Tuesday, April 14, 2009

REVIEW: Lonestar Sanctuary by Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble has captured my heart with her latest hero in “Lonestar Sanctuary,” the story of a single mother in trouble who seeks out her deceased husband’s best friend for help. Allie is running from a killer bent on torturing her, while seeking treatment for her young daughter who hasn’t spoken since witnessing her grandparents’ fatal plane crash. Several intriguing principles come into play beautifully in the story especially with regard to how Rick bears the responsibility of caring for his best friend’s widow.

This Christian romantic suspense novel is an incredible read that you will pick up off the shelf again and again. The rustic Texas small-town setting is a character in itself. The sub-plot of the ranch’s existence to help troubled kids is heart-warming, as is Allie’s search for questions about her past. Colleen Coble brilliantly weaves multiple elements together to create a multi-faceted tale that enchants and entertains.

Perhaps I take my entertainment too seriously, but this book has also changed the way I am praying for my husband right now. Rick’s struggle with the past and his desire to take good care of Allie and her daughter and be an honorable man has led me to pray that my husband would be like David, a man after God’s own heart. Not perfect, but willing to admit mistakes, deal with them and seek to be a better man, closer to God and those he loves, as a result.

1 comment:

Colleen Coble said...

What a great review, Stacey! It made my day. I'm so glad you liked it!