Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Mountain Cove #4

Mountain Cove
In the Alaskan wilderness, love and danger collide...

With Christmas just around the corner, Cobie MacBride wants closure in the case of her missing father. But when a visit to the last place he was seen leads to an attack by a masked assailant, Cobie knows she's in over her head.  Running for her life, she never exptected to find safety with Adam Warren-the man she blames for her brother's death.  Seeking answers leads them to a treasure ship, buried secrets..
and deadly danger.  Christmas could find them starting a new future-if they can avoid getting trapped in the perils of the past.  

 Submerged (Mountain Cove #4) 
 Expected publication: October 6th 2015
 by Love Inspired 
5 Stars

 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is His love for those who fear Him;
as far as the east is from the west, 
so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
                ~Psalms 103:12-13

Elizabeth Goddard introduced us to the Warren family and the fictional town of Mountain Cove in the first book of this series, Buried, which was released in March 2015. This is the fourth installment in the series, but this book as with the first three is in my opinion a stand alone story.  
In Submerged we travel back to Mountain Cove located in southeast Alaska and meet Cobie MacBride and Adam Warren.  
Adam is very adventurous, but that's not surprising coming from the Warren family.  Unfortunately Adam has been trying to deal with numerous things and has just about reached his wits end.  Adam loves spelunking, caving, and has agreed to help his friends map some caves off the Alaskan coast.  Regrettably Adam lost a friend years ago to a caving accident and he has yet to put that grief or guilt behind him.  
Cobie has a prosperous dental practice in Mountain Cove and feels it gives her the one thing she needs, stability.  Growing up she would go for months without seeing her father because family always came second to his job.  The death of her brother 5 years ago was still fresh in Cobie's mind and probably not something she was soon to forget.  A woman out of Seattle notified her she hadn't heard from her father in months and had reported him missing.  Cobie decided to search the known place he had been in hopes of finding some clues to his whereabouts.  
I loved this book and the dynamics between the two leading characters. Elizabeth Goddard's ability to weave words together is amazing. The first few pages drew me in. This book has a good flow and pace that keeps the reader's attention.  The characters are are very complex with very real issues, but so lovable.  When important factors are brought to the surface the characters find things more complicated than they ever imagined.  
As with every book I look for a spiritual message.  The message I received from this book was one of forgiveness, not only in others, but also in yourself.  We all make mistakes.  Sometimes holding on to the past can prevent you from having a future. 
 I would definitely recommend this book and series to anyone.  It has a wonderful romance interlaced with an adventure and suspense. 
I received this book from the author for a honest review without bias or outside influence.
About Elizabeth

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Elizabeth Goddard is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than twenty-five novels and counting, including the romantic mystery, The Camera Never Lies—winner of the prestigious Carol Award in 2011. After acquiring her computer science degree, she worked at a software firm before eventually retiring to raise her four children and become a professional writer. A member of several writing organizations, she judges numerous contests and mentors new writers. In addition to writing, she home schools her children and serves with her husband in ministry.
A reader once told me that when she feels down, she picks up one of my books. She knows it will take her away from her troubles, at least for a while. That made me smile because I understand the need to ride on the winds of imagination. As a reader, I enjoy a novel that will whisk me away to another time and place.
Sometimes we simply need an escape from the stress of life and the tragedies happening around us in this fallen world. We need to be refreshed and inspired, lifted from everyday life.
I’ve often heard this response to my novels, which confirms what my ministry of words is about—telling stories set in unique locations and filled with adventure and suspense. Stories that infuse with a sense of hope and redemption. Stories that leave you with a spiritual nugget to take away.
Isn’t that what Jesus did when He told His parables?
Above all, my greatest hope is that my writing will not only entertain you, but draw your heart closer to Him.


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