Black Sands: Book Two in the Aloha Reef Series

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Black Sands: Book Two in the Aloha Reef Series

by Colleen Coble

Thomas Nelson | October 12, 2005 | Trade Paperback

Black Sands: Book Two in the Aloha Reef Series is rated 3 out of 5 by 1.
As a volcano on Hawaii begins to rumble, sudden, inexplicable tragedies bring an unlikely couple together.

Annie Tagama has always been content to bask in the glow of her brother and sister and to quietly assist her father in his volcano research. Annie has a secret crush on Mano Ohana, though he''s never noticed her. Her devotion turns to disdain after a mistake by Mano kills her beloved brother.

But when her younger sister goes missing, she''s forced to turn to her former love, now her sworn enemy, for help.

Mano Ohana made a fateful mistake that cold night. A mistake that probably cost the life of his best friend, Tomi Tagama. But the night before he is to bring Tomi''s belongings to his family, Mano discovers his friend is still alive--but he''s in serious danger. Worse, the danger threatens to spill over to the rest of the Tagama family-and the entire Hawaiian islands.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.83 in

Published: October 12, 2005

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0785260439

ISBN - 13: 9780785260431

Found in: Romance

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from An Enjoyable Read! This is the second novel written by Colleen Coble in her Aloha Reef Series. It features another member of the Oana family and continues where the first novel left off. Mano is an interesting character who was introduced in the first book of the series and is now the love interest of Annie Tagama. Annie is a character that is easy to relate to as she struggles through many personal issues throughout the novel. She must deal with her mother's death, the pressure from her family, her fears and insecurities. She is underappreciated by her family and struggles with feelings of failure. Mano helps her to overcome many of these difficulties, but ultimately it is her developing faith in God that begins to turn her life around. Annie's sister Leilani goes missing and this begins the mystery/suspense aspect to the story. Overall, the suspense keeps the reader guessing and wanting to keep reading. At times, the suspense seemed slightly far-fetched, but it was still enjoyable to read. However, the relationships between the characters, as well as each individual's flaws and shortcomings are the gripping part of this novel. One wants to read to find out how the characters develop, change and overcome the problems that they face. This novel is a reminder that life throws you curve balls and that no matter what, God is in control and does not leave a situation no matter how dark is appears. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good mystery and likes to relate to the characters on a deeper level.
Date published: 2014-09-05

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Black Sands: Book Two in the Aloha Reef Series

by Colleen Coble

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.83 in

Published: October 12, 2005

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0785260439

ISBN - 13: 9780785260431

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Chapter One One Year Later Annie Tagama squatted on the lava and examined the cracks. Vog burned her nose and eyes. She barely noticed the stink of sulfuric gases that hung in a miasma around her. The thick air was as much a part of her world as the rough lava under her feet and the blue Hawaiian sky over her head. Even though she knew she was safe here in this stable part of Hawai''i Volcanoes National Park, caution dictated her choices on this work day--her first since the accident. "Can you bring me a new GPS receiver?" Monica Rogers called from the edge of the lava shelf. "This one is shot." The older woman''s voice reminded Annie of Minnie Mouse, and it didn''t match Monica''s stocky frame. Annie stood and took two steps toward Monica. She peered toward the drop-off, where heavy clouds of sulfuric mist billowed. Sweat broke out on her forehead. Her lungs constricted. You can do it. It''s safe. She swallowed the sour taste in her mouth. Carrying the new receiver, she took a few more steps. "Hurry up!" Monica squeaked. "I''ll do it." Annie''s best friend, Fawn Trenton, took the receiver from her hand, her expression warning Annie not to cross Monica. Annie froze, and Fawn hurried toward Monica. Thirtysomething Fawn turned heads wherever she went. Her tawny hair gleamed in the filtered wash of sunshine. Bright blue beads decorated the long braid that hung over one shoulder. Her T-shirt read SAVE THE RAIN FOREST. Annie stepped away from the edge and sighed with relief. She h
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As a volcano on Hawaii begins to rumble, sudden, inexplicable tragedies bring an unlikely couple together.

Annie Tagama has always been content to bask in the glow of her brother and sister and to quietly assist her father in his volcano research. Annie has a secret crush on Mano Ohana, though he''s never noticed her. Her devotion turns to disdain after a mistake by Mano kills her beloved brother.

But when her younger sister goes missing, she''s forced to turn to her former love, now her sworn enemy, for help.

Mano Ohana made a fateful mistake that cold night. A mistake that probably cost the life of his best friend, Tomi Tagama. But the night before he is to bring Tomi''s belongings to his family, Mano discovers his friend is still alive--but he''s in serious danger. Worse, the danger threatens to spill over to the rest of the Tagama family-and the entire Hawaiian islands.

About the Author

RITA-finalist Colleen Coble is the author of several best-selling romantic suspense novels, including Tidewater Inn and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, and Rock Harbor series.

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