Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Colleen Coble’s “Rosemary Cottage” Nautical Summer Giveaway

Amy came to Rosemary Cottage to grieve, to heal, maybe even find love. But there’s a deadly undertow of secrets around Hope Island….

The charming Rosemary Cottage on the beach offers Amy Lange respite she needs to mourn her brother, Ben. She’s even thinking of moving her midwife practice to the Outer Banks community. It’s always been a refuge for her and her family. She also wants to investigate Ben’s disappearance at sea. Everyone blames a surfing accident, but Amy has reason to wonder.
Coast Guard officer Curtis Ireland has lost a sibling too. His sister, Gina, was run down by a boat, leaving him to raise her infant daughter. If anyone knew who little Raine’s father was, Curtis could lose his beloved niece. Yet he can’t help being drawn to Hope Beach’s new midwife, Amy. He even agrees to help her investigate what happened to both Ben and Gina.
Can two grieving people with secrets find healing on beautiful Hope Island? Or will their quest for truth set them at odds with each other…and with those who will go to any length to keep hidden things hidden?

MY THOUGHTS-Rosemary Cottage is one of those stories that pulls you right in to the lives of the characters. It opens with a murder and continues on with mystery, car bombing, suspense, romance and even some new births! I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and I am sure you will too.

This is the second book in a series and I have read the first one, Tidewater Inn. I am not sure I would label this as a stand-alone novel as there are a lot of characters, but it could be read by itself. Definitely makes more sense when you have read the first one though. I thoroughly enjoy Colleen's writing style and this one was no exception. You feel like you are there on the beach and smelling the earth as they plant their garden. Or hearing Raine babble away:) Of course, you can also feel the heat after the car bomb! I am telling you, this is a very realistic book.

As I hinted above there is a lot of suspense. I kept thinking I had things figured out and then Colleen would throw in another twist. And the bad guy is the ultimate catch. I so wanted to pop this person in the face. And then you have the whole mixup with siblings. You see, Amy and Curtis are both thrown together when their siblings die. Or so they are told? Like I said, Colleen can spin some stories that leave you in the lurch. If you enjoy a sweet romance with a lot of mystery and suspense, give this one a try. You will be glad you did!



Water can be calming and healing, but it can also be dangerous, as Amy Lange and Curtis Ireland both found out. Both lost their siblings to the sea, and they hope to find healing on Hope Island. But will they find it, or will their quest to find answers set them at odds with each other and with those who have secrets that need to stay hidden?

Find out in Colleen Coble’s latest book, Rosemary Cottage, which released July 9. To celebrate, Colleen is hosting a 12-day Nautical Summer Giveaway. From July 16-27, Colleen will be giving away a new nautical prize every day. She’ll announce the winners on July 29 on her website, so mark your calendars for that date to see if you were picked as a lucky winner!

Not on Facebook? Enter here.

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

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