Litfuse Blog Tour: Rosemary Cottage (Hope Beach, Book 2) by Colleen Coble

Rosemary Cottage (Hope Beach, Book 2)
by Colleen Coble
Copyright 2013
Thomas Nelson Publishers
ISBN: 9781595547828
The Story:
Amy came to Rosemary Cottage to grieve, to heal, maybe even find love. But there’s a deadly undertow of secrets around Hope Island….

The charming Rosemary Cottage on the beach offers Amy Lange respite she needs to mourn her brother, Ben. She’s even thinking of moving her midwife practice to the Outer Banks community. It’s always been a refuge for her and her family. She also wants to investigate Ben’s disappearance at sea. Everyone blames a surfing accident, but Amy has reason to wonder.

Coast Guard officer Curtis Ireland has lost a sibling too. His sister, Gina, was run down by a boat, leaving him to raise her infant daughter. If anyone knew who little Raine’s father was, Curtis could lose his beloved niece. Yet he can’t help being drawn to Hope Beach’s new midwife, Amy. He even agrees to help her investigate what happened to both Ben and Gina.

Can two grieving people with secrets find healing on beautiful Hope Island? Or will their quest for truth set them at odds with each other…and with those who will go to any length to keep hidden things hidden?

My Thoughts:
A novel by Colleen Coble is sure to be a suspenseful and romantic read, Rosemary Cottage is no exception. While it wasn't my favorite of her novels I still thoroughly enjoyed it. Featuring the Outer Banks of North Carolina, it was impossible for me not to fall in love with the setting. I absolutely love the Outer Banks, it's my favorite vacation spot, so it was fun to be able to pick out some of my favorite places in the story.

As for the characters I was also impressed. Amy Lange, is a midwife looking to set up her practice in the small town of Hope Beach all while trying to find out the truth behind her brother's mysterious death. Curtis Ireland, is raising his dead sister's baby daughter and is determined to maintain custody of her but keeping her parentage a secret is proving difficult since baby Raine's aunt has moved to town. Watching the relationship between Amy and Curtis unfold was interesting. From barely tolerating each other to working together to solve the mysteries of the death of their siblings, it was quite a rollercoaster ride.

While the romantic aspects of the story were there, the mystery left a little to be desired. It was a bit cliched. Without spoiling anything, I knew almost from the start who was involved in both Ben's and Gina's disappearances. While there was a twist near the end I wasn't expecting, I wasn't all that surprised how the story ended. Tidewater Inn, the first book in the series is my favorite just because it was a little more unpredictable. If you have enjoyed this series or have never read a book by Ms. Coble before, the Hope Beach series is one to try!

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~ My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars ~

*I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*

Meet the Author:
Best-selling author Colleen Coble’s novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, ACFW Book of the Year, RWA’s RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has nearly 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers and is a member of Romance Writers of America. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana.

Giveaway Details!

Water can be calming and healing, but it can also be dangerous, as Amy Lange and Curtis Ireland both found out. Both lost their siblings to the sea, and they hope to find healing on Hope Island. But will they find it, or will their quest to find answers set them at odds with each other and with those who have secrets that need to stay hidden?

Find out in Colleen Coble’s latest book, Rosemary Cottage, which released July 9. To celebrate, Colleen is hosting a 12-day Nautical Summer Giveaway. From July 16-27, Colleen will be giving away a new nautical prize every day. She’ll announce the winners on July 29 on her website, so mark your calendars for that date to see if you were picked as a lucky winner!

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Happy Reading!


  1. Though this may not have been quite as good as Tidewater Inn, I still REALLY enjoyed this novel. Loved being able to catch up with Libby and Alec plus the numerous secondary characters whom Colleen could writer about. *fingers crossed*

    Glad you liked it okay, Renee! :)


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