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Friday, October 26, 2012

Tidewater Inn

By Colleen Coble

About This Book

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 newfound 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, and Libby’s under suspicion for the crime.  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 Review

This book started off with a bang - a kidnapping in the first chapter.  It is not a mystery story but a story with family, secrets, danger and many other things.  Libby owns her own business and inherits a beautiful inn worth millions.  She visibly sees her business parther,  Nicole, kidnapped but no one believes her when she arrives on the island.  In fact, they suspect her of foul play.  She finds that her father has been alive for years (recently died) even though her mother told her he died.  As she unravels his life story, she finds that she has siblings - and they don't initally like her.  Coast Guard Lt Alec Bourne seems to believe Libby's story and her innocence.  That is all I'll reveal of the story -- you have to read it to find out the rest.

Colleen Coble writes a fast-paced story with action, dialogue, great plotline, etc.  The story is multi-faceted and you quickly become emotionally involved with Libby and you want the story to end well!  There are several conflicts within the story and they are all resolved by the end.  If you read Ms. Coble's Rock Harbor series - you'll love this story because Bree and her search dog appear in this story :-)  I look forward to the next book in this series - Rosemary Cottage comes in July 2013 !!!

NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for my honest review.  I was in  no way obligated to give a positive review.

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