A Romance Thriller That Will Keep You Flipping Pag
August 22, 2012
Colleen Coble in her new book "Tidewater Inn" Book One in the Hope Beach series published by Thomas Nelson takes us into the life of Libby Holladay.
From the back cover: Welcome to Hope Beach. A place of intoxicating beauty . . . where trouble hits with the force of a hurricane.
Inheriting a beautiful old hotel on the Outer Banks could be a dream come true for Libby. The inn cries out for her restorer's talent and love of history. She's delighted to learn of the family she never knew she had. And the handsome Coast Guard lieutenant she's met there on the island could definitely be the man of her dreams.
But Libby soon realizes that the only way she can afford the upkeep on the inn is to sell it to developers who are stalking the island. The father who willed her the inn has died before she could meet him, and her newfound brother and sister are convinced she's there to steal their birthright. Worst of all, her best friend and business partner has been kidnapped before her eyes, and Libby's under suspicion for the crime.
Libby's dream come true is becoming a nightmare. Her only option is to find her friend and prove her innocence, or lose everything on the shores of Hope Island.
"Tidewater Inn" is a thriller in that characters lives are in danger practically from the first page. There is a kidnapping, suspicious new family and land developers who are what they seem. On top of this there is a romance between Libby and Alec a Coast Guard Lieutenant. Ms. Coble knows how to write characters that come alive off the page. This is a fast-paced read that will keep you guessing as to what is really going on. When you add in the themes of trust, in each other and in God, as well as God has the control this story has the force of a rocket blast-off. I recommend this book highly!
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Libby has a passion for historical restoration. Her partner is onsite of a potential restoration on Hope Island. Libby is two hours away from Hope Island as she is talking to her partner Nicole. Nicole is not only her partner she is her best friend since childhood. Nicole tells her that Libby has inherited the Tidewater Inn on Hope Island from her deceased father whom she thought had died when she was five years old, but come to find out he just passed away recently. Not only that she has a half-sister and half-brother. This was unreal for Libby to imagine. Then withing minutes of talking to Nicole she witnesses on a webcam her friend being kidnapped.
Could things get anymore complicated for Libby. She heads for Hope Island as soon as she reports to the police of her friends kidnapping. When she finally arrives at the island she talks to the local police, then asshe is making her way to Tidewater Inn she meets a handsome Coast Guard Lieutenant. She finds herself very attracted to him. But she has too many things to deal with besides an attraction to a man.
As the investigation in her friends kidnapping get's under way she becomes a suspect. This woman has so much on her plate I don't know how she keeps her sanity. She has the best help anyone could hope for and that is faith and trust in God to give her strength. Even though her new siblings do not trust her or care to have anything to do with her, there are others that do care and she can depend on them to believe in her and to pray for her and her missing friend.
She falls in love with Tidewater Inn and sees so much potential in her new home if she only had the money to complete a restoration on the place. But as it stands she might have to put it up for sale.
This author has always been able to pull me into her books. She has done so in this book also. This book is suspenseful, heart wrenching, inspirational and romantic. Although I did think it was a little unbelievable about the circumstances of her friend Nicole it was still an amazing read.
I highly recommend this book.
I received a copy of this book from Litfuse/Thomas Nelson for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion.
You are a witness to the kidnapping of your best friend
Your father who you were told as a child was dead, only recently passed away with a last wish
A cave that holds many secrets
A family you never knew--
What would you do if you witnessed your best friend and business partner kidnapped while watching a beach webcam on your computer from many miles away? How well would you hold up knowing the authorities suspect you? Would you continue to press on to find her? Who would you trust? Who could you befriend? Would you be able to extend mercy and grace to siblings you have only just met, and who doesn't want to know you?
Colleen Coble has brought Libby, Nicole, Vanessa, Brent, Aunt Pearl, and more to life! The relationships among the characters is well written, believable and... stresses both positive and negative feelings. The emotional ups-and-downs kept me, the reader, involved in the many twists and turns of the plot.
Colleen's ingenuity in using a simple WWJD necklace to strengthen Libby's faith, and introduce Jesus Christ's patience and love to the characters and therefore the reader, as personal Lord and Savior. A wonderful story that I think you will enjoy reading.
I look forward to reading the second book in The Hope Beach series, Rosemary Cottage, available July 2013!
Just to clarify from the beginning, I am not a suspense reader. So why am I reading Colleen Coble? Great question! Because she's so much more than just a suspense writer. She delicately weaves suspense with romance and mystery that makes me forget at times that I am actually sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for the plot to play itself out.
I have come to expect only the best from Coble because all of her other books are such great reads. I knew from the beginning and even from the cover that I was going to like this book. The cover was eye-catching and captures the intrigue that the readers experience when they are reading her books.
The first book in the Hope Beach series, it takes place at Tidewater Inn where your only entrance onto the island and your only exit is by boat. Libby Holladay suddenly finds her friend missing and watches on webcam as her friend is enduring a needle and an attempt at kidnapping. Why would these men want Nicole and would Libby want Tidewater Inn after all of this?
I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my honest opinion.