnesia, family feuding, and sinister stalkers but it managed to pull it off the little girl, while not written so as to be appealing to me, was also not one of the annoying I ve ever read The humor chiefly centering on a tarantula named Zeke achieves humorousness, if nowhere near the laugh out loud variety, and not exactly with a feather light touch The narrative moves briskly and efficiently from point A to point B and onward to the conclusion There were enough interesting elements to the plot to keep me reading to the end Unfortunately, Blue Moon Promise didn t quite exceed my low expectations it told the story, but did not make me care about it or the characters To be honest, I finished it less than twenty four hours before writing this, and I can t remember the climax of the story I do know that it seemed like a string of one injury after another, to one main character after another a time honored Romance Novelist s Friend, one way to ramp up feeling between protagonists who might not otherwise admit to being in love While the writing was, overall, serviceable, there were some questionable dialogue moments I m not convinced the little girl whose dialogue was annoying than endearing would have been constantly telling everyone she had to go potty at this point in time, but I am pretty thoroughly certain a twelve year old boy in 1910 would not tell his sister that a cattle stampede was really cool That was a sad, sad thing, although I have to say I think I d rather read an anachronistic cool than the presumably contemporary phrase let s jaw awhile The man who says this is making a tentative romantic overture in this scene I think there might have been a better way to phrase it, especially as he doesn t as a rule talk like an ol cowhand from a low budget western It was sweet it was clean it bordered on heavy handed in its Christianity, but for me didn t quite cross the line into proselytizing, working fairly organically into the writing none of its flaws were so terrible as to be odious It did hold my attention, but simply to find out what happened, not so much because I wanted resolution for the characters as because I wanted it for myself I hate loose ends It wasn t one of those books that make me regret the time spent reading it It was okay Ah I seem to have been right potty n 1942, child s word for chamber pot, from pot 1 Potty training is attested from 1958 Potty mouth one who uses obscene language is student slang from 1968.potty adj crazy, silly, 1920, slang, of unknown origin, perhaps connected to potter v Earlier slang senses were easy to manage 1899 and feeble, petty 1860 Another source indicates the word usage originated around 1840 50 still, it didn t sit right So to speak.

  4. says:

    A good story However toward the end of the book some pages were printed out of order so it was a little frustrating looking for the correct page sequence.

  5. says:

    Review on be posted on my blog 8 20 m not new to Colleen Coble s books in fact, she is one of my favorite authors , but this is the first historical one of hers I ve read Blue Moon Promise was great from the beginning on I loved the premise to the story how a father gets his son a bride without his knowledge and the tiny bit of suspense that was thrown in Nate put a hand on his hip She s not my wife, Pa I never gave you permission to bring me back a bride You signed a proxy statement, Nate It s all legal, and you d best make the most of it The proxy was to sell cattle Not marry me off Page 41I loved the characters and could even see some of myself in Lucy especially how she wanted to be there if there was danger My favorite characters were Nate, Lucy, and Jed There were some great messages in this book, as well for instance, one was how we don t have to work for love It upsets me so much, she burst out Both of you out there facing all kinds of danger when I can t even see What would happen if you could see us You can t keep us safe by willing it God will do as he sees best Nothing we can do about that Page 205There were some twists in Blue Moon Promise I did not see coming and that made the book all the great I was never bored when reading this book and even found myself smiling sometimes when the story was sweet and or funny After finishing Blue Moon Promise I am really looking forward to book two in Colleen s Under the Texas Stars series, The Red River Bride, coming January 2013.All in all, I loved Blue Moon Promise and, if you enjoy historical romances, I m sure you will also enjoy this book I most definitely recommend it I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author for my review I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion which I ve done All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own Quotes used with permission from author

  6. says:

    Colleen Coble always pens a good story, and this opening to her new series is no exception Lucy and her brother and sister Jed and Eileen wrapped themselves around my heart immediately Lucy is such a complex characater so spunky, competent and determined while at the same time overcome with insecurities She may be tiny in stature, but she has a heart as big as the Texas sky Nate didn t endear himself to me or to Lucy initially but then, that should come as no surprise for a confirmed bachelor running a big ol Texas ranch It didn t take long for him to get used to having a family in his previously barren cabin and life Danger and intrigue rear their heads like a rattler poised to strike when least expected as Colleen blends just the right amount of tension with blossoming love Don t just make a Blue Moon Promise to read this grab a copy today Disclosure of Material Connection I received this book free from Thomas Nelson and Litfuse Publicity as part of their Blogger Review program I was not required to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

  7. says:

    Great pacing Cute Story Fun characters.

