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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Book Review: Rosemary Cottage

A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.

About Rosemary Cottage: 

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?

Meet Colleen: 

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.

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My Opinion
I usually prefer historical fiction to contemporary fiction, but when I find a really good contemporary fiction, I am so glad I gave it a try! This happened with Rosemary Cottage!

This book had me on the edge of my seat (or bed!) the whole book! It does help know the characters better if you have read the first book in the series, Tidewater Inn, but this book can stand alone.

I love the mix of romance, suspense, mystery, and even murder, that happens throughout the book. The ending is definitely NOT what I expected or predicted and I actually loved to read a book that didn't have a predictable ending!

Buy It: You can purchase Rosemary Cottage for $11.40 from

Colleen Coble’s “Rosemary Cottage” Nautical Summer Giveaway

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!

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*Disclosure - This book was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*