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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2013
Availability: In Stock
Series: Aloha Reef
Aloha Reef Series, Volumes 1-4Thomas Nelson / Trade Paperback$28.99 Retail:
$39.96Save 27% ($10.97)Availability: In StockCBD Stock No: WW663813
One sinister phone call has derailed their wedding.
Will they let it tear them apart forever?
A Christmas wedding on the beachwhat could be more perfect? Poinsettias and fragrant pikake blossoms, soft sand and mistletoe, the gentle sound of the surf and the wedding march played on a ukulele. This wedding has been a long time coming, with Bane's trust issues and Leia's worries about her childlike sister, Eva.
Now they can hardly wait for the day to arrive. Thrilled to be a bridesmaid, Eva keeps trying on her ruffled dress. The tent is reserved, the caterers paid. Everything is going as planneduntil Leia's phone rings and her world skids out of control. A muffled voice informs Leia that Eva's been kidnapped and will be killed unless Leia calls off the wedding without explanationand no police! If she disobeys instructions and tells Bane, she'll risk her beloved sister's life. But how can she ever handle this without his help? And how can he ever trust her if she lies to him now?
Irresistible romance meets thrilling suspense in this holiday update to USA Today best-selling author COLLEEN COBLEs best-selling Aloha Reef series.
USA Today best-selling author Colleen Coble has written several best-selling romantic suspense novels, including Tidewater Inn, Rosemary Cottage, and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, and Rock Harbor series.
ruthhill74Yelm, WAAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Nice Little Christmas StoryNovember 17, 2013ruthhill74Yelm, WAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Although I am not familiar with the characters nor this series, this was a much more enjoyable read than the author's other Christmas book out this year. This book had a bit of mystery, excitement, and some expected romance. I enjoyed those portions of the book including the autistic girl featured in the book. I always appreciate it when author's tackle special needs issues and demonstrate that these people can be fully functioning citizens.
I was confused about how the two main characters interacted concerning the kidnapping. That did not seem to flow as well, and the happy ending truly seemed to be a strain on reality, but this is a romance after all. I would have appreciated some more Christian references within the book. I never understand why the characters don't seek God more, but maybe that is just a reflection of the way normal life is. There is nothing inappropriate in this book, and though not as good as expected, it is nice for a quick Christmas read.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated,and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
i blog 4 books4 Stars Out Of 5Quick, fun read!November 2, 2013i blog 4 booksHoly Night is another fun story from Colleen Coble! Although I haven't read the other books in the Aloha Reef series, I was able to jump right in and really enjoyed getting to know Bane, Leia, Eva, and their friends/family. Bane and Leia seemed like such a "power" couple, and I was excited to see how they would respond to everything that was thrown at them. With that said, I was a little disappointed with Bane's reaction to a few things. It just seemed ... insensitive! (Perhaps reading the rest of the series will help me understand better!)
If you're looking for a quick read with a little romance and a little mystery, I'd recommend Holy Night. And I'm definitely looking forward to reading the rest of this series! [4 stars]
I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson and Litfuse Publicity via Net Galley in exchange for my fair and honest review.