BookLookBlogger Review: The View From Rainshadow Bay

Posted 23 January, 2018 by Molly in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

BookLookBlogger Review: The View From Rainshadow Bay

Title: The View From Rainshadow Bay
Series: Lavender Tides #1
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publish Date: January 23, 2018
ISBN: 978-0718085766
Source: BookLook Bloggers
Pages: 336
Purchase: Amazon ~ CBD ~ B&N

About The Book

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
It’s been a little while since I read a Colleen Coble novel, and I was glad I took a chance on this one by her. First of all, that cover. Can we say ‘cover love’? It’s absolutely gorgeous and eye catching, and that alone would have me wanting to read the book. Second, she did a magnificent job on creating a story that will pull the reader straight to the center.

Zach and Shauna are two beautifully chiseled, heart capturing characters. They both come to life among the pages of this novel. Their stories are heart wrenching, and bittersweet. Both suffered a loss, both need each other, even if Shauna doesn’t want to trust Zach. When things take a twistful turn, it’s edge of your seat and late night reading, trying to see what Ms. Coble has in store for her characters.

Ms. Coble has created a story that is romantic, suspenseful, and inspirational. All things of which make a fantabulous read! Her style is unique, her words wrap you up and keep you hooked until the last page is turned, and the gentle messages from God are entwined with the stories of Zach and Shauna.

This is definitely a book that I will be recommending to all with 4 star praises. It’s beautifully moving, and a wonderful start to what’s sure to be a hit among her fans! Well done, Ms. Coble!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.*

About The Author

Best-selling romantic suspense author Colleen Coble’s novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has nearly 4 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana.

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