Release Date: August 21, 2018
Genre: Fiction / Contemporary / Romance
About the Book:
A New York Times best-selling author releases her first southern novel, a Steel Magnolias-meets-Sweet Home Alabama story set on St. Simons Island.
After losing two loved ones in a devastating tornado and suffering a head injury, Tara Abbott flees to St. Simons Island, where her disorientation causes the lines between imagination and reality, past and present to blur.
There she encounters island residents Julep Burnside, Luella Ward, Sue Beth Manning, and Dell Calhoun–The Glynn Girls–who have been friends since Bible camp, forty years earlier. When Julep’s son Gavin identifies a troubled soul in need of help, can the Glynn Girls guide Tara back to herself?
I’ve never read anything from Cindy Woodsmall and daughter-in-law Erin Woodsmall before. I’ve heard so many amazing things about “As the Tide Comes In” that I knew I needed to read this one. I was not disappointed.
If you’re looking for a book that realistically tackles the topics of grief and trauma then this is for you. Filled with heartache, there will be moments that you’ll want tissues, that is impossible to put down. The authors have a talent for describing what the emotions of her characters without making her readers feel boggled down and drained. What is even more special about this read is that it’s filled with hope.
I also loved that Tara finds herself traveling to St. Simon’s Island, Georgia and touring all of the landmark sights as if I were physically there. Clark is that swoon-worthy firefighter and the Glynn Girls feel like your mothers.
I enjoyed this a lot and I cannot wait to check out their books in the future.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
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About Cindy Woodsmall:
Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA bestselling author of numerous works of fiction and one of nonfiction. Her connection with the Amish community has been featured widely in national media. She lives in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains with her family.
About Erin Woodsmall:
Erin Woodsmall is a writer, musician, wife, and mom. She has edited, brainstormed, and researched books with her mother-in-law, Cindy Woodsmall, for almost a decade. The two also co-authored The Gift of Christmas Past: A Southern Romance.