Strands of Truth
by Colleen Coble
on Tour September 9 - October 4, 2019
Strands of Harper Taylor’s childhood are resurfacing—but will the truth save her . . . or pull her under?
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.
Book Details:Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published by: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: September 10th 2019
Number of Pages: 336
ISBN: 0718085906 (ISBN13: 9780718085902)
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Read an excerpt:
Harper Taylor is desperate to have a family of her own. Her mother died when she was born, her grandmother was not really a good substitute, and died when Harper was young. Time spent in the foster care system was dangerous and disappointing. Fortunately she found a mentor, but his family resented the attention he gave her, even as she grew into an intelligent and contributing member of society.
When this mentor set her up with a job working side by side with his son, Ridge, the son, sees it as an opportunity to show his father that Harper was only ever after their money. Can working together change his view of her?
As a birthday gift, Harper's best friend gave her one of those Ancestry DNA test kits. Does she actually have family somewhere in the world? Possibly closer to home than she expected?
When Harper and her newly found potential sister start having attacks on them, can it be tied to past secrets? Danger lurks around every corner as Harper not only seeks to find out about her unknown father but also tries to research benefits of pen shells.
Even without knowing anything about mollusks or clams, I found this an interesting aspect of the book. I feel like I have enough family already, but if there was a question about who my parents were, I would want to take advantage of new technologies myself.
The mysteries were interesting and the tension kept building through this whole book.
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.