This is book 3 in a series that I have loved. I'm a beach girl anyway so the idea of living on an island with lots of quaint places and beautiful seascapes is such a fun thought. Reading about it is fantastic.
I love these characters and their stories. I love that there is mystery and romance and faith. Colleen weaves the three together in a way that highlights family, friends, and fun. She really did a great job with that in this book. I not only felt the themes of this story but I also connected with the characters as they experienced life in the book.
Elin was an interesting character. The idea of cell memory and her knowing things about her donor was something I hadn't thought about before. In fact, I shared some of the book with my 11 year old daughter and she asked to read it herself!
It was also fun to connect with past characters of the series. I loved seeing some of their lives come together. I will be watching for book 4!
Seagrass Pier by Colleen Coble is an intense mystery that will have you spell bound from the first page to the last page. I don't normally read mysteries, but my mom has read several of Colleen Coble's books so I thought I would give this one a try. I really enjoyed it and am now a fan. There were so many twists and turns and "edge of your seat" moments that I was captivated all the way through. I have now borrowed several of her books from my mom!
Within the Pages of Seagrass Pier you will read about Elin Summerall, a woman who after contracting a virus needed a heart transplant. What seemed like a blessing soon turned into a nightmare when the memories of the woman who's heart Elin received started haunting her mind. The donor was murdered and now since Elin remembers the crime the murderer appears to be coming after her.
Marc is an FBI agent who had a past fling with Elin, now five years later their paths cross again. Marc's partner was murdered and he believes the same man who murdered Laura (Elin's donor) is the one who murdered his partner. He becomes very protective of Elin and her daughter Josie and Elin's mom who has Alzheimer's and he moves in with them in order to protect them. Elin and Marc both fall in love with each other, but neither one knows what the other is thinking and both refuse to act on their feelings. With Elin's
"memories" and Marc's detective skills the set out to solve the crime and bring the person to justice who continues to stalk Elin.
This is a very complex book with many characters interacting with each other and many story lines that all come together in one. Even though it is the third book in the series you do not need to read them in order to understand what is going on. It is a great stand alone book and if you like action and mysteries and of course a little love thrown in, then I am sure you will enjoy this one!
***This book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
I've not read many books by Colleen Coble -- yet -- but it hasn't taken many for me to become a fan. Just like the previous two books in her Hope Beach series, Seagrass Pier has just the right mix of romance and suspense.
Colleen has put together an interesting cast of characters -- several I would love to know in real life, and a few I would never want to run into. The suspense keeps the plot moving at a very enjoyable pace and keeps you guessing about who the bad guys really are. The romance is very strong in the story and portrayed in ways I expect and appreciate in Christian fiction.
Seagrass Pier works very well as a stand-alone novel, but I would definitely recommend the entire series to anyone who enjoys a great romantic suspense story. If you've read the other books, you will recognize some of the characters in this story.
Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
"Seagrass Pier" by Colleen Coble takes us once again to Hope Island. In this book we meet Elin Summerall and Marc Everton. Elin is a single mother and she also has the responsibility of taking care of her mother who has dementia. Elin's life has taken a crazy turn lately. She was the recipient of a heart transplant and it seems that she is having flashbacks of the donor's life. Most importantly the night the donor was murdered. No one believes that can be happening but Elin fears for her life because the murderer wants her silenced. Marc is an FBI agent and was assigned to the donor's murder case but things changed when his partner was killed as a result of the investigation. Marc sets out for justice for his partner and did not count on his feelings deepening for Elin. However, they have a history together that is soon uncovered and will change them both forever. Will Marc be able to put aside his hurt feelings in order to solve the mystery before it's too late? Will Elin keep her faith in God to see her through?
This is another amazing book of faith, hope, and love that will keep you turning the pages and wondering what will happen next? There are many plot twists to keep you guessing who is after Elin. This is the third book in the Hope Beach series and while it can be read as a standalone I recommend reading "Tidewater Inn" and "Rosemary Cottage" for more background on some of the minor characters. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from BookLook Bloggers.