One Little Lie by Colleen Coble Book Tour: Review + Giveaway

**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

One Little Lie
(Pelican Harbor #1)
By Colleen Coble
Christian Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 352 Pages
March 3rd 2020 by Thomas Nelson

It started with one little lie. But Jane Hardy will do everything in her power to uncover the truth in this gripping new romantic suspense.

Jane Hardy is appointed interim sheriff in Pelican Harbor, Alabama, after her father retires, but there's no time for an adjustment period. When her father is arrested for theft and then implicated in a recent murder, Jane quickly realizes she's facing someone out to destroy the only family she has.

After escaping with her father from a cult fifteen years ago, Jane has searched relentlessly for her mother—who refused to leave—ever since. Could someone from that horrible past have found them?

Reid Bechtol is well-known for his documentaries, and his latest project involves covering Jane's career. Jane has little interest in the attention, but the committee who appointed her loves the idea of the publicity.

Jane finds herself depending on Reid's calm manner as he follows her around filming, and they begin working together to clear her father. But Reid has his own secrets from the past, and the gulf between them may be impossible to cross—especially once her father’s lie catches up with him.

Praise for the Book

“Colleen Coble always raises the notch on romantic suspense, and One Little Lie is my favorite yet! The story took me on a wild and wonderful ride.” —Diann Mills, bestselling author

"Colleen Coble once again proves she is at the pinnacle of Christian romantic suspense. Filled with characters you'll come to love, faith lost and found, and scenes that will have you holding your breath, Jane Hardy's story deftly follows the complex and tangled web that can be woven by one little lie.' —Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours


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About the Author


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.


My Thoughts

Colleen Coble is at the very top of my must read, favorite authors list, so anytime she has a new book out, I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on it. As such, I also have pretty high expectations for her novels as well. That can be a little dangerous sometimes if expectations are too high... but One Little Lie did not let me down! This book was absolutely fantastic!

From the beginning, I was drawn into the drama that fills up Pelican Harbor. For such a small town, there was a LOT going on. It was certainly a lot to keep up with, but I loved discovering how everything fit together in the end. In the first book of this new series we are introduced to Jane Hardy. Jane grew up in a cult and has tried to put that past behind her, but it seems the past and the lies told have a way of catching up! I won't give too much away, but it's certainly an action packed story that I could not put down! I loved this inclusion of the cult, as this is a topic that I personally find fascinating. I am certain I am not alone in that opinion either. I hope to see more about that in future books in the series as well.

If you have read other series by Colleen Coble in the past, I would say the style of this one reminds me a bit of her Rock Harbor series. The plots are of course completely different, but like in that series, while the primary mystery is tied up at the end of the story, the relationships and side stories are not. It ends at just a bit of a cliffhanger that leaves you ready to dive into the next book in the series to see what happens in the life of Jane Hardy. As such, you might find you want to wait for the series in it's entirety... but it's so good, who could REALLY wait that long?

Overall, this has everything that I have come to love from Colleen Coble--- great suspense, unexpected twists, themes of faith and yes, romance too. It was a great start to this new series and I cannot wait to see what happens next. Current fans of Colleen Coble will certainly want to add it to their collection, and new readers are sure to fall in love too!

Tour Schedule


Tour Giveaway


One winner will receive a print copy of Strands of Truth by Colleen Coble (US only)
Ends March 25, 2020

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