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September 12, 2021

Beyond the Tides by Liz Johnson ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts


"But sometimes in the midst of the pain, it's hard to hear the truth.  Sometimes when the pain is too loud, all we can hear is the person crying with us. And that sounds a lot like love." (p 169)

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Beyond the Tides
August 2021; Revell; 978-0800740009
audio, ebook, print (336 pagers); Christian romance

I wasn't sure about this book -- how could a book about lobster fishing be a good romance story....but it turned out to be a well-written romance with well-written characters and a great plot.  

Meg's father is a lobster fisherman on Prince Edward Island.  Her mother is very sick from an unknown disease that doctors haven't been able to diagnose.  Meg has always told her dad that she wasn't interested in taking over his business because she loved being a  teacher.  However, when her dad decides that he needs more time with her mom, he tells her that he plans to sell the boat to Oliver Ross.  She's so shocked at this decision that she tells her dad that she wants the business left to her -- she's known Oliver for years and hates him for ruining a science project in high school that kept her from getting a scholarship.  Since then, she's thought of him as her enemy and just can't believe that her father plans to sell to him.  Her dad comes up with a temporary solution and wants them both to handle the boat during the upcoming season and he will make a decision at the end of the season.  Even though she has seasickness every time she gets on the boat, she agrees to this compromise.  At first, there is a lot of animosity between Meg and Oliver on the boat but the more time they spend together, the more their feels change for each other. Will there be a romance between them at the of the season or will they still be enemies?

My only problem with Beyond the Tides is that I didn't like Meg much during the first half of the book.  She comes off as a spoiled young woman who doesn't care about anyone else.  As the romance starts, we see a big change in her personality and she becomes a great main character.

Don't worry about the lobster fishing, instead read this book to discover a great Christian romance.

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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina with her husband of over 50 years.  She grew up in Michigan but now calls North Carolina home. Since her travel plans had to be canceled for this year, she is starting to make plans for travel in 2021. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and historical fiction. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on Facebook.

 


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