Dangerous Depths, Aloha Reef Series #3
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Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.43 X .75 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Aloha Reef
Sometimes life's most precious treasure lies at Dangerous Depths.
Leia ditched a promising medical career to settle on a secluded island of Hawaii. She ditched Bane, too, and he's come to the island to find out why. He's also in search of a fortune rumored to lie offshore. But an act of sabotage that pushes Bane closer to Leia plunges them both into a tangle of emotion--just as a series of threatening events grip the island.
Theft, a friend's death, a bizarre intruder, hints of a second treasure...and even murder--how can they sort it all out when everyone on the island has something to hide?
The novels in Colleen Coble's popular Aloha Reef Series combine mystery and suspense with tender romance in an irresistible island setting.
USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble has written several romantic suspense novels including Tidewater Inn, Rosemary Cottage, and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, and Rock Harbor series. Visit her website at www.colleencoble.com Twitter: @colleencoble Facebook: colleencoblebooks
Tony's death makes Leia more determined to help Tony's pregnant widow find the treasure ship, but somehow a missing Hawaiian archaeological treasure, blamed on Leia's father, becomes entangled with the ship's treasure. Someone breaks into Leia's home, kills an elderly friend, who is taking her to the treasure and secretly courting her Down's syndrome sister, Eva. With a volcanic eruption brewing in the area of the treasure ship and Eva's kidnapping, time is running out for Leia and Bane to find the treasure.
As much as she fights against it, Leia's love for Bane grows. She fears, though, that his controlling nature will replicate her mother's, and that she will never be able to give him the children he wants. Her inability to win her mother's love and her birth defect of a cleft lip have stolen her trust in God.
As Bane fights to find the treasure and keep Leia's family safe, he finds he must relinquish some of his own control that has prevented him from showing those he loves the real man God has meant him to be.
Coble has written another fast-paced suspense story set in the beautiful and romantic Hawaiian Islands. The glorious setting almost becomes another character as the humans and Nani the dolphin explore the ocean depths for the Spanish galleon while nature threatens.
The author draws her characters well. The plot twists cover the identity of the murderers. Suspense readers, especially female readers, will enjoy the romance and excitement of Dangerous Depths. Debbie W. Wilson, Christian Book Previews.com
ShannahAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Another compelling story!February 4, 2014ShannahAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4As always, Coble does an excellent job of combining the powers of mystery, suspense, and romance. However, I didn't feel as captured by this book as I have the previous three in the series. Don't get me wrong. There are a lot of things I liked about the book, but I just feel like something was missing.
This book does address a couple hard issues that I haven't encountered in a book before. Leia, the female heroine, has a cleft lip. Her sister, Eva, has Downs Syndrome. Bane suffers from abandonment issues. I love that Coble writes her characters in a more human light. It's hard to relate to someone who's "perfect" on paper.
Overall, the message of the book was still very, very good. The message was one of learning to let go of the past and letting God worry about your future. He knows every hair on your head. He knows the number of days you will live. If He knows that much about you, why can't we trust Him to lead us and help us make decisions? Let go, and let God.
Priscilla Fields5 Stars Out Of 5May 27, 2009Priscilla FieldsAnother excellent book by Ms Coble. I love the mix of mystery and love. I'd recommend it to anyone!
Debbie Greer5 Stars Out Of 5October 17, 2008Debbie GreerLove how everything ties together. How her characters show up in each book. This one was a little less interesting , but good still.
Lori3 Stars Out Of 5September 11, 2008LoriThis is the 3rd Colleen book I've read. It was better than the 2nd one in this series in that it had more good or godly characters in it, but unfortunately there were 3 murders in it, and other attempted murders. I just don't find murder edifying! So I threw this one in the trash as well. Needless to say, I will not bother buying the 4th in this series, as I don't want to chance wasting my money if it is like the 2nd and 3rd.
Toni Mcmurtrey4 Stars Out Of 5August 13, 2008Toni McmurtreyOnce again a great addition to the Aloha Reef Series. I love the in-depth look the author gives to each of the characters in this series. By the time you've finished the series, you've become a friend of the Oana family. This series deals with human frailty and doubts that we all experience of Christians. I recommend the entire series.