Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tidewater Inn... a book review


ISBN: 9781595547811
Available: ebook 7/17/12, paperback 7/29/12
The Hope Beach Series #1
by Colleen Coble
Christian fiction / Romantic Suspense

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.               (Publisher's Description)

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a kidnapped friend

a father's last wish

a cave keeping secrets

a family she never knew

What would you do if you witnessed your best friend and business partner kidnapped via a beach webcam?  How hard would you work to find her knowing that the police feel you are the prime suspect?  Who would you trust to look out for your best interests when many feel you don't belong there?  How do you extend grace and mercy to siblings you have never met and who don't want to know you?

Colleen Coble has an award-winning book on her hands.  She has brought Libby, Nicole, Vanessa, Brent, Aunt Pearl, and more to life!  The relationships among the characters is well written... stressing both the positive and negative feelings.  The emotional ups-and-downs keep the reader involved along with the many twists and turns in the plot.  The Christian faith of the characters is woven in so easily... from a simple WWJD necklace to a simple prayer of faith to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior.  Great story!  One that will stay with me for a long time!

I look forward to reading the second book in The Hope Beach series, Rosemary Cottage, available July 2013!

I received a complimentary ebook of Tidewater Inn from Thomas Nelson and their BookSneeze program for my honest review.




  1. does seem like an intriguing plot and neat it is going to be a part of a series; thanks for the review!


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