Thursday, December 5, 2013

Rosemary Cottage: Hope Beach Series Book 2 By Colleen Coble

I received this book from Litfuse Publicity Group for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Book Description:

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 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.
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.
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?

My Thoughts:

Rosemary Cottage is the second book in Colleen Coble's series Hope Beach and it is a great book. I had the joy of reading the first book in this series, so I was equally excited to read Rosemary Cottage. Amy comes to Rosemary Cottage to find respite and to move her midwife practice to the community. She is also there to look into her brother Ben's disappearance in an unbelievable surfing accident. Amy and Ben were very close and Amy knows in her heart that something isn't right.  Curtis Ireland lost his sister and is raising his niece, Raine. Curtis is the only one outside of Raine's parents who knows who her parents are and Curtis will do anything to keep that secret to keep Raine.  Curtis and Amy find themselves put together in many situations and find out that they have ties that run much deeper. 

Rosemary Cottage is a fantastic book. I found myself unable to put it down from the start. This books has a little bit of everything in it: romance, suspense, mystery, and faith. Colleen Coble writes with authority on boating,surfing, medical situations especially child birth, search and rescue, and the Outer Banks of South Carolina. She has created this fictional place, Hope Beach, that is beautiful and could really be a place in South Carolina.   She weaves an exciting mystery that keeps you guessing until the end. The characters are awesome. Colleen Coble gives the characters depth and portrays them human with flaws and messy lives. I enjoyed all of the characters good guys and bad guys. As I read, I could see the story unfold like I was there watching it happen.   Rosemary Cottage may be the second book in this series but can definitely be read as a stand alone.   I cannot wait to read the next book in this series. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Suspense Fiction. You will not be disappointed. I give this book 4.5 stars.

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