Book Review: Mermaid Moon

29 Jan

UnknownShame 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.

CCoble-110USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble has written several romantic suspense novels including Tidewater InnRosemary Cottage, and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, and Rock Harbor series. Her books have sold more than 3 million copies.

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My Impressions:

A long time favorite of fans of Christian romantic suspense, Colleen Coble has written another book sure to please. Mermaid Moon, book 2 in the Sunset Cove series, revisits the islands of Maine. Characters old and new are introduced, along with fast-paced action, a twisting mystery, and a second chance romance. This one is a recommended read!

Mallory Davis left everything behind when she fled her home fifteen years before. A strained relationship with her father is all that is left from her childhood. But a phone call sends her running back to find justice. She also finds her long buried feelings for Game Warden Kevin O’Connor are still as strong as ever. Their shaky partnership has to endure family anger, guilt and danger around every corner.

I have never been to Maine, but I want to go more than ever now! The setting of the small islands off the coast of Maine is great. I loved the descriptions of the sea, the wildlife, and the sky. Characters from book one, The Inn at Ocean’s Edge, make appearances, along with new additions that readers will love. There is even a character from another author who has a cameo role. While the main characters get a second chance at love, they also learn that God is in the second chance business as well. Coble makes it clear that God is not surprised by our circumstances or our mistakes, but will enter into our lives with grace, mercy and love. The mystery keeps the reader and the characters guessing, although the reader is let in on the who, but not the why, early on. Spoiler alert: My husband is a veterinarian and works with public health officials with the issue of rabies, so I checked with him. There is one scene in the book involving someone infected with rabies that while possible, would be very improbable.

All in all, Mermaid Moon is a good continuation of this series, and I look forward to more from Colleen Coble in the future.


Audience: adults.

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(Thanks to Litfuse and Thomas Nelson for a review copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)



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