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 ex-fiance who is now on the FBI’s most-wanted list. Together, Michael and Gracie must find the strength they need to protect their newly forged family.
Colleen Coble returns with another installment in her contemporary marriage of convenience series, providing her readers with likable characters, engaging romance and a suspense twist. Colleen's experience as a writer ensures she provides her readers with what they love and Lonestar Homecoming delivers. Both Gracie and Michael are vulnerable from past traumas and their hesitant steps toward something more than convenience in their relationship takes time and keeps you invested in their journey. While the premise of this story is a little unlikely, Colleen's blend of suspense, romance and faith always provides a pleasing result.
Reviewed by: Rel Mollet