Book Review: All Is Calm|All is Bright by Colleen Coble

All Is Calm | All Is Bright
Written By: Colleen Coble
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Month, Year: October 2015

Summary from the Colleen Coble:

All Is Calm

It’s going to be an unexpectedly romantic Christmas at Bluebird Ranch.

Brendan Waddell has always considered Bluebird Ranch a little piece of heaven: an idyllic ranch that pairs abused children with abused horses, run by one of his Marine buddies. Now, it seems just the place to spend Christmas recovering from an on-the-job injury.

Lauren Everman first came to the ranch as a foster kid, but now knows it’s the perfect hideout. As the witness to a murder, Lauren needs somewhere to lie low. Her beauty immediately catches Brendan’s attention—but so does her secretive behavior. This Special Ops Intel man knows a woman on the run when he sees one. Can he trust her, or is she putting the ranch at risk? One thing is certain: he’s going to do everything he can to keep her safe so he can see what magic Christmas brings.

All Is Bright

A romantic Christmas wedding at Tidewater Inn gives Delilah’s unique gifts a chance to shine. But will her light be snuffed out before the bride and groom say “I do”?

As manager of the Tidewater Inn, Delilah Carter has been planning a spectacular Christmas wedding for her friend, Elin Summerall. But when Delilah’s car is forced off the road and into the ocean, she finally has to admit that the strange phone calls she’s been receiving lately may be more than just pranks.

Sheriff Tom Bourne has always had a soft spot for Delilah, and he’s determined to protect her. He hopes to win her heart by giving her the surprise gift of a lifetime . . . but first he has to make sure nothing happens to her before Christmas Day.

It’s the season of miracles. But will both Elin and Delilah get the ones they need this holiday season?

We all know that Christmas time is a holiday season full of tranquility, peacefulness, and calm, right?


Welcome to Colleen Coble’s latest murder mystery novellas – where Christmas is not as serene as it may seem. Especially when attempted murder is afoot!

If you happen to read these before bed, much like myself, be sure to leave a light on. I was so jumpy while reading both of these novellas! Colleen’s execution of the plot and the characters within was delightfully well-done, especially in the short stature of a novella. I felt like I really got to know the characters themselves, and fully understand their emotions and views. Plus, both of these stories kept me in high anticipation as to what was going to happen next.

If you’re in the mood for the not-so typical Christmas story, All Is Calm | All is Bright are the novellas for you!

I was graciously provided a free copy of this novella from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.


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