Blue Moon Promise

A love like Lucy and Nate’s only comes along once in a blue moon . . .

Lucy Marsh has lost everything but her determination to provide for her brother and sister. When she realizes her father’s death was no accident, she decides to accept a proxy marriage in order to get her siblings out of harm’s way. But trouble follows her to Wichita Falls, Texas, and nothing there is as she expected. Not the man she came to marry nor the family ties she’d hoped to find. Can it be true that real security is in letting go of her own strength and trusting in the One who is far stronger than she?

Nate Stanton always knew he’d marry someday, but he planned to find his own wife. The woman his father deposits on his doorstep is not the kind of wife he had in mind. She knows nothing about ranching, and she brings two siblings with her in the bargain. He moves her into a tiny cabin and expects her to run back to Chicago, but Lucy is made of sterner stuff than he imagined. And when danger moves in, he realizes he’d give anything to protect her and the children he has grown to love. Even if it means giving up his ranch.



  1. Is this going to be a series? When does the next one come?

  2. The “trailer” for this book is the same as the “trailer” for Lonestar Angel on this website. Is that a boo-boo, or is it the same story under a different title?

    • Hmm, not sure where you saw that. There is no trailer for Blue Moon Promise. There’s a video of me talking about Lonestar Angel out.

      • Oh I see what you’re talking about. The description was wrong for Lonestar Angel. A trailer is a video so I was looking around trying to find a video that was wrong. But you’re right. Lonestar Angel had the details about Blue Moon Promise. I fixed it. Thanks for pointing it out!

  3. Joann Robertson says:

    Just found your books. Read tidewater inn.and bluemoon. Just loved both. Thank you

  4. Suzan Graham says:

    HI, yesterday I bought your book – Blue Moon Promise. I couldn’t put it down. I laughed, cried and it touched my heart so much that I read it in one day! That’s how good it was!!! I am going back to the store to get that new book – Safe in His Arms. You are an excellent writer! I am gonna tell the world :)

    Hey Joann, Tidewater Inn? okay, I am gonna get that one too. And I am going to browse this website now.

  5. Julie Henry says:

    LOve LOve LOve your books Colleen! You have a beautiful gift of telling a story while folding in truth that touches our lives even if we have never experienced what the characters are going through. I am always so uplifted and encouraged while reading your books. God Bless you! I believe I have read every single book you have out there! FUN! :-)

  6. I just read your book, Blue Moon Promise. Very good book! I so much seen myself in Lucy, so hard to let go and let God! Good Christian novel.

  7. Teresa Smith says:

    I just got done reading Blue Moon Promise one of those stories you wish would never end lol I love it! Thanks you writing those kind of stories that makes you feel you are right there with them and that you can relate to them as well :)

  8. I read all the lone star series and enjoyed each and every book, was hard to put down, your a great author

  9. Ashlee Aldred says:

    Just read Blue Moon Promise in one day such a great book good read!!

  10. In the back of Blue Moon Promise, it says the next in the “Under Texas Stars” is The Red River Bride and it will be released in Jan. 2013. I can’t find this anywhere. Is it out?

  11. Irma Hernande says:

    Hello last week I found your Wyoming Series and I loved the very nice stories. I was sad to finish them. Yesterday I read Blue Moon Promise beautiful story I can’t wait to read Margaret’s story. Are you planning on writing one about Fanny and her missing fiance. I would like her to have a good ending. I have signed up for your newsletter want to keep informed on your new books. Thank you so much.

    • I’m so glad you loved the books, Irma! Butterfly Palace started out about Fanny and her missing fiancé but I ended up changing her name and moving it 15 years later but the basic story was the same–a fiance who disappears and reappears under an assumed name. :)

  12. Tina Kawano says:

    I just finished reading the LoneStar series and I loved them! I read two book in one day. And now I am starting on the 3rd one. Thank you so much for writing these books. It is hard to find good clean books these days. I can not wait to read your other books.

  13. Are there plans for ‘Blue Moon Promise’ to be available through Safe In His Arms is there (#2) and I’ve already ‘read’ it and am anxious to read #1 in this series. I do check weekly and have send a request to Audible inquiring, but I get an automated reply from them. I am SOOO hoping that it will be available!!!
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift with us!

  14. Sara McCarley says:

    I love your writing! Ive read the smitten, Under Texas Stars, and Lonestar series! I loved all of them! Smitten was wonderful! I’m so sorry about Diann Hunt! She was A great writer and i loved getting to know her and her style through the smitten series. I laughed and cried some through the whole thing! Anything more planned for Under Texas Stars series and Lonestar series?? :)

  15. Love this book! Very romantic, mysterious and intriguing:) It was wonderfully wrote! I loved how firm Lucy was in her faith and how she knew how to get people to listen. Like Making Nate wash his hands before eating:) :)

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