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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Coble weaves mystery that reminds readers of the bonds that go beyond blood ties
the love of family in unexpected places
Award-winning author weaves mystery that reminds readers
the bonds that go beyond blood ties
God promises in Psalm
68:6 He will place the lonely in families, and in The Inn at Ocean’s Edge (Thomas
Nelson/April 14, 2015/ISBN:978-1401690267/$15.99),author
Colleen Coble paints a picture for readers of how comfort, acceptance and love
can come from the most surprising sources and in the most dire of circumstances.
In the first installment in the new Sunset Cove series, Coble introduces us to
Claire Dellamore, who — at first glance — seems to have lived an idyllic life. Even to Claire, her childhood
seemed like a fairytale, but a business trip to Sunset Cove turns her world
The minute she
steps inside the grand Inn at Ocean’s Edge,
Claire Dellamare knows something terrible happened there. Her anxiety runs so
deep she has a panic attack, causing quite the scene and embarrassing her father.
To quiet her nerves, she goes for a walk on the beach but ends up seeing a
woman fall to her death from a nearby cliff. Claire believes she has witnessed
a murder, but local police find no evidence of foul play and quickly write off
the “nervous” woman’s testimony as less than credible.
Local resident Luke
Elwell has reason to believe Claire, though. His mother disappeared years ago,
and the local law enforcement never investigated it as a potential homicide. Wondering
if this new incident could be connected to his mother’s disappearance, Luke steps in to help Claire solve
the mystery. As old family secrets are revealed, Claire begins to wonder if her
fairytale upbringing was really an elaborate lie.
As their pasts leave them wondering whom
they can really trust, Claire and Luke are drawn together into an unexpected
bond. “Some families are born and some families
are made,” Coble explains. “God brings people into our lives who can fill in
some of our missing pieces and help us grow stronger and closer to him.”
Coble has experienced
this principle firsthand. Growing up with three brothers, she always longed for
a sister, and in her adulthood, she found one in Diann Hunt. Coble says before
meeting Diann, she never knew people unrelated to you by blood could feel so
much like family. Sadly, Diann lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 2013,
with Coble at her bedside. Coble reveals, “My love for and
connection with her inspired me to write about complex family situations that
extend beyond just the traditional nuclear family.”
Readers’ minds will be
captivated by the thrilling mystery unraveled in The Inn at Ocean’s Edge, while their hearts will be reminded that
ultimately, their identity doesn’t come from the family they were born into, but
from the Lord — and it doesn’t always take blood for love to flourish.
Colleen Coble will be hosting a Facebook
party on May 5th at 8:00 PM EST to celebrate the release of The Inn at Ocean’s Edge and connect with
her readers. Watch for updates on Coble’s Facebook
and gripping, The Inn at Ocean’s Edge will keep you flipping pages long
into the night.”
~ Dani Pettrey, bestselling author of
the Alaskan Courage series
storyteller, Colleen Coble, has done it again. The Inn at Ocean’s Edge is an intricately woven, well-crafted story
of romance, suspense, family secrets, and a decades old mystery. Needless to
say, it had me hooked from page one. I simply couldn’t stop turning the pages.
This one’s going on my keeper shelf.”
~ Lynette Eason, award-winning,
best-selling author of the Hidden Identity series.
“Coble’s atmospheric and suspenseful series
launch should appeal to fans of Tracie Peterson and other authors of Christian
~ Library Journal review of Tidewater
tense, but with just the right touch of danger . . . surprisingly clever — and
~ USAToday.com review of Blue Moon
Best-selling author Colleen Coble’s novels
have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW
Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the
Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice
and the Booksellers Best.
She has more than two million books in print and writes romantic
mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American
Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband, Dave, in Indiana.