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Lonestar Homecoming (Lonestar #3)

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For most, it's the safest place on earth. For Gracie, it's the last place she wants to be...and the one place she must return.

With nothing but five dollars and the wedding dress she's wearing, Gracie Lister flees with her daughter by train to West Texas, to the townshe ran away from so long ago. There they find refuge in the home of Michael Wayne--devoted single father, se
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ebook, 336 pages
Published April 13th 2010 by Thomas Nelson Publishers (first published April 11th 2010)
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Megan
Again, far too similar to the other two books in the series. At least the author admits she has an obsession with "convenient marriages" in the afterword.
Barbara
Colleen Coble is a good author, and she skillfully combines romance with action/adventure and mystery. This book Lonestar Homecoming, is the third book of a trilogy based in Texas. The story centers on single mother Gracie Lister and her precocious daughter, Hope. Gracie is marrying Border Patrol Agent Cid Ortega, primarily so that Hope will have a father (which is a truly stupid reason to marry anyone) but, before they can exchange vows, gunshots are exchanged outside of her home by FBI agents ...more
Lisa Crenshaw
Gracie is emotionally damaged. She has grown into a woman that runs from everything. She began running when she was pregnant with her daughter, Hope. Five years later she has run into Michael. He becomes her knight in shining armor. He realizes that she has some major issues but decides to entrust her with the care of his children. Michael is a military man, protocol is a way of life. Rules, regulation shadow all his actions. For Gracie, emotions lead the way. They decide to marry to protect all ...more
Susan
With nothing but five dollars and the wedding dress she's wearing, Gracie Lister flees with her daughter by train to West Texas, to the town she ran away from so long ago. There they find refuge in the home of Michael Wayne--devoted single father, seasoned soldier--who gives Gracie a job caring for his two children and the hiding place she needs from her former fiance.

Michael and Gracie aren't looking for love, but it finds them right away. And then trouble comes to call in the form of Gracie's
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Tini Hansen
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Marian
Not quite sure how I feel about this book. the main issue that kept this from a higher rating was the fact that the h kept running from confrontation and digging herself into deeper trouble. she trusted the H enough to go to his house in a far remote area on first meeting but not enough to tell him, that the dangers the family are having could be related to the threatening calls her ex is making to her? Really? The H who knows she ran after witnessing a murder never asks if the dangers could be ...more
Kendra
The main theme in this series of books has been very similar. Despite that, this book was very good and I enjoyed reading it. It kept me on the edge of my seat until the end. I also appreciate that Coble incorporates passion into the Christian marriages in this series. It is always tastefully done but I appreciate Coble reminding Christian women that it is okay to be passionate with your spouse and that it is an important part of a well balanced marriage! I love that she includes that aspect wit ...more
Andrea Love
This is the third offering in the Lonestar Series from Colleen Coble. I have not read the first two books, and found the third to be an enjoyable read, which can stand independent of the series.

Romance is not normally a genre which I choose to read. I selected this book because the description led me to believe the emphasis would be on adventure and intrigue, and less on romance. But I was mistaken. Fans of contemporary romance novels with a heave Christian theme will enjoy this book.

Gracie has
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Kelly Hager
When Gracie and Michael first meet, she's wearing a wedding dress. She's with her five-year-old daughter, Hope, but there's no husband. (That's because she left before the wedding, after finding out that her fiance was still involved in a drug cartel.) She has $5 to her name and, even though they're complete strangers, he hires her to take care of his kids. (His ex-wife, who had primary custody, has just died.)

They fall for each other pretty quickly, but the happiness is threatened by the fact t
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Sandra
This charming book begins with Gracie Lister fleeing from her fiancee' on her wedding day. Gracie's response to problems seems to always be the same - she runs. Gracie fled with five dollars, a train ticket and the wedding dress she was wearing. She and her young daughter land in a small Texas town and are offered refuge by widower Michael Wayne. Michael is in need of a caretaker for his children and agrees to consider hiring her. Romance quickly springs up between the two but that is a limited ...more
Bluerose's  Heart
If you like contemporary marriage of convenience stories I really think you will like this book. It has romance, of course, and some action. Gracie is the leading lady. She has a daughter, named Hope. On her wedding day, the FBI shows up hunting her fiance, Cid. They suspect him of working with the Mexican cartel. Gracie and Hope are suddenly in great danger. They jump on a train and run. She and her daughter need a new name, so Hope can enroll in school without being discovered. Michael is the ...more
Kathryn
This is the third book in the series and I liked it better than the second book. This one had more action with the Mexican drug cartel. Gracie was used to running away from her problems. She ran on her wedding day after two FBI agents were killed in her yard trying to warn her of her fiancee's involvement with the cartel. She was only marrying Cid so Hope, her daughter could have security, but this wasn't what she had in mind. She took the train to Bluebird crossing to escape the danger in San D ...more
Fiona
First of all, I didn't know, and didn't read the previous two books. From the synopsis of Lonestar Sanctuary and Lonestar Secrets, and judging from Lonestar Homecoming, they are not very related. I have no problem following this one.

Also, I didn't notice that this is a Christian fiction, and I kind of realised it when I was reading, and I'm not a Christian. However, the Christian elements weren't too much, pretty easy to ignore.

I read around 40 pages before my exams, then read from the beginning
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Sarah
When the FBI visit Gracie just before her wedding and she finds herself in the middle of a shoot out she quickly flees with her young daughter Hope. Still wearing her wedding dress and with only $5 and a train ticket to Texas she finds herself in a desperate situation. When Michael finds Gracie he wants to help her and ends up offering her a job looking after his 2 children. Feelings between Gracie & Michael quickly escalate but with Gracie's ex-fiance determined to find her and Michael's li ...more
Yodamom
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A romantic tale of rescue and trust. Gracie runs form her wedding, in he dress with her ver young daughter to start a new life. She is fearful and guilt ridden and does one stupid thing after another IMHO. ( I was shaking my head at her more than once) She is broke has a hungry child and meets a man, Michael, who has just lost his wife and needs help with his home and children. It's a good situation except both of them have a past that wants them to suffer and is not going to d
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Megan
This is the first book in the Lonestar series I have read (even though it's the 3rd in the series).
I have to say I am glad i picked it up at the library beccause i loved this book. It was fast paced an I loved their live story. I love the family and their talks of God.
I have read Colleen's Aloha Reef series and fell in love with her.
I couldn't get into her Lighthouse series so I was a little nervous for this series but I will be hunting down the rest in this series.
Melanie Clemons
While I enjoyed this story and thought it was a good read, I am disappointed in the series as a whole. Each book as a stand alone book would be great, but as a series they are like reading three separate versions of the same basic outline. ALL THREE books of the Lonestar series have such similarities in story it makes you wonder if the author is having trouble with new material. All three are women in trouble. All three women have a 5 year old daughter. All three have a medical condition. All th ...more
Jessica Johnson
I have read so many historical fiction books in which two people marry for convenience, or because one is a mail-order bride, I'm almost sick of the same old plot...but, I often wondered, how would this work in a contemporary fiction novel? How could you get two people to marry for convenience and fall in love? I think it's more difficult because it is no longer common like it was in the "pioneer days." So, that's exactly what happens in this book, and it was actually believable. I enjoyed it an ...more
Rayme Allison
This book is probably my favorite out of the series. It flows better and has a very good balance of love story and intrigue, there never seems to be a lull in the story line. I loved how the biblical side of the story takes an undertone in this book but at every turn you are subtlety reminded of it. I would definitely recommend this book as part of the series or a stand alone. :) It's one I will go back to time and again.
Sara
Probably one of, if not my favorite books in this series! I loved the romance Part and the mystery part had me guessing who it was and i was blown away at the end at how everything connected! Great read!
Keyanna Shelnutt
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Raye Oldham
Great story and characters - keeps you interested.
Dixie
my very favorite book i have read this book a milion times
Lindy
Book 107

531 pages lg print since I am blind
Susan
Not one of my favorites of Colleen Coble but good none the less. There was character growth and suspense. Very similar to others in the series as far as story progression. I did enjoy it.
Corie
I enjoyed this book about as much as the first book of this series. I liked the fact that they used the characters from the last book but found that I was disapointed that Allie and Gracie did not discuss how alike their lives were. The whole time it never came up that Allie got married for about the same reasons as Gracie did. I still have the third book to read but not sure i'm as excited about what that one has in store for me...
Judith Mullett
The 3rd book in the Lonestar series which is of course set in Texas. While each is independent, all the main characters from first two appear. It's sort of like coming home. The characters and story lines with twists are all very believable and well done. Looking forward to number four!
Sandy
I kind of felt like I was reading the first book over again. Since they both have daughters and they're both running from someone or something and they both have a marriage of convenience. I still liked the book since I really love books that have to do with marriage of convenience but it did feel kind of a repetition. However I did read it in one day and couldn't stop reading so for that it will get a high rating.
Margaret Metz
This was a great book. It had an inventive and fast-paced plot. The characters were the best though. I learned something new because of one. She can see and taste sound! Isn't that amazing?

Both the main characters were complex and the tension and action stayed going throughout the story. It was a great read. I wrote a full review on my blog. :o)
Noel
Nice story but end too contrived.
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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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Other Books in the Series

Lonestar (4 books)
  • Lonestar Sanctuary (Lonestar Series, #1)
  • Lonestar Secrets (Lonestar Series, #2)
  • Lonestar Angel (Lonestar Series, #4)
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