Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble

Welcome to the LitFuse book blog tour for Colleen Coble's latest novel Tidewater Inn.

About the book:

Welcome to Hope Beach. A place of intoxicating beauty . . . where trouble hits with the force of a hurricane.

Inheriting a beautiful old hotel on the Outer Banks 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 the 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 the 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 brother and sister are convinced she’s there to steal their birthright. Worst of all, her best friend and business partner has been kidnapped before her eyes, and Libby’s under suspicion for the crime.

Libby’s dream come true is becoming a nightmare. Her only option is to find her friend and prove her innocence, or lose everything on the shores of Hope Island.

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.

Visit her website at www.colleencoble.com. Twitter @colleencoble.

Pattie's Review:

This is my second Colleen Coble novel (although I'm familiar with her name from ACFW, I hadn't read her books before this summer); the first one I read a couple weeks ago was Alaska Twilight and I found it on the Alaskana shelf at the public library. I enjoyed it, and it was accurate as far as I can tell after one year living in the largest state.

I wanted to love Tidewater Inn more than I did. The premise was good, the character's profession of historical preservation is one that is fascinating, and the unsolved mysteries within the plot sounded really intriguing. However, I don't know if it was because I read a galley on my Kindle or what, but the structure of the novel seemed a bit "off" to me. It kept going back and forth between Libby and Nicole, and the real estate developers and Alec and his orphaned nephew. Not only was it jumpy, but the redemption and forgiveness seemed to come a bit too easily and smoothly for all involved {and I can't give more details because it would break the reviewer's code of conduct :) }.

I think fans of Coble will be happy with this novel, and fans of Christian romantic suspense fiction will enjoy it as well. Will I continue with the series? I'm not sure yet.

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Enter Today - 8/3-8/23!
Celebrate with Colleen by entering to win a $500 gift certificate to BedandBreakfast.com!

Find out what the reviewers are saying here!

One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A $500 gift certificate to BedandBreakfast.com
  • A copy of Tidewater Inn.
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 22nd. Winner will be announced at Colleen's "Tidewater Inn" Author Chat Facebook Party on 8/23. Colleen will be sharing the story behind the book, hosting a book chat, testing your trivia skills, and of course, there will be plenty of fun giveaways - books, gift certificates and a Book Club Prize Pack! She’ll also be giving a sneak peak of her next book too!

So grab your copy of Tidewater Inn and join Colleen on the evening of the August 23rd  for a chance to connect with Colleen and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

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Thank you to LitFuse, the author, and publisher Thomas Nelson
for an ebook review copy of this novel from NetGalley for my Kindle.

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