Amy came to Rosemary Cottage to grieve, to heal, maybe even find love. But there’s a deadly undertow of secrets around Hope Island.... The charming Rosemary Cottage on the beach offers Amy Lange respite she needs to mourn her brother, Ben. She’s even thinking of moving her midwife practice to the Outer Banks community. It’s always been a refuge for her and her family. She also wants to investigate Ben’s disappearance at sea. Everyone blames a surfing accident, but Amy has reason to wonder.
Coast Guard officer Curtis Ireland has lost a sibling, too. His sister, Gina, was run down by a boat, leaving him to raise her infant daughter. If anyone knew who little Raine’s father was, Curtis could lose his beloved niece. Yet he can’t help being drawn to Hope Beach’s new midwife, Amy. He even agrees to help her investigate what happened to both Ben and Gina. Can two grieving people with secrets find healing on beautiful Hope Island? Or will their quest for truth set them at odds with each other...and with those who will go to any length to keep hidden things hidden?
©2013 Thomas Nelson (P)2013 Thomas Nelson
Well read, good portrayal of individual characters.
This is the 2nd book in the Hope Beach "series" and brings in Libby from the first book. This one is as good a mystery as the first one!
Reading is my passion...but life as a working single mom, listening to books better fits my busy schedule! LOVE Audible!
Another great book in Colleen's long standing line! Really enjoyed the story and looking forward to her next one!
Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
3 1/2 stars A pretty good murder mystery at a great price but..
This is a hard book to review because, it starts off like a mid-line listen in the first couple of pages and then starts to get intriguing. It has small corny parts and then falls back into really good writing. The same with the narrator, over the top where it takes away from the story and then she gets very Good. I may have enjoyed reading this more because it did not lag. Wasn't a waste of time and was happy to go back to it, but, if the corny parts were lost and the narrator had stayed out of the sing song, over the top extravagance it would have been Great. Did not fall in love with any characters but was a very Good, who done it, with an imaginative base story.
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