Safe in His Arms

Sometimes it takes a stranger to see you as you really are.Born and raised on sprawling Texas land, Margaret O Brien prides herself on her competence as a rancher But her father believes she s made for than just dawn to dusk work He wants her to have the love of a good man, to raise children, to build a life But Margaret gave up such dreams years ago She s convincSometimes it takes a stranger to see you as you really are.Born and raised on sprawling Texas land, Margaret O Brien prides herself on her competence as a rancher But her father believes she s made for than just dawn to dusk work He wants her to have the love of a good man, to raise children, to build a life But Margaret gave up such dreams years ago She s convinced no man would have her, that the ranch is her life now.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.
Safe in His Arms Sometimes it takes a stranger to see you as you really are Born and raised on sprawling Texas land Margaret O Brien prides herself on her competence as a rancher But her father believes she s made fo

  • Title: Safe in His Arms
  • Author: Colleen Coble
  • ISBN: 9781595549143
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Safe in His Arms”

    1. "Safe In His Arms" is the second book in Colleen Coble's "Under Texas Stars" series, and it is charming continuation of the stories of the folks of Larson, Texas. In this story, readers get to know Margaret O'Brien, the best friend of Lucy Stanton from the previous book, "Blue Moon Promise."I loved the character of Margaret. She is a strong, brave woman with opinions and ideas of her own, which was not alway well received back in the 1870s. She has a problem with her self-image - she doesn't fee [...]

    2. A kidnapping, an attempted murder, a murder, a reunion with a wayward brother, a bank robbery, a tornado, a sprained ankle, another kidnapping, and a marriage proposal all in one day? Seriously?

    3. Wow! It seems like it has been a long time away from my blog but it has only been a few days. Maybe the reason that it has seemed like a long time is because I have been non-stop working throughout the entire weekend. I have been clearing land (yes, I even chopped down a tree) for my family’s new house as well as working at my summer job. So, it has been quite hectic!Anyway, back to Safe in His Arms.I had high hopes for this book. I really wanted it to be good. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy i [...]

    4. Title: Safe in His Arms (Under Texas Stars #2)Author: Colleen CoblePages: 297Year: 2013Publisher: Thomas Nelson This is the second novel in the Under Texas Stars series written by Colleen Coble. There are some characters from the first novel, Blue Moon Promise, who appear in this novel as a supporting cast. The story takes place in Larson, Texas, in the year 1879. Daniel Cutler arrives at the Triple T ranch to take the job of foreman. He receives a cool reception from the ranch owner’s daughte [...]

    5. I'm a sucker for Western historical fiction, there's no doubt about it. I love romances with cowboys -- always have! Even though I've not read the first book in Coble's Under Texas Stars series, as with many Christian fiction series, this book works well as a stand-alone read -- more so than many other series I've read, in fact. Coble's writing is engaging and easy to read, and in addition to the love story, there is a bit of mystery to this novel, as well.I will admit this is one of those ra [...]

    6. Margaret O’ Brien has lived on her father’s ranch her whole life. As an only child growing up without her mother, Margaret dedicates herself to work on the ranch. She often dresses in men’s clothing and doesn’t take time to make herself more feminine. Margaret struggles with feeling self-conscious of her red hair and being tall. When Margaret’s father makes the decision to hire on Daniel Cutler as the new foreman, Margaret is furious. Her father explains that he wants Margaret to get m [...]

    7. b>My thoughts: Ranch life in the 1800s was not easy for man or woman, married or single. Opening the pages of Safe In the Arms we find Margaret O'Brien who is helping her father run the ranch. Margaret's mother died when Margaret was young and she has not had much female inflluence in her life. Her life has been that of the rough riding ranch hand - but she is the daughter of the owner of the ranch. She has worked hard to help her father keep the ranch going and building it to enviable status [...]

    8. What woman hasn’t struggled with insecurity in their life? I know I have and still do! Safe in His Arms is a wonderful story about a girl named Margaret who experiences extreme insecurities because of her looks and because she is different from all the other women she knows. I could so relate to Margaret and her inner demons that she battled. The things that she thought defined her in a negative way were seen as positives by others.In Safe in His Arms from the Under Texas Stars series, Colleen [...]

