Character Spotlight ~ Colleen Coble’s Shannon Astor & Jack MacGowan


Today the spotlight shines on……………………..Shannon Astor & Jack MacGowan


You are always in for a treat when you pick up a Colleen Coble story ~ great characters, interesting locations and top notch writing are assured. Colleen’s Lonestar series is set in Texas so there are plenty of wild horses, big hats and matching hearts!

Over to you, Colleen:~

Brief physical description

Shannon is a true natural blonde with hair that is almost white it’s so light. And piercing deep blue eyes. I used to do color analysis as a profession so I’ll tell you she’s a spring and she looks fabulous in reddish orange and greens.

Elisha Cuthbert would be close though her blue eyes aren’t as vivid as Shannon’s.

Jack has very dark hair and green eyes. He’s a cowboy, a man’s man.
Jack is a young Pierce Brosnan with green eyes instead of blue.

Strengths and weaknesses

Shannon has had some hard knocks in life and she’s managed to overcome them with the inner well of strength she possesses. But she thinks the less someone knows about her, the better off she is so she’s prone to hiding things and keeping secrets. That’s a source of conflict between her and Jack. She also has MS and her driving passion is to make sure her daughter is taken care of if she’s ever unable to work. Jack is a man who loves deeply and completely with no holds barred, but he also has high expectations.

Quirk (if any)

Shannon is obsessed with the wild black stallion that roams her ranch. When she was a child, she thought she saw a horn on him at night and swore he was a unicorn.

Your inspiration for the character

I’ve watched a friend battle with MS and keep it under control and I wanted to write about that strength.

Background to the story

I’ve always been fascinated with twin stories and how separated twins sometimes never know they have a twin. I started rolling that idea around and came up with this twist on the twin story. Hope you enjoy it!

Thanks Colleen :) Loved Lonestar Sanctuary so I’m looking forward to relaxing with your new story.


On Monday, the spotlight shines on Julie Carobini’s Tara Sweet & Josh Adams from the newly released Sweet Waters ~ come back and find out more :)



Relz Reviewz Extras

Reviews of Lonestar Sanctuary and Cry in the Night

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