Saturday, August 4, 2012

Tidewater Inn by 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.

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.

My Take:  This book starts out with a bang and doesn't slow down to the very end.  Libby's business partner is kidnapped right before her eyes.  When she goes to the island which is the scene of the crime she learns that her father didn't die when she was five like her mother said but much later and she actually has a family on the island and she has inherited an inn in need of much repair.  she also learns that she is the prime suspect in her partner's kidnapping.  She is offered a huge amount of money to sell the inn.  What should she do?  There is mystery and intrigue all around.  I really enjoyed this book.  Please see the previous post for your chance to enter a contest linked to this book.  I received a review copy for review purposes. 

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