Monday, September 10, 2012

Review: Lonestar Angel

About the Book:
Five years ago Eden and Clay Larson’s baby was stolen and never found. Eden blamed herself, Clay lost himself in work. Their young and rocky marriage ended. Or so Eden thought.

Now  Eden’s moved to a new town. She’s found faith and is trying to rebuild her life. She’s even dating again—a sweet guy who plans to marry her someday. But then Clay arrives out of the blue and delivers shocking news: they’re still married. What’s more, Clay has been searching for Brianna all this time. And he believes he’s found her: their daughter is in Bluebird, Texas, at a youth ranch.

To uncover the truth, Eden and Clay sign on as counselors at Bluebird Ranch. Working together, they rediscover their love for each other. But danger is closing in—Eden, Clay, and their young charges are in jeopardy. As they fight to save their family, Eden realizes that God has been fighting for them all along. And His plans are for a more abundant life than they’ve dared to hope.

My Comments:
This book is Christian romantic suspense and it hits on all three.  It is Christian--the characters pray and talk about how they became Christian and the difference it has made in their lives.  It is romantic--the story of an estranged husband and wife finding their way back to each other.  It has suspense--who took the baby, and why?  Who is trying to harm Eden?  

What this book doesn't have is realism.  They are at a ranch in the middle of nowhere and feel threatened.  They are charged with the care of five young girls, yet there seem to be no special efforts to remain safe and in fact many of the things they do seem just plain dumb considering the circumstances.  

While I enjoyed the book, I just never believed it, if that  makes sense.  Grade:  B-

I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley.  Yes, it's been on my Kindle for a long time.  

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