Saturday, April 16, 2011

Lonestar Sanctuary by Colleen Coble

Lonestar Sanctuary (Lonestar Series)Allie Siders & Rick Bailey's book

Book Blurb:
Though tragedy has wrecked her life, Allie Siders holds on to the hope that her five-year-old daughter, Betsy, will speak again. But with a stalker out for revenge, all Allie can think about now is their safety. She must sever all ties and abandon life as she knows it. She heads to the peaceful Bluebird Ranch, nestled deep in Texas hill country, and to the only person who can help them.

The ranch is a sanctuary for abused horses, and also for troubled youths: the perfect place for Betsy to grow and recover. Ranch owner Elijah DeAngelo eagerly welcomes the duo. But Rick Bailey--the ranch foreman and DeAngelo's right hand man--hasn't decided to let his guard down . . . yet.
Promises made long ago soon force Rick and Allie to work together to escape danger. Will they discover love along the way?

Lonestar Sanctuary boardered on the "inspirational" genre which just isn't really my genre. I downloaded onto my Kindle because it was free and hey, who doesnt love a free cowboy romance right? The writing was really good and the story was a page turner but in the end a bit disappointing due to the extreme predictability of the ending. I like a book with a bit of a mystery in it but all along there wasn't much room for doubt on "who done it"

Regarding Lonestar Sanctuary not being my genre, well that's primarily because there wasn't enough heat in the book and at about the 1/2 point it got all churchy and Godlike. Preachers, bibles, faith, marriage counselling with a pastor..blech. No offence to folks who enjoy that stuff but it is just not me. I almost stopped reading but the writing was good and I did enjoy the other parts of the book. It was free so what more did I want right?

If you like a nice light romance than Lonestar Sanctuary is for you!

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