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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

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Mermaid Moon, by Colleen Coble

My Thoughts:

Mermaid Moon is the second book in the Sunset Cove series written by Colleen Coble. It can be easily read independently from the first book but the author does allow us to visit characters from The Inn at Ocean's Edge. Mystery, romance, and adventure are all a part of this story and I have to admit I was guessing until the very end. The story is quite exciting with lots of surprises and secrets. One of the major focuses of the story is on forgiveness. The past haunts the main characters, Mallory Davis and Kevin O'Connor, and they struggle with forgiving themselves as well moving on with their lives. I was touched by their stories yet I had a difficult time believing their relationship. Their dialogue was a bit forced and cliched and I failed to care very much about them. While I did enjoy the mystery, the location of the story (Maine!), and the supporting characters I was not as enamored of this book as I am with other Colleen Coble's books. It would be a fun beach read, though, as it's easy to get into and I loved reading the continuing story of characters from The Inn at Ocean's Edge.

Book Description

Mallory’s mother died fifteen years ago. But her father’s last words on the phone were unmistakable: “Find . . . mother.”
Shame and confusion have kept Mallory Davis from her home for the last fifteen years, but when her dad mysteriously dies on his mail boat route, she doesn’t have any choice but to go back to Mermaid Point.
Mallory believes her father was murdered and childhood sweetheart Kevin O’Connor, game warden in Downeast Maine, confirms her suspicions. But Kevin is wary of helping Mallory in her search. She broke his heart and left—without a word—years ago.
When Mallory begins receiving threats on her own life—and her beloved teenage daughter, Haylie—their search intensifies. There’s a tangled web within the supposed murder, and it involves much more than what meets the eye.
As answers begin to fall into place, Mallory realizes her search is about more than finding her father’s killer—it is also about finding herself again . . . and possibly about healing what was broken so long ago with Kevin. She just has to stay alive long enough to put all the pieces together.
*I was given this book by Book Look Bloggers in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*

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