Friday, June 22, 2012

TIDEWATER INN (The Hope Beach Series) by Colleen Coble

Libby Holladay and her business partner (and friend) Nicole, love doing historical renovation. Libby is thrilled when she finds she's inherited a wonderful old hotel (Tidewater Inn) on the shores of Hope Island. She also finds out she has some family she never knew about. Then there is the good-looking Coast Guard Lieutenant, Alec Bourne, whom she finds herself very attracted to. She'd like to keep and renovate the Inn, but it doesn't take long to realize how much money it will actually take to renovate the Inn. Money she doesn't have. She's not sure why a father she never knew would will her the Inn without any funds to fix it up. The bother and sister she didn't know she had, are angry at her because they think she's trying to steal what should be rightfully theirs. To make matters worse, Nicole is kidnapped while Libby watches on video cam and now they think she's responsible. Even Alec seems to doubt her innocence. What else can go wrong? Oh, you'd be surprised! But when all is said and done, can God truly work all things together for good?

Tidewater Inn is an excellent romantic suspense and one that is difficult to put down once you pick it up. There were several unexpected turns and a few gasps along the way. The characters were true-to-life with all their faults. To me, that's realistic. While I was reading I truly felt like I was on Hope Island and was able to experience the beauty of the Island with Libby. I thought the author did a great job of getting the message across, that our behavior definitely makes a difference in other peoples lives. As we see with Libby, that's not always an easy thing to do, but God didn't call us to 'easy' now did He? That was a good reminder to me, that we need to be careful of the things we say and do. One thing I absolutely loved (and I know all Colleen Coble fans will too) is the surprise appearance of some beloved characters. That put the story over-the-top for me! I encourage you to read the book to find out who they are!!! If you are in the mood for a tropical vacation, I highly recommend you visit Hope Island. Do be careful though, you may run into some rough waters! Great Job, Colleen!
Print Length: 320 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (July 17, 2012)

*I received this complimentary copy from Thomas Nelson through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*


Dora Hiers said...

Colleen Coble rocks, doesn't she? I love that she always stars beloved pets in her books. Can't wait to dig into this one! Have a fantastic weekend, Sherry!

Sherry Kuhn said...

Thanks for comin' by Dora! Yes, I agree Colleen Coble rocks! I hope you enjoy your visit to Hope Island! ;) You have a fantastic weekend too.

Colleen Coble said...

So glad you loved it! It was fun for me to have Bree appear too. :)

Sherry Kuhn said...

Hi Colleen, Appreciate you stoppin' by my blog and leaving a comment! ;)

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