Faith, Family, Love and Reviews

Silent Night by Colleen Coble

on December 7, 2012

About the Book:


As Christmas day nears, Bree and her faithful search-and-rescue dog Samson follow the trail of a troubling mystery into the snowy forests of Rock Harbor.

Bree Matthews is preparing for Christmas guests, but her heart is reeling from the recent and tender loss of her unborn child. Her sister-in-law, Lauri, suddenly turns up on the doorstep of the lighthouse home Bree shares with her husband, Kade, in Rock Harbor. Secretive and withdrawn, Lauri seems curiously intent on discovering what happened to a parachuter who disappeared in the North Woods along Lake Superior’s icy shore.

As Bree and Samson, her search-and-rescue dog, plunge into the search, Bree wonders if Lauri may know more than she’s admitted about the parachuter. And then the clues lead them to the trail of a young woman whose family fears the worst about her disappearance.

Will the search on this snowy, silent night lead Bree and Samson to more than clues about the missing girl? And will Bree’s prayer for a baby ever be answered?


My Opinion:

I was looking for a short Christmas novella that would be a quick read and get me feeling Christmas-y since it’s feeling more like Easter lately than Christmas where I’m at and Silent Night fit the bill on both accounts.  It was short, nine chapters short – which made it perfect for this busy mom of three to read in one day.  Some would assume that in that short of book that the plot wouldn’t be well developed or the characters, but they would be wrong on both accounts.  While the plot was a bit more hurried that didn’t take away from the story or the suspense as Bree finds out what happened to the parachuter who was found dead.


Having read other books of Colleen Coble, I’m familiar with her work but I’ve not read any of her other Rock Harbor series but that will be soon changing as I’d like to really delve into the characters that are in this book.  Yes, this novella can stand alone, enough background information is given that the reader has enough information as to who is married to who or at least related so that the rest of the book falls into place.  A wonderful read that I was glad to have taken the time to read and enjoy.


**Disclaimer:  I was provided an e-book from Booksneeze (Thomas Nelson) in exchange for posting my honest opinion, no other compensation was given.


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