It has been a number of years since I read the first book in Colleen’s Rock Harbor series and I have made it a point to attempt to obtain each of her subsequent releases. I’m pretty sure I have most of her collection including some Love Inspired Suspense written as Colleen Rhoads. Whether contemporary or historical, with settings from Hawaii to Texas to the Outer Banks to mention but a few, each of Colleen’s stories has held my attention to the very end and pulled me into the action.

“Tidewater Inn” is one of Colleen’s contemporary novels and is set in the Outer Banks area. Working with her partner to obtain property to restore, Libby witnesses her best friend’s kidnapping at the same time she discovers that she has been left property by her recently deceased father. As a hurricane threatens, Libby desperately attempts to find her friend while getting to know previously unknown relatives who are not exactly welcoming. As the danger increases, Libby realizes that several people could be suspects. Yet in the midst of life threatening situations, Libby has found a man who could just possibly be the man God has for her. But will they survive to find out if that’s the case?

As a long-time Colleen Coble fan, it is a given that I loved “Tidewater Inn”. The descriptions of the Outer Banks makes me want to visit the area. Her characters are so well developed that it was easy to love or hate them, or to hope for a positive transformation in their lives. A story that will have the reader asking along with Libby “What would Jesus do in this situation?”, “Tidewater Inn is an example of some of the best and worst of human behavior from faith and loyalty to greed and murder. It is a riveting story that merges suspense and romance in a delightful way.

This book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.

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.

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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.

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Bestselling author, Colleen Coble, talks about her new novel “Tidewater Inn.”

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