Safe in His Arms (Under Texas Stars, #2)
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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 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 convinc...more
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Published January 29th 2013 by Thomas Nelson Publishers (first published January 1st 2013)
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Sharon Chance
"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...more
Melanie
Feb 08, 2013 Melanie marked it as to-read
The cover is SOOOOOO gorgeous! :D
Grace
I hate to be that person who says "She's done it again!", but it's true. I have yet to read one of Colleen Coble's books that does not move me in a profound way. Especially this one.
It took me less than twenty-four hours to devour this story. It never became boring. You know those spots that we sometimes skim over because they're just so uninteresting and we're craving some actual dialogue? There were no parts to be skimmed!
Laced with make-a-girl-squeal romance, brimming with suspense and tens...more
Melissa
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 Starsseries, as with many Christian fiction series, this book works well as a stand-alone read --more sothan 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 rare ins...more
Vera Godley
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...more
Britney Wolfe
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 married an...more
Lindsey Silvestrini
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 C...more
Christina
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...more
Lisa Johnson
Title: Safe in His Arms (Under Texas Stars #2)
Author: Colleen Coble
Pages: 297
Year: 2013
Publisher: 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 daughter....more
Cara Putman
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...more
MartyAnne
Margaret O’Brien loves ranching, and she is a hard worker. So, when her father hires on a new foreman, Daniel, essentially taking her place, she is not happy. Other help is hired, too. Her father wants Maggie to stop wearing men's clothing and find a mate. He wants grandchildren on his knee, he tells her, and men need a little help seeing her as wife material.

Little do they all know, Daniel, the new foreman has his eye fixed on Maggie as the most feisty, beautiful wife material he has ever seen....more
Louise
MY REVIEW:
Thomas Nelson|September 11, 2013|Trade Paperback|ISBN: 978-1-5955-4914-3
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 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 i...more
Fv
Could have been a good story. however the writing was disjointed at best.

Through the story there were too many jumps from one thought to another thought or scene without finishing the other one.

Then you add unreality that glares to this and it cannot be rate more than a 2.

Her last day.... One day mind you...... Margaret is her name.

I remember this much, but I believe there was more.

She gets kidnapped by a outlaw gang, escapes, then a tornado hits, she breaks her ankle sometime in those two eve...more
Lindsay Gassin
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?
Mary Antzak
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.
Angela
It was okay. I felt like I kept getting hit over the head with the same repetitive points of the plot or character traits.
Joy
Really disappointed. Not as good as the first one in the series and the scenarios just seemed so overdone.
Steph
I've loved her other books, but this one just didn't do it for me.
Martha
I prefer stories with more depth. But it was a clean romance story :)
Renee
It's been a while since I read the original version of this book when it was first published as Red River Bride as part of the Heartsong Presents line and back then it was one of my favorite romances. After having read the rewrite of the first book in the series Blue Moon Promise, I was extremely excited to get my hands on this book. I'm so glad to have read it even though it didn't appeal to me as much as when I read it the first time all those years ago. It still had that fairy tale romance fe...more
Lenore Webb
I love living in Texas. There is no where else I could ever imagine having my home or my family at. I don't know weather it is the big ol skies we have reaching across the prairie or if it could be that you never know just what is going to be right around the next corner here. We are a mix up of all types of lands from mountains to forest to harbors to hills. But most of all Texas is home to strong women who have learned how to make something out of lil of nothing and passed that 'stick-to-it' a...more
Victor Gentile
Colleen Coble in her new book “Safe In His Arms” Book Two in the Under Texas Stars series published by Thomas Nelson takes us into the life of Margaret O’Brien.

From the back cover: 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 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. B...more
Laura
Title: SAFE IN HIS ARMS
Author: Colleen Coble
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
January 2013
ISBN: 978-1-5955-4914-3
Genre: Historical romance

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 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 conv...more
Maureen Timerman
I loved this one as much as the first book in this series. We again meet up with Lucy and Nate Stanton, which I so enjoyed catching up with them and what is going on in their lives.
Margaret thought that she and Nate were going to marry, and has just resigned herself that she will run the ranch for Dad. She has been doing it for several years now, anyway. When he brings a new foreman, Daniel Cutter, into the picture, her nose is completely out of joint.
There is a growing attachment between the tw...more
Sara
One thing that stands out to me in all of Colleen Coble’s novels that I have read is her ability to create characters that almost everyone can connect with in some way. Although my personality is not completely like Margaret’s, I was able to empathize with how she felt different from other women. As someone who would rather spend a Saturday watching college football instead of going shopping, I could definitely relate.

I also liked Daniel and his story, although I thought he was entirely too forw...more
Rina
First off I need to confess that I read this book back in March and I still haven’t written the review. I know, I’m sure you’re thinking what a terrible prompt reviewer I am. But I guess I just didn’t love this book as much as I was hoping or expecting too and thus just put it off. I did manage to give it 3 stars on Goodreads though.

Which makes it really hard to go back and write the review now. [Takes a break to go skim most of book.] Ok, I’ve read with a tad of skimming 33% and I’ve got to adm...more
Heather
Adapted from Publisher's Note:
Born and raised on a Texas ranch, Margaret O'Brien prides herself on her abilities as a rancher. The problem? Her father disapproves of her work and wants her to find a man, raise a family and build a life outside of the work she loves. Convinced that no man would ever love her, let alone marry her, because of her looks, personality and love of her work on the ranch.

When Paddy O'Brien hires Daniel Cutler as the new foreman, Margaret is instantly suspicious of the ma...more
Patty
This is the second book in Ms. Coble's Under the Texas Stars series. I read the first, Blue Moon Promise and found it to be a lovely romance and an enjoyable book. I find Safe in His Arms to be even better. While the plot is basic - girl meets boy, girl hates boy, boy is intrigued with girl. Boy and girl start to like each other. CRISIS OF TRUST! Boy and girl break up. DANGER WILL ROBINSON!! Girl/boy saves boy/girl. Happy ending - Ms. Coble manages to imbue her stories with a special touch that...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
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...more
Robin
Apr 15, 2013 Robin rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Safe in His Arms

Colleen Coble

Book Description: Sometimes it takes a stranger to see you as you really are.
Under Texas Stars, #2 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 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 no...more
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USAToday bestselling author Colleen Coble lives with her husband, Dave, in Indiana. She is the author of dozens of novels including the Rock Harbor Series, the Aloha Reef Series, the Mercy Falls Series, the Hope Beach Series, the Lonestar Series and two Women of Faith fiction selections, Alaska Twilight and Midnight Sea. She has more than 2 million books in print.
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