Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Book review of "Lonestar Homecoming" by Colleen Coble (Thomas Nelson Publisher)

Lonestar Homecoming by Colleen Coble is all about Gracie, a young woman who is running from her past, and trying to create a better future for herself and her five-year-old daughter. While the story takes some dramatic twists and turns that are fun and interesting to read but not so easy to relate to, the character Gracie, her daughter Hope and the other main characters, friends and enemies are familiar enough and the mistakes made out of guilt, fear and pride are very easy to relate to. The relationship that Gracie finds herself in with Michael and the struggle between the fear of being hurt and the need to be loved is universal and even sweeter to read as the author weaves God's love into it all.

After enjoying Lonestar Sanctuary by Colleen Coble, I jumped at the chance to read this book. I am pleased to say I enjoyed it just as much. This writer has a great talent for Christian romantic suspense. The character's were well developed and interesting. Each new character was introduced in a way that flowed naturally, made sense and built upon the story as well as the intrigue. I love that the female characters of her books are strong women who come to face their fears because they learn that they can only do so with God's love and the help and love of the people He puts in their lives. I think this is such an important and relevant message women need to embrace. Myself included. Not all of our stories are so romantic but they could be much more so if we were looking for the one man God has sent to love us and then were willing to love them back, unselfishly. That is difficult to do, I admit but it is truly worth it. Reading these books reminds me of how and why I should do so in my relationships. I do recommend this book and I hope the story encourages and inspires everyone who reads it to focus on improving their relationships, especially their relationship with God.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com

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