“Because You’re Mine” is somewhat of a departure from Colleen Coble’s usual novels but that does not mean she left out the suspense. In fact, there is suspense aplenty and at times it gets just a bit creepy. I will admit that I had my suspicions early on how things might turn out but that didn’t keep me from enjoying the story. In fact, it was fun to see where the plot would go before all was revealed.

Some of Colleen’s usual fans may not care for “Because You’re Mine” but I personally loved it. The primary setting is a spooky old run down mansion sitting right in the swamp near Charleston. That swamp has a resident alligator that is fed regularly by the new (and very strange) husband of Alanna. As the novel progresses, Barry becomes more and more controlling and frightening. Alanna and her unborn baby may actually be in danger of their very lives.

“Because You’re Mine” is just another example of why I try to read every book released by Colleen Coble. It was a page-turner extraordinaire and I did not want to put it down.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book that was provided by Amazon Vine. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.


Amid the beauty of Charleston, not all is as it seems.

When her husband Liam is killed by a car bomb while their Celtic band is on tour in Charleston, singer and Irish beauty Alanna doesn’t quite know where to turn. Her father-in-law is threatening to take custody of the baby she carries, but Alanna knows she can’t lose the only piece of Liam she has left.

Alanna’s manager offers her a marriage of convenience to obtain U.S. citizenship and allow her to escape her father-in-law’s control. It seems like the perfect solution until she arrives at the family home of her new husband—a decaying mansion with more questions than answers.

Strange things begin happening that threaten Alanna’s life and the life of her child. Are they merely coincidences? Or is something more sinister at work?

A mysterious painting, a haunting melody, and a love stronger than death leave Alanna questioning where darkness ends and light begins.


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. Visit her website at