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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Review: The View From Rainshadow Bay by Colleen Coble

Book Description -" After her husband, Jack, dies in a climbing incident, Shauna has only her five-year-old son and her helicopter charter business to live for. Every day is a struggle to make ends meet and she lives in constant fear of losing even more than she already has. When her business partner is murdered, his final words convince Shauna that she’s in danger too. But where can she turn? Zach Bannister was her husband’s best friend and is the person she blames for his death. She’s barely spoken to him since. But right now he seems her only hope for protecting her son. Zach is only too happy to assuage his guilt over Jack’s death by helping Shauna any way he can. But there are secrets involved dating back to Shauna’s childhood that more than one person would prefer to stay hidden. In The View from Rainshadow Bay, suspense, danger, and a longing to love again ignite amid the gorgeous lavender fields of Washington State."

The View From Rainshadow Bay is the first book in Collen Coble's brand new series, Lavender Tides that takes place in Washington State.  The book draws you in very quickly and keeps you page turning all the way to the end.  Colleen Coble crafts a very good suspense novel without the need for it to be overly gory or graphic.  Several people do die during the story.  The element of romance is always a nice addition to her stories, especially since it is not overly romantic.  I really enjoyed reading about Shauna and Zach, and especially liked Zach's character.  It is a fiction suspense story, with a lot of suspense elements, so there are many parts of the story that seem a bit unbelievable but that's why it's fiction.  There were a few loose ends that I didn't think were fully resolved but this is a series with 2 more books planned and that could be why.  I looked forward to reading the other books in this series.

 Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review.  I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance to the FTC regulations.

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