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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Tidewater Inn book review and giveaway

   When I was a little girl my family enjoyed summer vacations on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  Years later, my husband proposed to me on the beach in Duck, N.C.  Needless to say, the Outer Banks holds great memories for me.  When I heard that Colleen Coble had written a book that takes place there I was thrilled!    She has once again delivered an exciting and romantic story that includes a thrilling mystery.  Colleen also has a sweet focus on the Lord and it makes Tidewater Inn that much richer.  Everything I look for in a great book!  Family secrets, an unexpected inheritance, a quiet island that holds an old forgotten secret, and a kidnapping all play a part in Tidewater Inn.  And that’s just the first chapter!   Libby Holladay struggles to find her kidnapped friend despite the fact that evidence makes her a suspect in Nicole’s disappearance.  Alec Bourne is a dashing Coast Guard lieutenant whose not sure if he can trust Libby or not although his heart is halfway in love with her.  What role does Lawrence Rooney play in all of this?  It appears he will stop at nothing to get what he wants and he desires Tidewater Inn.  Old letters, secret tunnels, hurricanes, treasure and more all await you in the pages of Tidewater Inn, by Colleen Coble.  I can’t wait for the sequel, Rosemary Cottage, to come out next year!

{More about Colleen Coble}

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. Visit her website atwww.colleencoble.com. Twitter @colleencoble.

{More about Tidewater Inn}

Welcome to Hope Beach. A place of intoxicating beauty . . . where trouble hits with the force of a hurricane.
Inheriting a beautiful old hotel on the Outer Banks could be a dream come true for Libby. The inn cries out for her restorer’s talent and love of history. She’s delighted to learn of the family she never knew she had. And the handsome Coast Guard lieutenant she’s met there on the island could definitely be the man of her dreams.
But Libby soon realizes that the only way she can afford the upkeep on the inn is to sell it to developers who are stalking the island. The father who willed her the inn has died before she could meet him, and her newfound brother and sister are convinced she’s there to steal their birthright. Worst of all, her best friend and business partner has been kidnapped before her eyes, and Libby’s under suspicion for the crime.
Libby’s dream come true is becoming a nightmare. Her only option is to find her friend and prove her innocence, or lose everything on the shores of Hope Island.

{More about Colleen's B&B Giveaway}

Celebrate with Colleen by entering to win a $500 gift certificate to BedandBreakfast.com!
One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A $500 gift certificate to BedandBreakfast.com
  • A copy of Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 22nd. Winner will be announced at the "Tidewater Inn" Author Chat Facebook Party on 8/23. Colleen will chat with guests, share a sneak peek of her next book, host a trivia contest, and more. She’ll also be giving away gift certificates, books and a Book Club Prize Pack (10 copies for your book club or small group.)!
So grab your copy of Tidewater Inn and join Colleen on the evening of the August 22nd for a chance to connect with Colleen and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 23rd!

*I was given a copy of Tidewater Inn from Litfuse Publishers in exchange for my honest review.  No other compensation was received.*


Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Lori, this really sounds like my kind of book. If a book is set somewhere that I would love to visit, I feel like through the book that I am really there. Restoring an old inn sounds like something I dream about. I loved hearing how you got engaged in a place like Hope Beach. That must be why beaches are so special to you. Wish I was at a beach with you today.

mysteryhistorymom said...

Lindsay- Wish I were at the beach with you, too.:) I do believe that is why I love beaches so much- sweet memories of good times! Lori

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Sounds like a good book--secret tunnels and kidnappings! WOW!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Amy- This book is so YOU! Think Nancy Drew- all grown up.:) Lori