8/6/12

Tidewater Inn, by Colleen Coble (Review & Giveaway)

3.5 Stars

ABOUT THE BOOK (from Litfuse)
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 (from Litfuse)-
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.

Celebrate with Colleen by entering to win a $500 gift certificate to BedandBreakfast.com!
One grand prize winner will receive:
• A $500 gift certificate to BedandBreakfast.com
• A copy of Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 22nd. Winner will be announced at the "Tidewater Inn" Author Chat Facebook Party on 8/23. Colleen will chat with guests, share a sneak peek of her next book, host a trivia contest, and more. She’ll also be giving away gift certificates, books and a Book Club Prize Pack (10 copies for your book club or small group.)!


Enter Today - 8/3-8/23!


MY REVIEW -
This was a good solid suspense/mystery.It did keep my interest and it started out with a bang definitely getting my attention. But my attention went downhill from there until half way through when it started to pick back up for me. Don't get me wrong - I did not dislike this book - I did give it 3.5 not bad. But I don't really think it was my type of book to begin with. I love Colleen Coble! This was my 6th book by her! But I loved all the other ones so much better. They were all Historical Fiction.
The Good - 
  • It started out very exciting!
  • I loved the scenes with Nicole (while she was kidnapped).
  • It did get better half way through
  • There were a lot of twists, and I never guessed "who done it".
  • Would make a great movie.
  • It had a good ending.

The Bad -
  • I felt really disconnected with the characters. I liked them, I just never really felt close to them.
  • Everything was very repetitive, a lot of the lines were said over and over.
  • I hated the "poor me" I'm innocent, nobody will believe me attitude from Libby.
  • I know that Vanessa was suppose to be a Brat, and she was, but she was also only suppose to be one year younger than Libby and she seemed like a 16 yr. old not the 20 something that she was.

THE ALL-IN-ALL -
All in all this was not a bad book, it was interesting enough to keep me reading.  I guess I am just not into mysteries that much. I am so sure that other people will enjoy this a whole lot more than I did!
I will not give up on Colleen Coble - I will just stick to her His/Fic books  :-)
This is a very clean Christian/Fiction/Mystery book, OK for any age or gender.

Thank you Litfuse Publicity Group for sending me this book to read and review.
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Buy a copy of the book - HERE

THE GIVEAWAY -
I am giving away my copy of this book.
To enter to win this book - fill out the form below.
* Please US & Canada only.
And please only enter once -  (I go through and delete double entries).
* Winner will be chosen on Aug.13th.
* Winner will have 48 hrs. to respond.
 

4 comments:

  1. I'm not sure that I would like this one, based on the fact that you had so much trouble connecting with the characters. I do like books that feature mystery elements, but don't feel like this would be a good fit for me. Thanks, though, for your always insightful comments about the book!

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  2. I love mysteries and, given that you love this author's historical fiction, I would love to give it a try! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. I like the cover on this one. I'm a little leery since you had so much trouble connecting with the characters, but I'm willing to give it a go. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  4. sounds like a really good read and i need to win a new book to read keeping fingers crossed

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