From page 1, the tension began to build. It was page 321 before I could draw a deep breath and relax. “Lonestar Angel,” Book Four of Colleen Coble’s The Lonestar Novels, has the perfect amount of tension from chapter to chapter. Just as the reader thinks she has solved the mystery, another twist is added and the question of “whodunit” continues until the end. Obviously, I’m not going to tell you “whodunit” –you have to buy the book and find out for yourself.
Not only does the tension grab the reader from the very beginning, but the characters are so realistic and believable, the reader will quickly become immersed in their lives. The hero and heroine, Clay and Eden Larson, reminded me of couples I know. Although we may never face what they faced in this book (I pray not!), struggles are still struggles. Fear, doubt and disappointment are still the same. But as this book points out so beautifully, God is still God and He is still in the business of healing hearts and bringing about reconciliation.
I would be remiss if I did not mention the little girls of Bluebird Ranch. Although the girls were “secondary characters,” Ms. Coble did an excellent job in giving each their own personality and background. These girls were so adorable and precious, I found myself wanting to fly to Texas, drive to the ranch, and adopt them all.
The faithfulness of God is prevalent throughout this book and the message of forgiveness and reconciliation offers hope to all who read it. “Lonestar Angel” should become a permanent part of your library.
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