Book Review and Giveaway ~ Safe in His Arms via @ColleenCoble

Under Texas Stars, Book 2
Historical Fiction

Back of the book:

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.

About the Author:

Twitter: @ColleenCoble

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.

My thoughts:

Some things never seem to change. Probably from the very beginning women have compared themselves to other women and found themselves lacking. Such is the case with Margaret O’Brian. She has been raised by her father on their rough and tumble ranch so she tends to shun most feminine ways.

One day Margaret’s father Paddy decides it is time that she act more like a woman and find a suitable mate so he can have grandchildren. Without letting Margaret know, Paddy brings in his nephew to inherit the ranch and Daniel Cutler to be the new foreman.

From the beginning Daniel makes it known that he finds Margaret very attractive. But there is something mysterious and possibly even sinister about Daniel. Who is he really and what are his true intentions. The twists and turns that this story takes make for a thrilling tale of discovery. It reminds me of Philippians 4:8, “Whatsoever is true, whatsoever is honorable…think on these things.”

This second installment in the Under Texas Stars series is every bit as good as the first. If you read Blue Moon Promise you will enjoy catching up with Nate and Lucy. If you haven’t read the first book you will easily enjoy Safe in His Arms as a stand-alone story.  


One reader will win a copy of Safe in His Arms by Colleen Coble. Open to US 18+ only. Giveaway will end on 03/04/2013 at 1 am EST. Fill out the GT Form below to be entered!

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  1. I want to win this book for myself! I will gladly pas it on to my Sister when I am finished!! :)

  2. This looks like an amazing book. It has the western flare that I like, romance and some drama.

    I hope to be the winner of this book Ü

  3. I Love Colleen Coble's books!!! Thank you for this opportunity to win...I look forward to reading another one of your books :D

  4. I want to win this for my best friend....Colleen is her favorite author! Thank you for this opportunity....this is wonderful

  5. I am a book piggy, I would like to win it for myself.

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  8. I think this is a really, really great looking read. I'd love to win. I'd like to win for myself but I usually donate to my church library or Friends of the Library [local] after reading. I have had to delete my entry 2 times since it seems I can't get everything in! :D Blessings! Darlene

    I have sent a friend request to Collen and will "like Rambles of Sahm on there and follow on Pinterest

  9. I would love to win this book for myself! I love Colleen's books!

  10. for my gf! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  11. I don't believe I've read any of Colleen's books and I always like to try new authors. I'm trying to pass Christian books along to my daughter who has gotten away from church. Hopefully they will help her to think about her walk with God.


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