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Nicole Cook5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful NovelMay 17, 2019Nicole CookQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Summer by the Tides is the perfect summer beach read! Denise Hunter is a favorite author of many contemporary romance readers because of her swoon-worthy characters, her captivating storylines, and her ability to weave the characters' faith seamlessly into her novels. Summer by the Tides focuses on the estrangement between the Monroe sisters, but there is still plenty of romance in the novel that fans of Denise Hunter will love. This is a story of forgiveness, new beginnings, and finding true love.
The three Monroe sisters (Maddy, Nora, and Emma) all rush to their grandmother's beach house in Sea Haven, North Carolina after her neighbor Connor Sullivan calls and tells them that their grandmother is missing. Betrayal from long ago still haunts the estranged sisters as they work together to find their grandmother. Despite initially disliking each other, sparks begin to fly between Maddy and Connor, but Maddy is afraid of heartbreak and struggles to trust again.
Connor Sullivan is not the typical hero of Denise Hunter's, with his long golden hair often tied back and his scruffy face. Maddy initially thinks that Connor has the careless look of a beach bum, but he quickly finds his way into her heart. This handsome, swoon-worthy character will definitely find a place in readers' hearts everywhere. New revelations and shocking family secrets come to light that the readers will not expect.
Readers of women's fiction, contemporary romance, and fans of authors such as Beth K. Vogt, Robin Lee Hatcher, and Becky Wade will love this highly recommended novel by Denise Hunter. For readers who have never read a Denise Hunter novel, this is the perfect opportunity! You will not be disappointed!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine.
Courtney4 Stars Out Of 5Good Beach ReadMay 17, 2019CourtneyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A quick-moving beach read that portrays some powerful truths about the courage it takes to love and be honest. If you're into women's fiction or would enjoy a clean Nicholas Sparks-like summer tale, this book won't disappoint!
ButterflyreviewAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Easy readMay 12, 2019ButterflyreviewAge: 55-65Gender: femaleWhen her grandmother goes missing from the family beach house, Maddy and her estranged sisters converge in Sea Haven, North Carolina. Being with uptight Nora and free-spirited Emma in the home where their family broke apart is a struggle Maddy is not in the mood to face, especially since she's recovering from her ex-boyfriend's betrayal.
As the sisters wait for word of their grandmother, they begin to pack up the family belongingsand unpack memories of the idyllic summers of their childhood. But with those memories come long-buried secrets, and Maddy discovers that all was not as it appeared that last summer in Sea Haven. Meanwhile, Gram's neighbor, Connor Sullivan, seems overly interested in Gram's whereabouts. Maddy is drawn in by his quick smile and steady gaze in spite of herself.
Undercurrents of jealousy and resentment threaten to pull the family under again, maybe for good this time. As tensions rise, the sisters must find a way to accept each other for the women they've becomeand Maddy must decide if falling in love again is worth the potential heartbreak.
MJSHNJAge: 35-44Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5heart-felt emotionally satisfying summer readMay 10, 2019MJSHNJAge: 35-44Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"It's not the how, Maddy. It's the Who."
Denise Hunter has an amazing ability to grab hold of your heart and imagination no matter what topic or setting she writes about. This newest release has three sisters converging on their grandmother's seaside cottage in North Carolina while they search for their grandmother who has gone MIA, and all three are broken, hurting, and insecure. There is plenty of backstory to the tension that suffocates the sisters and, though this is not a suspense novel, the pieces of the backstory that slowly come together via flashbacks had me turning the pages with anticipation. The dialogue is fun and lively, the characters are deeply layered and multi-faceted and so lovable, and the writing is easy to read. If you are a fan of contemporary romance, you will love this book.
Maddy, our heroine who has been hurt by her ex-boyfriend, is jobless, direction-less, and hopeless as she tries to figure out what happened to her grandmother. She's fun, creative, and motivated but wary of strangers and doesn't trust easily. She's also the peacemaker within the sisters and the strained relationship of her older two sisters makes things even worse as they all worry about their grandmother. Connor, the swoon-worthy neighbor next door, has also seen his share of pain and hurt and chooses to bury himself in work and helping those around him. He's the one who calls the sisters together when he realizes that his elderly neighbor is missing and he and Maddy get off on the wrong foot from the beginning. But as they spend more time together, Connor's overwhelming charm, honesty, loyalty, compassion, and steadfastness help Maddy re-evaluate her first impression. The encouraging theme of granting and accepting forgiveness as well as overcoming fear with love is prominent in the story.
Don't miss this awesome summer read! I am hoping for a Hallmark movie from this book....
I received a copy of the book from Thomas Nelson and via Celebrate Lit Tours and was under no obligation to post a positive review. All comments and opinions are solely my own.
JenGalaxy4 Christian Book Reviews4 Stars Out Of 5.April 11, 2019JenGalaxy4 Christian Book ReviewsQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5If you're looking for the perfect beach read, look no further than Summer by the Tides!
Denise Hunter writes in a smooth, easy-going style that keeps the pages turning! The plot unfolded very naturally. Though they may have started off on the wrong foot, Connor and Maddy's relationship blossomed into something completely adorable!
Summer by the Tides is a sweet story filled with family, faith and forgiveness. I really enjoyed it!
I happily recommend this book to fans of romance novels with a Christian world view. I'm so glad to have read this charming story! I look forward to more books from Denise Hunter!
Summer by the Tides releases on May 21, 2019. Preorder your copy today!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.