I have enjoyed all of Colleen Coble's books and this one is no exception. I could not read it fast enough! It is a wonderful mixture of romance, suspense and family drama. Can't wait for the next book!!
Set on Hope Beach, a fictional location along the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I was drawn back into the setting with the characters I came to enjoy in Tidewater Inn. This book is a multi-layered mystery with a wonderful blend of romance. Amy Lange has returned to Rosemary Cottage to mourn the death of her brother. Curtis Ireland still isn't over the death of his sister. The two connect over Curtis' niece Raine. They determine to get to the bottom of what happened and twists keep pitting them against each other even as they are drawn together.
This book kept me guessing even as I anticipated some of the twists. My daughter was absolutely convinced I could never anticipate everything that would happen. She was right -- though I did unwind more of it than she did! I love a book that keeps me guessing. I enjoy books with a satisfying romance. Put the two together, and I am a very happy reader. This book is perfect for those who love romantic mysteries.
If you wish to read a book packed full of adventure, mystery and intrigue, then this is definitely the book for you! Just beware, at times, your heart may pound , you will sit on the edge of your chair, AND you WILL NOT be able to put it down!! I was glued to every page and could hardly wait for the next page, which I knew would bring more mystifying twists and turns in the plot. The previous book in the this series, "Tidewater Inn" was fantastic and this continuation of the "Hope Beach" books was certainly no disappointment. Colleen has the rare ability to slip new complications into the plot as the story progresses- totally unexpected, to keep you riveted to the book until the final pages.
The rich language used to describe the characters captured my attention immediately. I was able to picture each one and began to try to help them solve their problems. In my mind, I could see them struggling and so wanted to help them . Each character became my best friend. To feel their emotions, is something that captivates the reader. To me, that is what makes a good read. I have to be able to identify with the main characters, in order to enjoy the book. And this book met my criteria and more!!
Just the right amount of romance entered the plot, as the characters suffered through the disturbing mystery surrounding the deaths of their siblings. Colleen is a master storyteller, whose books speak for themselves. Read one and you will be hooked!!
In this story, as well as all of her creations, there is an underlying theme, that comes to the forefront many times and is present in all the turmoil. Our God is one who forgives and gives second chances. This is a story of redemption. All that is needed is for the characters to admit that God has a plan and they will follow it, as hard as it is , when problems and challenges are hiding around each corner.
Will God be able to show the main characters His power of forgiveness and healing? Will they accept it?? You are kept in suspense until the final pages.
A fantastic read!! I , myself, can hardly wait for the next book !!!
Definitely, a five star book!
An ebook was provided free of charge from Litfuse, in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Rosemary Cottage, a Hope Beach Novel, by Colleen Coble, is a great mystery! From the very beginning, the story holds your attention and makes you reluctant to put it down.
Since her brother's accidental death while surfing, Rosemary Cottage belongs solely to Amy Lang. But Amy isn't convinced that Ben's death was an accident, and is determined to unearth the truth. As she attempts to begin this process, she finds her path joined with that of Curtis Ireland, a Coast Guard officer raising his one-year-old niece, whose birth certificate names Ben as the father. As Amy and Curtis investigate the deaths of their siblings, they find themselves in a dangerous situation. Curtis's car is blown up with a bomb. When baby Raine is kidnapped, they become desperate to find her and the truth.
I enjoyed reading this novel. The plot held my attention with its twists and turns, and the characters were very believable. Amy and Curtis struggle with many issues that are common to this world. I especially enjoyed Edith. What a great character!! I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good suspense novel!
I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.
In Rosemary Cottage, Colleen Coble has weaved a heart pounding, suspense-filled novel in the lovely, seaside setting of Hope Beach, North Carolina. Hope Beach is a vacationer's paradise; with its white sandy beaches, roar of the surf, and quaint seaside restaurants serving up shrimp and lobster bisqueÃ¢â¬âbut underneath the guise of warmth and beauty lie deadly secrets, deceit, and heartbreak.
Amy Lang decides to return to Rosemary Cottage on Hope Island; a place where she and her recently deceased brother, Ben, shared so many happy memories of laughter filled, annual vacations_to heal, to find answers, to begin life anew. Amy doesn't believe that Ben died in an accidental drowning, and with the help of handsome, Curtis Ireland, a member of the Coast Guard search and rescue team, she searches for clues surrounding his death.
Curtis recently lost his sister, Gina, in an accident as well and has custody of her sweet little daughter, Raine. As he and Amy begin to investigate, clues are unearthed linking the Ã¢â¬Ëaccidental' deaths of Ben and Gina to murder, and unsettling questions of Raine's parentage arise. As danger begins to envelope them so does romance_a love that cannot ever be, for Amy harbors secrets herself. Who would want to kidnap little Raine and why?...and will Amy open herself up to healing?_and to love?
Colleen Coble is a master storyteller, whose heartwarming, heart pounding, suspense filled who-dun-it kept me up well into the night! Although this is a sequel to Tidewater Inn, it can easily be read as a stand alone. I quickly fell in love with all of the characters and their problems became mine as I lost myself in this fascinating story with a warm, seaside setting. With as many twists and turns as a roller coaster ride, my heart literally raced as the climactic conclusion unfolded! Nicely done, Colleen Coble!