When a historical preservationist inherits an old inn on Hope Beach in the Outer Banks, she gains a load of trouble, too. Libby learns of her inheritance — and a brother and sister she never knew she had — from her friend and business partner, who is kidnapped as Libby watches on a beach cam. Libby heads straight for Hope Beach to search for her friend, claim her inheritance and discover her future.
Colleen Coble’s Tidewater Inn is full of suspense, mystery and, of course, romance. What I love about Coble’s books is that they’re a good blend of all three. Of the four Coble books I’ve read, I enjoyed this one the best. Libby is searching in lots of ways, and her struggles to find family, purpose and identity are universal. Coble has a way of transporting readers to her destinations, and suddenly a vacation to the Outer Banks is on my “someday” list.
If you’re looking for an escape, and don’t mind a little trouble in paradise, pick up Tidewater Inn. As summer comes to a close, a virtual trip to the seaside might be just the thing to let the season linger longer.
As part of the Booksneeze program, I received an electronic copy of Tidewater Inn free from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for this review.