The book takes place predominantly in Charleston, South Carolina and is the story of a singer named Alanna, who is in a Celtic band named Ceol. Shortly after the story begins, her husband, Liam, is killed when a bomb explodes under the car he and his best friend are in. His best friend Jesse survives. But, is it really Jesse or is it Liam as they both looked so very much alike.
Alanna is pregnant with Liam's baby and her father-in-law is wanting custody. She agrees to a marriage of convenience to the band manager in order to stay in the United States so her baby won't be taken away. But her new husband, Barry, is, well, different. He takes her to his family home which, while it is a mansion, it is a decaying one and strange things begin to happen.
Per a note on the back of the book, "A mysterious painting, a haunting melody, and a love stronger than death leave Alanna questioning where darkness ends and light begins."
I loved the characters of Alanna, Liam, Jesse and the rest of the band. I loved the way Ms. Coble brought a lot of the Irish culture to life within the book as well as the dialect. I could actually hear the Irish brogues in my head as I read the book.
If you enjoy clean romantic suspense I would highly recommend picking up a copy and reading this wonderful novel.
On a 5-Star Scale - 5 HUGE Stars!!!!!
I would like to thank BookLook Bloggers and Thomas Nelson for my copy of Because You're Mine. I received my copy for free in order to read it and give my honest review.
Smiles & Blessings,