In Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble, Historian Libby Holladay, witnesses her best friend, Nicole, being kidnapped. Just before the kidnapping Libby finds out that she has family on Hope Island that she didn’t know existed and that she inherited the Tidewater Inn. However, when she arrives on the island to search for her friend, she discovers she’s unwelcome by her brother and sister and there are no leads in finding Nicole. Libby soon realizes she is the prime suspect in Nicole’s kidnapping. Desperate to find her friend she turns to Alec Bourne who knows what it is like to be wrongfully accused. Together along with the help of a search and rescue dog they set out to find Nicole. But they find way more than they bargained for.
Tidewater Inn is a pleasant romance with enough suspense to keep me turning the pages. I did become annoyed at times with the heroine because she is so nice, but that’s probably a character flaw on my part and not the heroine’s. 🙂