Sunday, August 11, 2013

Rosemary Cottage by Colleen Coble

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?

My review:
   I don't often read Colleen Coble's books, but after reading this book and the one that precedes it, I have to ask myself why I don't. This is an awesome series, and the setting is one of my favorite vacation spots: The Outer Banks.

   It has been several months since I read the first book in the series, but I think this one was even better than the first book. It had a great plot, some of the same characters from book one in the series, and great new characters. The suspense element was well done and had me hooked enough that I read the book through in one sitting. Although this is the second book in the series, they don't necessarily need to be read in order.

  I do enjoy every book I read by Colleen Coble, and this one ranks up with the best she has written. Great story, and no bad language or inappropriate content. This is Christian fiction done right.

About the author:

   Best-selling author Colleen Coble's novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers' Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has over 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana. Visit her website at

Rosemary Cottage is available from Thomas Nelson Publishing.

Thanks to Thomas Nelson for the review copy.