Review: Because You’re Mine – by Colleen Coble

About this Book

Alanna has been plagued by tragedy. So it should come as no surprise that in the beauty that surrounds Charleston, all is not as it seems.

When her husband is killed by a car bomb while their band is on tour in Charleston, Alanna doesn’t know where to turn. Her father-in-law is threatening to take custody of the baby she carries, but the one thing she knows for sure is that she can’t lose the last piece of Liam she has left.

Their manager offers her a marriage of convenience to gain her U.S. citizenship and allow her to escape her father-in-law’s control. It seems like the perfect solution . . . but her doubts begin almost as soon as she arrives at Barry’s family home, a decaying mansion surrounded by swamp.

To make matters worse, Liam’s best friend survived the car bomb. She’s never really liked Jesse and now she can’t seem to get away from him. When he takes Liam’s place in their band, it’s almost more than she can bear.

But then things start happening. Things that could easily cost Alanna her life—or the life of her unborn child. Are they merely coincidences? Or is there something much more sinister at work?


About the Author

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 http://colleencoble.com.  (Source: Amazon Author Page)

 

My Review

Let me first say I’m a HUGE Colleen Coble fan. I try to read everything she writes. She develops great characters and story lines. With that being said, I was disappointed in this story. Although I enjoyed most of the characters I found the plot very predictable.  (Maybe I grew up watching too many soap operas!)

I loved Alanna’s spunk and her passion for her music and Liam. They truly had a special relationship. I did feel for Alanna when it came to her family situation and the heartaches and hurts she experienced since childhood. I enjoyed learning more about the “Travelers” community and some of the Irish tales.

Again, for me the story line was very predictable.

Will I read the next book Colleen Coble releases?  YOU BET!  She’s an excellent author and always worth reading.

I give this book 3 1/2 Stars.

Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher, via Netgalley.com, but I was not required to leave a review.  The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.

New Book Watch: Justice Delayed Kindle Edition by Patricia Bradley


It’s been eighteen years since TV crime reporter Andi Hollister’s sister was murdered. The confessed killer is behind bars, and the execution date is looming. But when a letter surfaces stating that the condemned killer didn’t actually do it, Detective Will Kincaide of the Memphis Cold Case Unit will stop at nothing to help Andi get to the bottom of it. After all, this case is personal: the person who confessed to the crime is Will’s cousin. They have less than a week to find the real killer before the wrong person is executed. But much can be accomplished in that week–including uncovering police corruption, running for your life, and falling in love.

With the perfect mixture of intrigue and nail-biting suspense, award-winning author Patricia Bradley invites her readers to crack the case–if they can–alongside the best Memphis has to offer.

  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (January 31, 2017)
  • Publication Date: January 31, 2017

New Book Watch: Murder on the Moor (A Drew Farthering Mystery Book #5) by Julianna Deering

About this Book


Mystery Awaits on the Mysterious Yorkshire Moors

At the urgent request of an old school friend, Drew and Madeline Farthering come to Bloodworth Park Lodge in the midst of the Yorkshire moors, a place as moody and mysterious as a Brontë hero. There have been several worrisome incidents out on the moor–property destroyed, fires started, sheep and cattle scattered–and worst of all, the vicar has been found dead on the steps of the church.

Drew’s friend is obviously smitten with his bride of eight months, though it’s hard to imagine what she sees in the awkward man. Drew can’t help wondering if her affections lie more with the man’s money and estate, while her romantic interests focus on their fiery Welsh gamekeeper. As the danger grows ever closer, it’s up to Drew to look past his own prejudices, determine what is really going on, and find the killer before it’s too late.

  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (January 31, 2017)
  • Publication Date: January 31, 2017