If I ever put this much in a book, I would think it would be too much. Too much to keep track of, too many details to focus on (or not). But somehow, this book wasn’t too much. It was just enough. I had high expectations when some of my favorite authors endorsed this book…had to check it out. I really enjoyed Strands of Truth; will you?
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Who will enjoy Strands of Truth?
- murder mystery…with some generational secrets
- embryonic adoption
- judgment and unforgiveness…and forgiveness, too.
- epic family drama
- extreme wealth and extreme poverty
- long-lost siblings
- an orphan desperate for family
Somehow, all of that didn’t bother me. It didn’t make me skip pages that I can recall, and the plot twists were like a gut punch every time. I didn’t figure out whodunit until the very end, but it fit in a kind of scary way. No one in this story is quite who you think they are…except possibly Harper’s newfound half-sister Annabelle.
You will barely have time to catch your breath before you walk into another surprise. I didn’t want to put this book down.
Even though I love the suspense element, I especially love the give-and-take between Ridge and Harper as they learn to trust each other after years of…well, at least a one-sided deep distrust. I love those moments where your faith smacks you in the face because you realize you can’t continue to have that attitude towards that person as a Christ-follower…and you realize that person’s own faith is as genuine as your own.
As I said, most of these characters were not who they seemed at first. So here’s my question to you: who in your life is not what you think they are? Who have you placed in the wrong box for the past decade or so? And how many murders and kidnappings will it take for you to change your heart?
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About the Book
Book: Strands of Truth
Author: Colleen Coble
Release Date: September 10, 2019
Harper Taylor is used to being alone—after all, she grew up in one foster home after another. Oliver Jackson finally took her under his wing when she was a runaway teenager, and now Harper pours her marine biology knowledge into Oliver’s pen shell research. But she’s never stopped wishing for a family of her own.
So when a DNA test reveals a half-sister living just two hours away, Harper is both hopeful and nervous. Over warm cinnamon rolls, Harper and Annabelle find striking similarities in their stories. Is it just a coincidence that both their mothers died tragically, without revealing Harper and Annabelle’s father’s name?
Oliver’s son Ridge still sees Harper as a troubled teen even all these years later. But when Oliver is attacked, Ridge and Harper find themselves working together to uncover dangerous secrets that threaten to destroy them all. They must unravel her past before they can have any hope for the future.
Suspense, romance, and generational secrets meld in this engrossing new novel from USA TODAY bestselling author Colleen Coble.
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About the Author
Colleen Coble is a USA TODAY bestselling author and RITA finalist best known for her coastal romantic suspense novels, including The Inn at Ocean’s Edge, Twilight at Blueberry Barrens, and the Lavender Tides, Sunset Cove, Hope Beach, and Rock Harbor series. Connect with Colleen online at colleencoble.com; Instagram: colleencoble; Facebook: colleencoblebooks; Twitter: @colleencoble.