Wednesday, December 12, 2012

"Silent Night: A Rock Harbor Christmas Novella" by Colleen Coble

I mentioned that I'm enjoying reading Christmas books right now. Here is another one that I came across that helps get me in the Christmas mood.

The product: Silent Night: A Rock Harbor Christmas Novella by Colleen Coble

As Christmas day nears, Bree and her faithful search-and-rescue dog Samson follow the trail of a troubling mystery into the snowy forests of Rock Harbor.
Bree Matthews is preparing for Christmas guests, but her heart is reeling from the recent and tender loss of her unborn child. Her sister-in-law, Lauri, suddenly turns up on the doorstep of the lighthouse home Bree shares with her husband, Kade, in Rock Harbor. Secretive and withdrawn, Lauri seems curiously intent on discovering what happened to a parachuter who disappeared in the North Woods along Lake Superior's icy shore.
As Bree and Samson, her search-and-rescue dog, plunge into the search, Bree wonders if Lauri may know more than she’s admitted about the parachuter. And then the clues lead them to the trail of a young woman whose family fears the worst about her disappearance.
Will the search on this snowy, silent night lead Bree and Samson to more than clues about the missing girl? And will Bree’s prayer for a baby ever be answered?

What I thought: I have read books by Colleen Coble, but I have not read any of the Rock Harbor books. I felt like I was a little behind the story about Bree and Kade. Although I wasn't too behind for long, because Coble does take the time to briefly explain the back stories of the main characters while setting up this new story.

I enjoyed reading about these modern characters and the issues in their lives. The loss of a baby was deeply felt by the main character. While I've not lost a baby, I have waited a long time for both of mine. It's not fun and I understand the heartache that comes with it. As the story unfolds we start to see more of Lauri (Kade's sister) and the truth of what she's been doing. It seems like she's gotten involved in something she shouldn't have, but as you read you'll see what she was really after.

This is a good book, and I think that if you're a fiction lover you will like this one too.

Where to buy: Silent Night by Colleen Coble is available in ebook format online now.

*Disclaimer: I received this book through BookSneeze. All opinions are my own.*