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“Incredible storytelling and intricately drawn characters. You won’t want to miss Twilight at Blueberry Barrens.” —Brenda Novak, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
“I need you to keep these girls safe . . .”
Kate Mason has devoted herself to caring for her family’s blueberry barrens. But after her fields stop producing fruit, she’s forced to come up with alternative ways to make a living.
Renting out the small cottage on her property seems an obvious choice, but it won’t be enough. When entrepreneur Drake Newham shows up looking not only for a place to rent but also for a nanny for his two nieces, it’s almost too good to be true. And maybe it is—because Drake brings with him dangerous questions about who might be out to kill his family.
The more time Kate spends with Drake and the girls, the more difficult it becomes to hide her attraction to him. But a family crisis isn’t exactly the ideal time to pursue a romance.
Meanwhile, Kate learns that her uncle—in prison for murder—has escaped. Add to that a local stalker who won’t leave her alone, and Kate is looking over her shoulder at every turn. With threats swirling from multiple directions, she wonders if her blueberry fields will ever flourish again . . . or if this twilight is her last.
Set on the beautiful coast of Maine, Twilight at Blueberry Barrens brings together suspense, romance, and the hope that one day new life will come again.
“The tension, both suspenseful and romantic, is gripping, reflecting Coble’s prowess with the genre.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Coble has a gift for making a setting come to life. After reading Twilight at Blueberry Barrens, I feel like I’ve lived in Maine all my life. This plot kept me guessing until the end, and her characters seem like my friends. I don’t want to let them go!” —Terri Blackstock, USA Today bestselling author of If I Run
“Coble delivers riveting suspense, delicious romance, and carefully crafted characters, all with the deft hand of a veteran writer. If you love romantic suspense, pick this one up. You won’t be disappointed!” —Denise Hunter, author of The Convenient Groom and Honeysuckle Dreams
Love and murder pair up effectively in the second Sunset Cove page-turner (following Mermaid Moon). Kate Mason's blueberry barrens have withered, so offering the cottage on her coastal Maine property to the intriguing Drake Newham and his two nieces offers an attractive alternative source of income for the summer. Playing nanny to the girls helps distract Kate from the trauma of having come across the bodies of Drake's brother and sister-in-law, the girls' parents, after an apparent murder-suicide. But Drake's investigation into those suspicious deaths, along with the puzzling break-ins on her property is it her escaped convict uncle or an unknown stalker? keep Kate, and the reader, on edge. The mutual attraction between Kate and Drake is frustrated time and again by the dangers that keep cropping up. The tension, both suspenseful and romantic, is gripping, reflecting Coble's prowess with the genre. Adding depth and contour to the drama are subtler subplots, most notably Kate's long struggle with self-worth, complicated by her recent health issues. Her sister, Claire, proves instrumental to Kate's emotional and spiritual healing. Fans of the series will love seeing Claire and her fianc , Luke, play strong supporting roles in this installment.
I had no idea about the first 2 books in the series, so this is what I read first and it is my first time reading Coble and I think she is a great author. This book is filled with mystery and religious inspiration, and many surprises. I loved the many references to GOD, since I believe in divine intervention like the characters do. It is also my first religious inspirational novel and I will be reading more from Coble.
TWILIGHT AT BLUEBERRY BARREN
TWILIGHT AT BLUEBERRY BARREN novel, and 3rd book in the Sunset Cove Series, another winner by author Colleen Coble.
By reading the first two books you meet the characters again mentioned in this book. Kate can't imagine living any other place, but when the vines dry up what is she to do. Two bodies are found by Kate, then she feels she is being stalked, looking over her shoulder all the time. Her uncle has escaped from prison. Then comes Drake, with his two young nieces, to rent a cottage. He needs a nanny, someone to keep them safe. He' s questioning of who killed his family, parents of the young girl. They both have questions,as they unite to find answers and keep a safe haven for the girls. With all this can Kate be opened for love and change, to see a different future, of love and a ready made family.
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Twilight at Blueberry Barrens
Twilight at Blueberry Barrens
Book Summary: Kate Mason has always found solace in her family's blueberry barrens. But are they giving her a false sense of security? Kate has devoted herself to keeping her family's blueberry barrens thriving. But when blossom blight devastates her blueberry fields, she's forced to come up with alternative ways to replace that income. Fixing up the small cottage on her property as a rental seems an obvious choice, but it won't be enough. When Drake Carver drives by with his two nieces in tow, looking not only for a place to rent for the summer but also for a nanny for the girls, it's almost too good to be true. Drake is a judge whose brother and sister-in-law died in an accident shortly after he received a threat that his family would suffer if he didn't drop a high profile case. Is there a connection? This remote area of Maine seems like the perfect place for him to keep his nieces safe until he determines if they're in danger. Drake and Kate constantly lock horns; having never been a parent before, he gives his nieces free reign. Kate won't stand for their disrespect and keeps challenging Drake to set a higher standard. Even though Kate has given up on having children because of the chemo she had to take, she finds herself oddly drawn to this improvised family. But Drake begins to fear that he's putting Kate in danger as well. Meanwhile, Kate learns that her uncle—in prison for murder—has escaped. Add to that a stalker whose sights are set on her, and Kate is looking over her shoulder at every turn. With danger swirling from multiple directions, it may be a question of who gets to her first.
Review: Fantastic storyline and enjoyable characters. I found this to be the best of the series, along with the book being one that could be read as a stand alone. There was a lot going on at one time. Which made for a fun ride, at times so much was going on it was like an out of control car. It was worth every minute. I found this story to be the best book Colleen Coble has written. The twists were clever and worth every one of them. Kate and Drake were the leads, however the mystery was so intense that it was not until the end that the layers of this onion were so interwoven and well written. The mystery played out so clever that the end was too fast. That is really my only complaint - the end came to fast.
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