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Summer by the Tides by Denise Hunter

summer by the tides  When Maddy learns her grandmother is missing from her beach house Maddy and her sisters arrive right away. The last time the siblings have been together was years ago, a summer that tore the family apart. Being back in the beach house opens old wounds and long buried secrets. Where is grandma? What secrets has she been keeping?

I am a big fan of Denise Hunter and I really enjoyed this story. The ties of family, secrets, sisters, second chances, love…. there was all of it. I read it in the autumn but it would make a perfect beach read. Denise Hunter has a way of writing real people with real lives. She makes me feel as if I am living right there with them and I love that.

 

*I received this book free from The Fiction Guild and Thomas Nelson in exchange for my honest review. What I have expressed are entirely my own thoughts and I was not compensated in any monetary way*

Parental Guidance Rating- PG for adult situations

My Star Rating- ***

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You’ll Think of Me

    Brooklyn Myers has had more heartache than a person should have; and then her husband dies. A husband who left her and their child. She learns he has left them with a house and land, something that definitely surprises her. Brooklyn sees this as a second chance. Derek Johnson is not happy. Not only did Brooklyn steal his best friend from him but she is now also the owner of the land he has been planning and saving to buy. Can each of them let go of the past and give themselves another chance at friendship? Maybe even love?

I started reading the book but was unable to finish it. As hard as I tried I could not get myself into the story. The characters were difficult for me to connect with and the story felt dragging to me.

*I received this book free from Thomas Nelson and the Fiction Guild in exchange for my honest review. What I have expressed are my own thoughts and I have not been compensated financially in any way.*

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To the Farthest Shores

b8fd191a671a6b60b477f6a1618dbfa0Army Nurse Jenny Bennett has lived a hard life. Determined to put the past behind her she focuses on her job and hopes to gain a promotion. The sudden reappearance of Lt. Ryan Gallagher changes her life yet again.

Ryan Gallagher is one of a few who are able to carry out a certain mission. One that destroyed his reputation and the heart of the woman he loved. Now, returning years later, he not only cannot tell Jenny what happened, but he needs to ask for her help in his current assignment. Will she be able to put past hurts behind her, though? And when a threat to Ryan’s life becomes apparent, is it even safe to be near him? Does she want to be near him? Does she have any trust left in him? These are many things Jenny needs to face.

This was a very well-written story. The characters were developed nicely and my interest in their lives and the story as it unfolded was kept. I enjoyed the history that Ms. Camden incorporated into the story. There was enough to draw me in and hold my attention without becoming overwhelming. And I can’t not mention the cover art. I love it. It is so beautiful.

*I received this book free from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. What I have expressed are entirely my own thoughts.*