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Review: Summer by the Tides

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Review: Summer by the Tides

Summer by the Tides by Denise Hunter
Reviewed by: Pam Graber
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: May 21, 2019

I have yet to pick up a Denise Hunter book that didn’t suck me in, make me love her characters, and keep me up WAY too late trying to finish it. Summer By the Tides is no exception! This story of three estranged sisters, thrown together by their love and concern for their grandmother, has some seriously gut-wrenching moments.

When Maddy Monroe is betrayed by her boyfriend, she loses both her love interest and her job. Receiving word that her grandmother has disappeared gives her something to concentrate on besides her misery, so she travels to Sea Haven, North Carolina to begin the search. On arrival, she discovers that the neighbor who called her also called both of her sisters – her older, FEUDING sisters who haven’t spoken to each other in 20 years. Can they navigate the tension in the place their family’s cracks finally splintered, to find a relationship that sisters are supposed to have?

Suspicious of all men, Maddy is doubly suspicious of her grandmother’s neighbor, Connor Murphy. Did their grandmother enlist his help to get all of the girls in one place? When he asks for her temporary help running his restaurant, she begins to see the man of honor behind the beach bum image he projects. As sparks start to fly between the two of them, can Maddy take a step of faith and find a man she can believe in?

Told from both present day, and 20 years ago perspectives, Summer by the Tides, shows the Monroe family in all their dysfunction. The tension between the sisters snaps, but their deep grief also comes through. Connor was a joy to read about.

Romance readers will enjoy Summer by the Tides, as will women’s fiction readers. The conflict between the sisters is one that I’m sure is played out in various variations all over. Denise Hunter fans all over will rejoice that she has a new book published. I know I did! I highly recommend!

Rated G: I didn’t see any issues here.

Reviewer’s copy was provided by the Publisher. Thank you!


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