Thursday, August 9, 2012

Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble- Book Review/Blog Tour

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 will her the inn has died before she could meet him, and her new found brother and sister are convinced she's there to still their birthright. Worst of all, her best friend and business partner has been kidnapped before her eyes, and Libb'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 innocemce, or lose everything on the shore 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 Reader's 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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My thoughts on Tidewater Inn:

This novel takes to of my favorite themes of a novel- mystery and romance- and puts them together. Tidewater Inn begins with a bang, Libby's business partner Nicole is kidnapped almost immediately, a crime for which Libby is immediately suspected. Not only does she need to find Nicole to clear her name, a father she thought was dead long ago has left her his inn on Hope Island and she has two siblings and an aunt she never knew about to try and get to know. Aunt Pearl is a shoulder for Libby to lean on when her new found brother and sister don't trust Libby's motives for being on the island. They feel their father should have left the inn to them. I really enjoyed seeing how each of these relationships would take off. Libby has also has met a very interesting man in Alec, but is he truly interested in her and helping her find Nicole, or does he think she is responsible for the disappearance?

This is a great novel with many twists and turns, great characters and a wonderful story line, all leading up to a very intense ending.  I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes suspense!

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Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 22nd. Winner will be announced at Colleen's "Tidewater Inn" Author Chat Facebook Party on 8/23. Colleen will be sharing the story behind the book, hosting a book chat, testing your trivia skills, and of course, there will be plenty of fun giveaways - books, gift certificates and a Book Club Prize Pack! She’ll also be giving a sneak peak of her next book too!

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*Disclaimer- I received a complimentary copy of Tidewater Inn. I was not required to write a positive review & all opinions stated are 100% my own.


  1. Great review- i'm always looking for good recommendations on books. I travel a lot with my job and i get to read on the planes and airports.

    1. I don't get to travel often, but when I do, I always have a good book (or 2) in hand!

  2. Lovely site, love your reviews. Easy on the eyes.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to read more of your novels! :)