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Tidewater Inn (The Hope Beach Series) Paperback – Bargain Price, July 17, 2012
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About the Author
RITA-finalist Colleen Coble is the author of several bestselling romantic suspense novels, including Tidewater Inn, and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, and Rock Harbor series.
Top Customer Reviews
However, almost as soon as Libby got to Hope Island, some parts of the story began to be a bit repetitive. One example of this: Libby would say she would love to keep the inn, but she doesn't know how she could afford the upkeep - I lost count of how many times this was said, but it was a lot! I found this to be very unusual for this author's books - I don't remember her other books doing that, but I did read them quite a long time ago, so maybe they did?
Besides the repetitiveness, the story kept me interested throughout almost the whole book, but the ending was a bit sudden. I am hoping that in the next book, Rosemary Cottage, there will be more about Libby.
To fans of Colleen's Rock Harbor series, I want to let you know that Bree and Samson make an appearance in this novel. I loved being able to reunite with Bree - it has been awhile. I completely enjoyed her parts in the story.
I have to say the cover kind of annoys me. It's beautiful and everything, but I hate when covers don't match the story. In the book, the inn is a Georgian mansion with over 2,000 sq. ft of decks and balconies alone! Yet the cover shows a house that looks very much like a Victorian and doesn't seem anywhere near the size of the house in the story, which sounds huge as it has 15 bedroom suites - if I am remembering correctly.Read more ›
I was just sitting here and reading Tidewater Inn and thinking that this was different from Colleen's other novels - more a cozy rainy evening read than a romantic suspense, when bam! Out of the blue came the first shot. And no...that's as far as I am going to go with that except to tell you I read this in one day.
I adore Libby and the staunch loyalty she had for her business partner and best friend, Nicole and I loved how she lived out the question "What Would Jesus Do?". Yes, she messed up in living that motto, but she acknowledged it both in her thoughts and in her journal. There were a lot of twists and turns and surprises in the novel, just what I have come to anticipate from Colleen and a satisfying way of tying up the ends. A fairly new Christian, with little teaching from her family from what I could gather, yet willing to learn, ready to listen.
Alec is a strong individual, fisherman by trade, but Coast Guard all the way. He took in his brother's son when his brother and wife were killed in a plane crash, and becomes parent to a teenager, Zach who not only is a teenager, but dealing with anger and grief.
This book is definitely a page-turner suspense novel, and I will recommend it to my friends and aquaintances.
I received this ebook free from Thomas Nelson Publishers through their booksneeze program in exchange for an honest review. A positive one was not required. The thoughts and opinions stated in this review are my own.
Tidewater Inn brought in a colorful cast of characters--from moody and unreadable Brent to loveable and faithful Libby. It was fun to get to know them all, though I especially loved getting to know Alec--the handsome fella who was interested in Libby. There sweet, little `courtship' during the days of investigation was so...well, sweet!!
I'll admit that there were a few instances where I paused and wondered at the believability of some of the characters actions. I do hate to give away any kind of spoiler, so I'll resist from saying more. This was just the one thing that kind of bothered me.
Even then, Tidewater Inn was an enjoyable read from start to finish. It begins strong--how can a kidnapping not capture the reader's attention??--and pushes on to a strong finish. If you've never had the pleasure of reading a book by Colleen Coble, I encourage you to get out there and try one! She always ensures a delightful read.
I reviewed this book for Thomas Nelson via Litfuse. It was not required that I give a positive review, but solely to express my own thoughts and opinions of this book, which I have done.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent read! Coble always has interesting plots. Never tire of reading her mysteries.Published 2 days ago by Julie
With a theme that resonates in many areas, this age old tale of greedy development versus the status quo was very well written and hard to put down.Published 2 days ago by Christine M Hane
THE BOKK WAS EASY TO READ AND FOLLOW BUT I THINK THE AUTHOR COULD WRITE WITH A LITTLE MORE MATURITY. I DO LOOK FORWARDTO MORE ABOUT. TIDEWATER INN AND THE PEOPLE OF THA TOWN.Published 3 days ago by Janet Heck.
Enjoyed the book very much. Extremely disappointed that the next two books in this series are unavailable in the United States!Published 6 days ago by kathe schwalen
This book was greed versus generosity. I admire Libby in this book,she never give up hope on her friend. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Judy Cholewinski
Captures the readers attention from the very first chapter and hold your interest. You feel a part of the characters lives and want to see good things happenPublished 7 days ago by dkolb
Sweet characters exciting plot! Great theme- loved it! Looking forward to reading the sequel. Going to share it with my teen daughter as well.Published 10 days ago by Kellie J. Baley
I love Colleen coble's books and this was no different , good storyline, good clean romance and exciting mystery. Well worth readingPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer