TWILIGHT AT BLUEBERRY BARRENS
Coble's third and concluding Sunset Cove novel has a well-developed romantic storyline, but some of the rest gets lost in an overabundance of plot lines. There are three separate suspenseful events going on and it gets very muddled as to who is doing what and why, and how everything is interconnected (or even if it is). Things wrap up in a satisfactory way that will please readers and cause many sighs of happiness for the characters.
After Kate Mason’s mother is sent to jail, she agrees to take over her family’s blueberry barrens. Yet the bushes aren't producing enough fruit for her to live on, so she decides to rent out her cottage to Drake Newham, a man visiting the area with his two nieces. Kate soon discovers that Drake has custody of the girls because his brother and sister-in-law were killed. Kate agrees to be a nanny to the girls for the summer so that Drake can investigate as well as do his job. As the two of them grow closer, it becomes more clear that someone is stalking Kate, and there may be more than one person who wants to do her harm. (THOMAS NELSON, Sep., 352 pp., $15.99)