Thursday, February 14, 2013
Book Review: Safe in His Arms by Colleen Coble
So when Margaret's father hires Daniel Cutler as a new foreman, she's frustrated and suspicious. Then an overheard conversation links him with a gang of bank robbers, and she's downright worried. Daniel swears he's not involved, but Margaret's not convinced. She knows the man still has secrets. But would a criminal be so kind and talk so convincingly of his faith? As a series of tragic "accidents" threatens all she holds dear, Margaret must decide what to trust: her own ears, her best judgment . . . or what her heart keeps telling her.
My Thoughts: Colleen Coble is one of my favourite authors and this western historical romantic mystery (can we fit any more genres in there?!) is one more reason why.
I love both of the main characters in this novel. Margaret is a strong and competent woman yet is plagued by insecurities and wrestling with her faith. Daniel is more complex as he is definitely hiding something yet also seems to be a man of integrity in word and deed, and talks as though he has a strong faith. Both characters are so real - with a combination of strengths and weaknesses, inner beauty but with some flaws.
And of course, Coble draws you in with a mystery on top of it all. Overall, a great read!
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for organizing this tour and providing me with my complimentary review copy.