Rosemary Cottage by Colleen Coble is a Christian mystery novel which moves quickly. This book tells the story of Amy Lange who is a nurse midwife who returns to the vacation spot of her family to mourn the death of her much beloved brother, Ben. No one believes that this surfing death is anything but an accident. Amy meets and grows to love one of her neighbors, Curtis who is raising the daughter of his sister, Gina, who recently died around the same time as Ben. This seems too big of a coincident to the two of them as Gina and Ben are the parents of Raine the baby that Curtis is raising. It seems odd that 2 such good swimmers should die within 2 weeks of each other of simple accidents. This is the story of Curtis and Amy convincing the local police to further look into these deaths and how they all work together to solve the murders of these young parents.
Rosemary Cottage by Colleen Coble is a Hope Beach novel and is evidently the 2nd in the series but it easily can stand alone as an easy to read novel. The characters are introduced and the reader is not left wondering how the characters interact. I loved this book and read it easily in one day; I just could not put it down for long. It is a Christian novel but that just is a part of the makeup of the characters. I would recommend this for reading for as young as middle school age children.
I received this book from Booksneeze for this review.