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Secrets at Cedar Cabin by Colleen Coble: Book Review

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Secrets at Cedar Cabin is book 3 in the Lavender Tides series. As usual, the cover is gorgeous and gives a great insight into the location of the book.

Book Blurb:

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—is 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 seems.

My Thoughts:

I can always count on Colleen Coble to pull me out of a reading funk. Her books always have a depth and strength of character with just enough of the darkness in humanity to make you appreciate the good guys. Secrets at Cedar Cabin is no exception.

Despite her circumstances and learning that everything she believed is wrong, Bailey remains upbeat and optimistic about her future. She does have a moment of doubt but does not allow it to take away her faith that God will see her through this trial. Lance has been looking for his sister for five years, and through all that time he has never given up. While their beginning was a bit rocky, Lance and Bailey quickly found themselves not only attracted to one another but depending on the other.

The setting was picturesque with the cabins and ocean at your fingertips…the perfect place to drop in a couple of dead bodies and a sweet old lady for Bailey to care for. That’s what I can always count on from Coble, nothing is ever as straightforward as it seems.

I’ve been making it a point to write down quotes from books that I find interesting or helpful in my life. So far, Secrets at Cedar Cabin has produced the most quotes from a single book. I had to stop a few times just to digest the weight of a certain sentence as it spoke to my heart.

As for the who-done-it…don’t worry, I won’t spoil it…but I will say this…you got me. Never saw it coming. In fact, when I read it, I actually dropped the book in shock. Colleen Coble, you’ve done it again. Excellent book.

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not required to leave a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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