Because You’re Mine

Coble, Colleen. Because You’re Mine. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson. 2017.

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SUMMARY:
As the main fiddler in the popular band, Ceol, Alanna Connolly is enjoying the success associated with her Celtic band. With her husband as the drummer of the group, when tragedy strikes, Alanna finds she must protect herself and the one she loves. Forced to make decisions about her future in a hasty manner, Alanna soon discovers people and circumstances aren’t always what they appear on the surface. Needing to backpedal, Alanna must trust herself to make the right choice and perhaps undo her impulsive mistakes…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Willing to read just about anything author Colleen Coble writes, I knew I was in for a suspenseful read. With quite a few striking moments surrounding several scenarios, though I figured out the mystery early in the story, I still couldn’t put the book down and just had to finish reading it. Full of some danger, romance and a little bit of faith, it was definitely a good, quick, eventful novel. I look forward to reading more from Colleen Coble, perhaps even a sequel to her newest novel, Because You’re Mine.

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Because You’re Mine from BookLook Bloggers for my honest review*

Twilight at Blueberry Barrens

Coble, Colleen. Twilight at Blueberry Barrens: Sunset Cove Series- Book 3. Nashville, TN: ThomaS Nelson. 2016.

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SUMMARY:
Set near the coast of Maine, Kate Mason witnesses a murder that leaves her wary. Dealing with a difficult past, Kate must try to move forward though certain things are making it difficult. Renting a summer cottage to Drake Newham and his nieces, Kate soon realizes the time may not be right for romance with a family crisis, a stalker and personal issues all mounting at once. As book 3 in the Sunset Cove series by author Colleen Coble, Twilight at Blueberry Barrens combines romance, suspense, mystery and hope that life may return to normal…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
As always, author Colleen Coble delivers again. Though it took me a few pages to get into the story this time, soon the pages were flying as usual. With returning characters and several situations happening at once, the suspense and mystery kept me guessing while the romance sweetened the deal. Absolutely a favorite author, I already look forward to more books, perhaps even continuing in this series.

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Twilight at Blueberry Barrens from BookLook Bloggers for my honest review*

Mermaid Moon

Coble, Colleen. Mermaid Moon: A Sunset Cove Novel. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson. 2016.

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SUMMARY:
Mallory Davis left her childhood home of Mermaid Point fifteen years ago. Guilt, shame and a broken heart took her to Bangor, Maine, where she made a new home with her teenage daughter. Receiving a call that her father was murdered, Mallory must return home. Obviously in the path of danger, Mallory turns to local game warden, Kevin O’Connor, for help. Still hurt over the way Mallory left town all those years ago, Kevin agrees to help with the investigation but also needs answers while his heart ponders the future…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Full of suspense, romance, twists, and a revolving plot, author Colleen Coble writes a thrilling second novel in her Sunset Cove series. Though not necessarily related, each book could stand alone yet some of the characters reappear in this story. Infused with faith, emotions and beautiful descriptions, Mermaid Moon is definitely a welcomed continuation in the series from a talented author. With the next book already in process for fall of 2016, Twilight at Blueberry Barrens, I know it will be on my have-to-read list.

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Mermaid Moon from BookLook Bloggers for my honest review*

All Is Bright

Coble, Colleen. All Is Bright: A Hope Beach Christmas Novella. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishing. 2015.

SUMMARY:
allisbrightRun off the road and thrown into the ocean, Delilah Carter almost suffers the same fate her parents did years ago. In the midst of planning a wedding for her friends at Tidewater Inn, Delilah experiences another scare when she starts to receive threatening phone calls and is attacked again. Helped by the local sheriff, Tom Bourne, Delilah is faced with a difficult decision…does she continue with the wedding or save herself?  Mystery, previous Hope Beach characters, and romance all mingle together around the Christmas tree…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Having read previous works by Colleen Coble, though not any in the Hope Beach series, I was unable to connect characters from this novella yet enjoyed it perfectly as a stand-alone. Just in time for the season of Christmas-themed novels (a favorite of mine), I was happy to start the time with All Is Bright. A quick read which caused me to definitely consider this author’s other series, I will continue to seek works by her. Absolutely a novella to read this time of year!

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of All Is Bright from BookLook Bloggers for my honest review*

The Inn at Ocean’s Edge

Coble, Colleen. The Inn at Ocean’s Edge: A Sunset Cove Novel. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishing. 2015.

SUMMARY:
oceanLost in the woods for a year at the young age of 4, Claire Dellamare revisits the area many years later. Unable to remember any of the details, Claire must rely on her parents, members of the community, handsome Luke Elwell and stubborn Kate Mason, to fill in the blanks. Set on the coast of Maine, an intricate plot of murder, dishonesty, family and secrets evolves rapidly…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Quite a new direction on a mystery for me, I enjoyed The Inn at Ocean’s Edge as a new start to a series. Full of unseen twists, unfortunately, I did find myself a bit confused at times with the characters. Once straightened-out though, I was invested to the finish. I particularly found interesting the knowledge of Maine as well as the information on Orcas; definitely wonderful and interesting additions to the story. I look forward to the next book in the Sunset Cove series due out in December 2015- Mermaid Moon.

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Inn at Ocean’s Edge from BookLook Bloggers for my honest review*