Monday, February 08, 2016

Book Review: Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble

Mermaid Moon is written by Colleen Coble and is published by Thomas Nelson.

Right off the bat, I have to admit that Colleen Coble is one of my favorite Christian authors. Not only does she weave a very good story, but she also lives close to my hometown in Indiana. I almost feel as if I share a link with her somehow, even if it is just through our mutual love of the written word and story writing. 

Mermaid Moon is the second in a series called the Sunset Cove. I must confess that I have not yet read the first, The Inn at Ocean's Edge, but I do intend to. The third book in the series, Twilight at Blueberry Barrens, is due to come out in September.

Coble had me drawn in from the very first chapter of this suspenseful story. Mallory Davis, a woman running from her past and hopelessly trying to deal with guilt and shame, receives a phone call from her father who receives a fatal blow to the head while still on the phone. Before he dies, her father tells Mallory to find her mother, a mysterious plea since the woman had died years prior. This leads Mallory to go back to Mermaid Point to find out what happened to her father. As she searches for answers, Mallory finds herself and her daughter in danger. She also finds that her feelings toward her former boyfriend, Kevin, have not changed but have intensified. 

By the time I reached the final page of the novel, I learned that I had found myself wrapped up in a phenomenally written story filled with everything that makes for a good plot. I was never bored while reading it and was actually sad that it ended. Kudos to Colleen Coble for keeping her writing fresh after all of these years of plunking out bestselling novels.

*I received a copy of Mermaid Moon in exchange for my honest opinion.*

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