Book Reviews of Lonestar Sanctuary (Lonestar, Bk 1)

Lonestar Sanctuary (Lonestar, Bk 1)
Lonestar Sanctuary - Lonestar, Bk 1
Author: Colleen Coble
ISBN-13: 9781595543783
ISBN-10: 1595543783
Publication Date: 7/8/2008
Pages: 312
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 56 ratings
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
Book Type: Paperback
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One of the best books I've read this year! Beautiful romance set in the modern west.
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I'm a mystery fan and I don't usually read romance novels. This book has both mystery and romance. The author keeps you wondering who the culprit is right until the very end! Well done.
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I have thoroughly enjoyed everything I've read by this author and was looking forward to reading this. The story line just seemed a little bit too improbable to me and while I finished it and will read another in this series, I just felt everything was too transparent, you knew how everything had to end and even the killer was obvious. If you have nothing better to read, read it. Otherwise I think it's a waste of time and a big disappointment.
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LONESTAR SANCTUARY was my second read by Colleen Coble, and it will definitely not be my last. Ms. Coble writes great romantic suspense, and what's even better - she writes great Christian romantic suspense, without beating you over the head with the Christian references.

Allie Siders has dealt with too much death over the last few years. First, her husband was killed in the war in Afghanistan, and her in-laws are determined to gain custody of her daughter. Then her parents died in a tragic plane accident, and her sister was killed during a burglary. As if that wasn't enough, her five-year-old daughter, Betsy, has stopped talking.

Allie has made a life barrel racing on the rodeo circuit. But trouble has a way of finding her, and when a man claiming to be behind her sister's death tries to attack her in her trailer, she decides that it would be in the best interest of both herself and her daughter to leave the rodeo and travel to the Bluebird Ranch.

The ranch is owned by Elijah, a man who holds more importance to Allie than anyone knows, and who also runs a program that uses horses and ranch work to help troubled kids. But even more importantly, the ranch is run by foreman Rick Bailey - the man who was her husband's closest friend during the war, and who is harboring secrets of his own.

When it becomes clear that someone is determined to make Allie suffer for a sin she doesn't even know she committed, both Rick and Allie will have to put their differences aside to keep Betsy safe.

Let me just say, this book is a real page-turner. The suspense is perfectly plotted, and although I wasn't personally fond of people close to Allie dropping like flies, it worked with the story. And as I mentioned, the Christian/inspirational references were well done, without being over done.

The ending was realistic, the dialogue throughout the story was perfectly believable, and I actually enjoyed getting to know these characters. LONESTAR SANCTUARY is a winner!
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It was a very good book.The story was great it had alot of heart .There was never a dull moment always held my intrest.
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I really liked this book. Suspense is not a usual read for me, and I didn't figure out the stalker until the very end. Less than perfect hero, heroine on the run with a traumatized child, add in some troubled teens and rescued horses, all adds up to a great story.
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GREAT Book! This is my first book by this author. I couldn't put the book down. She is a creative writer and pulls you right into the story. You won't be disappointed with this book.
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LONESTAR SANCTUARY was my second read by Colleen Coble, and it will definitely not be my last. Ms. Coble writes great romantic suspense, and what's even better - she writes great Christian romantic suspense, without beating you over the head with the Christian references.

Allie Siders has dealt with too much death over the last few years. First, her husband was killed in the war in Afghanistan, and her in-laws are determined to gain custody of her daughter. Then her parents died in a tragic plane accident, and her sister was killed during a burglary. As if that wasn't enough, her five-year-old daughter, Betsy, has stopped talking.

Allie has made a life barrel racing on the rodeo circuit. But trouble has a way of finding her, and when a man claiming to be behind her sister's death tries to attack her in her trailer, she decides that it would be in the best interest of both herself and her daughter to leave the rodeo and travel to the Bluebird Ranch.

The ranch is owned by Elijah, a man who holds more importance to Allie than anyone knows, and who also runs a program that uses horses and ranch work to help troubled kids. But even more importantly, the ranch is run by foreman Rick Bailey - the man who was her husband's closest friend during the war, and who is harboring secrets of his own.

When it becomes clear that someone is determined to make Allie suffer for a sin she doesn't even know she committed, both Rick and Allie will have to put their differences aside to keep Betsy safe.

Let me just say, this book is a real page-turner. The suspense is perfectly plotted, and although I wasn't personally fond of people close to Allie dropping like flies, it worked with the story. And as I mentioned, the Christian/inspirational references were well done, without being over done.

The ending was realistic, the dialogue throughout the story was perfectly believable, and I actually enjoyed getting to know these characters. LONESTAR SANCTUARY is a winner!
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This was an excellent book by Colleen Coble. It's a cowboy/cowgirl story with mystery and intrigue. Allie is being followed and tormented by a stalker and she retreats to Bluebird Ranch for safety and to protect her young daughter. But it seems she isn't safe there either...

I'm looking forward to the other two books in the Lonestar series.
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I absolutely loved this book. Really great it has the perfect touch of romance but at the same time the right amount of suspense! I would recommend this book to anyone.
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Excellent, could hardly put it down!
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I really am enjoying this Lonestar series. Still waiting to find #3 here at PBS.
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this is a love story, mystery, and western drame in modern days
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The two ISBN #'s are correct for this title but it not a paperback book.