Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Mermaid Moon

GIVEAWAY

COBLE, COLLEEN
MERMAID MOON

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.  

My Review:

Oh. Mercy. Oxygen mask required for this breathtaking read! Suspense on top of suspense and the romance...five star swoonworthy! This author never disappoints, but she outdid herself with Mermaid Moon.

So -- the mystery -- incredibly intriguing. Coble kept me riveted trying to follow all the clues. Love the clever way she lines the story with subtle hints that gradually come together as the tale progresses. I created one hypothesis after another in my armchair sleuthing attempts to figure everything out. I was successful in some cases but the author totally blew me away in others. Like I said, keep the oxygen handy.

And then there's the romance. Mallory and Kevin were much more than childhood sweethearts but it ended badly. The tension between the two is palpable. Hurt and anger -- even bitterness -- threatens their future. Mallory in particular is paralyzed by past mistakes. She's lived in the shadow of guilt for so long she doesn't know how to let it go. There's a powerful inspirational thread about forgiveness and what it can mean for second chances. A faith thread that is repeated among other characters in the book as well. Compelling stuff.

Another brilliant romantic suspense by an incredibly gifted author. You need to read Mermaid Moon. Really. Truly. Absolutely!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Mermaid Moon please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday February 28 2016 . Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

47 comments:

  1. SO COOL!!!! mystery, a little romance, lost, everything I love in the book genre is here I love to read!!! who kills her father? why did her father tell her to find her mother? what happen to their love story? is it a happy ending or sad ending? just thinking about it makes my body shiver down to my spine in excitement!!! :D

    tinylucesmanaliliATgmailDOTcom

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    1. It's a book to get excited about that's for sure. Good luck, trefanny.

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  2. Looks like a really good suspense! Cute title too.

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    1. It's soooooooooooo suspenseful. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  3. This is a fantastic book....I read it and loved it!
    'Course Colleen is a fave of mine, and I try to read all of her books!
    Kav, your winner will be delighted!!

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    1. Oh -- another satisfied reader! I really think this is my favourite Colleen Coble book. Makes me want to backtrack and read all the ones I missed. I've only read 12 and I know she's written way more than that. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your enthusiasm, Jackie.

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  4. Thanks for this opportunity :) I just sent you an email! Good luck everyone

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  5. I have to admit I've never read this author before! Sounds good, though. :)
    lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Ooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!! If you like complicated suspense and lots of angst you must give her a try. LOL Good luck, Susan.

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  6. I love her books. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.

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  7. Sounds like one I should try for. Include me, please, Kav! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh, yes you should, Cheryl! Good luck!

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  8. Colleen Coble is such a great writer. I would love to read this one!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  9. Heard this was sooo good. Would love to read. I have only read one other book by Colleen, and I really enjoyed it.
    amylsmith at bledsoe dot net

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    1. Colleen Coble is such a talented storyteller. Hope you get to read more of her books, Aimee. Good luck.

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  10. Thanks for the review, the storyline says read me. My kind of a mystery. I would love to read it.
    cenya2 @Hotmail dot com

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    1. This is the kind of book that just begs to be read! Good luck, Marjorie.

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  11. You've convinced me. I need to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win Mermaid Moon.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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  12. I've really been looking forward to reading this book! Thanks for offering this giveaway, Kav! :D

    sleepy_bookworm_aery [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  13. Oh, this sounds so good! Love Colleen Coble!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. What's not to love, right? Good luck, Merry.

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  14. Just the first paragraph of your review makes me want to run to the store right now and purchase this book =) I love Colleen Coble's books and this looks like another hit.
    reneerachoyolsenATgmailDOTcom

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    1. It definitely is a hit -- at least it was for me! Good luck, Heather.

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  15. I agree, I need to read this-your review is my command!;)

    Thank you again for inspiration!

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Glad I could convince you to give it a try. :-) Good luck, Janka.

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  16. Always fun to play a little arm chair detective=)

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Isn't it though? Good luck, Patty.

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  17. Coleen Coble is one of my automatic must-read authors. I SO enjoyed her Rock Harbor mysteries and am super excited about "Mermaid Moon". Your review sealed it for me...I know her writing never disappoints!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. This series is just as good as the Rock Harbor series. Good luck, Trixi.

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  18. I'm reading and enjoying her Hope Beach series right now, so I would definitely like to read Mermaid Moon. Fingers crossed. Thanks for the give away.
    pwestfall7 at Hotmail dot com

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    1. That's a great series too. Good luck, Pam.

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  19. Kav, this book sounds fabulous! I read many of Colleen's books over the years, mostly checked out from the library. Lately I've been picking up used copies of her books to have in my own library so that I can start reading them again. She is so talented. Your review has me just about salivating! LOL! Please enter me in your contest for Mermaid Moon!
    quiltcat26[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. She's such an awesome author. Good luck, Nancee.

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  20. KAV, I am so excited for the release of Mermaid Moon. Sounds intriguing.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's fantastic, Caryl. Good luck.

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  21. Looks amazing. truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. The Inn at the Ocean's Edge is one of those books I have checked out twice from the library and then didn't get it read before it was due back. You know all about book juggling - haha. If all of these authors could just stop publishing their books for a couple of months so I could catch up, I would feel so much better. :) Wouldn't it be nice if the would revolved around me and my desires. Bwahaha tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Or better still -- let's add one day to the week and call it Readingday and everybody stops and reads the whole day!!!!! It's the law. LOL Good luck, Terrill. I think you'll love this series once you crack the cover of the first book open. :-)

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  23. I've been wanting to read some of Colleen Coble's books, but haven't gotten to it yet. This one sounds great!

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. Definitely a great one to start with. Good luck, Samantha.

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