Thursday, January 31, 2013

Safe in His Arms

Safe in His Arms
Under Texas Stars, #2
Colleen Coble
(Thomas Nelson)
ISBN: 978-1595549143
January 2013/320 pages/$15.99

Sometimes it takes a stranger to see you as you really are.

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.

From the author of the best-selling Blue Moon Promise . . . an exciting tale of danger, romance, and faith played out under Texas stars.


Best-selling author Colleen Coble’s novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has over 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana. Visit her website at


Oh. My. I loved this book. Colleen Coble has personified the struggle of many women in the portrayal of Margaret O'Brien - a woman who saw herself as the wrong height, unattractive, never measuring up, and certainly not desirable to a man looking for a wife. Her insecurity and her efforts to prove herself were heart-wrenching to observe, and her longing for unconditional love will strike a chord with any reader, for that is the desire of every human heart. Coble is an expert at blending romance and mystery and developing characters with real-life issues that are as relevant today as they were in the historical setting of her novels. A stand-alone sequel to Blue Moon Promise (which I reviewed here) Safe in His Arms will delight your heart and encourage you as well. Highly recommended!

Disclosure of Material Connection: Colleen Coble gave me an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. 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.”


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Colleen Coble said...

What a great review! Thanks, Linda!