By Colleen Coble
Genre: Christian Mystery
Published: July 17, 2012
Welcome to Hope Beach
Where the sea breeze is fresh, sun sparkles on sand . . . and trouble appears with the force of a hurricane.
Inheriting a beautiful old hotel on the seaward shore of Hope Island could be a dream come true for Libby. The inn cries out for her restorer’s talent and love of history. She’s delighted to learn of family she never knew she had. And the handsome Coast Guard lieutenant she’s met there on the island could definitely be the man of her dreams.
But Libby soon realizes that only way she can afford the upkeep on the inn is to sell it to developers who are stalking the island. The father who willed her the inn has died before she could meet him, and her newfound brothers and sisters are convinced she’s there to steal their birthright. Worst of all, her best friend and business partner has been kidnapped before her eyes, Libby’s under suspicion for the crime, and her handsome lieutenant clearly doubts her innocence.
Libby’s dream-come-true is becoming a nightmare. Can she find her friend and establish her innocence? Must she sell Tidewater Inn and lose her family again? Or can she find a home for her heart on the beautiful shores of Hope Island?
Libby finds out not only did her father not die when she was five but recently. He has left her with a brother and sister she didn’t even know she had, but also his beloved Tidewater Inn. This is a great story of forgiveness and living your life continually asking, “What would Jesus do?” The mystery had so many twists, the guilty person was the last person I’d have suspected! This was well written and teaches us about God’s plan when we obey, forgive and open our hearts and minds to amazing possibilities.