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Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.11 X 6.11 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Hope Beach
In a secluded corner of Hope Beach, one woman must decipher a strangers memories . . . before they cost her everything.
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 flashbacksand vivid dreams of being strangledshe realizes that she has been the recipient of more than just a new heart . . . Elin is remembering her donors 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 stalkedby a man shes 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 theres no time to waste. One man is desperate to silence herbefore she remembers too much.
USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble has written several romantic suspense novels including Tidewater Inn, Rosemary Cottage, and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, and Rock Harbor series. Visit her website at www.colleencoble.com Twitter: @colleencoble Facebook: colleencoblebooks
debhgrtyPlymouth MAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A murder, a mystery, and a man...magnificent!August 27, 2014debhgrtyPlymouth MAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love/hated Seagrass Pier. I loved the story, but hated to see the story end. Heres hoping theres at least one more book in the Hope Beach series! I kept picking the book up, reading a bit, and putting the book down the suspense builds and keeps building youll love/hate it, too!
Elin Summerall works at an organ bank finding appropriate recipients for donated organs by the families of those whove died. She loves her work seeing life come from death and when she herself needs a heart transplant, is fortunate enough to have the perfect donor. Except Elin starts remembering remembering what the donor, Laura, has gone through and remembers. Elin has a difficult time convincing people that shes seen Lauras murder the only person who seems to believe her is her good friend, Sara.
Enter someone from Elins past the father of her child, Josie, the product of a one night stand on the eve of her fathers death. Mark Everton doesnt believe Elins story, but sees immediately that Josie must be his child the resemblance is uncanny. As determined as he is to find the murderer of his partner, Will, he is equally determined to be in Josies life.
Elin is being tormented or stalked or both by Lauras killer Marc agrees to help and the chase is on. The hows and whys of the chase/stalking/murders is the stuff of bad dreams. Youll either be up all night reading to find out the ending or putting it down and picking it up later as I did.
Coble never disappoints Ive read most of her books and find them all suspenseful and highly enjoyable. I interviewed Colleen at the International Christian Retail Show this past summer the second time Ive been privileged to talk with her. As in the previous interview, her husband, Dave, accompanied her. Colleen always researches what she writes and her stories always have a water setting. Her new series, Shadow Bay the first book will be Inn at Oceans Edge is set in Maine. She says she always has loved Maine. Claire comes to Folly Shoals to help her father land a major merger deal. As soon as she arrives, she has a panic attack and doesnt know why. Minutes later she discovers she went missing here when she was 4 and wasnt found for a year. No one knows where she was during that time. To get to the truth, she joins forces with Luke whose Mom went missing the same night Claire did. I cant wait for this one!!!
Colleen and Dave have a granddaughter they call Punkie, who is five years old, so this story is near and dear to her heart. Colleen and Dave have traveled quite a bit from Maine to Cambodia, Hawaii to Puerto Rico. They do spend winters in Arizona, though.
I asked Dave, not Colleen, to tell me something unusual that her fans wouldnt know. He said, I pick out her clothes! Colleen agreed telling me he always finds something she loves that she wouldnt have picked for herself although it took me a while to let him do it!
Youll enjoy her novels especially the Hope Beach series!
I received an advance reading copy of Seagrass Pier from Thomas Nelson for my unbiased review.
JanaKeller, TXAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Seagrass Pier - Great!August 23, 2014JanaKeller, TXAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Seagrass Pier is a great Christian, murder mystery, romance - as are all of Colleen Coble's books. It is such a Blessing to have Christian authors that write CLEAN books for those of us that love a good mystery!
Karen D.Rutland VTAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Seagrass Pier, Hope Beach Series 3August 22, 2014Karen D.Rutland VTAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Gripping. Keeps you guessing till the end.
tumcsecTuscaloosa, ALAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5heart thumping suspense with a little romanceJuly 27, 2014tumcsecTuscaloosa, ALAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I've read many of Colleen Coble's books and this one is top of my list right now. I'm talking heart thumping, fast breathing, sitting on the edge of my seat suspense! I kept second guessing the culprit vs the good guy. A woman who works in an organ donor center, matching donor organs with recipients develops a heart virus and needs a heart transplant herself. She receives a heart from a woman that was murdered. She begins to see and feel things coming from the woman's heart. She actually has visions of the murder. When it's publicized she starts getting threats from the murderer, thinking she will figure out who he (or she) is. Throw in her husband who has died, a daughter who thinks he's her biological dad and a friend who doesn't know he's the real dad, and that just adds to all the excitement and suspense!
i blog 4 books4 Stars Out Of 5A Great Escape!July 25, 2014i blog 4 booksEvery time I pick up a novel by Colleen Coble I know I'm going to read a great book! Seagrass Pier definitely met that definition and was a great addition to The Hope Beach series.
Okay. Let me just go ahead and say that I LOVED Elin and Marc. They were a great couplewith plenty of conflict and romantic tension and sweet moments. I definitely felt bad for Marc when he learns a life-changing truth. (Not cool, Elin!) And things seemed to pile on Elin at times. However, it was refreshing to see how she grew as she had to deal with so many challenges. I enjoyed reading all the ups and downs ... which made for an interesting story.
The suspense didn't seem quite as suspenseful as some of Coble's other novels, but there was still plenty going on that had me scratching my head and flipping the pages. Overall, I truly enjoyed this story and recommend it to anyone looking for a mental escape as the summer winds down. [4 stars]
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.