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  1. Rosemary Cottage, Hope Beach Series #2
    Rosemary Cottage, Hope Beach Series #2
    Colleen Coble
    Thomas Nelson / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $10.49 Retail: $15.99 Save 34% ($5.50)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 44 Reviews
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  1. Cleveland, Texas
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Hope Beach Novel
    August 20, 2013
    Its About Time Mamaw
    Cleveland, Texas
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Amy Lange has so many wonderful memories of her and her brother, Ben at Rosemary Cottage and their long hours playing on the beach. But this year Ben isn't with her at Rosemary Cottage but his memory is here. Ben lost his life in a surfing accident. Amy was looking for closure in her brother's death. She may even move her midwife practice to Hope Island.

    Amy can't help but wonder if his death was really caused by an accident.

    Curtis Ireland has also lost a sibling, his sister, Gina was was killed in a boating accident. She left something very valuable to Curtis's care, Raine, Gina's daughter. Curtis will do anything to protect his niece from intruders. That is until he meets Amy Lange and then his world is turned upside down. But is that a good thing or a bad thing?

    This is a nail biting, chills running up your spine, suspenseful story. Your brain will be working overtime to find the secrets that will solve THE mystery. Aside from all the suspense is an on and off romance between Amy and Ben, with littIe Raine in the middle.

    I get really into the books I'm reading and forget sometimes that the characters can't hear me giving them some well needed advice.

    This author never seems to let me down when I read one of her books and I have read several of them. All winners, in my opinion.

    I highly recommend not only this book but this series and especially this author.

    Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson/Litfuse Publicity Group for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. This review is my honest opinion.
  2. Minnesota
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Like it, but some things do not mesh
    August 14, 2013
    An Old Fashioned Girl
    Minnesota
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 2
    In her second installment of her Hope Beach novels, Colleen Coble writes another suspenseful mystery. Amy Lang, a registered midwife, is investigating her brother's suspicious death, as an anonymous email implies that it was no accident. Curtis Ireland has mixed feelings when she shows up - he has always admired her, but her scumbag brother was the father of his niece, and he hasn't gotten around to telling her family yet, since he does not want a custody battle, given that his recently deceased sister left year-old Raine in his care. However, the truth must come out, and Amy and Curtis spend a lot of time together as they discover that the deaths of their siblings seem more and more related.

    I like Amy a lot - she is in a profession of which conventional medicine does not wholly approve, and she believes in the delicious healthiness of dairy fats like butter and cream. In addition, she is generally calm and a keeper of the peace; she doesn't like conflict, but she is not crippled by it - she can deal with it effectively. I do not really understand Amy's idea that she constantly hides her true self - she hides her medical issues, but that is a private matter and shouldn't define her; her actions and reactions typically reflect her thoughts, though occasionally she tempers her them so not to cause any more unnecessary upset. So is she hiding herself, or does she have wisdom to know when to sit down and not rock the boat? The personality that I see (having been privy to her thoughts) lines up with the personality the other characters see, so I guess I'm not sure what the author is getting at.

    The plot is twisty but easy enough to follow, and the reasons behind the murders and kidnapping fit the perpetrators; and while I was on the right track, I did not actually figure out the mastermind behind the murders. Some things never were explained, though, so I am not sure if they are supposed to be red herrings or what; the drugs in the garden and Dara the Mysterious Man-hungry Modeling Campaigner seem significant for some time, but as events come to a head, they drop out of the plot entirely as the book rushes to an incredibly quick close. Also, the relationship between Amy and Curtis didn't ring completely true for me; they are constantly exploding at each other and then the next time act like nothing happened. Sometimes they are miffed for a few seconds after meeting again, but next thing they are as chummy as ever, at least until one disparages the memory of the others sibling once again, at which point they mentally and/or verbally explode. It happens a lot.

    While the main characters seem to be strong Christians, there is not much of a Christian message or lesson to be learned. Other books by Coble do have stronger messages than this one, which I prefer. It was a nice continuation of the series, but "Tidewater Inn" (the first in the series) and some of her other novels are better.
  3. Mesquite, Tx
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great read
    August 9, 2013
    Cheryl
    Mesquite, Tx
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I just love this series so far. I never want to stop reading. I catch myself staying up untill 2:00am not knowing how late it is. Everyone needs to read this series. Thanks for a great book.
  4. Fort Myers, FL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Loved it!
    August 9, 2013
    BettyD
    Fort Myers, FL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I'm a fan of Colleen Coble, and this new series doesn't disappoint! The second book is as good as the first one, with romance and intrigue. A great read.
  5. Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Book excellent - CBDReader below par
    August 9, 2013
    Mimi
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for Rosemary Cottage, Hope Beach Series #2 -eBook.
    Did not like reading book on CBD reader. Very frustrating. Kindle and iBook app much superior
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