1. The House at Saltwater Point
    The House at Saltwater Point
    Colleen Coble
    Thomas Nelson / 2018 / Trade Paperback
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  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    intriguing Story
    September 14, 2018
    Deana
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Ellie is a crackerjack at fixing up houses and making a profit after selling them. I sure would like to have her talent. I loved her nickname of "Hammer -Girl." The story is very intriguing and I enjoyed trying to figure out what happened to Ellie's sister Mackenzie. I would like to have known a bit more about Mackenzie and didn't quite relate to her at times.

    Ellie doesn't believe the rumors about her sister stealing cocaine. When Mackenzie turns up missing the hunt is on for the truth. I liked how the author gave us a bit of background on Ellie and why she has a hard time believing in herself. Grayson is a bigger than life person with his size and fierce protectiveness. He wants to help Ellie but he also has a job to do. Will he help find Mackenzie and prove her innocence?

    The story is unpredictable and really kept me on my toes. I wasn't sure who to believe at times which made the story so good. The author has an ability to take a plot and expand it with explosive details that keep you guessing. There is danger all around Ellie and Grayson. The terrorist part in the story was unexpected and made the book even harder to put down. It's funny what some people will do for power and money. Don't miss this intense action packed story that will have you on the edge of your seat.

    I received a copy of this book from The Fiction Guild. The review is my own opinion.
  2. Western Michigan
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Another Romantic Suspense by Colleen Coble
    September 6, 2018
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    Western Michigan
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    The House at Saltwater Point by Colleen Coble

    Ellie Blackmore is loyal to a fault. She just can't believe that her missing sister, Mackenzie, could be responsible for a lost shipment of cocaine. When Grayson Bradshaw, a Coast Guard intelligence officer, is sent in to investigate the missing cocaine shipment, he has a hard time convincing Ellie.

    Is it possible that Mac did take the cocaine and then faked her own death? But why would she do that? Both Ellie and Grayson want the truth, but it proves more complicated than either of them expect.

    A race against time, a handsome hero and a lovely but self-effacing heroine, a terrorist plot, and a dose of suspense combine to make this book an excellent beach read. The plot moves along at a good pace, but the author manages to develop the characters so they become friends to the reader.

    Although the book contains a terrorist plot, readers are not subjected to horrific details. There are themes of forgiveness, love, and loyalty. And of course, the author leaves the ending open enough so that another book may follow.

    It was fun to pay another visit to Lavender Tides. Excerpts from Ellie's blog were an added bonus and a nice touch. Colleen's fans and fans of romantic suspense will enjoy this one, and look forward to the sequel. I received a free copy from the Fiction Guild and was not required to post a favorable review.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Couldn't put it down.
    September 3, 2018
    Cynthia
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I received a copy of this book from The Fiction Guild, I was not required to give a favorable review. Another hit it out of the park for Colleen. I have read other books from her and also the beginning of this series and she keeps you on your toes throughout the whole story. When you have a series like this and you get to see some of the characters from other stories is wonderful. This time Ellie is having to deal with her sister Mac disappearing on her birthday and meeting Shauna's long lost brother Conor/Grayson. He is a Coast Guard Investigator and is looking into stolen cocaine that was seized by them. He tries to help Ellie find her sister because she is involved in the missing cocaine. But with the threat of terrorist and a phantom bad guy this books keeps you on your toes. I am happy the Grayson wants to stay in the area because he is falling for Ellie. She needs to feel happy also. But now I can't wait to read the next book to see if Grayson & Shauna find their baby sister.
  4. Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Overcoming Adversity
    August 22, 2018
    Semmie
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    ** "It's not the tragedy that can ruin you -- it's your own attitude toward it. You can let adversity make or break you ... It's up to you." **

    Colleen Coble brings us another installment to her latest Lavender Tide series, picking up immediately after the series' first novel and accompanying novella in "The House at Saltwater Point."

    This novel follows two different storylines -- primarily following the new stories of Ellie Blackmore and Grayson Bradshaw, but also picking up the story of Shauna Bannister and the search for her siblings she lost in an earthquake 24 years ago.

    Ellie co-owns a house flipping and renovating company. Grayson is an investigator for the Coast Guard Investigative Services, who learns he is also Shauna's long-lost brother, Connor. Ellie's and Grayson's paths cross when he finds himself in Lavender Tides investigating a missing shipment of cocaine -- which he believes was stolen by Ellie's sister, Mackenzie.

    After Mac goes missing off her beloved tall ship, leaving too much blood behind, Ellie works tirelessly to prove Mac is not only alive, but innocent. And as Ellie's and Grayson's investigations draw them closer together, they learn there is more to the story than initially believed.

    And while all this is going on, Shauna and Grayson work on rebuilding the relationship that was taken from them as small children, as well as work toward finding their newborn sister, Brenna, who disappeared without a trace after the quake.

    Filled with kidnappings, terrorism, murder and espionage, "The House at Saltwater Point" is another great suspense novel by Coble, filled with plenty of plot twists, heart-pounding action, and just enough romance to leave the knees weak.

    "The House at Saltwater Point" offers a few great themes like not deserting those we love; dealing with betrayal; and looking at what defines us and what makes or breaks us. This book only makes brief and mild mentions of God, like asking Him for help and direction, so it's not heavy on the "religious" level.

    Interestingly, readers will find this novel doesn't start with the typical Coble opening scene -- a girl running from a mysterious person aiming to hurt them. And they will also recognize a brief mention to another of Coble's communities -- Rock Harbor, Michigan. It will be interesting to see how Rock Harbor may be incorporated into future Lavender Tides stories.

    Although this novel could be read as a standalone, I'd highly recommend reading the first novel, "The View from Rainshadow Bay," as well as the following novella, "Leaving Lavender Tides," first.

    Five stars out of five.

    Thomas Nelson provided this complimentary copy for my honest, unbiased review.
  5. WV
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Interesting and Mysterious
    August 21, 2018
    Lucy
    WV
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This is book two in the Lavender Tides Series and I recommend reading book one first as it has tie ins that you don't want to miss. If you love romantic suspense you won't want to miss out on this. I usually can figure out the bad guys, but this had me stumped on who was the ringleader until the end. Sometimes finding out the truth about your family is difficult and hard to accept. Finding forgiveness for yourself for past mistakes can shape who you are and hiding behind a mask to keep people at a distance is a defense mechanism. The story deals with these issues while the characters are trying to stop a threat from North Korea. It is full of mysteries and keeps you interested till the end. I look forward to the next book to tie up the final piece to the puzzle.

    I received a complimentary copy from Thomas Nelson & Zondervan Fiction Guild. The honest review and opinions are my own and were not required.
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