Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"lonestar angel" by colleen coble

Eden Larson is about to get engaged when her ex, Clay, shows up with some surprising news—they are still married, and their daughter is alive. Clay knows that their Brianna, who was kidnapped as an infant, is one of the girls staying at Bluebird Ranch in Texas, but he doesn't know which one. In order to learn the identity of their daughter, Clay and Eden go undercover as counselors at the Ranch. But the person behind Brianna’s kidnapping is watching … and  is determined to keep the Larsons from their happy ending.

Lonestar Angel is book four in Colleen Coble’s Lonestar series. While I loved the first three books, I didn’t enjoy this one as much. I had the villain pegged from the character’s first appearance, and while I didn’t figure out the character’s motivations or put together the connection to Eden and Clay, the suspense was reduced considerably by the knowledge I did have. Also, the five little girls who could be Brianna weren’t fully developed characters, and now, one day after finishing the book, I can’t even remember which one turned out to be Brianna.

Though I wasn’t fully satisfied with Lonestar Angel, it was still an entertaining read, and I’d recommend it to those who have read the other Lonestar books. I give it 3 out of 5 stars.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze book review bloggers 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."


  1. What an interesting story line. It was easy to feel empathy for Eden. She lost a child and left Texas and moved to Indiana to get a fresh start. When Clay shows up and tells her he believes their daughter might be alive she does the only thing she can do and heads back to Texas to look for her daughter. What will she find in Texas. Read the book and find out. While this book is part of a series, I easily read it as a stand alone work once I got a feel for the characters. A new to me author whose work I plan on reading more of, because I do enjoy well written mystery, intrigue and suspense woven together with a christian theme.

    1. I do really enjoy Colleen Coble's books ... this one just wasn't one of my favorites. I'd recommend Lonestar Secrets for sure!


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