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August 2, 2013


ROSEMARY COTTAGE                                  4 STARS
A Hope Beach Novel
Book II
by Colleen Coble

The cottage by the sea offers Amy a refuge to mourn her brother’s death and perhaps even discover a new love. But what if Ben’s death was no accident?
Rosemary Cottage on the Outer Banks of North Carolina has been in Amy Lang’s family for generations and offers her a haven within its peaceful walls. There she hopes to discover what really happened to her brother, Ben, even as she tries to come to grips with his death in the ocean months before.

She hopes the Coast Guard team will help her find closure, but they are quick to dismiss her concerns of foul play. Everyone in Hope Beach regards the suspicious e-mail she received as a vicious prank. When it seems discovering what happened to Ben will take longer than she expected, Amy moves her midwifery practice to Hope Beach.

Coast Guard officer Curtis Ireland may hold the key to many of her questions, but he also hides a secret that will change her world forever. And her own secrets could tear apart the fragile love developing between them. Will Amy have the courage to put down her mask and let Curtis love her for who she is? And can they both weather the danger that threatens to destroy the most precious thing in their lives?

The setting for the book is a made up location on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, called Hope Beach. Rosemary Cottage was wonderful. Rosemary Cottage is the second in a series. Tidewater Inn is the  first one. The books can be read as stand alones. This  story contains a mixture of mystery, suspense, and romance.  Some of the characters in TIDEWATER are in this book also.  It is a mystery with a little romance slipped in. The book kept me in suspense even though I thought I had some of it figured out.  Amy Lange had returned to come to terms with the death  of her brother.  Curtis Ireland is still mourning the death of his sister.  The two get together to try to figure out what happened and the webs the author weaves keep pushing them apart. The book was a page turner.  You turn the page thinking you know what is going on and you find out you were WRONG.  Sign of a good book to me.  One that keeps you on your toes trying to figure it out. That keeps the pages turning.  This book definitely wasn't boring  It never hurts to put in a little romance.  This book has both, mystery and romance.  The author didn't fail to give the reader what is needed to hold your interest.  At least it did mine.  If you are interested in a Mystery Romance,
try this book.  It will keep you guessing and turning those pages to the end.  When you're finished, Ms. Coble has many more great books out there.

I would give this book a 4 STARS.

I was given a complimentary copy of this book ROSEMARY COTTAGE by Colleen Coble from BookSneeze for this unbiased review.

RITA-finalist Colleen Coble is the author of several best-selling romantic suspense novels, including Tidewater Inn and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, and Rock Harbor series. Best-selling author Colleen Coble's novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers' Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has over 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana. 

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