Throwback Thursday meme is hosted by Renee@It’s Book Talk and is a way to share some of your old favourites as well as sharing books that you want to read that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on your TBR list while you continue to pile more titles on top of them 🙂 These older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board.

Today I’m showcasing a book that I read a few years ago and loved!


SUMMER BY THE TIDES is the story of Maddy Monroe who has just discovered her boyfriend is a liar and a cheater and that she has lost the promotion at work to him.  Then she gets a phone call saying her grandmother has gone missing.  Without thinking, she jumps in the car and returns to her childhood summer house on the beach.  Now she has to face her two sisters and the memories of what tore her family apart all those years ago. With the help of her grandmother’s neighbor, Connor, Maddy and her sisters search for their missing grandmother, while getting the house in order, sifting through memories and facing the secrets of the past. 

SUMMER BY THE TIDES is filled with family drama, forgiveness, mystery and romance.  It is also an emotional rich story, so much so that it is the best novel that I have read by Denise Hunter so far. The missing grandmother, the storm that is rolling in, reliving the past, the sisters who haven’t spoken in twenty years and the secrets that they all have, made it hard to put down. Also, the fact that the setting is the North Carolina coast was an added bonus for me.I

Oh let me tell you, Connor is going to definitely give you all the feels. That’s all I’m saying…….anyway, after some time, things between Connor and Maddie certainly heat up! But it’s also very sweet and I really wanted Maddie to open up to Connor and explain why she is the way she is. She is very guarded and Connor doesn’t think he stands a chance. Hang on people, SUMMER BY THE TIDES is an intense and crazy ride.

SUMMER BY THE TIDES is a quick read that you can easily read in one sitting and love every minute of it. It is one heck of a crazy emotional roller coaster ride.   I have never met a Denise Hunter book that I didn’t love and once I started reading I knew I was going on one heck of an emotional journey! Whatever you are reading, put it down, and run and get this book! If you’ve never read a Denise Hunter novel (and you know who you are) this would be a perfect one to hook you!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.


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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Have an awesome day and thank you for stopping by!💜


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