I have a very good book to tell you about today called Tidewater Inn written by Colleen Coble. Here is an excerpt from the back of the book:
Inheriting a beautiful old hotel on the Outer Banks could be a dream come true for Libby. The inn cries out for her restorer's talent and love of history. She's delighted to learn of the family she never knew she had. And the handsome Coast Guard lieutenant she's met there on the island could definitely be the man of her dreams.Libby and Nicole, her friend, were in the business of restoring old homes and historical sites. Nicole is the one who travelled to Hope Island to look over the property. Nicole is the one who discovers that Libby has a half sister and brother.While she was talking to Nicole via webcam, is when she saw 2 men kidnap Nicole. Libby knew she needed to get down there immediately.
But Libby soon realizes that the only way she can afford the upkeep on the inn is to sell it to developers who are stalking the island. The father who willed her the inn has died before she could meet him, and her newfound brother and sister are convinced she's there to steal their birthright. Worst of all, her best friend and business partner has been kidnapped before her eyes, and Libby is under suspicion for the crime.
Libby's dreams come true is becoming a nightmare. Her only option is to find her friend and prove her innocence, or lose everything on the shores of Hope Island.
But when she got there, the webcam transaction had disappeared! She could not prove it and the local sheriff suspects Libby. In the middle of all of this is a crooked lawyer named Horace and the developer who wants all the land no matter what the cost. It was his 2 men that kidnapped Nicole.
Alec is the Coast Guard officer that Libby meets and feels an instant attraction for and he likewise. Together they will unravel the mysteries surrounding the kidnapping and also one that Libby did not know about which was where did her half brother and sister's mother go? She had disappeared several years ago and her husband did not know where she went.