Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble, a review and a giveaway:



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 www.colleencoble.com. Twitter @colleencoble.

My Review:

This is the first "suspense/mystery" book I have read by Colleen, and I loved it!!  I honestly didn't know "whodunit" until the very end, which to me means it was a GOOD book!

Libby is dealing with several things at once: finding out that her father was alive until recently, that she has siblings, that she inherited an Inn and that her friend has been kidnapped and she's the main suspect!  That's a lot for one woman.  Alec, the island's Coast Guard Lieutenant, has proven to be very helpful and there seems to be a hint of more than friendship, but his cousin, the police chief is less than friendly.  Who can Libby trust?  Who has taken Nicole and why?  Who will help her find her answers?  As she delves into the murkiness of her family history, she draws closer to God, Alec and even the answers to many of the questions she has about her life and future.

I would definitely recommend this book to others. It's a great, relaxing, clean read that is neither too preachy or mushy.  Pick it up, pass it around and enjoy!



Celebrate with Colleen by entering to win a $500 gift certificate to BedandBreakfast.com!



One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A $500 gift certificate to BedandBreakfast.com
  • A copy of Tidewater Inn.
  • Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 22nd. Winner will be announced at Colleen's "Tidewater Inn" Author Chat Facebook Party on 8/23. Colleen will be sharing the story behind the book, hosting a book chat, testing your trivia skills, and of course, there will be plenty of fun giveaways - books, gift certificates and a Book Club Prize Pack! She’ll also be giving a sneak peak of her next book too!

    So grab your copy of Tidewater Inn and join Colleen on the evening of the August 23rd  for a chance to connect with Colleen and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

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    Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER about Colleen's giveaway and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 23rd!

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