Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Rosemary Cottage

About The Book:  Water can be calming and healing, but it can also be dangerous, as Amy Lange and Curtis Ireland both found out. Both lost their siblings to the sea, and they hope to find healing on Hope Island. But will they find it, or will their quest to find answers set them at odds with each other and with those who have secrets that need to stay hidden?  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? 

About The Author:  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.  Find out more about Colleen at
My Thoughts About The Book:  I’ve read Colleen Coble before, so I knew Rosemary Cottage would be nothing short of wonderful and it did not let me down. Rosemary Cottage is the second in a series. Tidewater Inn is the first and you do not need to read the first one to enjoy this one. If you love mystery, suspense, and romance you will love this book! This is story contains a mixture of mystery, suspense, and romance.  Coble’s characters are nicely developed and I found myself caught up in what was happening in their lives almost from the beginning. I love being so caught up in a story that when it ends you are sad to see your new friends leave. The two main characters, Amy and Curtis, are tied together from the beginning when  Amy comes back to the cottage to find answers to her brother’s mysterious death and reunites with Curtis who has secrets he doesn’t want uncovered about his own sister’s death and her daughter, Raine. If you love twists, turns, and surprises you will love this book.  Just when you think you have figured out the “who done it” another lead and more danger will arise.  The key theme I found was that no matter what is in your past, God will forgive you. I hope there is going to be a third book in this series and I can’t wait to read it.  This is definitely a must read. 
Disclaimer:  I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity’s blogging program in exchange for an honest review.

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