The Inn at Ocean’s Edge by Colleen Coble is an interesting Christian romantic suspense novel. It is the first book in A Sunset Cove Novel series. It revolves around the theme of what makes up a family: blood or circumstances (time, close ties, friendship). Clare Dellamare is 29 years old. She goes to Folly Shoals, Maine to meet her father, Harry Dellamare and the Castillo family to work out the details of a merger between their two companies. When Clare arrives at Hotel Tourmaline she feels like she knows the place and then she has a panic attack. Clare was not supposed to come to Folly Shoals and her father would rather she go back home to Boston. Clare decides to stay and heads to the ocean. Clare loves the ocean and is drawn to it. While walking on the beach she comes across Megan and Luke Rocco. They had found an injured orca and putting it in a pen to help it heal. Clare and Luke have an instant attraction despite Clare’s assumption that he is trying to hurt the poor little orca.
Clare finds out that she has been to Folly Shoals before as a child. She was taken and did not reappear for one year. Clare does not remember anything from her childhood and wants to find out the truth. The same night that Clare disappeared so did Luke and Megan’s mother. Their mother heard a child crying outside and went to investigate. Their mother was never seen again.
Kate Mason has been raised by her single mother, Mary. Kate knows who her father is and wants to know why he will not acknowledge her. Mary Mason asks Kate to leave it alone, but Kate is determined. Kate is also sick and needs a bone marrow transplant. She is hoping that her father or someone in the family will be a match.
Read The Inn at Ocean’s Edge to find out who is Kate’s father, what happened with Clare so many years ago, what happened to Luke and Megan’s mother, and who will do anything to keep the answers from being known.
I give The Inn at Ocean’s Edge 4.5 out of 5 stars. I had trouble getting into the book, but when I was about 40% through I was hooked. The mystery was easy to solve but there were a lot of great twists and turns in the story.
I received a complimentary copy of this novel from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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