I received a copy of Rosemary Cottage by Colleen Coble from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Amy came to Rosemary Cottage to grieve, to heal, maybe even find love. But there’s a deadly undertow of secrets around Hope Island….
The charming Rosemary Cottage on the beach offers Amy Lange respite she needs to mourn her brother, Ben. She’s even thinking of moving her midwife practice to the Outer Banks community. It’s always been a refuge for her and her family. She also wants to investigate Ben’s disappearance at sea. Everyone blames a surfing accident, but Amy has reason to wonder.
Coast Guard officer Curtis Ireland has lost a sibling too. His sister, Gina, was run down by a boat, leaving him to raise her infant daughter. If anyone knew who little Raine’s father was, Curtis could lose his beloved niece. Yet he can’t help being drawn to Hope Beach’s new midwife, Amy. He even agrees to help her investigate what happened to both Ben and Gina.
Can two grieving people with secrets find healing on beautiful Hope Island? Or will their quest for truth set them at odds with each other…and with those who will go to any length to keep hidden things hidden?
This is the second book in The Hope Beach Series. I really like Colleen's writing style. Her stories are very intriguing and have enough characters involved that I never see the ending coming. She builds up her characters so well that I feel like I'm friends with them. Amy and Curtis have so much in common that it gets in the way of the relationship they each want with the other. Amy's parents sure don't help matters any. I do admire Amy in the way she does what she knows needs to be done to find out the truth about what happened to her brother.