Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Review: Silent Night by Colleen Coble
"As Christmas day nears, Bree and her faithful search-and-rescue dog Samson follow the trail of a troubling mystery into the snowy forests of Rock Harbor.
Bree Matthews is preparing for Christmas guests, but her heart is reeling from the recent and tender loss of her unborn child. Her sister-in-law, Lauri, suddenly turns up on the doorstep of the lighthouse home Bree shares with her husband, Kade, in Rock Harbor. Secretive and withdrawn, Lauri seems curiously intent on discovering what happened to a parachuter who disappeared in the North Woods along Lake Superior's icy shore.
As Bree and Samson, her search-and-rescue dog, plunge into the search, Bree wonders if Lauri may know more than she’s admitted about the parachuter. And then the clues lead them to the trail of a young woman whose family fears the worst about her disappearance.
Will the search on this snowy, silent night lead Bree and Samson to more than clues about the missing girl? And will Bree’s prayer for a baby ever be answered?"
I chose this book because I absolutely loved TideWater Inn by the same author. I "met" Bree and Kade Matthews during the course of that story. Their characters intrigued me and made me very interested in reading this (and others) in the Rock Harbor series. Silent Night is a novella and is only a little over 80 pages long with the other 60 pages being excerpts from two other books. That was a little disappointing as I was not expecting it to be that short. The story itself was a good one. There was a mystery to be solved and a background story about Bree and Kade and their family and desire to have more children. I love the character of Samson the rescue dog and he proves himself a hero again. I enjoyed the mystery and the family aspects of the story. I was surprised that not all of the loose ends of the mystery were tied up but instead seemed as though they were forgotten about. The epilogue was very sweet. I look forward to reading others by Colleen Coble.
I received a complimentary copy of Silent Night for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation.