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Without a Trace In the quiet town of Rock Harbor, lighthouse resident Bree Nichols' life is turned upside down when her husband and young son disappear in a plane crash. With her search-and-rescue dog, Samson, Bree sets about scouring the wilderness. There she unwittingly discovers a plot that threatens to tear her peaceful town apart.
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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2009
Without a Trace
Bree thinks a plane crash took the lives of her husband and young son, but her son Davy survived the accident. Can she find him before its too late?
Its been months since the crash. K-9 search-and-rescue worker Bree Nicholls knows the chances of finding her husband and son in the vast wilderness of Michigans Upper Peninsula grow more remote by the day. But her heart and her faithful dog, Samson, demand she keep searching.
Deep in the woods a young boy wakes in a tiny cabin. Hes being nursed back to health by a reclusive woman, but he cant figure out why she calls him by a name he doesnt recognize. Or why shes calling herself his mother. He wants to leave, but as winter sets in, his very life depends on her care.
Meanwhile, Brees relentless determination to find her family has uncovered a violent crime. With the help of Park Ranger Kade Matthews, she discovers the violence may be linked to the plane crash that took her family. Could solving the crime bring her peace with her own loss? Or, more incredibly, reunite her family?
Set in the untamed beauty of Michigans Upper Peninsula, the Rock Harbor novels draw readers into the life and adventures of a canine search-and-rescue team as it unravels the secrets of an enchanting wilderness.
"Colleen is a master storyteller." Karen Kingsbury, New York Times Best-Selling Author
The Blue Bottle Club
Four friends gathered in a cold, dusty attic on Christmas day to make a solemn pact.
"Our dreams for the future," they whispered, placing tiny pieces of paper into a shimmering blue bottle.
But that event happened in 1929, and it is decades later when local news reporter Brenna Delaney stumbles upon that bottle . . . and into the most meaningful story of her career.
Life has taken those four girls dreams of love, fame, and faith on a path fraught with seduction, betrayal, and loss. Little has turned out as expectedand yet every choice, every tear has led each of them to a special place.
Brennas search will uncover the secrets of that Blue Bottle Club . . . and her own life will never be the same.
"A beautiful novel about friendship and the power of faith to renew our dreams." Angela Hunt, author of Magdalene
USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble has written numerous romantic suspense novels including The Inn at Oceans Edge, Twilight at Blueberry Barrens, and Beneath Copper Falls. Visit her website at ColleenCoble.com, Twitter: @colleencoble, Facebook: colleencoblebooks.
beckieAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5without a trace reviewFebruary 12, 2014beckieAge: 35-44Gender: femaleI received "Without a Trace & Blue Bottle Club" 2 in 1 e-book for free in exchange for a review from The Book Club Network. The two books are not a series and are by separate authors. Due to length of the e-book (over 600 and some pages) I will review "Without a Trace" by Colleen Coble first and then "Blue Bottle Club" at a later date. "Without a Trace" is in the Rock Harbor series by Coble, however, the other books are not necessary to both follow along and enjoy "Without a Trace."
Bree, a widow whose husband and son's plane went down in the Northern Wilderness a year before, is half of a search-and-rescue-dog team. Bree and Samson, the dog, not only are looking for her family, but also look for lost campers, hunters, and children as well. Shortly into the book, Fay, Bree's no good sister-in-law, turns up missing and then dead. Bree, a modern day Nancy Drew, is trying to solve the mystery of the how and why in the murder.
This is a pretty good book, well written, characters are good, the mystery part is well...mysterious. The main draw back is that the reader is introduced to Rachel, a mentally impaired woman living in the wilderness with a four year old boy that she is not equipped to care for, almost immediately. This leaves the reader to worry more for the boy than to follow along with the murder mystery. I wished Rachel had been brought in about half way through. However, the search and rescue part of the story was incredibly interesting. I had not read or heard much on that aspect of searching before. I would recommend this book.