Hello, bloggers! I hope you’re enjoying some new books. Here’s my latest review.
Never knowing her real family, Tara Abbott grew up in foster care. At 18 years old, she’s asked to look after her estranged half-brothers, who may end up in foster care if no other family members can take them in. Tara eventually agrees, putting her life plans on hold to become a mother to these boys she grows to love.
Years later, an unthinkable loss happens and Tara loses her sense of direction in her life. She ends up leaving her home in North Carolina for Georgia’s St. Simon’s Island to find answers to her past. Once she’s there, however, disorientation takes over and she’s caught between what’s real and what’s imaginary. She, then, meets a group of older women who call themselves the Glynn Girls—Luella, Julep, Sue Beth, and Dell—along with a young firefighter, named Gavin. While the Glynn Girls and Gavin try to help her in her time of grief, all Tara wants is to be left alone. But no one’s giving up on her. Will Tara eventually be able to make peace with her grief and finally let everyone else in?
Although this is a decent story of love, loss, and hope, I’m not quite sure how I feel about the book. It’s not a bad story, in my opinion, but I guess it just didn’t move me. I did, however, like the scenes with Luella and Charles. No matter, I recommend this novel for fans of Christian fiction. Feel free to post your comments. Happy reading!
*I received this book from the Waterbrook Multnomah launch team, in exchange for an honest review.
*As the Tide Comes In will be available on August 21, 2018.
About the authors: Cindy Woodsmall is the New York Times and CBA best-selling author of over 20 works of fiction and nonfiction with more than a million copies sold. Her books have been featured on ABC’s Nightline and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. She lives outside Atlanta with her husband.
Erin Woodsmall is a writer, musician, wife, and mom. She has edited, brain-stormed, and researched books with her mother-in-law, Cindy Woodsmall, for almost a decade. The two also coauthored The Gift of Christmas Past: A Southern Romance.