Monday, July 08, 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

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.
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.
 
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?


Here is my review of this enjoyable novel:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Colleen Coble and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Rosemary Cottage" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

Colleen Coble’s “Rosemary Cottage” is a suspenseful trip to Hope Island.  Amy Lang has returned to the summer home she loved to solve her brother’s murder.  She doesn’t expect to find a niece she didn’t know she had.  She also didn’t expect to find love with Curtis, who also happens to be her niece’s uncle.  Curtis, raising his niece after his sister’s murder, fears that Amy’s wealthy parents will try to take Raine from his custody.  But that becomes the least of their worries when the killer now appears to be after them.

This second book in the series is enjoyable whether you’ve read “Tidewater Inn” or not.  Colleen Coble is an exceptional suspense writer.  She crafts fleshy characters and smart, sticky situations.  She leaves enough clues throughout the narrative to allow us armchair detectives the thrill of figuring out the mystery.  I am looking forward to the next offering from one of my favorite authors.

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