Thursday, September 22, 2016

Twilight At Blueberry Barrens, Sunset Cove #3

Kate Mason has always found solace in her family’s blueberry barrens. But are they giving her a false sense of security?

Kate has devoted herself to keeping her family’s blueberry barrens thriving. But when blossom blight devastates her blueberry fields, she’s forced to come up with alternative ways to replace that income. Fixing up the small cottage on her property as a rental seems an obvious choice, but it won’t be enough. When Drake Carver drives by with his two nieces in tow, looking not only for a place to rent for the summer but also for a nanny for the girls, it’s almost too good to be true.

Drake is a judge whose brother and sister-in-law died in an accident shortly after he received a threat that his family would suffer if he didn’t drop a high profile case. Is there a connection? This remote area of Maine seems like the perfect place for him to keep his nieces safe until he determines if they’re in danger.

Drake and Kate constantly lock horns; having never been a parent before, he gives his nieces free reign. Kate won’t stand for their disrespect and keeps challenging Drake to set a higher standard. Even though Kate has given up on having children because of the chemo she had to take, she finds herself oddly drawn to this improvised family. But Drake begins to fear that he’s putting Kate in danger as well.

Meanwhile, Kate learns that her uncle—in prison for murder—has escaped. Add to that a stalker whose sights are set on her, and Kate is looking over her shoulder at every turn.

With danger swirling from multiple directions, it may be a question of who gets to her first.

My review:

  I was slow discovering Colleen Coble. When I started reading her novels, she had several out already that I had never read. I have come to see her as a master storyteller in the Christian suspense/mystery genre' I love so much to read.

 This book just came by UPS this week, and it was one I couldn't leave sit very long without reading. Two evenings ago, I had some time to read, so I started reading it. Thankfully, I had enough time to read the entire book, for that is what I did....though I barely finished it before bedtime.

 One thing I enjoy about a series such as this, is the central characters from the other books make appearances in the books that follow their original appearance. This being the third and final book in the series, there were several appearances by characters from the other two books.

 "Twilight" brought some new characters into the mix, and a new mystery. Stalkers, murders, thieves,threats,  romance, and more combine together to make another great read from this very gifted author. As with the rest of the series, this book was set in Downeast Maine near the ocean. Coble wrote in such a way that I could almost experience the blueberry barrens, and the other scenery described in the book.

  The suspense factor was top notch in this novel. I figured out who the stalker was long before his identity was revealed - which I was proud of myself for doing - but I didn't figure out the second bad guy in the book.

  There is nothing I would change about this book that would make it better. This is a novel that is a great example of what Christian suspense should be. I highly recommend the series.

I was given a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.

About the author:

USAToday bestselling author Colleen Coble lives with her husband, Dave, in Indiana. She is the author of dozens of novels including the Rock Harbor Series, the Aloha Reef Series, the Mercy Falls Series, the Hope Beach Series, the Lonestar Series and two Women of Faith fiction selections, Alaska Twilight and Midnight Sea. She has more than 2 million books in print.

Twilight at Blueberry Barrens and the rest of  the Sunset Cove Series is available from Thomas Nelson Publishing.

Thanks to BookLook Bloggers for the review copy.