Kate Mason has devoted herself to caring for her family’s blueberry barrens. But after her fields stop producing fruit, she’s forced to come up with alternative ways to make a living.
Renting out the small cottage on her property seems an obvious choice, but it won’t be enough. When entrepreneur Drake Newham shows up looking not only for a place to rent but also for a nanny for his two nieces, it’s almost too good to be true. And maybe it is—because Drake brings with him dangerous questions about who might be out to kill his family.
The more time Kate spends with Drake and the girls, the more difficult it becomes to hide her attraction to him. But a family crisis isn’t exactly the ideal time to pursue a romance.
Meanwhile, Kate learns that her uncle—in prison for murder—has escaped. Add to that a local stalker who won’t leave her alone, and Kate is looking over her shoulder at every turn. With threats swirling from multiple directions, she wonders if her blueberry fields will ever flourish again . . . or if this twilight is her last.
Set on the beautiful coast of Maine, Twilight at Blueberry Barrens brings together suspense, romance, and the hope that one day new life will come again.
My thoughts: First, the disclaimer. "I was provided a free paperback copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, TWILIGHT AT BLUEBERRY BARRENS is the third book in Ms. Coble's Sunset Cove series, and while it does have some continuing characters and story lines readers should be able to read this as a stand alone without being lost. I have read all the books in this series and Ms. Coble is one of my favorite romantic suspense stories. I love how the Coast Guard is a character in this story -- my son is in the Coast Guard and I can 'see' him at work in Ms. Coble's books.
Kate is a character introduced in the previous books but this time she gets a story of her own. Drake is in town investigating his brother's and sister-in-law's deaths because the sheriff has declared it a murder suicide and Drake is convinced his brother wouldn't murder his wife nor himself. Someone is also stalking Kate and there is the ongoing renegade uncle story so at the beginning of the book there seemed like three different suspense/mystery stories going. (You'll have to read the book to see if there are or not.) And I was curious how it would all tie together. I adored Ms. Coble's books and am sorry to see this series come to an end and am anxious to see what is coming next from this author. If you like romantic suspense/cozy mysteries, then check out Colleen Coble's Sunset Cove series -- or any of her previous series. You won't be disappointed. 5 stars.