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SemmieAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Overcoming AdversityAugust 22, 2018SemmieAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets 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.
LucyWVAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Interesting and MysteriousAugust 21, 2018LucyWVAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4This 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.
Ellen/oceansideS D CAAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5THE HOUSE AT SALTWATER POINTAugust 20, 2018Ellen/oceansideS D CAAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5THE HOUSE AT SALTWATER POINT by Coleen Coble. Thomas Nelson
Ellie and Jason known for the highest quality flip houses, are. partners. He was married to her sister Mac for two years. At the
estate sale she picks up a game for Ellie's birthday, when a woman try's to grab it. Then leaving, she now has slashed tires, was the woman that angry. Meeting her sister for dinner, instead find blood, and her missing.Grayson is in town visiting his folks, when a couple comes up and says he is her brother. Shocked, and now his folks said it was true. Ellie got the bid for the next house to fix up..Now wanting update on her sister, sheriff says she was spotted in Korea, actually spying for North Korea. At the house, Grayson comes wanting to know were her sister hid the cocaine. For Ellie her world has been turned upside down.A plot that goes deep into what Ellie has been guilty of for years, and now with her sister, was any of true. Lessons of forgiveness and maturing for Ellie, Mac and Grayson. Given Arc by Thomas Nelson for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.
Dwina Willis4 Stars Out Of 5Does not disappointAugust 15, 2018Dwina WillisCoble is one of the best at combining mystery with a little romance. She's has upped her game in The House at Saltwater Point. Ellie is a house flipper. (Imagine Joanna Gaines on the Northwest Coast.) When her sister Mackenzie disappears off her "tall boat," Ellie becomes involved in a mystery, conspiracy, and international terrorism. Coast Guard officer Grayson Bradshaw, comes to investigate and thinks Mackenzie was involved in stealing a cocaine shipment. They team up to see if they can unravel this mystery before it's too late. This is one of Coble's best and it will keep you guessing until the last few pages.
bookstoregal4 Stars Out Of 5good, but not as good as the first oneAugust 14, 2018bookstoregalI like it, but not quite as well as the first book in this series. I think that the romance in this one just happens a little too fast for me. The story is good, though, and a bit different-not the same old thing. New characters, some with lots of struggles. Good ending, but not all good. There's room for another story.