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Authors: Colleen Coble

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Tidewater Inn

A
CCLAIM FOR
C
OLLEEN
C
OBLE

“Colleen is a master storyteller.”

—K
AREN
K
INGSBURY, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF
U
NLOCKED
AND
L
EARNING

“Suspense, action, mystery, spiritual victory—Colleen Coble has woven them all into a compelling novel that will keep you flipping pages until the very end. I highly recommend
Without a Trace
.”

—J
AMES
S
COTT
B
ELL, AUTHOR OF
D
EADLOCK
AND
A H
IGHER
J
USTICE

“Coble's books have it all, romance, sass, suspense, action. I'm content to read a book that has any one of those but to find an author like Coble who does all four so well is my definition of bliss.”

—M
ARY
C
ONNEALY, AUTHOR OF
D
OCTOR IN
P
ETTICOATS

“Coble captivates readers with her compelling characters. Action-packed . . . highly recommended!”

—D
IANNE
B
URNETT
,
C
HRISTIANBOOK.COM

“[
The Lightkeeper's Ball
] has romance, mystery, secrets and a bad guy. Coble wows the reader with a fresh storyline. Readers will enjoy peeling back the layers and discovering this is more than your average romance book. The characters are strong not only in themselves but also in their faith.”

—
R
OMANTIC
T
IMES
, 4
STARS

“Coble's historical series (
The Lightkeeper's Daughter
;
The Lightkeeper's Bride
) just keeps getting better with each entry. Coble has a strong feel for the time period (in this case, 1910) and has scripted believable characters in suspenseful situations.”

—
L
IBRARY
J
OURNAL
,
STARRED REVIEW

W
HAT
R
EADERS
A
RE
S
AYING

“I have always been a hopeless romantic . . . When I began reading your books I couldn't put them down. I love not just the romance but the connection I feel with God when I read your books. It really is incredible!”

—J
ENNIFER

“I just finished
Blue Moon Promise
and it was outstanding! I am so looking forward to
Safe in His Arms
! Thank you for sharing your God-given talent with us.”

—N
ANCY

“I love your books! I am a big fan :) You are by far my favorite author.”

—K
ATELYN

“I wanted to let you know that I am reading
Blue Moon Promise
and I can't put it down. I love the way you write! I've read your Lonestar series and I can't wait to read
Tidewater Inn
.”

—J
EAN

“You are such an amazing writer and person. I've been dealing with lots of health issues, and on my ‘bad days' I turn to your books to keep me inspired, to keep me thinking positive thoughts, and to help get me through the tough times. Thanks for being an inspiration and for all that you do to include your reader friends in your life.”

—B
ECKY

“I just read
The Lightkeeper's Daughter
,
The Lightkeeper's Bride
and
The Lightkeeper's Ball
. I could not put them down. I also read the first two books of the Lonestar series and I can't wait to get my hands on the next two. I loved them all!!”

—A
DELE

“I finished
Lonestar Angel
and just loved it!! Sure would love for that series to go on and on, keeps getting better and better.”

—T
ERESA

“I just finished the Rock Harbor Series . . . I loved it. You should see my house, laundry, dishes, etc. I haven't done a thing in days. I literally couldn't put the books down. I am off to find
Alaska Twilight
. You are by far my new favorite author. I am from Indiana too, and have visited the UP before. I could almost smell the woods, feel the wind and hear the waves. Thanks for a truly amazing series.”

—T
ANYA

“I just wanted to say thank you for writing the Rock Harbor series. I lost my son in a car accident 12 years ago this month. They waited to bury him when I woke from a coma. I don't remember the accident or barely the funeral. It felt like a nightmare, very unreal and out of body. In your book, she got her little boy back, but she also learned to not be so angry with God. That is something I will always have to work on. I feel very guilty for that, but I am angry. Your book has helped me with that some. I look forward to more in the series, strangely it gave me a peace.”

