Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Inn at Ocean's Edge: A Sunset Cove Novel Book 1 By Colleen Coble

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

Book Description:  

 In 1989, Claire Dellamare disappeared from her own fourth birthday party at the Hotel Tourmaline on the island of Folly Shoals, Maine. She showed up a year later at the same hotel, with a note pinned to her dress but no explanation. Nobody knows where Claire spent that year—and until now, Claire didn’t even know she had ever been missing.
But when Claire returns to the Hotel Tourmaline for a business meeting with her CEO father, disturbing memories begin to surface . . . despite her parents’ best efforts to keep them forgotten.
Luke Rocco lost his mother under equally mysterious circumstances—at the same time Claire disappeared. After a chance encounter reveals the unlikely link between them, Claire and Luke set out together to uncover the truth about what happened that fateful year.
With flashbacks swimming just beneath her consciousness and a murderer threatening her safety, Claire’s very life depends on unscrambling her past . . . even if her family refuses to acknowledge it. Someone—maybe everyone—is hiding something from Claire Dellamare, and it will cost her everything to drag the truth out into the light.

My Thoughts: 

The Inn at Ocean's Edge is Colleen Coble's first book in her latest series, Sunset Cove and all I can say is WOW! As a fan of Colleen Coble's, I never turn down the opportunity to read her books, so when this new book/series came out I HAD to read it! Claire Dellamare shows up to Hotel Tourmaline, a hotel her family has owned for years, for a business meeting. As far as Claire knows this is the first time she has been here, until she has a panic attack at the elevators and a flood of memories she hadn't known.  Claire had not been told that on her fourth birthday, they had a party at Hotel Tourmaline for her and she disappeared. No one could find her. A year later an employee at the hotel saw a little girl wandering around with a note on her chest saying this is Claire Dellamare but no explanation for the missing year. After that her family kept her away from the hotel and hoped the memories would fade.  As Claire is dealing with her issues, she stumbles upon Luke Rocco and his sister and conversations start. Claire finds out that the same night she disappeared, Luke's mom also disappeared. No one ever found her So Claire and Luke come together to find the truth in both of their situations.  As they dig into this more and more, someone starts making attempts on Claire's life and Claire knows that is A LOT about her life she really doesn't know.

The Inn at Ocean's Edge is a fantastic mystery story. This book caught my attention right away in the beginning and kept it throughout the whole book.  Colleen Coble writes with authority about Hotel/Inn operations in all aspects, police procedures, farming berries, combat, using weapons, and Marine Biology especially with Orcas.  I have to say that I learned some interesting things in this book about Orcas, their family setting, and how they live. It was so cool! The characters in this book are a menagerie of a little bit of everything. I think my favorite character in this book would have to be Claire Dellmare's grandmother.  She is a spitfire and a wonderful, loving woman. She has always been Claire's safe place where she felt loved and wanted.  Her straight and her love could be felt as I read the pages. This book is an intese ride! I couldn't put it down, I found myself so emerged in it that I lost all time.  This is an excellent book. I hightly recommend this book and series to anyone who enjoys Christian Romance and Suspense. You WILL not be disappointed by this book or this author. I absolutely cannot wait for the next book in this series,. I give this book 5 STARS

Someone—maybe everyone—is hiding something from Claire Dellamare, and it will cost her everything to drag the truth out into the light. Colleen Coble's new book, The Inn at Ocean's Edge, is a must-read for mystery and suspense readers. As Claire and Luke put together the pieces of a decades-old mystery, they discover that some family secrets refuse to stay buried. And some passions are worth killing for.

Celebrate the release of The Inn at Ocean's Edge by entering to win a Kindle Fire and RSVPing to her May 5th author chat party!


One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • A copy of A Heart's Disguise
  • A copy of A Heart's Obsession
  • A copy of The Inn at Ocean's Edge
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 7th. Winner will be announced May 8th on Colleen's website. Plus be sure to clear your calendar on the evening of May 5th because Colleen is hosting an author chat party on Facebook to celebrate her A Journey of the Heart series and the release of The Inn at Ocean's Edge! RSVP here!


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