The Colton Marine: The Colton’s of Shadow Creek Book #5 by Lisa Childs is a romantic suspense novel that is scheduled to be released on July 4, 2017 by Harlequin. The novel is about a troubled hero returns home to a family nightmare in this thrilling Coltons of Shadow Creek tale! Hired to renovate his family’s former mansion, River Colton hopes to find answers to his deepest questions. Plagued by memories of his fugitive mother, the ex-marine finds danger to his life in the estate’s secret chambers—and danger to his heart in Edith Beaulieu, its beautiful new guardian. But someone doesn’t want Edith or River in the seemingly haunted house. When Edith falls victim to too many “accidents”—and falls hard for River—the Texas loner risks everything to protect her. If the ghosts of Coltons past lurk in the shadows, it’s up to Edith and River hunt them down…Look for 4 new titles from Romantic Suspense every month! Heart-racing romance… adventurous women, brave men and the life-and-death situations that bring them together.
Lisa Childs was born on 31 October, a Halloween birthday predestined her to a life of writing suspense. Born soft-spoken into a big, boisterous family where only he who speaks loudest is heard, she learned early to express herself through the written word. She has been writing since she could first form sentences and transfer them to paper with crayon. Her first books revolved around the antics of the family dog until she discovered Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. Then writing mysteries became second nature for her. At 11 she won her first writing award and was interviewed by the local newspaper. That story’s plot revolved around a kidnapping, probably something she wished on any of her six siblings. Lisa lives in Michigan, with a husband who provides loving support with praise and extra housecleaning duty, and two beautiful daughters who share her love of the written word. During the day she is a part-time insurance agent and full-time wife and mother. When night falls and fog from their 15-acre swamp wraps around their house, she becomes the focused writer, spinning stories she hopes her readers will enjoy. She enjoys the mix of suspense and romance. Readers are welcome to contact Lisa at PO Box 139, Marne, MI 49435.
My thoughts: I really love a good romantic suspense novel and this one is well worth the wait. The Colton Marine is the fifth book in The Colton’s of Shadow Creek Series and is the best one so far. I really love how the stores have evolved and grown in this series. I was drawn in from the first page and even more with each chapter I read. Childs creates a magically romantic novel with a touch of suspense that will leave you wanting to know more. I found this to be an outstanding read that I could not put down. **I received an advanced readers copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.**