—T
IFFANY

“I am so very excited about your new books coming out! I have read almost everything you have put out in the last five years! I am counting down the days till the next Harbor Rock book comes out, and I am pre-ordering
Cry In The Night
this weekend! Thank you so much for all you do! Not only have I enjoyed the story lines, I feel like it's a daily devotional as well!”

—B
ESS

“I just finished your
Lonestar Sanctuary
novel & LOVED IT! I am a HUGE cowgirl/rodeo fan at heart and worked with troubled children so it really spoke to my heart. I am so glad I have discovered such a wonderful author and will highly recommend your books to my friends and book club!”

—K
IM

“The number one gift on my wish list was
The Lightkeeper's Ball
. I read the first two of the Mercy Falls Novels and I LOVED THEM! I'm a huge history nut and I thought that these books were FANTASTIC!!”

—E
M

“I just love your books! Rock Harbor is my favorite series. That series has rich plot, deep characterization, gorgeous backdrop, engaging dialogue. And I can't help hoping Bree keeps whispering secrets and suggestions to you about keeping the series going. There's still more to be told!”

—M
ARY

T
IDEWATER
I
NN

T
IDEWATER
I
NN

A H
OPE
B
EACH
N
OVEL

By Colleen Coble

© 2012 by Colleen Coble

All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, scanning, or other—except for brief quotations in critical reviews or articles, without the prior written permission of the publisher.

Published in Nashville, Tennessee, by Thomas Nelson. Thomas Nelson is a registered trademark of Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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Scripture quotations are taken from THE NEW KING JAMES VERSION. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Publisher's Note: This novel is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either products of the author's imagination or used fictitiously. All characters are fictional, and any similarity to people living or dead is purely coincidental.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Coble, Colleen.

  Tidewater Inn / by Colleen Coble.

      p. cm. -- (A Hope Beach novel ; 1)

  ISBN 978-1-59554-781-1 (trade paper)

1. Hotels--Conservation and restoration--Fiction. 2. Kidnapping--Fiction. I. Title.

  PS3553.O2285T53 2012

  813'.54--dc23

2012012625

Printed in the United States of America

12 13 14 15 16 17 QG 6 5 4 3 2 1

For Erin Healy
Editor extraordinaire and friend

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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CKNOWLEDGMENTS

T
his book is a little bittersweet for me. It's my twenty-first project with Thomas Nelson, and Erin Healy has edited all but three of those stories. She's a fabulous writer in her own right, and
Tidewater Inn
is her last book to edit before plunging full time into her own wonderful novels. Thank you, Erin, for all the things you've taught me in the nine years we've worked together. We have been partners from that first Rock Harbor novel,
Without a Trace
. I treasure your friendship and your wisdom, and I'm so grateful for all the time you've spent on my novels. Love you, girl! I will be screaming from the sidelines for you louder than anyone else as you soar to the heights!

My Thomas Nelson team is my family and I love them and thank God for them every day. They helped me brainstorm this particular book too, and it was so fun to write because of that! Publisher Allen Arnold is loved by everyone in the industry—including me! He's a rock star! Senior Acquisitions Editor Ami McConnell (my dear friend and cheerleader) has an eye for character and theme like no one I know. I crave her analytical eye and love her heart. She's truly like a daughter to me. Marketing Manager Eric Mullett brings fabulous ideas to the table. Publicist Katie Bond is always willing to listen to my harebrained ideas. Extraordinary cover guru Kristen Vasgaard (you so rock!) works hard to create the perfect cover—and does it. And, of course, I can't forget my other friends who are all part of my amazing fiction family: Natalie Hanemann, Amanda Bostic, Becky Monds, Ashley Schneider, Ruthie Dean, Jodi Hughes, Heather McCulloch, Dean Arvidson, and Megan Leedle. I wish I could name all the great folks who work on selling my books through different venues at Thomas Nelson. Hearing “well done” from you all is my motivation every day.

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