Summer By The Tides Blog Tour + Review

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Summer by the Tides by Denise Hunter, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
 
Title: Summer by the Tides  
Author: Denise Hunter  
Publisher: Thomas Nelson 
Release Date: May 21, 2019  
Genre: Inspirational Women's Fiction/Romance

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.

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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  

 
If there was one book I was looking forward to reading this summer, Denise Hunter's 'Summer By The Tides' was certainly it! I know you're not supposed to judge a book by it's cover, but if we did, the cover of this one certainly says, 'perfect summer read', right? Beyond the cover though, I have read a few other books by Denise Hunter (and watched the Hallmark Channel Christmas movie based upon one of them), and loved each one. I had high expectations that this one would be every bit as wonderful as those had been.

And honestly, it did NOT disappoint. In fact, I would say it exceeded my expectations and is my favorite by this author that I have had the chance to read so far! I absolutely loved it. The quote on the cover by bestselling author Sherryl Woods stated simply, "A perfect blend of romance and women's fiction."

That's such a simple statement, but truly I could think of no better way to sum it up. Let's start with the romance. I love these romantic leads that Denise Hunter created--- both hurt before in different ways and both apprehensive when it comes to falling in love again. But like in all good romances, sometimes love has other ideas. I loved watching this relationship develop through the back and forth of fears and doubts, showing that it is okay to take a chance on love again.

Beyond the romance, it was also a really fantastic family story. Talk about family drama--- this family is FULL of it! You get a pretty good idea from the start what caused the rift in the family to start with, but I was continually shocked with the secrets revealed throughout the story. It might just make you feel better about the drama in your own family. I could NOT put it down, anxious to know what was going to happen next. It was entertaining to read, but it was also a great story of forgiveness, family and the toll that secrets can take. Truly, a great read all around.

Now, I'm not going to give away any spoilers, but trust me when I say this is one summer read that you do NOT want to miss!




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