Eden thinks she has put the past behind her. It has been five years since her daughter Brianna was kidnapped and lost when the car carrying her to the ransom drop-off site went into the river and sank. Brianna’s body was never recovered. Eden was consumed with guilt; her husband Clay buried himself in his work. They divorced and moved on.
Then Clay comes back into Eden’s life just as a man named Kent is proposing to her. He shares life-changing information: Brianna is alive, and he knows where she is. And . . . they’re still married. The divorce was never finalized.
Eden makes her apologies to Kent and leaves with Clay, determined to find the daughter she thought she’d lost forever. They make their way to a place called Bluebird Ranch, where they serve as counselors for a group of little girls—one of whom is Brianna. The trick is to figure out which one and how the story unfolded after they last saw her. Along the way, Clay and Eden learn some things about themselves and their relationship, and they grow closer to God and each other as they fight the danger that threatens them all.
Lonestar Angel by Colleen Coble has my favorite story elements: interesting characters, suspense, mystery, and romance. The kids are great too. It’s a wonderful story about second chances and a good illustration of how God’s plans are bigger than our own, and His ways are beyond understanding. That’s always a good reminder for me!
If you want to be inspired and entertained, I highly recommend adding Lonestar Angel to your “to read” list!