Silent Night by Colleen Coble is a Christmas novella that brings readers back into the lives of Bree Matthews and her search-and-rescue dog Samson. In this book, Bree and Kade prepare the lighthouse for Christmas guests. Bree’s grief over her miscarriage and concerns about ever having another baby consume her thoughts and affect her relationships.
Then Bree is called out to search for a missing parachuter, and the sudden reappearance of Kade’s sister Lauri seems to tie in to the event. Kade and Bree work to figure out the connection and find out a lot about Lauri and each other in the process.
I really enjoyed Silent Night. It was good to reconnect with the characters of Colleen Coble’s Rock Harbor series. The length is just right for the busy time of year, but this is a story I would have enjoyed reading anytime. The emphasis isn’t really on Christmas but on the characters and the healing process each is undergoing, for different reasons. The only thing I didn’t like about the book is that the ending seemed abrupt. That was a minor flaw. I recommend the book for some easy and fun reading. (The price is pretty great too.)