Thursday, July 5, 2012
Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble
Welcome to Hope Beach
Where the sea breeze is fresh, sun sparkles on sand . . . and trouble appears with the force of a hurricane.
Inheriting a beautiful old hotel on the seaward shore of Hope Island could be a dream come true for Libby. The inn cries out for her restorer’s talent and love of history. She’s delighted to learn of family she never knew she had. And the handsome Coast Guard lieutenant she’s met there on the island could definitely be the man of her dreams.
But Libby soon realizes that only way she can afford the upkeep on the inn is to sell it to developers who are stalking the island. The father who willed her the inn has died before she could meet him, and her newfound brothers and sisters are convinced she’s there to steal their birthright. Worst of all, her best friend and business partner has been kidnapped before her eyes, Libby’s under suspicion for the crime, and her handsome lieutenant clearly doubts her innocence.
Libby’s dream-come-true is becoming a nightmare. Can she find her friend and establish her innocence? Must she sell Tidewater Inn and lose her family again? Or can she find a home for her heart on the beautiful shores of Hope Island?
Partners Libby and Nicole come to Hope Island to restore several historical building. While there Libby inherits Tidewater Inn from her biological father that had abandoned her. She also learns she has siblings!
Nicole is abducted by two men and the sheriff believes Libby has murdered her, a hurricane hits the island, finances may cause Libby to sell the Inn, and of course a romance, lots of twists and turns in the book that will hold your attention.
Coble writes a good book with strong characters, mystery, adventure, and faith. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.