Saturday, August 11, 2012

Tidewater Inn - Colleen Coble

About the 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 thoughts...

Kidnapping.  Inheritance.  Romance.  What's not to love about this book?  While Nicole's disappearance peaked my curiosity, it was the story of Libby, Veronica, Brent, and Alex that intrigued my interest!  The dynamics between those 4 were amazing...the stories could have just kept coming!  At times it was a love/hate relationship, I felt like I needed to sit a few of them down and have a heart to heart with them!  If they could only see reason!

Imagine my surprise, towards the end of the book, when a favorite character from one of Coble's other series showed up at the Inn!  I love catching up with characters, learning what has happened since I last read of them!  Yes, I know they are fictional, and it is just speculation as to what they have been busy doing. But when you go through a series with them, they become's nice to catch up!

Coble does an excellent job in writing the story of Libby.  The scenery and imagery are amazing throughout the book, it's as if I am at Tidewater Inn, exploring right along with the characters.  The lighthouse, the town's people, even the beaches all seem so realistic, thanks to the writing.

I give this book 5 stars and cannot wait to read the next book in the series.  But don't take my word for it, scroll below and check out what some other bloggers though of Tidewater Inn!

**I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.**
Meet Colleen...
Best-selling author Colleen Coble's novels have won or finaled 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. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana.

Visit her website at Twitter @colleencoble.

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