24 February 2015

Diana Reviews Windigo Twilight By Colleen Coble

 
 
 
Reviewed by Diana Flowers
(No Spoilers!) 
 
 

Exotic Suspense!
 
Windigo Twilight is a gripping, exotic suspense-filled tale that takes place on a mysterious island across the horizon from Lake Superior. A weathered mansion, massive pine trees along the cliff's edge, the sound of the surf crashing below, and rumors of the evil Windigo spirits all lend to the mystique of this dark, cryptic isle. 
 
 
Rebecca Baxter believes her parents' death due to an explosion on their boat is no accident, especially due to the fact that her estranged relatives would profit handsomely from their deaths.  Changing her name to Becca Lynn she secures a position as a research assistant to writer, Max Duncan, on a practically deserted island in the middle of Lake Superior. Becca has not been to Windigo Manor since she was a small child, and is certain none of the remaining family members there will recognize her as she ferrets out information concerning her parents' death. Max Duncan is a handsome, brooding widower for whom Becca begins to feel a deep attraction in spite of herself. When eerie incidents begin to take place, Becca begins to wonder if she has been recognized. When someone frightens her in the woods dressed up as Windigo and her life becomes threatened, Becca unearths secrets she never wanted to find out. Someone wants her out of the way---permanently. And no one in Windigo Manor is to be trusted...including Max Duncan.
 
 
Colleen Coble wrote this riveting novel under her maiden name of Rhoads in 2005, and had it republished in 2015. Full of exotic descriptive imagery, the reader will feel as though they are on a tropical island in the Caribbean or Tahiti instead of the United States. Filled with heart racing excitement and melodramatic tension that will send shivers up your spine -- there is never a dull moment in this whodunit! Throw in some romance and a spiritual thread throughout and you have a typical Colleen Coble novel--breathtaking!
                                                     
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This book may be purchased through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and BAM.
 


GIVEAWAY: An ebook copy to one blessed commenter! International entrants welcome.
 
 
 
 
 
 

57 comments:

  1. You had me at the first few words of this review, Diana! This sounds like a must-have book by Colleen Coble and is going to the top of my wish list! Thank you for that wonderful review, I could sense the intrigue and suspense already!! :)

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    1. Thank you, NOELA! I know how much you love Colleen's books yourself, so DO put this one at the top, gf!

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  2. Thanks SO much for the great review, Diana!

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    1. You are SO welcome, Colleen. My pleasure! :)

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  3. WOW this really sounds good, this goes on my must read list. Thank you so much for the review. I really enjoy reading Colleen's books. Have a Blesed Day.

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    1. DEB, I love them all! When I need my suspense fix there are several authors' books I depend on to give that to me--Colleen's are at the top! Blessings to you!

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  4. Colleen Coble's books are all great. I didn't know she had books under her maiden name. I love her books set on the Great Lakes and will have to look into this one. Your review has given me incentive to find out more. Thank you for the review, Diana!

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    1. You're welcome, BECKY! I never knew it either and quite accidentally stumbled on it! And then won it in a giveaway! So glad I did! :)

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  5. This will definitely go on my to-read list. It sounds like I'd rather read through it than live through it.

    Lou Barba

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    1. That makes two of us, LOU! lol Good luck in the drawing!

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  6. DIANA this sounds wonderful, which of course all of Colleen's books are wonderful! Thank for this amazing review that has tempted me to add to my overly full Kindle! :)

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    1. Thank you, TERESA! A woman can NEVER have too much jewelry, too many shoes, too many clothes...and ESPECIALLY too many books! ;)

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  7. Sounds like a book that once you start it you won't put it down until you finish it !! Blessings DanaGirl

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    1. I almost didn't, DANAGIRL! I finished it fairly quickly, and only stopped reading out of necessity. Lol Good luck in the drawing!

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  8. Thanks for the review! Sounds like a good one, will have to see if I can find it!

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    1. MONKIESMOM (too cute!), maybe you'll win it here! Keep your fingers crossed! Lol

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  9. Great review Diana.
    I love Colleen Coble's books and this one sounds wonderful; love the cover. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.
    Blessings,Tina

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    1. The original cover is nice, too, but I love this one even better, TINA. This is a very exotic novel and goes well with the cover. Thx so much for sharing!

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  10. This book sounds so interesting! I love colleen Coble she is another auther that I enjoy reading. 😊👍
    oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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    1. She certainly is an amazing author, DANIE! I know you'll enjoy Windigo Twilight!

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  11. Oh Diana - what a wonderful review! I most certainly would love to win this book - and definitely will have to get my hands on it if I don't...lol
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you, BETTI! I sure hope random number loves you! Eek! Lol

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  12. What a great review. I look forward to reading this exciting book fishingjan[at]aol[dot]com

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    1. I hope you get the chance to read it soon, JAN! If you don't win, the ebook is fairly inexpensive. God bless!

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  13. I enjoyed the review & the cover is lovely.. I'd really like to be whisked off to mysterious island in a gripping, exotic suspense-filled tale, Winter is getting so tiresome :)
    dkstevensneAToutlookD otCoM

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    1. Ugh, I'm with you, DEANNA! Spring hurry up! Here's hoping you will get the chance to be whisked away to an exotic isle soon! ;)

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  14. I have loved all the books this author has written so far that I have read. I can tell this one will not disappoint me either. I have added it to my TBR list(it is growing so long!!!!!!). Thanks for the great review!
    ldwrncpn(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. LORI, I know all about that ever growing list. lol I think I would panic if I ever got down to just one book! (gasp!)

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  15. Great review, great author, great book!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thx MELANIE, for your GREAT comment! ;) Throwing your name in the hat!

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  16. This looks like a great book. But then, I haven't read anything by Colleen Coble that I didn't like.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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    1. Me neither, SUSAN! She's a fabulous author. I tend to enjoy her contemporary suspense better than historical b/c of the settings however. You'll enjoy this setting!

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  17. Wow I am a die hard print book reader, but I will make an exception to get a chance to win, read, and review this! :D The only place I've heard of a Windigo was on the movie the Lone Ranger! LOL! It really grabbed my attention when I saw it here! :D

    Many Blessings, Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)

    P.S Excellent review Diana! Hugs, A.

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    1. AMADA, my sweet friend. It's so great to see you again! I had never heard of Windigo, so you're one up on me! lol I got so lost in this one I didn't realize it wasn't a paperback. haha Lotsa luck to you!

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    2. Thank you Diana! :) I was floored when I saw it, because I though it was something completely made up for the movie and the movie alone! Maybe Colleen's seen The Lone Ranger movie! LOL! Oh that sounds good I love when you get so into a book you don't care what format it's in! :D

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    3. LOL, AMADA! It does sound familiar the more I think about it. Maybe that is where I first saw it, too. But this Windigo is scarreeee...IF one believes in ghosts! Which I don't. haha

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  18. Certainly caught my attention thank you.

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    1. That was my intention, MARY! lol I hope you enjoy the book when you get the chance to read it! :)

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  19. I don't know why my first post is always not posted but I am being persistent because this sounds like an excellent contest. I love everything about the review, the title, the cover, the author, the sound of the title, the suspense, the mansion, etc. I could go on and on. I sure would love to win this book. Thanks for the contest.
    flowersmarylou85(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. MARYLOU, I'm sorry! Blogger can be a real stinker sometimes. May God bless you for your persistency! I'm thrilled you enjoyed the review. I had a lot of fun writing it!

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  20. Very interesting Diana. Scary too. Would be a good one to read. Thanks for the review. Hope all of you OWG gals are staying warm. Feeling pretty good or about as normal for me. Thinking a lot about my brother in NY. But, he is in GOD's hands. I love all of you girls. Makes me smile when I think of you. GOD bless you all. (((Hugs))) Maxie
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    1. MAXIE, you're welcome! It has been cold here, but Feb is always our worse month. Spring is just around the corner. Yay! We love you, too, MAXIE! It's always a pleasure when you come by!

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  21. Oh, this sounds chilling and intriguing! I love Colleen's books, they grab you and don't let go. Please add me!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. This one definitely doesn't let go, MERRY! I kept picking it up, putting it down, and picking it up, putting it down, when I had other things I needed to be doing! lol

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  22. When will the drawing for the free book be held?

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  23. I didn't know about this new book. Glad to read about it.
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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    1. I stumbled upon it by accident on Amazon, SUSAN! Am so glad I did! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  24. Beautiful review, Diana, thank you!! I love the Great Lakes, romance, excitement, tension and spiritual threads - the word "exotic" entices me to try this spell-binder, even though suspense isn't my favorite genre. I've read nothing but wonderful comments about Colleen's writing and feel sure "WINDIGO TWILIGHT" is no exception. Beautiful cover and enchanting title, also!!

    Shared post!!

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    1. BONNIE, I believe Colleen's book will make a new suspense fan out of you yet! lol I don't care for all of it (like the real graphic stuff), but some authors' suspense books just get to me & I have a hard time putting them down until I find out whodunit! TY, Bonnie, for your always kind words and for sharing!

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  25. Love Colleen's book and would love to have this one.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, CONNIE! Throwing your name in my cyberhat here! ;)

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  26. I am currently reading her Rock Harbor series and loving them. This sounds like another great suspense story of hers! Thanks for the review and giveaway!

    mo1202007@yahoo.com

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    1. I LOVED her Rock Harbor series and have a few other books of Colleen's on my Kindle that I'm itching to get to! Thx so much for coming by, MELISSA, and lotsa luck in the drawing!

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  27. Congrats to Mary Lou Kwiatkowski for winning an ebook of Windigo Twilight! Enjoy, Mary Lou!

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    1. Thanks ever so much. I truly look forward to receiving this email book which I am still awaiting. I can't wait to get into the mystery and suspense! Mary Lou K
      flowersmarylou85(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. Would love to read this, it sounds so good, thank you for the chance to win a copy. Have a Blessed Day. dsimmering68@gmail.com

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