Thursday, June 13, 2019

TLC Book Tours Book Review: Summer By The Tides

About Summer by the Tides

Paperback: 320 Pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (May 21, 2019)
From the bestselling author of The Convenient Groom (now a beloved Hallmark Original movie) comes a heartfelt story of family secrets, forgiveness, and unexpected romance.
Following a painful betrayal, Maddy Monroe’s love life is a wreck, and her restaurant career is in shambles. When her grandmother goes missing, she and her estranged sisters converge at the family beach house in Sea Haven, North Carolina. Being with uptight Nora and free-spirited Emma at the place where their family broke apart is a struggle, and undercurrents of jealousy and resentment threaten to pull the sisters under. In the midst of the storm, sparks begin to fly between Maddy and Gram’s maddening neighbor, Connor Murphy.
As the sisters pack up the family belongings, memories of idyllic, slow-paced summers are resurrected. But long-buried secrets also come to light as Maddy discovers that all was not as it appeared that last summer in Sea Haven—nor today in the seemingly perfect lives of her sisters.
As family tensions rise and Connor causes tumult in Maddy’s heart, the sisters must find a way to accept each other for the women they’ve become before the bitterness of the past destroys their hope for a future.

Purchase Links

Amazon | Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble

About Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than 25 books, including A December Bride and The Convenient Groom, which have been adapted into original Hallmark Channel movies. She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader’s Choice Award, The Carol Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist. When Denise isn’t orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking green tea, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband are rapidly approaching an empty nest.

Connect with Denise

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Review: I have to admit, Denise Hunter is one of my favorite "clean" writers. I read all kinds of books, some sexy, and some not so much. I don't care about the heat level if the story is good. 

Denise Hunter writes stories that don't need sexy bits. You get invested the character's lives. I love Connor and Maddy. But this book was more than just a summer romance. It is about family and forgiveness, with a little bit of faith tossed in the mix, but not enough to deter the average reader.

I have always liked that Denise writes about "real" people with "real" people problems. (though some, like in this story are a little bit exaggerated). You feel like you could know Maddy and her sisters, as the story progresses.

This continues my 2019 summer beach reads and this one is definitely a keeper.

Rating: 4 flowers


Sara Strand said...

I love books where you get invested in character's lives, it always makes feel like these are real people. And it drives my husband nuts because he never knows what I'm talking about. Ha! Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

Blog Design by Use Your Imagination Designs using images from the Tea Time kit and the Saturday Night kit by MK-Designs