Whose Waves These Are

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Dykes, Amanda. Whose Waves These Are. Bloomington, MN: Bethany House Publishers. 2019.

SUMMARY:
With a storyline centered around twins Roy and Robert Bliss, Whose Waves These Are tells the tale of family, truth, hope, faith and forgiveness over years of time. Using rocks as a foundation to build something great, Robert Bliss needs to finish before it is too late. Years later, called home by her GrandBob (Robert), Annie Bliss finds herself back home in Ansel-by-the-Sea, discovering mysteries revolving around stones, a poem, and family. Working to uncover the history involved, Annie stumbles upon much more than she imagined…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Full of beautiful imagery and skillful writing, I so appreciated the manner in which this book was written. Through the word choices, the deep visualizations, the dual timeframe, and the eloquence of speech, author Amanda Dykes had me from the first few pages with her debut novel, Whose Waves These Are. Surrounding the theme of water and waves, the quote “Every wave…is a story” is carried throughout the book, resulting in a seamless circle-style story. Savoring this book while at the same time not being able to put it down, it was touching, heartwarming, sensitive and moving. Definitely a book I will recommend as well as an author I will read again.

RATING: 5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Whose Waves These Are from Bethany House Publishers 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*

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*