Friday, July 19, 2013

Blog Tour: Rosemary Cottage by Colleen Coble

Author: Colleen Coble
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Date of publication:

The cottage by the sea offers Amy a refuge to mourn her brother’s death and perhaps even discover a new love. But what if Ben’s death was no accident?

Rosemary Cottage on the Outer Banks of North Carolina has been in Amy Lang’s family for generations and offers her a haven within its peaceful walls. There she hopes to discover what really happened to her brother, Ben, even as she tries to come to grips with his death in the ocean months before.

Rosemary Cottage is the sequel to The Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble.  I think I actually liked this one a bit more than the first.   There is a really good, solid mystery along with a very sweet romance.  I thought the mystery was really intriguing.  I was sucked in right away and couldn't put the book down.  I wanted to know what really happened to Gina and Ben.  I won't give it away, but you can count on the fact that not everything is as it seems.  The twist surprised me in the end!

Rosemary Cottage Colleen CobleI loved the characters.  Curtis is one of the Coasties who is raising his sister's daughter, Raine.  Amy has moved to the island to find out what happened to her brother.  She doesn't believe his death was an accident. While she and Curtis investigate both his and Gina's deaths, they become closer.  I loved these two together. They are both grieving and trying to heal from their losses.  I really admired Amy and her convictions when it came to midwifery and natural healing.  Her reasons for not wanting to get close to Curtis were heartbreaking, but I was really rooting for her to be able move past that and allow herself to find love.

Along with a great romance and mystery, we are able to catch up with Libby and Alec from the first book.  I was so happy to see they were still happy and in a wonderful place.  I'm hoping that in the next book, Sara and Josh find their HEA, maybe?  I look forward to the next visit to Hope Beach!
About the author:
Best-selling author Colleen Coble's novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, ACFW Book of the Year, RWA's RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers' Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has nearly 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers and is a member of Romance Writers of America. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana.

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Anonymous said...

I have this book on my kindle--didn't pay attention that it is a sequel. Well, I might just read it first anyway and see how it goes. Thanks for sharing your review.

Kari Boardman said...

You actually could read it as a stand alone but I am a stickler about reading in order.