Book Review: Twilight at Blueberry Barrens by Colleen Coble, Book 3 of Sunset Cove

"Sometimes it takes a while to figure out your own way in the world."

Title: Twilight at Blueberry Barrens
Series: Sunset Cove, Book #3
Author: Colleen Coble
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson & Zondervan Fiction
Release Date:  September 20, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense

USA TODAY Bestseller!

“I need you to keep these girls safe . . .”

Kate Mason has devoted herself to caring for her family’s blueberry barrens. But after her fields stop producing fruit, she’s forced to come up with alternative ways to make a living.

Renting out the small cottage on her property seems an obvious choice, but it won’t be enough. When entrepreneur Drake Newham shows up looking not only for a place to rent but also for a nanny for his two nieces, it’s almost too good to be true. And maybe it is—because Drake brings with him dangerous questions about who might be out to kill his family.

The more time Kate spends with Drake and the girls, the more difficult it becomes to hide her attraction to him. But a family crisis isn’t exactly the ideal time to pursue a romance.

Meanwhile, Kate learns that her uncle—in prison for murder—has escaped. Add to that a local stalker who won’t leave her alone, and Kate is looking over her shoulder at every turn. With threats swirling from multiple directions, she wonders if her blueberry fields will ever flourish again . . . or if this twilight is her last.

Set on the beautiful coast of Maine, Twilight at Blueberry Barrens brings together suspense, romance, and the hope that one day new life will come again.

When I first encountered Colleen Coble's Twilight at Blueberry Barrens, the 3rd book in the Sunset Cove series, I was mesmerized by that gorgeous cover.  One can definitely stare at that cover for some time. Like the cover, the story of Twilight at Blueberry Barrens has a bit of mistique and poignancy to it. The mystery that surrounds our characters and the danger that not only lurks, but troubles the mind has a way to bring our characters even closer together.

"God has perfectly equipped them to rely on how he created them to survive."

I'm also a fan of the interaction between Kate and the kids. There's a firmness, yet also the true love of wanting the best for these kids.

"Take a firmer hand with them. . . it means you love them enough to train them for living a productive life."

In all, Twilight at the Blueberry Barrens is a page turner with its emphasis on the message of life, past and present, but also what the future may hold, as long as you're willing to take the risk. There's romance, friendship, wisdom, intriguing plot and a setting that visualizes. Not to miss.

Disclaimer: I received a digital ARC of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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USA TODAY bestselling 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 over 2 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.

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  1. I love Maine. I'm not familiar with these so thanks for the heads-up!
    Jen Ryland Reviews

  2. Wonderful review, Annie! I loved this series!

  3. I have this one of the titles out of order, so I wanted to get them all. Totally forgot I even had them until seeing your post!


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