After receiving an ominous email alluding to her brother's death not being an unfortunate accident but homicide, Amy Lange returns to the family's summer cottage on Hope Island, NC, where he died. She is determined to investigate her brother's death to uncover the truth. Meanwhile, Coast Guard officer Curtis Ireland holds onto the secret of the true identity of his niece's father- Amy's brother, Ben Lange. After gaining custody of his niece when his sister, Gina, did not survive a hit-and-run boating accident, Curtis worries that the wealthy Lange family will try to take her away from him. When Curtis and Amy's paths cross, he is intrigued with her because she seems the polar opposite of her playboy brother and hardline business mogul father. As the two grow closer, Amy and Curtis begin to suspect that Gina's death may be suspicious, too, and decide to work together to find out what happened with both deaths. Along the way, Curtis shares with her the fact that Ben is Raine's father connecting them even more. However, as the two investigate their siblings' questionable deaths, they begin to uncover evidence that Ben is not Raine's father landing them in a dangerous quest for answers with Raine in the middle.
Rosemary Cottage offers a suspense-filled plot as one clue after another leads to more and more questions. The outcome of the identity of Raine's mystery father and the circumstances under which Gina and Ben were killed were completely unexpected! In addition, I found myself hoping that the tensions between Curtis and Amy after he revealed Ben was (supposedly) Raine's father would not dampen their budding romance (and I was quite happy with their ending!).
This review contains my own thoughts and opinions. I have not been compensated for this review in any way.
Colleen Coble is a best-selling author whose 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 Hold Medallion, the Daphne Du Maurier, National Reader's Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has nearly 4 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. Visit her website at www.colleencoble.com to learn more.