Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Book Review: Lonestar Homecoming by Colleen Coble

Author Colleen Coble's thirty five novel and novellas have won or finaled in numerous awards. Her goals of writing books that acknowledge God and to write for Him was brought to fruition after the death of her brother. She states that she learned that she didn't have time to wait to accomplish what God was telling her to do. Having been raised in the Midwest and growing up with the adventures of living on a farm must have helped inspire her newest book LoneStar Homecoming.

This charming book begins with Gracie Lister fleeing from her fiancee' on her wedding day. Gracie's response to problems seems to always be the same - she runs. Gracie fled with five dollars, a train ticket and the wedding dress she was wearing. She and her young daughter land in a small Texas town and are offered refuge by widower Michael Wayne. Michael is in need of a caretaker for his children and agrees to consider hiring her. Romance quickly springs up between the two but that is a limited piece of the story. Gracie's learning to face her past and the mystery involved is a larger part of the story. LoneStar Homecoming is the third in the LoneStar series, but can be read as a stand alone book. I have not read the first books in the series but had no trouble following this story. If you enjoy prodigal son stories, Christian fiction and are looking for a light, enjoyable read add this to your reading list.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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