Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Rosemary Cottage by Colleen Coble

The charming Rosemary Cottage on the beach offers Amy Lange the 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?

Rosemary Cottage by Colleen Coble was the second novel in the Hope Beach series. The plot line of the novel was interesting and contained elements of mystery, romance, and suspense. There were many twists in the story that I did not expect, and I was tied to the novel the whole time. The characters were fairly well developed and realistic and encountered unexpected circumstances and situations that helped them grow in their strengths and their weaknesses as they overcame them. I liked both Gina and Curtis, and I thought that they worked well together as they began to trust God again as well as one another as they sought to find the truth. Overall, I enjoyed this novel, and I look forward to seeing if Colleen Coble writes any more novels that include Tidewater Inn. I received this novel for free from Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.

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