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    This is the last review of 2014 Wow Stay tune tomorrow for the best books of 2014 while we welcome 2015 About this book Lucy Marsh s worldly resources are running out, but she s fiercely determined to care for her younger brother and sister When she discovers that their father s recent death was no accident, Lucy is eager to leave town She accepts a proxy marriage she believes will provide safe refuge But trouble follows her to Texas where her new husband is surprised to suddenly have a wife and children to care for Nate Stanton always hoped he d marry someday, but running the family ranch meant he had no time for romance When his father deposits Lucy Marsh a city girl on his doorstep, with two siblings in the bargain, he expects ranch life will send her running on the first train out of town But Lucy is made of tougher stuff than Nate imagined When danger moves in, Nate finds he d give anything to protect Lucy and the children he s grown to love Even if it means giving up his ranch Series It is book 1 in the Under Texas Stars series I have not read book 2, Safe in His Arms , but I might one day after hearing that it s much better than the first book in the series Spiritual Content Proverbs 16 9 at the beginning Prayers Lucy Nate both say they re Christians H s are not capital when talking about God Many Scriptures are quoted and Bible stories are mentioned.Negative Content Minor cussing including a dumb , an idiot , a shut up , a sissy , two stupid s and three hush s Curses are said but not written a morgel half dog half wolf and dogfight semi detailed a Mention of a chicken being killed barely above not detailed Mentions of drinking and saloons Indians are talked about a lot.Sexual Content a wench Four semi detailed kisses and Not detailed kisses Wanting to kiss Wanting Staring Noticing Seven mentions about a married couple sharing a bed, Four mentions of having kids and three mentions of a husband s marriage rights Sharing a bed barely above not detailed, but the emotions are there noting sexual happens Lucy is almost manhandled by a ranch hand he wanted a kiss but she pulls a gun on him An Indian offers ten horses for a little girl he gets turned down Love, an arranged marriage, falling in love, the emotions lots of those Lucy Marsh Nate Stanton P.O.V switches between them Jeb Set in 1877 300 pages Pre Teens One StarNew Teens One StarEarly High School Teens One Star and a half Older High School Teens Two StarsMy personal Rating Two Stars Eh Can t say that I enjoyed this book Most arranged marriage books normally have a lot of Sexual mentions hints and sadly, Blue Moon Promise was no exception The only arranged marriage book I actually liked was Honor by Lyn Cote Click Here to see that review The only thing that saved this book from a flat out one star rating on all was the many Scriptures that were quoted But still, it really didn t need all that Sexual Content.Link to Review BFCG may Read the review to see recommend this book by this author It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

  9. says:

    First posted on my blog, Legacy of a Writer.Even though this is only the second book I have read by Colleen Coble, I know that I will always enjoy reading anything she writes She wonderfully mixes a sweet historical romance with suspense, intrigue, and adventure to make her books enjoyable to a variety of readers While the story plot is very important in a book, the characters are even so if the characters don t seem real, the story falls apart At least, in my opinion I was excited and delighted to discover that Coble created a wonderful cast of characters within Blue Moon Promise from Drew Larson, a guy with a serious chip on his shoulder, to Jed, a young boy striving to be the man of the house.I remember with the previous book I read by Coble, I sometimes had a problem with how the action scenes were written And I was delighted to find out that I ran into no such problem in Blue Moon Promise Things flowed along at a good pace not very fast, but then I didn t expect it to be It s a historical romance, and while there is suspense in it, it s of a subplot The main focus is on the budding relationship between married couple Nate and Lucy Which was totally sigh worthy, by the way In all, Blue Moon Promise was a very sweet read from beginning to end I always love reading a romance where the two main characters marry, and then have to learn how to love, respect, and honor each other And Colleen did it so beautifully in this one I look forward to the next book in the Under Texas Stars series and hope it tells Margaret or Fanny s story

  10. says:

    I loved this book Nate is so swoon worthy, handsome, and honorable I fell in love with him Lucy I loved her devotion to her younger brother and sister She reminds me of myself She looks out for those she loves Also she is on rather the petite side, like me.