Thursday, January 17, 2013

Silent Night by Colleen Coble

As Christmas day nears, Bree and her faithful search-and-rescue dog Samson follow the trail of a troubling mystery into the snowy forests of Rock Harbor.

Bree Matthews is preparing for Christmas guests, but her heart is reeling from the recent and tender loss of her unborn child. Her sister-in-law, Lauri, suddenly turns up on the doorstep of the lighthouse home Bree shares with her husband, Kade, in Rock Harbor. Secretive and withdrawn, Lauri seems curiously intent on discovering what happened to a parachuter who disappeared in the North Woods along Lake Superior's icy shore.

As Bree and Samson, her search-and-rescue dog, plunge into the search, Bree wonders if Lauri may know more than she’s admitted about the parachuter. And then the clues lead them to the trail of a young woman whose family fears the worst about her disappearance.

Will the search on this snowy, silent night lead Bree and Samson to more than clues about the missing girl? And will Bree’s prayer for a baby ever be answered?

Silent Night by Colleen Coble is a sweet and interesting little novella that piqued my curiosity about Rock Harbor and its inhabitants. The book was very short, but it was still filled with mystery, danger, and intrigue. I was held in suspense wondering if the girl would be found, if Lauri would be more responsible, and if family disagreements be forgiven. Silent Night is a novella that seems to be postscript to Colleen Coble's full length novels in her Rock Harbor series. Having not read any of those novels, I was put at a slight disadvantage of having missed out on many of the changes, heartaches, and secrets that the characters had experienced in their lives. However, this novella did make me interested in reading the rest of the Rock Harbor series.

Overall, I would enjoyed this novella and that sneak previews of other Colleen Coble novels that it contained, including Tidewater Inn and other Rock Harbor novels. However, I would recommend reading Silent Night after reading the rest of the Rock Harbor novels so that the characters feel more realistic and you can identify with them better.

I received this eBook for free from in exchange for an honest review.

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