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Friday, July 19, 2013

An Intriguing Mystery Full of Intrigue!!


"Rosemary Cottage"

    By Colleen Coble       

About Rosemary Cottage:Amy came to Rosemary Cottage to grieve, to heal, maybe even find love. But there's a deadly undertow of secrets around Hope Island . . .

The charming Rosemary Cottage on the beach offers Amy Lange respite she needs to mourn her brother, Ben. She's even thinking of moving her midwife practice to the Outer Banks community. It's always been a refuge for her and her family. She also wants to investigate Ben's disappearance at sea. Everyone blames a surfing accident, but Amy has reason to wonder.

Coast Guard officer Curtis Ireland has lost a sibling too. His sister, Gina, was run down by a boat, leaving him to raise her infant daughter. If anyone knew who little Raine's father was, Curtis could lose his beloved niece. Yet he can't help being drawn to Hope Beach's new midwife, Amy. He even agrees to help her investigate what happened to both Ben and Gina.

Can two grieving people with secrets find healing on beautiful Hope Island? Or will their quest for truth set them at odds with each other . . . and with those who will go to any length to keep hidden things hidden?

My feelings on this work of art!

If you wish to read a book packed full of adventure, mystery and intrigue,  then this is definitely the book for you! Just beware, at times, your heart may pound , you will sit on the edge of your chair, AND you WILL NOT be able to put it down!! I was glued to every page and could hardly wait for the next page, which I knew would bring more mystifying twists and turns in the plot. The previous book in the this series, "Tidewater Inn" was fantastic and this continuation of the "Hope Beach"  books was certainly no disappointment.  Colleen has the rare ability to slip new complications into the plot as the story progresses- totally unexpected,  to keep you riveted to the book until the final pages. 

The rich language used to describe the characters captured my attention immediately.  I was able to picture each one and began to try to help them solve their problems. In my mind, I could see them struggling and so wanted to help them . Each character became my best friend.  To feel their emotions, is something that captivates the reader. To me, that is what makes a good read. I have to be able to identify with the main characters, in order to enjoy the book.  And this book met my criteria and more!! 

Just the right amount of romance entered the plot, as the characters suffered through the disturbing mystery surrounding the deaths of their siblings. Colleen is a master storyteller, whose books speak for themselves. Read one and you will be hooked!! 
In this story, as well as all of her creations, there is an underlying theme, that comes to the forefront many times and is present in all the turmoil. Our God is one who forgives and gives second chances. This is a story of redemption. All that is needed is  for the characters to admit that God has a plan and they will follow it, as hard as it is , when problems and challenges are hiding around each corner.

Will God be able to show the main characters His power of forgiveness and healing? Will they accept it??  You are kept in suspense until the final pages. 

A fantastic read!! I , myself, can hardly wait for the next book !!! 
Definitely, a five star book!

An ebook was provided free of charge from Litfuse, in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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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.

Learn more about Colleen: http://colleencoble.com/

Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/mQ63a

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