Book Review (+Giveaway!): A Vast And Gracious Tide

20 Jun

A Vast and Gracious Tide Blog and Review Tour

Welcome to the blog tour and giveaway for A Vast and Gracious Tide by Lisa Carter, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


a vast and gracious tideTitle: A Vast and Gracious Tide
Author: Lisa Carter
Publisher: Gilead
Release Date: June 12, 2018
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense

A wounded veteran and the police chief’s daughter must work together to bring a killer to justice

Caden Wallis lost friends, his girlfriend, and even his leg to the ravages of war. He arrives on the Outer Banks broken and still reeling, struggling to make peace with his new life.

McKenna Dockery has been stuck in limbo since her fiancé died three years ago. Now, when the handsome yet heartbroken Caden arrives at her doorstep, she starts to wonder if there may be hope for her heart after all . . .

But no sooner do they meet than a man is found murdered on McKenna’s property–and Caden is the prime suspect. The two must learn to trust each other, or no one will be safe in the tangled web of conspiracy, greed, and deceit lurking in the tidal marshlands of the Outer Banks.

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Award-winning author Lisa Carter describes her Southern suspense novels as “sweet tea with a slice of murder.” She is the bestselling author of seven romantic suspense novels, four historical novellas, and a contemporary Coast Guard series. Lisa enjoys traveling to romantic locales and researching her next exotic adventure. A native North Carolinian, she has strong opinions on barbecue and ACC basketball.

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Lisa Carter is a new-to-me author. I have seen her books for some time and have been anxious to read one since they look exactly like what I would love. I was right! A Vast And Gracious Tide is an outstanding novel. It has the right blend of romance and suspense with a good dose of a historical mystery. For fans of the romantic suspense genre, this book is highly recommended!

A Vast And Gracious Tide is set on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  I have never been there, but Carter’s descriptions of quaint small towns, beautiful beaches, and historic lighthouses moved this bucket list destination up to the top. Carter filled the fictional town with quirky and lovable characters. Main characters McKenna and Caden are opposite in many ways. McKenna has clung to her faith throughout the dark times in her life, while Caden believes there is no way a God can or would want to heal his brokenness. I loved how they complimented each other as they grew in their relationship with each other and God. The chemistry between the two is sizzling sweet. Carter took her time in unfolding the love story and the mysterious goings on in Tuckahoe. But for those who love adrenaline-laced action, this book delivers. I was turning the pages at a furious pace as the danger increased. Caden was in the Army Special Forces, and his training came in handy when the two must confront the bad guys. I also loved how the author took historical facts from the WWII-era and blended them into a modern-day mystery. The faith thread is naturally woven throughout the story. Never preachy, it was, nevertheless, a moving part of the characters’ development. McKenna’s view of faith is revealed early on in the novel and defines it — She staked her life and her heart on the fulfillment of that which she had yet to see. Choosing, despite the empty void, to trust while her dreams remained unfulfilled. When the pain and loneliness were at their height. When, perhaps, faith meant the most. (p. 24.)

I really loved A Vast And Gracious Tide. It certainly makes me want to find more books by this talented author. It’s perfect for your beach getaway or staycation.

Highly Recommended.

Audience: adults.

(Thanks to JustRead Blog Tours and Gilead Publishing for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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18 Responses to “Book Review (+Giveaway!): A Vast And Gracious Tide”

  1. Suzanne Sellner June 20, 2018 at 7:24 am #

    A Vast and Gracious Tide sounds like an exciting book. I’d love to read it!

  2. Carole Jarvis June 20, 2018 at 8:49 am #

    I almost passed on this one, Beckie, but am so glad I decided to review it. Really good, all that you said. I’ve only “visited” the Outer Banks through books, and Carter made it come alive for me.

    Hope you’re staying comfortable in this heat. Personally, I’m ready for fall!

    • rbclibrary June 20, 2018 at 1:09 pm #

      So glad you loved the book too. I am excited to “read” another by her in a few weeks. I downloaded the audiobook of Carolina Reckoning. As for the heat, I have been staying cool in doors. The bugs are bad this year too. Cannot wait to head back up to N GA for cooler temps and NO bugs!

  3. Carrie June 20, 2018 at 11:18 am #

    I love that quote you pulled from page 24! Great review! Thanks for posting, Beckie! 🙂

    • rbclibrary June 20, 2018 at 1:06 pm #

      Thanks Carrie!

  4. Rita Wray June 20, 2018 at 11:43 am #

    Sounds like a great read.

  5. Barbara H. June 20, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

    The title caught my eye as it’s a phrase from a beloved hymn (“Here Is Love.”) I haven’t been to the coast of NC, but I have of SC, and it’s a beautiful area. Sounds like an interesting book!

    • rbclibrary June 20, 2018 at 1:05 pm #

      The hymn plays a prominent role in the novel, Barbara. I had never heard it before, but it is beautiful.

  6. Elllen Levickis June 20, 2018 at 12:26 pm #

    This looks like a good book. It definitely has my attention!

  7. Robin E. Mason June 20, 2018 at 12:39 pm #

    so happy to see a new book by Lisa Carter!!

    • rbclibrary June 20, 2018 at 1:04 pm #

      My first by her, but not the last!

  8. attennos39 June 20, 2018 at 7:16 pm #

    This author is new to me and I find this story to be a must read.

  9. Kay Garrett June 20, 2018 at 8:55 pm #

    Thank you for your wonderful review on “A Vast and Gracious Tide” by Lisa Carter and for being part of the book tour. Your review confirms my desire to read this book. I have it on my TBR list and would love the opportunity to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  10. Rory Lemond June 22, 2018 at 9:31 am #

    What a great I terview about the book that sounds great. Thanks for an opportunity

  11. carylkane June 27, 2018 at 8:35 pm #

    A Vast and Gracious Tide sounds like a must read!


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