Current enjoyable read January 14, 2023

Sorry guys, slow book day. No suggestions to speak of today and nothing I wanted to download to my reading pile.

My current read though, is worth talking about. There are a good number of characters and a few different scenarios all playing out at the same time. It is not easy (so far anyway) to figure out what is going on or to tell the difference between the good guys and the bad guys. I love that. Judiciously doling out the clues. Making the reader pay attention.

Some of the characters have known each other but details are still sketchy on how that happened. Some people are related, though we don’t know how. And some are new to the scene but they know someone who knows someone and they are there for a reason that is as yet unclear.

One thing is clear. People are not who we think they are. Maybe not all of them but a good percentage of them for sure. And we are learning more details about how that is every chapter. It’s starting to get scary.

Rosemary Cottage (The Hope Beach Series Book 2)

USA TODAY bestseller! Amy came to Rosemary Cottage to grieve and heal from her brother’s disappearance at sea. But there’s a deadly undertow of secrets around Hope Island . . .

The charming Rosemary Cottage on the beach offers Amy Lange the respite she needs to mourn her brother, Ben. She’s even thinking of moving her midwife practice to the Outer Banks community, a place that has always been a refuge for her and her family. She also plans 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, and he 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?

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Book 3 in this series is a bargain price too. It appears I downloaded and read this one seven years ago and when I think about it I still have a few memories of that experience. Check it out. They are both stand-alone novels.

Seagrass Pier (The Hope Beach Series Book 3)

After her heart transplant, Elin Summerall begins having flashbacks . . . of her donor’s murder. The killer with do everything in his power to silence Elin in this riveting romantic suspense.

Elin Summerall was one of the lucky ones. Not only did she get a heart transplant, but the donor was a perfect fit. A miraculously perfect fit.

But when Elin begins having violent flashbacks—and vivid dreams of being strangled—she realizes that she has been the recipient of more than just a new heart . . . Elin is remembering her donor’s murder.

Her strange affliction has attracted some unwanted attention: from the press, from the authorities . . . and from the killer himself. Now, living alone with her young daughter and aging mother, Elin is being stalked—by a man she’s only met in her nightmares.

The police are dubious of her story, but one off-duty FBI agent agrees to help her: Agent Marc Everton.

Now, in a remote cottage on Hope Island, Elin and Marc must probe the secrets buried in her borrowed heart. And there’s no time to waste. One man is desperate to silence her—before she remembers too much. 

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That’s all I have for the moment but if anything else shows up I will be back.

Happy Reading

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