Thursday, September 06, 2012

Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble

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.

My Thoughts
I really don't like writing a review about a book I didn't like but alas sometimes it must be done. I wanted and tried to like this book but I found myself greatly disliking it instead. The plot seemed badly written, with things being just thrown in there at random times and the characters felt unrealistic. The word that kept going through my mind as I read it was, hokey. I kept seeing ways that it could have easily been improved. to be honest I didn't want to finish it. The one thing that I did get out of it was the idea of truly living WWJD out in our everyday lives. As Christians it is easy to grow numb to the importance of that phrase since it is literally everywhere in Christian circles. But if you think about it it is such a helpful way to check what you are doing. If you simply ask yourself, "What Would Jesus Do?" when faced with a decision or choice you are instantly involving Jesus in that action and He will help you.
Again I'm sorry that I didn't like this book but this is my opinion I know many other people who have actually loved it! Check out HERE and HERE

About the Author
Colleen Coble is the author of more than forty books, most of them bestsellers. Some of her most recent novels are Lonestar Angel, The Lightkeeper's Ball, Blue Moon Promise, and Anathema, an Amish suspense. One of her most popular series is the Rock Harbor mystery series featuring Bree and Samson, a search-and-rescue dog team. She has won the Carol Award numerous times as well as romance and mystery awards. She lives in Wabash, Indiana with her husband Dave.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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