(A Hope Beach Novel, Book 3)
Thomas Nelson Publishers
Seagrass Pier is the perfect place for Elin to hide from a killer, but an old love's ability to see her true heart could be her undoing.
When Elin Summerall contracted a virus that damaged her heart, she was lucky to get a transplant. At first it was an overwhelmingly good gift. But then she began to remember a murder she never witnessed—the murder of her heart's donor.
When she reveals what she knows to a disbelieving police officer, she's exposed as a witness and must flee for her life to a remote cottage on Hope Beach.
Fearing what might happen to her daughter and mother, she asks Marc Everton for help, though she hasn't seen him since the night her father died. She remembers that night with shame, and she never told Marc about their daughter.
Marc is less than convinced that Elin's "memories" are real. He is blindsided by the news about his daughter, but for her sake, he agrees to help. Then he begins to notice the small ways Elin is different. She now likes coffee, her musical tastes have changed, and she's ditched her jeans and sneakers for dresses and high heels.
As Elin tries to stay alive and bring the killer to justice, she begins to doubt her own identity. Did her new heart save her life only to cause her to lose herself? And if she's really changed, why does her new heart love Marc just as much as her old one did?
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Colleen Coble's Hope Beach series is the perfect read if you're a landlocked beach lover like me. I've been pining away for the Outer Banks, but unfortunately my vacation isn't coming up anytime soon. Seagrass Pier was the suspenseful escape I needed.
While not quite as gripping or romantic as the previous books in the series, it was still nice to read a story that featured new characters and my old favorites from the first two books. Never fear, if you haven't read the first two books in the Hope Beach series, you can still read and enjoy Elin and Marc's story! Elin Summerall and Marc Everton's relationship starts off rather interestingly -- with a hookup. This is Christian fiction, so obviously there aren't any "details" and both have learned to forgive themselves and ask forgiveness for past wrongs that forever affected both their lives. Seagrass Pier focuses on both rediscovering the spark that they both felt when they were younger all while trying to find out the truth behind a dangerous and deadly mystery before more people get hurt or worse, killed. I was a little disappointed that there wasn't a little more chemistry between Marc and Elin. The sparks and storyline between two of the secondary characters was more interesting for me. However, the most suspenseful and intriguing monents happened when Marc and Elin were together, so that's a plus!
As always, Coble pens an interesting story that is hard to put down. If ever you're in search of a quick romantic read with mysterious undertones, her books are some of the best you can reach for. The Hope Beach series, while not my all-time favorite by the author, is still a set of worthwhile reads. Hopefully, there will be more beach-set stories from Ms. Coble in the near future!
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~ My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars ~
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