04 August 2012

Tidewater Inn, A Hope Beach Novel by Colleen Coble, Book review

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN-13: 978-1595547811


Welcome to Hope Beach. A place of intoxicating beauty . . . where trouble hits with the force of a hurricane.
Inheriting a beautiful old hotel on the Outer Banks could be a dream come true for Libby. The inn cries out for her restorer’s talent and love of history. She’s delighted to learn of the family she never knew she had. And the handsome Coast Guard lieutenant she’s met there on the island could definitely be the man of her dreams.
But Libby soon realizes that the only way she can afford the upkeep on the inn is to sell it to developers who are stalking the island. The father who willed her the inn has died before she could meet him, and her new found brother and sister are convinced she’s there to steal their birthright. Worst of all, her best friend and business partner has been kidnapped before her eyes...

. Libby’s dream come true is becoming a nightmare. Her only option is to find her friend and prove her innocence, or lose everything on the shores of Hope Island.

My thoughts:

'Tidewater Inn' has all the ingredients for the sort of book any reader will like! A great beach read, y Colleen Coble's novel enticed me to turn yet another page!
It has all the exciting elements a good writer instills in her/his storytelling and this author's imagination is fruitful! Wow! No time to get bored here!

Mysteries, kidnapping, treasures, family intrigues and a beautiful old Inn in a breathtaking setting draws you in. The colourful characters revolving around this Hope Beach novel makes this a warm story and one that makes you wish you live there.
Living myself on a tiny island accessible only by ferry, I can understand well the appeal! Hope Beach however has one on us, they have restaurants, pizza parlour, library, fire department, postal service...Need I go on? I felt a tad jealous!

It is however the references to God and His amazing work that makes this a most appealing story!  Colleen Coble's characters know God, feels His love and meets His expectations no matter how they might fail at first try. Faith is part of her intricate story and you feel His presence throughout her novel! I like this most of all!

I was intrigued at the extent to which a SAR (Search and Rescue) dog could trace a missing person. In this instance, 'Samson' follows a trace ON WATER, ocean water! Absolutely intriguing! Needless to say, I learned something yet again!

A few loose ends however puzzled me...a rope around an ankle amongst others...I must mention this!

I give it 4 stars none the less!
Watch Colleen Cobble next novel 'Rosemary Cottage' to be published in July 2013!

About the Author:

Best-selling author Colleen Coble's novels have won or finale in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, ACFW Book of the Year, RWA’s RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers' Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has nearly 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers and is a member of Romance Writers of America.

For more information visit her website (here)

And now for the GIVEAWAY....

Win a $500 Weekend Getaway Package from @ColleenCoble and Connect with her at 8/23 Facebook Party!  
Celebrate with Colleen by entering to win a $500 gift certificate to BedandBreakfast.com!

Find out what the reviewers are saying here!

One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A $500 gift certificate to BedandBreakfast.com
  • A copy of Tidewater Inn.
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 22nd. Winner will be announced at Colleen's "Tidewater Inn" Author Chat Facebook Party on 8/23. Colleen will be sharing the story behind the book, hosting a book chat, testing your trivia skills, and of course, there will be plenty of fun giveaways - books, gift certificates and a Book Club Prize Pack! She’ll also be giving a sneak peak of her next book too!

So grab your copy of Tidewater Inn and join Colleen on the evening of the August 23rd  for a chance to connect with Colleen and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

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I received this book free from LITFUSE as part of their blogger review program.
I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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