Saturday, May 2, 2015

Blog Tour: The Inn at Ocean's Edge by Colleen Coble

Author: Colleen Coble
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Date of publication: April 2015

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.

The Inn at Ocean's Edge is the first in a new series by Colleen Coble.  She is quickly becoming a go to author for me when I am looking for an intriguing, yet clean romantic suspense to curl up with.  This book definitely fit that description.  I really enjoyed it and finished it very quickly.    The story involves Claire who travels to Folly Shoals for a business meeting.  When she gets there, she discovers that when she was 4, she went missing for a year.  She has no memories of that time.  But, when she comes to the island, she begins to have flashbacks.  She also discovers that someone will do anything to keep her quiet.

This one is a hard book to review without giving away any of the key points of the plot.  I'll just say that it sucked me right in and kept me on my toes.   About halfway through the book, I thought I had it all figured out, only to find out I was wrong in the end.  You all know I love when that happens. 

I found the resolution shocking and truly felt badly for Claire. How do you cope when you find out everything you thought you knew was a lie? The book really made me think about how one decision can impact several lives forever.   I liked how Claire's faith kept her grounded throughout her ordeal.  The romance between Claire and Nate was subtle, but very sweet.  I enjoyed the slow build and the HFN ending.  It just felt right.

The next book in the series, Mermaid Moon comes out some time in 2016.  I look forward to reading it and already have it on my "want to read" list.

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!


RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on May 5th!

About the author:

Best-selling author Colleen Coble’s novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice and the Booksellers Best. She has more than two million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband, Dave, in Indiana. To keep up with Colleen Coble, visit, become a fan on Facebook (colleencoblebooks) or follow her on Twitter (@colleencoble). 

Colleen Coble will be hosting a Facebook party on May 5th at 8:00 PM EST to celebrate the release of The Inn at Ocean’s Edge and connect with her readers. Watch for updates on Coble’s Facebook page. 

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