Rosemary Cottage (Hope Beach Series #2)Colleen Coble
The charming Rosemary Cottage on the beach offers Amy Lange the respite she needs to mourn her brother, Ben. She’s even thinking of moving her midwife practice to the Outer Banks community, since iIt’s always been a refuge for her and her family. She also wants to invest... Read More
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. He can’t help being drawn to Hope Beach’s new midwife, Amy and 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? Filled with suspense, secrets and romance, Rosemary Cottage is part of the Hope Beach series from author Colleen Coble.
Page Count: 336
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Jul 9, 2013
- UPC: 9781595547828
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 328
- Publish Date: Jul 16, 2013
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC042040"
- ISBN: 1595547827
Customer ReviewsWrite your own review
- Enjoyable romantic suspense by Carole on 7/17/2013
Welcome to Hope Beach where the sea breeze is fresh, sun sparkles on sand . . . and trouble appears.
Rosemary Cottage follows Tidewater Inn in Colleen Coble's popular Hope Beach series. The Outer Banks of North Carolina create an enchanting backdrop for this story where all is not as it seems. Mystery, adventure, conspiracy, and romance come together in a story that I found hard to put down.
Romantic suspense is not my favorite genre, but I was drawn to Rosemary Cottage because of the lovely cover and Outer Banks setting, and I'm certainly glad I read it. Colleen did a great job at creating a sense of place along the North Carolina seashore. I would describe this story as more mystery than suspense, which I liked because I don't enjoy books that keep me awake at night.
One of the secondary characters, a young girl named Heather, seemed the most complex to me. Heather is a flawed character who allows herself to be used by a guy that she thinks really cares about her, yet she grows throughout the story. Amy reaches out to her at one point and says, "There's always a way of redemption."
The romance between Curtis and Amy plays a large part, but I felt the story's main strength is the mystery, which kept this reader turning the pages. Some might find the plot slightly predictable, but I got caught up in the narrative and was surprised by a twist toward the end. The prose moves along easily, the characters are interesting, and one-year-old Raine will capture your heart.
I like how Curtis and Amy's relationship deepens until at the end, Curtis says, "We have this day, this hour. And that's enough. We take what God gives us."
Although this is the second novel in a series, it easily stands alone. I hope we see two other members of Curtis's team featured in the next book. I recommend Rosemary Cottage to all readers, but fans of romantic suspense will especially find it enjoyable.
This book was provided by Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my honest review.