Summer By the Tides ~ by Denise Hunter

Thanks to the publisher for sending me a free copy of the book. 

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

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.


Tell me you’ve got an emotionally charged story featuring sisters, and I’ll be begging for you to share it with me. Being a sister myself, I’ve always been drawn to books revolving around this relationship. I enjoy the ins and outs of the dynamic, and am always able to find a way to relate in some way. So this book was right up my alley.

If I had to sum up this book in one phrase, it would be “second chances. Everybody is dealing with some version of heartbreak, and they’re all trying to get to the other side. I realize that may sound a bit dismal, but it really wasn’t. Despite all the heartbreak, there was also a lot of hope in this story. It’s the kind of story that has you commiserating on one page and cheering on the next.

Considering that I blew through this story in a whopping two hours (who even am I??), I’m definitely going to be recommending it. It’s a perfect summer read for anyone who wants a book to sink their teeth into, and anyone who wants a story that’s going to leave them with a smile on their face.  I have a soft spot for all of these characters, and I think you will, too.

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96B16AC5-AD35-431B-AAEE-CD2AF19A5427Thanks to TLC Book Tours for organizing this tour. Follow the rest of the tour stops Here.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Sara Strand says:

    I absolutely LOVE when I fly through a book except then I feel like I should have savored it because now it’s done. Ha! Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Same! I can’t even count how many times I’ve said I wished I could read a book for the first time all over again to savor it!


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