January 18, 2017

Because You're Mine

 “Amid the beauty of Charleston, not all is as it seems.” ~back cover

What initially drew me to this book was, first and foremost, the author. I’ve read many books by Colleen Coble. She’s a talented author with a soft spiritual voice and a knack for suspense and romance. Her stories suck me in quickly and keep a good grip, and the characters she creates are memorable and easy to relate to.

I was also drawn in by the lovely cover art. Eye-catching. The fact that Thomas Nelson published this book is also a big plus, for they distribute top-quality books with lovely, meaningful messages.

Because You’re Mine feels different than the other Coble books I’ve read. It has a different atmosphere, a different tone. It felt heavier on suspense and a little softer on the spiritual side. Just my opinion. But, even though I got off to a slower-than-usual start, the pacing picked up as the story went along. I enjoyed the Irish feel and brogue. The characters are diverse and realistic—some I like more than others—and the story (somewhat predictably) ties up nicely in the end.

This isn’t one of my favorite Colleen Coble books, but it’s still a good read. I prefer her Sunset Cove and Hope Beach Series, finding them easier to sink into and less edgy/anxious type of read.

4 Stars

Cover: Love
Title: Love
Pages: 336
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
First Line: She’d never get through this final set.
I received a complimentary copy of this book.

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