Saturday, May 20, 2017

Because You're Mine by Colleen Coble

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Reprint edition (January 10, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0718083806
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718083809

About the Book:

Amid the beauty of Charleston, not all is as it seems.
When her husband Liam is killed by a car bomb while their Celtic band is on tour in Charleston, singer and Irish beauty Alanna doesn’t quite know where to turn. Her father-in-law is threatening to take custody of the baby she carries, but Alanna knows she can’t lose the only piece of Liam she has left.
Alanna’s manager offers her a marriage of convenience to obtain U.S. citizenship and allow her to escape her father-in-law’s control. It seems like the perfect solution until she arrives at the family home of her new husband—a decaying mansion with more questions than answers.
Strange things begin happening that threaten Alanna’s life and the life of her child. Are they merely coincidences? Or is something more sinister at work?
A mysterious painting, a haunting melody, and a love stronger than death leave Alanna questioning where darkness ends and light begins.

My Thoughts:

I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised by Colleen Coble's "Because You're Mine".  Coble always crafts an intricate and enjoyable story, but a touch of the Irish sets this one apart from the rest.

My heart broke over and over again for Alanna.  It's always a bit surreal when you find yourself praying for an imaginary person, but she's so real you just can't help but ask God to help her.

And talk about going from bad to worse!  Ever want to choke the life out of a pretend person?  Then strengthen your grip strength, because you will be wanting to. Take. Someone. Out. Very. Very. Meticulously.

And those strange things that are mentioned in the book description above? Yeah, buckle up for some hairpin twists and turns in "Because You're Mine". Even the title of the novel has its own double meaning.

Is it Jesus saying this to Alanna?  Or her captor?  Or someone else?  You'll just have to pick up a copy and read it to find out!  And now is the perfect time, because the Kindle version is on sale for $1.99!  From me, "Because You're Mine" gets my "Packs a Punch" mark of approval.

I received a complimentary copy of "Because You're Mine" from my friends at Zondervan, with no services or obligations promised in return.  So go get your copy, and then meet me back here for more great reading.  Until then...

Mark Your Place, 




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