All Is Calm - All is Bright are two wonderful Christmas romantic suspense stories that are in connection with the Lonestar Series and Hope Beach Series though you can easily enjoy them as stand alone reads.
Lauren Everman seeks refuge at the Bluebird Ranch after she witnesses a murder but also to save a horse. As a foster child who once experienced Bluebird Ranch first hand, she knows what a sweet haven it is. Lauren offers to help Rick and Allie with the horses and also with kids who want to learn to ride. Carly, a little five year who's shy and quiet, tugs at Lauren's heart. Brendan Waddell finds himself at Bluebird Ranch over holidays to rest and recover from a gunshot wound. When Brendan and Lauren meet the attraction is strong. As they work together to find the truth as well as give Carly a very special Christmas, the attraction turns to something a little deeper. The killer, however, just might not allow Lauren to celebrate Christmas.
All Is Calm is a Christmas story Colleen Coble style with mystery, suspense and of course romance! You are immediately drawn into the story and don't want to put it down until the very end. I loved getting to know Lauren, Brendan and little Carly, all of whom were fully fleshed out. You'll find lots of great chemistry between Brendan and Lauren which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was such fun to return to the ranch and catch up with Rick and Allie again. A message of faith and trust in God is woven throughout the story, which I appreciated. Though this is a novella, to me it didn't feel that way. Other than wanting the story to continue, I felt completely satisfied. So, if you're looking for a quick Christmas read with mystery, suspense and romance, I recommend you head on over to the Bluebird Ranch, where All Is Calm...or is it??
All Is Bright
Delilah Carter is manager of Tidewater Inn and loves it. She is planning a Christmas wedding for her friends and goes out to gather some supplies. On the way back to the Inn she's run off the road and her car plunges into the ocean. She escapes with her life but then begins receiving strange phone calls. Sheriff Tom Bourne has always liked Delilah and feels a strong need to protect her. He also wants to grant her a special Christmas surprise. But first he must figure out who's behind the attack and threats.
All Is Bright is a great Christmas romantic suspense. Once you pick it up, you'll have a hard time putting it down. You'll feel very at home visiting Tidewater Inn. Romance and danger both scent the salt water air. As always, with Colleen's books, you'll find wonderful chemistry between Tom and Delilah. You'll also get caught up with the other Hope Beach folks. There is always an underlying faith message in this authors stories but it's not overpowering or preachy. Though this is a novella, you'll feel completely satisfied. So, you like romantic suspense and want something quick to read! I recommend a visit to Tidewater Inn, where All Is Bright...or is it??
*This complimentary copy was provided by Thomas Nelson through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
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