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Summer by the Tides

The saying you can pick your friends, but not your family is very applicable during this read as family drama will play a large role in Maddy Monroe's life and love life. This the first time I have read anything by Denise Hunter but I have had the pleasure of watching her Hallmark movie "The Convenient Groom". I can see this as another great Hallmark movie of Love, Family, God and struggles. We see the characters go from seemingly happy lives in total despair over the disappearance of their beloved Grams to family secrets unfolding in a stream of heartache.


We find Maddy, Nora and Emma three estranged sisters coming together at their Grandmother's home, whereas children they spend their happy family summers. That was before everything went wrong one summer to pull this family in different directions. 

Connor Murphy has his hands full this his marina and restaurant that finding someone to even think about, is too hard. What he needs is help with the restaurant where he is struggling to tread water and keep the business alive without his manager.

The town of Seahaven sounds like a very wonderful place to holiday or even live. The author had great descriptive language that had you feeling the salty water and sandy beaches along with the characters. Both of our characters were overcoming some trouble with their love life of late, but will these two find common ground and trust to see what they may be together. Or will the past overtake their dreams?


There were many great characters in this book that I would love to read more about from the witty and loving Grams two both Maddy's two sisters as well as Connor's sisters. There was still so much to learn about them all I just wanted to keep reading. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future as this was a very enjoyable book. From the writing style to the speed in which it reads and the wonderful characters involved in this intriguing story.


I received a complimentary copy of this Ebook from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in my review are completely honest and voluntary.


File Size: 4214 KB

Print Length: 320 pages

Publisher: Thomas Nelson (May 21, 2019)Publication Date: May 21, 2019

Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing

Language: English




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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