Book Review: Secrets at Cedar Cabin

29 Jan

Her mother lied about her identity and her husband wasn’t who she thought he was — can Bailey even trust herself anymore?

Running for her life in the wake of her mother’s murder, Bailey Fleming escapes to the only place she can think of — a remote, dilapidated cabin in Lavender Tides. Intending to finally get to the truth behind the lies of her past, Bailey only finds more questions when bodies are discovered near her cabin hideout along with traces of a dangerous human trafficking ring. In an unlikely partnership with FBI agent Lance Phoenix, Bailey races to understand the mystery surrounding her life and circumstances before the murderer tracks her down.

Meanwhile, Lance is determined to rescue his sister, Ava, who was abducted after running away from home as a teenager. An unexpected lead brings him to the remote cabin, and he wonders if Bailey — with her suspicious past and strange connections to his sister’s case —i s really who she claims to be and if she can somehow lead him to Ava.

Filled with Colleen Coble’s custom blend of suspense and romance, Secrets at Cedar Cabin takes us back to the evocative landscape of Washington’s coast where nothing is quite as it seemsBest-selling romantic suspense 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 nearly 4 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

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My Impressions:

If you have read Colleen Coble’s previous books in the Lavender Tides series, you are going to be in for a treat! Not only do favorite characters from the first two novels and the novella make an appearance, but loose ends are all tied up in the finale, Secrets at Cedar Cabin. This fast-paced romantic suspense will have you turning the pages as fast as you can. I stayed up way too late finishing this book because I could not wait to find out what would happen! Recommended!

Secrets at Cedar Cabin is focused on Bailey Fleming and Lance Phoenix (don’t you just love that name!). On the run following her mom’s murder, Bailey winds up in Lavender Tides, a town she has never heard of, but promises answers to long held questions. Hunky FBI agent Lance soon makes his appearance and the suspense and romance heightens. These two characters will steal your heart, but you will also love how Coble integrates all the other beloved characters from the series and the twisting threads that seem to lead nowhere. As always, Coble delivers an adrenaline-laced roller coaster ride for her characters and her readers. Bailey is one of the most resourceful heroines that I have read — and the trouble she finds herself in is all too real. Human trafficking is shown in all of its degradation and hopelessness, but is never graphically portrayed. Its depiction certainly opened this reader’s eyes to the real threat all around us. Faith is an important part of the characters’ lives and is also shown in a realistic manner. Do they ever doubt or despair? Yes, but God never lets them down. The coastal and mountain regions of Washington State are vivid settings for this book — Coble has made them bucket list destinations.

Secrets at Cedar Cabin is the perfect ending to a great series. And you must begin at book 1, The View from Rainshadow Bay, to get the whole experience. Lucky for you, all are available for some great binge-reading!


Audience: adults.

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(Thanks to Thomas Nelson and TLC Book Tours for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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5 Responses to “Book Review: Secrets at Cedar Cabin”

  1. carhicks January 30, 2019 at 1:13 pm #

    I have not read any books by Colleen Coble, but it sounds like I should start. Great review.

    • rbclibrary January 30, 2019 at 2:59 pm #

      Yes you should! LOL!

  2. Colleen Coble February 23, 2019 at 2:39 pm #

    Thanks so much for the awesome review!

    • rbclibrary February 23, 2019 at 2:59 pm #



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