AUTHOR: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Sometimes love hurts--and sometimes it can heal in the most unexpected way.
Camden Grayson loves her challenging career, but the rest of her life could use some improvement. "Moving on" is Cam's mantra. But there's a difference, her two sisters insist, between one who moves on . . . and one who keeps moving.
Cam's full-throttle life skids to a stop when her father buys a remote island off the coast of Maine. Paul Grayson has a dream to breathe new life into the island--a dream that includes reuniting his estranged daughters. Certain Dad has lost his mind, the three sisters rush to the island. To Cam's surprise, the slow pace of island life appeals to her, along with the locals--and one in particular. Seth Walker, the scruffy island schoolteacher harbors more than a few surprises.
Each of the main characters in On a Summer Tide are realistic, multi-dimensional people who drew me into the story. Cam may be the main character, but the rest of her family, with their insecurities, regrets, and fears, are just as appealing. Seth makes a great hero, in spite of or perhaps because of his own deep regrets. Peg is a special, eccentric addition, and the Maine island setting is swoon-worthy on its own.
Points of view from each family member plus some flashbacks keep interest high. It’s fun to read a slightly different style, and this one worked superbly. Surprises and secrets revealed forced each family member to grow—including the dad, Paul Grayson.
I loved On a Summer Tide and award it five stars. Recommended! I received this book from Baker Publishing Group.