Tidewater Inn

Tidewater Inn

Large Print - 2012
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Inheriting a beautiful old hotel on the seaward shore of Hope Island could be a dream come true for Libby. The inn cries out for her restorer's talent. She's delighted to learn of 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. 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 brothers and sisters are convinced she's there to steal their birthright. Worst of all, her best friend and business partner has been kidnapped. Now Libby's a suspect in the crime, and her handsome lieutenant clearly doubts her innocence. Libby's dream-come-true is becoming a nightmare. Can she find her friend and establish her innocence? Must she sell Tidewater Inn and lose her family again? Or can she find a home fo
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Publishing, 2012.
ISBN: 9781611734973
Characteristics: 397 pages ; 23 cm.


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Oct 13, 2017

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Nov 05, 2015

I loved this book it is Christian but the sheriff because he was so set on Libby he would'n look at anyone else and used his cousin to spy on her. In the end he still did not want to blame the real bad guy. He should be removed from office,other then him it was an A really good book.

Aug 10, 2012

To start off, I love the name Tidewater Inn and the cover is gorgeous. Behind the cover, the suspense, the mystery, and romance will have you cheering most of the way. The dialogue was fun and Coble's descriptions and metaphors were amazingly beautiful. I found myself liking even the worst characters. I especially loved Libby and how she handled her dad being alive, yet dead, and how she tried to become a part of her father's family without being to pushy. If I hadn't known what was really going on, I would have thought that Libby had murdered her friend after hearing the officers' reasons for pinning it all on her.
Which leads me to some reasons on why I disliked this read. I think that readers should be left in the dark. They shouldn't have the God-eye and be able to see what's going on behind the scenes. It's more suspenseful, more enjoyable, and definitely more captivating. In Tidewater Inn, you were able to see what was happening with Nicole and the people that had harmed her, which made the Tidewater Inn predictable. There was a little too much romance for my taste. Libby seemed to fall in love with the leading man to easily, and sometimes their love felt superficial. Also, I didn't agree with the author's viewpoints on God. Definitely not one of my favorite books by Colleen Coble.
The message of the book is greed versus generosity, which really inspired me in many ways. God doesn't give us money so we can lavish it on ourselves all the time (true, he does want us to have an abundant and amazing life), but He blesses us so we can be a blessing to others.
I recommend this book to someone who likes a well-written romance and engaging characters.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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Aug 10, 2012

"He died a month ago, Libby. And he left you some valuable land...."
Inheriting a multi-million dollar property from the father she thought was dead, Libby Holladay finds herself on Hope Island with a family she didn't know she had and her friend's mysterious kidnapping looming in the forefront of her mind.
But even though she has a solid alibi, the officials on Hope Island easily pin her friend Nicole's kidnapping―and possibly murder―on her. Determined to find her friend and clear her name, Libby, with the help of a neighborly Coast Guard, begins to piece together the clues to Nicole's disappearance.
Can Libby find Nicole before it's to late? Will she be able to mend the relationship with her half-siblings? Journey to Tidewater Inn, where mystery is only the beginning.


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