Friday, August 3, 2012


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.

About the Author            

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.

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Reader Review

When Libby's business partner, Nicole, goes on ahead to Outer Banks to check out the property sought by potential investor Lawrence Rooney, neither of the women imagine the life-changing events that will unfold on Hope Island.  As Libby watches in horror via webcam, Nicole is kidnapped, drugged, and taken away from the island in a boat.  Libby rushes to the island to aid in the search for her friend, only to discover that she is the prime suspect.  Things get even stranger when Libby discovers her long-lost father and uncovers the family secrets.  When a handsome Coast Guard lieutenant tries to help Libby, she begins to believe in Hope.

Here is something I have not been able to say regarding a novel in a long time:  I read it in one sitting.  I could not put it down.  It was a perfect mix of mystery, romance, and history with a Christian accent.  I have always been interested in the Outer Banks area, so that piqued my interest.  One slight complaint; from the beginning of the novel, it drove me crazy that no one ever asked the one character who could have solved the mystery in Chapter Two.  Of course, if they had, it would have been a short story, and not a very good one, at that.  All things considered, it was an enjoyable read and I have to give it 4 stars.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Litfuse Publicity Group<> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”   

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Colleen Coble said...

I'm so glad you liked it. Thanks for the great review!


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