The View from Rainshadow Bay by Colleen Coble ReviewThe View from Rainshadow Bay by Colleen Coble
Series: Lavender Tides #1
Published by Thomas Nelson on January 23rd 2018
Genres: Christian, Suspense
Pages: 336
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My Rating: five-stars

About this Book

After her husband, Jack, dies in a climbing incident, Shauna has only her five-year-old son and her helicopter charter business to live for. Every day is a struggle to make ends meet and she lives in constant fear of losing even more than she already has.

When her business partner is murdered, his final words convince Shauna that she’s in danger too. But where can she turn? Zach Bannister was her husband’s best friend and is the person she blames for his death. She’s barely spoken to him since. But right now he seems her only hope for protecting her son.

Zach is only too happy to assuage his guilt over Jack’s death by helping Shauna any way he can. But there are secrets involved dating back to Shauna’s childhood that more than one person would prefer to stay hidden.

In The View from Rainshadow Bay, suspense, danger, and a longing to love again ignite amid the gorgeous lavender fields of Washington State.


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Get ready for a gripping journey in Colleen Coble's The View from Rainshadow Bay as we meet Shauna, who believes her husband's best friend Zach is the one responsible for his death and her son to grow up without a father.

Zach lives life with risks. He convinced his friend Jack, Shauna’s husband, to go climbing with him. While the two are out, they agree to race to a certain point. While doing this, Jack gets killed, and Zach feels responsible for his death.

I have read a few other books by Coble, but this is the first time I am getting to start at the beginning of the series.

This book is my favorite by Coble so far. She wove together a complicated story with many different facets that kept me guessing. I enjoyed the setting of the story and felt as though I was watching the story unfold. Coble took me from merely reading the book to being transported, and that is what I love about a great book!

At one point in the book, Zach and Shauna are getting shot at in the woods. I felt like I was standing in the woods as Shauna took cover while Zach tried to track down the shooter.

Shauna owns a helicopter charter business, and there were a few times in the story when we got to go on the trip with Shauna. I enjoyed the imagery Coble used as it brought the story to life.

This book was so good that I jumped on Goodreads as soon as I finished it to find out about the next book. With what I know after reading this book, I can already tell The House at Saltwater Point is one I don't want to miss!

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