Colleen Coble

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Colleen Coble
Born 1952
United States
Occupation novelist
Nationality American
Genre Romance, historical fiction

Colleen Coble is an American Christian author of romance, romantic suspense and historical fiction. Her thirty-five novels and novellas have sold a total of about 2 million copies, and have received numerous awards, including the Romance Writers of America prestigious RITA, the Holt Medallion, the ACFW Book of the Year, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, the Booksellers Best, and the 2009 Best Books of Indiana-Fiction award.[1]

She was born January 19, 1952, in Wabash, Indiana. She was raised on a farm in Wabash County, Indiana, the eldest of four children. Her father, George Rhoads, was a farmer who also worked as a guard at General Motors. Her mother, Peggy Rhoads, was a housewife. She has three brothers: Randy (who died in 1990), Rick, and David. She graduated from Southwood High School, in Wabash County.[2]

Coble’s early books were short historical romances published by Barbour Publishing under its Heartsong Presents imprint. The first four novels were set in Wyoming. Coble says she was inspired to write them when her brother Randy was killed by lightning on August 28, 1990. After a visit to Wyoming, where he had lived, she was inspired to do what she’d longed to do for several years: actually write a book. Wyoming became the setting for her first four romance novels, set in the wild West of the 1860s: Where Leads the Heart, Plains of Promise, The Heart Answers and To Love a Stranger . It took her a year to write the first one because she continued to work at her full-time job as a receptionist at Wabash Electric Supply, where she answered about 1000 phone calls a day.[2]

Coble says, "Born and raised in the Midwest (Indiana), I grew up on a farm with horses, pigs and chickens. I had plenty of adventure–from being dragged by my pony to running my brother Randy's motorcycle through a fence. Maybe that's why all my stories have action and adventure in them."[2]


Rock Harbor Series[edit]

  • Without a Trace (2003)
  • Beyond a Doubt (2004)
  • Into the Deep (2004)
  • Abomination (2007)
  • Cry in the Night (2009)
  • Lost and Found (2013)

Mercy Falls Series[edit]

  • The Lightkeeper’s Daughter (2010)
  • The Lightkeeper’s Bride (2010)
  • The Lightkeeper’s Ball (2011)

Other Books[edit]

  • Alaska Twilight (2006)
  • Fire Dancer (2006)
  • Anathema (2008) (Amish romantic suspense)

The Lonestar Series[edit]

  • Lonestar Sanctuary (2008)
  • Lonestar Secrets (2009)
  • Lonestar Homecoming (2010)
  • Lonestar Angel (2011)

Aloha Reef Series[edit]

  • Distant Echoes (2005)
  • Black Sands (2005)
  • Dangerous Depths (2005)
  • Midnight Sea (2007)

Love Inspired, Steeple Hill[edit]

  • Windigo Twilight (2005)
  • Shadow Bones (2005)
  • Stormcatcher (2006)

Under Texas Stars Series[edit]

  1. Blue Moon Promise
  2. Safe in His Arms (2013)

The Hope Beach Series[edit]

1. Tidewater Inn (2012)

2. Rosemary Cottage (2013)

3. Seagrass Pier July 2014

4. All Is Bright Oct 2015


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