New Lavender Tides Series- A Book Review.

About the Books:
rainshadow bay

Enter in to a brand new series from bestselling author Colleen Coble!

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.


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The dangerous beauty of Lavender Tides is harboring secrets that reach around the world.

Ellie Blackmore is making a name for herself as a house flipper. But when her sister Mackenzie disappears, Ellie can’t focus on anything but uncovering what happened. Her only clue is the bloodstain on the deck of Mackenzie’s boat. Ellie knows her sister isn’t on the best of terms with her ex-husband, Jason, but he wouldn’t kill her—would he?

Coast Guard intelligence officer Grayson Bradshaw believes Mackenzie faked her own death after stealing a seized cocaine shipment. The problem is convincing Ellie, who seems to view him as the true enemy.

Both Ellie and Grayson want truth, but truth—and family—is often more complex than it first appears. From international terrorism to the peaceful lavender fields of Puget Sound, The House at Saltwater Point is a thrilling race to uncover the truth before it’s too late.


My Thoughts:

I am a fan of Colleen Coble’s Books and I was beyond excited to be chosen to review The House at Saltwater Point. I had recently purchased a copy of The View from Rainshadow Bay. I love colorful covers and these covers are stunning. The Lavender Tide series is a perfect blend of romance and suspense. One thing I enjoyed is the fact that while the story is suspenseful it’s neither graphic not frightening. I can enjoy the story without lying awake at night or feeling like I am in danger myself. The main characters in these stories are already Christians (its not a redemption story), and the author does an excellent job at showing them growing or struggling in their spiritual walks with God, without being, what some would call, in your face.

The characters are well-developed and have interesting ‘careers’. Their struggles are relatable and relevant.

These books do well to be read in order. Shauna’s story continues into book 2 and some major puzzle pieces and backstory is missing if you started with the second book.

I enjoyed reading both these stories. I give them both a hearty 5 stars and I can’t wait to read the upcoming sequels.  I recommend them for mature teens and adults do to subject matter i.e. murder.

Come join me in Lavender Tides, Washington. It’s a journey you won’t soon forget!

  • The View from Rainshadow Bay is currently (8/13/18) available on eBook for .99 cents on Amazon. I don’t know how long this deal will last, so get it while you can! 

About the Author:

colleen cobleBest-selling 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 over 2 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. Visit her website at


Disclaimer: I received a copy of The House at Saltwater Point from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own, a positive review was not required. A positive review does not guarantee that I endorse or recommend all publications by the author/ and or publisher.

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