Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble is the first in her new HopeBeach series. The setting is the Outer Banks and she has written another winner.
Libby inherits an old hotel from her father,that she thought had died when she was 5, and soon finds she has a brother and sister that she didn't know she had. This is not something her new family is liking and they make it known they want nothing to do with her. They believe she is only there to steal their birthright and are making things miserable for Libby. Now, the plot thickens, her best friend and business partner Nicole is kidnapped in front of her and the police believe she has something to do with her disappearance. The main part of the story hinges on Libby along with the love interest Alec trying to find Nicole before she is killed and then all sorts of strange and interesting things happen during their search for Nicole- and someone starts hunting them, but who. In comes, Bree and Samson from the Rock Harbor series to help in the search f or Nicole. That was the highlight of the book for me. I loved the Rock Harbor series and it was fun to see those characters come back in another book-great job, Colleen.
This book is another great read by Colleen. The only thing I missed was the suspense part wasn't what she usually writes. I did not find myself trying to figure out the culprit like usual and that is ok. There will be another in this series and since I love Colleen's writing I will be waiting patiently for it also.
Thank you Thomas Nelson for this free copy from Booksneeze just for my honest opinion.