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.
Although "Christian Romances" aren't my first choice in reading selections, I chose to read LONESTAR ANGEL for two reasons: It's a mystery novel and it involved children. The author Colleen Coble, wasted no time setting the stage for this mystery romance. There were no flowing introductions to the characters, no detailed descriptions of the scenery. Instead, she immediately, from page one, jumped right into the plot of the story and the drama that would soon unfold. She captured my attention from the beginning and held it until the end.
She did fairly well in breaking my presuppositions to the stereotypical nature of so many "Christian Romance" novels (although not completely). I find that they, too often, run the same course with heroes who are nothing like the men we are inclined to know and heroines who are most often thin, beautiful and irresistible.
Nor do I have time for a frivolous, empty plot and if it's going to be called "Christian" then I would like to at least sense that the characters have more than a cursory relationship with or knowledge of God. The mystery element of LONESTAR ANGEL kept it from being a "typical" romance and there was evidence that both Clay and Eden were making significant spiritual changes in their actions and attitudes.
And, while there was no way to figure out the end because of the complexities of the plot, it did get a little complicated and, at times, hard to follow. Overall, I found LONESTAR ANGEL to be entertaining and would recommend it to others.
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