My goal this summer is to do more reading and so far I have been doing a good job about that. But normally I read Historical Fiction. I love history so those are more my style. But I wanted to try something new this time. So I received a copy of The Inn at Ocean’s Edge by Colleen Coble.
You may have read some of Colleen’s other books such as her Journey of the Heart series and even a kids book called The Blessings Jar. I personally have not because, again, I normally stick with historical fiction. But I thought I would try her new book. The Inn at Ocean’s Edge.
About the book
It starts with what Clair thought was a business trip to Sunset Cove. But when she steps foot into the inn at Ocean’s Edge her world begins to spin. Here is a little snip it that was shared on Family Christian that made me want to read it:
“A vacation to Sunset Cove was her way of celebrating and thanking her parents. After all, Claire Dellamore’s childhood was like a fairytale. But with the help of Luke Elwell, Claire discovers that fairytale was really an elaborate lie . . . -The minute she steps inside the grand Inn at Ocean’s Edge, Claire Dellamare knows something terrible happened there. She feels it in her bones. Her ensuing panic attack causes a scene, upsetting her parents. Claire attempts to quiet her nerves with a walk on the beach, to no avail. She’s at too great a distance to make out details, but she believes she witnesses a murder on a nearby cliff. When local police find no evidence of foul play, they quickly write off the “nervous” woman’s testimony as less than credible.
But Luke Elwell, home on leave from the Coast Guard, has reason to believe Claire. Years ago when his mother went missing, Luke’s father suspected she’d been murdered. He died never having convinced the police to investigate. So when an employee of the grand hotel doesn’t show up for work, Luke steps in to help Claire track down the missing woman.As Claire and Luke put together the pieces of a decades-old mystery, they discover that some family secrets refuse to stay buried. And some passions are worth killing for.”
Now didn’t that make you want to pick it up? It did me. I started reading it while on our trip in North Platte. I started it on a Sunday night and read a few chapters. But it was enough to leave me hooked. I mean, you see someone murdered, no one believes you, and while you are trying to figure out you own nightmares and how they are connected to the murder, someone tries to murder you? If I wasn’t so tired I would of read the whole book that night. But I knew I had a 2+ hour car ride to finish it in the next day. And I did. I just could not put it down. Especially half way through when all of a sudden a side story started up. I had to find out how it all came together! And let me tell you- it was not what I expected!
This is book one in a new series so I can not wait to find out what happens next in the series! I hope book 2 comes out soon! Just in case it does you better get your copy of The Inn at Ocean’s Edge!
~I received a copy of the book in exchange for writing a honest review as a blogger for Family Christian Stores. No other form of compensation was exchanged. Regardless the above thoughts are my own and honest opinions. ~