Mallory’s mother died fifteen years ago. But her father’s last words on the phone were unmistakable: “Find . . . mother.” Shame and confusion have kept Mallory Davis from her home for the last fifteen years, but when her dad mysteriously dies on his mail boat route, she doesn’t have any choice but to go back to Mermaid Point. Mallory believes her father was murdered and childhood sweetheart Kevin O’Connor, game warden in Downeast Maine, confirms her suspicions. But Kevin is wary of helping Mallory in her search. She broke his heart and left—without a word—years ago. When Mallory begins receiving threats on her own life—and her beloved teenage daughter, Haylie—their search intensifies. There’s a tangled web within the supposed murder, and it involves much more than what meets the eye. As answers begin to fall into place, Mallory realizes her search is about more than finding her father’s killer—it is also about finding herself again . . . and possibly about healing what was broken so long ago with Kevin. She just has to stay alive long enough to put all the pieces together.
Over the Christmas holidays, I read a great book by an author I had never read before, Colleen Coble. (That book was All Is Calm, All Is Bright.) It was a great book and I really enjoyed it, so when I saw this book, I wanted to see if it would be as good too. I was not disappointed.
This book is the second in the Sunset Cove series and follows the first book in the series called The Inn at Ocean’s Edge. There are some characters that are actually in both books but since I hadn’t read the first book, I didn’t know them yet. Each book presents itself as a stand alone read, and I didn’t feel like I was missing anything and enjoyed this story.
Mallory Davis grew up on Folly Shoals Island and she had made a decision fifteen years ago that set her on a course away from her home town, her father, and Kevin. After receiving a call that her father died on his mail boat route, Mallory, along with her daughter Haylie and good neighbor and friend, Carol travel to Mermaid Point, Maine.
Ms. Coble combines romance and suspense while at the same time providing a great spiritual message of believing in God’s grace and forgiveness. Mermaid Moon continues to build the excitement of the story and then provides an ending you would never have guessed. The characters have such depth and the way the plot twists and turns will definitely keep you glued to your seat. I was captivated with this book from the first chapter and it just got better after that. These characters are lovable, and this story will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Best-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.
Ms. Coble has over 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Ms. Coble is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana. Visit her website at http://colleencoble.com.
I received a paperback copy of this book without cost from the publisher through The Fiction Guild, a Thomas Nelson/Zondervan book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.