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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2014
Series: Aloha Reef
As a long-dormant volcano rumbles in the distance, a family crisis brings an unlikely couple into an unexpected partnership.
A brainyand perpetually singlevolcanologist, Annie Tagama works alongside her father at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. But despite her pedigree, Annie has lost her passion for volcanology. Shes quietly grieving the mysterious loss of her brother in the Middle East.
When Annie discovers that her brother might still be aliveand in troubleshe shakes off her malaise and joins forces with Mano Oana, the unnervingly handsome family friend she had always blamed for her brothers death.
As Annie and Mano investigateand find that they have a lot more in common than tragedyan evil force gathers strength on the main island. An ancient cult has reemergedand Annies little sister is somehow involved. As the old religion bubbles to the surface like lava, the old practices are not far behind . . . including human sacrifice.
Can Annie and Mano find her brother and save her family from destruction? Or will the ancient evil smother them all in an earth-shattering eruption?
LisaCatoosaOKAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Colleen Coble is a wonderful mystery writer.May 6, 2011LisaCatoosaOKAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Colleen Coble is one the best writers I've read in a long time. She draws you in but doesn't bog you down in to much detail.
Bill Benz4 Stars Out Of 5March 16, 2009Bill BenzI really enjoyed the mystery, the continuity of the characters without too much repetition. This book would be a good witness for a seeker. Praise the Lord for Christian authors. There are so many inappropriate romance novels. Very refreshing
Cheryl Fenn5 Stars Out Of 5March 14, 2009Cheryl FennThis is the fourth book by Colleen Coble I have read, and the second in this series. I enjoy her writing as much as Terri Blackstock's and almost as much as Brandilynn Collins. Her character development and the level of detail about her subjects keeps it very real and interesting. She keeps her characters acting in ways that are real for their level of faith (or lack of it) and for their personalities as they develop in the book. There is a good level of suspense and romance here in an exotic location.It is definitely worth the read!
Lori2 Stars Out Of 5September 10, 2008LoriThis is my second Colleen book, and after enjoying the first one so much, this one was a disappointment. Oh, it had plenty of suspense and mystery alright, but there was just too many evil characters and evil in this book, and not enough godliness and good in it for me to find it edifying. I threw it in the trash after reading it.
Sheryl Root5 Stars Out Of 5January 11, 2006Sheryl RootBlack Sands is the second installment in the Aloha Reef series by Colleen Coble. While I enjoyed the first book in the series, Distant Echoes, the characters in Black Sands truly resonated with me.Annie is the middle child in the Tagama family and has always been the one in the background keeping everything running smoothly, especially since her mother's death. Mano is her brother Tomi's best friend who Annie has grown up with and had a crush on for years; that is until Tomi is reported dead and Mano implicated in part for her brother's death.When Mano returns Tomi's belongings to the Tagama family the same day Annie's sister Leilani goes missing, Annie is forced to turn to Mano for help in finding her sister, in spite of her very mixed feelings.The twists & turns of the story are exciting, but it is Annie & Mano who touched my heart. They are both strong but very human characters dealing with their individual weaknesses in realistic and faith filled ways. The spiritual growth of the characters, especially Annie, is as compelling to me as the suspenseful storyline.I would recommend this book highly.