Monthly Archives: July 2012

Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble

I just joined a program called Booksneeze.com. In exchange for advance copies of books, I offer unbiased reviews.

 Tidewater Inn
by Colleen Coble

ISBN: 1595547819
 
This is the first book I’ve read by Colleen Coble.
 
Libby and her partner, Nicole, restore old buildings. Libby, who was under the impression that her father died when she was five, learns that her father was alive until recently, and left her a large inheritance… along with siblings that she had no idea existed. She witnesses Nicole’s abduction and soon fingers are pointing at her as the culprit. But if Libby isn’t behind it, who is?
The plot contains a fair amount of complication; enough to keep the reader engrossed, but not so much that you want to close the book in frustration. The themes of forgiveness and redemption are well-placed and obvious, without hammering the reader over the head.
I’m not exactly satisfied with the all-around lack of explanation behind why Nicole was kidnapped. I think with this being such a pivotal point in the story, it should have carried a bit more weight.
 
In at least one way, I find that I identify with Libby; my own home renovation is an ongoing (fifteen-year) nightmare.
I’m looking forward to reading more from Colleen Coble.