‘Lonestar Angel’ tells the story of Eden and Clay Larson whose marriage ended after the kidnapping and death of their infant daughter. Several years later, believing she is divorced, Eden is on the verge of accepting a proposal when Clay shows up declaring that he never signed the divorce papers and that he is positive that their daughter Brianna is still alive. He convinces her to join him as child counselors on Bluebird Ranch where he is certain their daughter is a resident. Not only do the couple have to figure out which of the girls is Brianna, but they also have to contend with repeated attacks on Eden and their renewed love for each other.

Given my fondness for suspense novels and a love of westerns, not to mention that Colleen Coble is one of my very favorite authors, it was pretty much a given that I would enjoy her Lonestar series that is set in Texas. ‘Lonestar Angel’ met all my expectations and more.

With Coble’s usual fast-paced plot, well-developed characters, plenty of intrigue laced with romance and an inspirational message, ‘Lonestar Angel’ kept me engaged until the very end. My only complaint is that it ended much too soon. The story had many twists and turns that kept the tension building. Each time I thought I had everything figured out, something would change that led me in another direction. I love the way Colleen kept me in suspense until she chose to reveal the answers.

If you enjoy well-written romantic suspense and/or contemporary western novels, ‘Lonestar Angel’ as well as the previous books in the Lonestar series are must haves for your bookshelves.

This book was provided for review by BookSneeze.


Eden’s hope is rekindled when Clay delivers astounding news: their baby girl has been found.

Five years ago Eden and Clay Larson’s baby was stolen. When they went to pay the ransom, what happened changed their lives forever—the kidnapper’s car with Baby Brianna inside sunk deep into the river. Eden blamed herself, Clay lost himself in work. Their young and rocky marriage ended. Or so Eden thought.

Now Eden’s moved to a new town. She’s found faith and is trying to rebuild her life. She’s even dating again—a sweet guy named Kent who plans to marry her. But then Clay arrives out of the blue and delivers shocking news: he never signed their divorce papers, so they’re still married. What’s more, Clay has been searching for Brianna all this time. And he believes he’s found her: their daughter is in Bluebird, Texas, at a youth ranch. All five little girls there are the right age—he’s just not sure which one is Brianna. Or how she survived.

To uncover the truth, Eden and Clay sign on as counselors at Bluebird Ranch. They move into small quarters in the bunkhouse and oversee the kids as they try to find out more. Working together, they rediscover their love for each other. But danger is closing in—Eden, Clay, and all their young charges are in jeopardy. As they fight to save their family, Eden realizes that God has been fighting for them all along. And His plans are for a more abundant life than they’d ever hoped.


Best-selling author Colleen Coble’s novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, ACFW Book of the Year, RWA’s RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has nearly 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers and is a member of Romance Writers of America. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana. Visit her website at Twitter @colleencoble