Lonestar Sanctuary - Lonestar, Bk 1 Author:Colleen Coble In the quiet safety of the Bluebird Ranch, old promises resurface and unexpected love brings new hope. Though tragedy has wrecked her life, Allie Siders holds on to the hope that her five-year-old daughter, Betsy, will speak again. But with a stalker out for revenge, all Allie can think about now is their safety. She must sever all ties and aban... more »don life as she knows it. She heads to the peaceful Bluebird Ranch, nestled deep in Texas hill country, and to the only person who can help them.
The ranch is a sanctuary for abused horses, and also for troubled youths: the perfect place for Betsy to grow and recover. Ranch owner Elijah DeAngelo eagerly welcomes the duo. But Rick Bailey -- the ranch foreman and DeAngelo's right hand man -- hasn't decided to let his guard down... yet. Promises made long ago soon force Rick and Allie to work together to escape danger. Will they discover love along the way?« less
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.
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.