New Book Watch: Freedom’s Light by Colleen Coble

Hannah Thomas left the South and all that was familiar to marry her beloved John. But the fact that she’s never been quite accepted by his mother and sister and that she doesn’t quite fit the strict Massachusetts Puritan community only becomes more difficult when John is killed in one of the first battles in the war for freedom. Hannah is allowed to continue to serve as lightkeeper for the twin tower lighthouses on the lonely coastline, but it is grueling work for a woman alone.

One of the first shipwrecks washes ashore a handsome captain she thinks is a Tory, but she soon finds out he’s working as a spy for Washington. Much stands in the way of their happiness including the need to protect his secret, pressure from John’s family to marry another, near-constant disapproval from the townspeople, and the appearance of Hannah’s wayward sister. Coupled with the strain of war, Hannah isn’t sure she’ll ever see the light of freedom.

Product details

  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Gld edition (September 11, 2018)
  • Publication Date: September 11, 2018
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B077CVYLSM

Review: House at Saltwater Point by Colleen Coble

From the Back Cover

The dangerous beauty of Lavender Tides is harboring secrets that reach around the world.

Ellie Blackmore is making a name for herself as a house flipper. But when her sister Mackenzie disappears, Ellie can’t focus on anything but uncovering what happened. Her only clue is the bloodstain on the deck of Mackenzie’s boat. Ellie knows her sister isn’t on the best of terms with her ex-husband, Jason, but he wouldn’t kill her—would he?

Coast Guard intelligence officer Grayson Bradshaw believes Mackenzie faked her own death after stealing a seized cocaine shipment. The problem is convincing Ellie, who seems to view him as the true enemy.

Both Ellie and Grayson want truth, but truth—and family—is often more complex than it first appears. From international terrorism to the peaceful lavender fields of Puget Sound, The House at Saltwater Point is a thrilling race to uncover the truth before it’s too late.

My Review

Once again Colleen Coble gives readers an excellent story of suspense, mystery, and a dash of romance. We are back in Lavender Tides but this time we have missing cocaine and a missing sister.

Loved Grayson. Strong, smart, loyal but searching trying to determine who he really was. Ellie was okay. I did loved the fact she wasn’t a “girlie girl” and didn’t mind getting her hands dirty.  Just not my favorite heroine. They did have good chemistry together and I did enjoy their story.

The story was good. I didn’t feel like the author gave a lot of clues to help me solve who the “bad” guy was so I didn’t figure it out before the reveal. The action was good and moved quickly. A solid read.

This is book two in the Lavender Tides Series. You can read it as a stand alone and not be lost. (Of course I personally prefer to read them in order)

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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New Book Watch: The House at Saltwater Point (A Lavender Tides Novel) by Colleen Coble

The dangerous beauty of Lavender Tides is harboring secrets that reach around the world.

Ellie Blackmore is making a name for herself as a house flipper. But when her sister Mackenzie disappears, Ellie can’t focus on anything but uncovering what happened. Her only clue is the bloodstain on the deck of Mackenzie’s boat. Ellie knows her sister isn’t on the best of terms with her ex-husband, Jason, but he wouldn’t kill her—would he?

Coast Guard intelligence officer Grayson Bradshaw believes Mackenzie faked her own death after stealing a seized cocaine shipment. The problem is convincing Ellie, who seems to view him as the true enemy.

Both Ellie and Grayson want truth, but truth—and family—is often more complex than it first appears. From international terrorism to the peaceful lavender fields of Puget Sound, The House at Saltwater Point is a thrilling race to uncover the truth before it’s too late.

Product details

  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (July 3, 2018)
  • Publication Date: July 3, 2018
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B077CS7R3K