Friday, January 26, 2018

The Vew from Rainshadow Bay

 (A Lavender Tides Novel) 

Paperback, ebook, hardcover, digital, audio, MP3 CD

 January 23, 2018

by Colleen Coble 

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718085766

"Prepare to stay up all night with Colleen Coble. Coble's beautiful, emotional prose coupled with her keen sense of pacing, escalating danger, and very real characters place her firmly at the top of the suspense genre. I could not put this book down." --Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author of Shattered
“…The View From Rainshadow Bay, opens with a heart-pounding, run-for-your-life chase. This book will stay with you for a long time, long after you flip to the last page.” - 4 STARS, RT Book Reviews
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.

My thoughts: I love Colleen Coble's books - she's a must read author for me. THE VIEW FROM RAINSHADOW BAY is a wonderful example of why.  Zach is an ex-Coastguardsman, a hotdogger and he works flying into Alaska and back with medical patients.  Shauna is trying to recover from losing her husband -- a tragedy she blames Zach for because Zach is into extreme sports. 

Shauna is definitely hurting, her son is adorable, and she just happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time when a man gives her a package and tells her to send it to his estranged wife.  She agrees and is leaving when the man's house blows up from a bomb....  

I loved how sweet Shauna is and how she was willing (with reservations) to allow Zach to try to protect her and Alex, and I also loved Zach. He's a doll. 

Ms. Coble writes real characters, with real emotions that I easily can identify with, and draws me into her stories, hook, line, and sinker. I had a  hard time putting the book down to attend to my own jobs.   

There isn't much of a faith message, but the suspense is top-notch. I know how suspense works, and from the beginning tried to figure out who-dun-it.  I didn't have it figured out until it was revealed, but my suspicions was running in the right direction. 

A great book. If you love romantic suspense, you will love THE VIEW FROM RAINSHADOW BAY. 

I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own. 

1 comment:

Marilyn R. said...

Romantic suspense is a nice change. Thanks for sharing your great review for Coble's book.

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