1. The House at Saltwater Point
    The House at Saltwater Point
    Colleen Coble
    Thomas Nelson / 2018 / Trade Paperback
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    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 39 Reviews
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  1. Chattanooga, TN
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    It was interesting
    August 12, 2018
    daischop
    Chattanooga, TN
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    I'm beginning to get a sense of a trend in these books by Colleen Coble. They are always against a waterway and usually will have a member of the Coast Guard playing a romantic lead in them. This was the case in this story.

    The story takes place along the coast at Lavender Tides where Ellie Blackmore is a flipper. Her partner is Jason, who just happens to be her sister, Mackenzie's ex-husband. There is no love lost there and Mackenzie is always trying to tell Ellie that she needs to ditch Jason and do the business on her own.

    Mackenzie has a love of sailing and bought a tall-ship, in turn encouraging the town to engage in a tall-ship extravaganza. Excited to show Ellie the improvements made to the boat, she invites her sister out. Not able to make it out until later, Ellie appears at the boat to find blood covering the deck. From here the mystery starts as all evidence points to Mackenzie and her nefarious ways. But that said, did her ex-husband kill her or someone else?

    The story was very action packed and kept me interested. I was curious as to how the story was going to end which is why I kept reading into the night, long after the lights in the house were out. Benefits of the kindle!

    While I enjoyed the book I just felt like at times that all the pieces weren't put into place. I've read alot of suspenseful books and while this one seemed on the quest into that same genre, it fell flat.

    Despite that, I still enjoyed the book and will likely read another book by Colleen Coble in the future.

    I have to say, sometimes the synopsis of the book doesn't really jive well with the true contents of the book. With this book, I believe that is the case. While you are wanting to get me, the reader, to select the book how do you write it to give as much (or little) of the plot possible. In this case, it feels like there was a bit of case of misdirect.

    I did get this book as a blogger from BookLook Bloggers. I was not required to leave a review and did so upon my own recognizance.
  2. Colorado
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Wasn't my cup of tea
    August 11, 2018
    Enchanting Rose
    Colorado
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    A handsome hero who seems to have the manners of a prince, a beautiful, down-to-earth girl who can do anything she puts her mind to, a lovely little town filled with charm and character, and a storyline that has so many twists and turns it has your mind going in every direction. A perfect combination for the perfect read, right? Mmmmm...maybe not.

    Colleen Coble is one of those authors I admire I know I can pick up one of her books and get lost in the story for hours and hours, but with The House at Saltwater Point well, it had the opposite effect. This is the first book by Colleen Coble that I didn't love. While the characters were delightful and the romance between Grayson and Ellie sweet and perfectly paced, the story itself seemed to have a lot going on. . .almost too much. The suspense and drama had some good moments, but mostly the whole storyline seemed a little far-fetched.

    My dear friends, I have to be honest and say that this book simply fell flat for me and it's one I wouldn't read again. There are many excellent reviews out there about The House at Saltwater Point and I appreciate what others have to say about this book. I am sharing my own personal thoughts and feelings, but we all have different tastes and interests. If this book sounds intriguing to you, please pick it up and read it. . .you might thoroughly enjoy it. I would like to point out that this is the second book in the Lavender Tides series and you really need to read the first one before you jump into this one. And speaking of the first book in the series, it was one I couldn't put down.

    ** I was given a complimentary copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and no other compensation was received. **
  3. Horseshoe Bend, AR
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The House at Saltwater Point
    August 10, 2018
    Laura Hilton
    Horseshoe Bend, AR
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    THE HOUSE AT SALTWATER POINT is the second book in Ms. Coble's Lavender Tides series. Fans will want to read the first book The View from Rainshadow Bay first as they do sort of tie in together. I'm anxious to read the third book in this series, coming maybe in January 2019.

    Ms. Coble is a top-notch romantic suspense writer, and this is a sweet one, easy on the romantic tension, and easy on the murder even through there is some. I was so caught up in the story I forgot to try to figure out who-dun-it and just concentrated on story.

    There are some tense moments, some moments when you wonder if the criminals are amateurs or not and some where you wonder what-in-the-world, is that even plausible? But over all the story is good, well told, and enjoyable.

    I love the tall ships theme. I saw and toured tall ships in Muskegon, Michigan and enjoyed the experience. It enabled me to see and understand Mac's fascination with the tall ships.

    Recommended for fans of romantic suspense.

    I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    The House at Saltwater Point
    August 9, 2018
    Wylla Carmichael
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    Love reading this book. waiting for the next book in series
  5. Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A Fun Read
    August 1, 2018
    DaniellesWritingSpot
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The House on Saltwater Point was my first introduction to author Colleen Coble. A romantic suspense,The House on Saltwater Point threw together two people on a quest for the truth, even if that truth meant being at odds with one another.

    Ellie Blackmore flips houses. When the house on Saltwater Point goes up for sale, she not only wants to fix it up, she wants to own it when it's finished. But this dream is complicated when her sister goes missing and is presumed dead. Ellie doesn't want to believe it, but the more evidence that piles up, the darker the outlook appears.

    Grayson Bradshaw, an intelligence officer for the Coast Guard, comes to town on the heels of a terrorist and the invitation of a sister he didn't know he had. Wrestling with the news he was adopted, Grayson tries to put the cacophony of emotions aside to focus on preventing disaster, which puts Ellie's sister directly in his sights.

    I enjoyed this story, which kept me guessing until the end. While the beginning felt forced, as if the author were trying to get all the characters in place so the story could start, once the plot began to move, it kept going until the end. Perhaps this hiccup was due to this book being the second in theLavender Tidesseries.

    The House on Saltwater Point was an enjoyable book and fun to read. It manages to mix lighthearted romance with dark pasts. Throw in the threat of a terrorist attack and it will leave a reader wondering whether the characters will make it out alive.

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    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Booklook Bloggers in order to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with theFederal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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