    9. Colleen Coble is one my favorite authors because she always keeps you on your toes and writes such amazing stories about people that you would love to meet and can truly identify with. Safe in His Arms was such a wonderful story about trust, forgiveness and acceptance. I so identified with Margaret and feeling like no one really saw her for who she was and having a difficult time accepting that God created her the way she was for a reason. She spent so much time comparing herself to others, that [...]

    10. Colleen Coble's latest book, Safe In His Arms, is a historical set in Texas. Maggie O'Brien doesn't fit anyone's image of what a woman should be. Yet Daniel Cutler thinks she's beautiful, something she just can't accept --especially when she's convinced he's a bank thief. This historical romance and mystery winds around the deep truth that God loves us unconditionally, a truth that can transform our lives if we let it. This book has Coble's trade-mark characterization and a setting that can't be [...]

    11. This was the first book I've read in a long time where the message of the story affected me as something I really needed to take to heart. I've really enjoyed this author, and loved this story. Very simple, sweet, and satisfying.

    12. The writing was stilted and a bit flat. I also couldn't get over how the male lead's following around and touching of the female lead after she told him not to was made to seem permissible and desirable. This reinforces the lack of boundaries in the broader culture.

    13. It was okay. I felt like I kept getting hit over the head with the same repetitive points of the plot or character traits.

    14. Good theme but found the story at times confusing. It reminded me of someone telling me about an incident but leaving out some important points to leave me dumbfounded.

    15. Born and raised on Texas land, Margaret O’Brien prides herself on her competence as a rancher. But her father believes she’s made for more than just dawn-to-dusk work. He wants her to have the love of a good man, to raise children, to build a life. But Margaret gave up such dreams years ago. She’s convinced no man would have her, that the ranch is her life now.

    16. Nor necessarily believable, as in just how much varied trauma can occur in one day? But, hey! It IS fiction. That's why we choose it. So enjoy this one and don't over-analyze! It's really a delightful read.

    17. A sweet second in the seriesRustlers, stampedes, old West gangs, retribution, and romance. This book has it all. I love watching Margaret finally realize it's ok to be who she is not who everyone expects her to be.

    18. This was just OK. Talk about bad luck with tornadoes and bad guys and doublecrossing bad guys. It was a little much to try to come off as realistic fiction.

    19. Stuck on a bus for 12+ hours, Safe in His Arms quickly turned from a wondrous distraction to a novel that I just couldn't put down even when I should have used the time to sleep a little. Following Margaret as our protagonist was initially hard to swallow as she wasn't portrayed as the nicest gals in the previous novel, Blue Moon Promise. However, under that tall and strong skin was a woman who thought she was unloveable, even to God, and only wished to gain others' approval, in particular her f [...]

    20. Lovely historical fiction with a side of mystery!This is a second volume of the series, but you can read the novel as standalone, too. Margaret was never considered a beauty, or at least she hasn´t experienced much admiration or romance in her life. Being half orphan and growing up with hard father, she takes pride in her ranch leading skills and position and using her fiery ways to hide her tender heart desiring love and safety. So when her father decides its a high time for his daughter to ma [...]

    21. I've been a huge western romance fan for almost as long as I've been able to truly love reading and whenever I find a great novel that has a strong woman character it makes it all the more enjoyable. In Colleen Coble's latest novel, Safe in His Arms, we are immediately immersed into the typical ranching lifestyle of Margaret O'Brien, the daughter of a Texas cattle rancher, that feels that it's high time for her to find a respectable husband and settle down to raise a family. Only Margaret is not [...]

    22. Margaret O'Brien has been raised in Texas on a ranch of all men with the exception of the woman that has worked for the family long before she was born. In fact the woman had been her mother's personal maid before she married her Margaret's father. Margaret has been in charge of the ranch for some time and loved every minute of the work. She worked just as hard as any of the top ranch hands. Margaret thinks herself to be awkward looking and plain therefore not likely to ever marry for love. Her [...]

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