Book Review + Giveaway! — On A Summer Tide

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About The Book

Book: On a Summer Tide

Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher

Genre: Christian Fiction Romance

Release Date: April 30, 2019

Sometimes love hurts — and sometimes it can heal in the most unexpected way.

Camden Grayson loves her challenging career, but the rest of her life could use some improvement. “Moving on” is Cam’s mantra. But there’s a difference, her two sisters insist, between one who moves on . . . and one who keeps moving.

Cam’s full-throttle life skids to a stop when her father buys a remote island off the coast of Maine. Paul Grayson has a dream to breathe new life into the island — a dream that includes reuniting his estranged daughters. Certain Dad has lost his mind, the three sisters rush to the island. To Cam’s surprise, the slow pace of island life appeals to her, along with the locals — and one in particular. Seth Walker, the scruffy island schoolteacher harbors more than a few surprises.

With On a Summer Tide, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher begins a brand-new contemporary romance series that is sure to delight her fans and draw new ones.


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My Impressions:

I have long contended that the Amish and historical novels written by Suzanne Woods Fisher could take place in any setting or time period — the characters and their circumstances are true-to-life and relevant for all times and places. Her newest novel, On A Summer Tide, proves me right! 😉 This contemporary novel set on small Three Sisters Island off the coast of Maine shares many of the good things of her previous novels without the bonnets or buggies. (Although electricity seems to be optional on the remote island!) With her signature humor and easy style, Fisher has created a highly readable book that I just could not put down.

Paul Grayson has a plan to fulfill his and his deceased wife’s dreams for retirement and in the process bring his three daughters together again. His daughters Cam, Maddie, and Blaine think he is suffering from an age-related mental lapse. He is pushing 60! They have no clue about what is going on with their father or with their own lives either. Together the family, including Cam’s adopted son, not only survive, but thrive as they settle into new ways of thinking and doing things. On A Summer Tide has the best of family drama with realistic family dynamics at play. All of the main characters discover truths about themselves — especially in light of their gifts and talents — that seemingly go against what they have always believed. A budding romance, a new opportunity, and a closed door all promise different roads for the characters to follow. Quirky secondary characters and details of life in coastal Maine create a unique and colorful backdrop to the novel. Faith plays an important part in island life, but it too is naturally developed, never preachy. There is plenty of story left to be told after the last page is turned, promising more reading fun in the future. I am really looking forward to  a return visit to Three Sister’s Island and the Grayson family.


Audience: adults.

(Thanks to Celebrate Lit for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)


About The Author

suzanne woods fisherSuzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than thirty books, including Mending Fences, as well as the Nantucket Legacy, Amish Beginnings, The Bishop’s Family, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, among other novels. She is also the author of several nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at and follow Suzanne on Facebook @SuzanneWoodsFisherAuthor and Twitter @suzannewfisher.


More from Suzanne

Oh-So-Maine Blueberry Buckle


Summer in Maine means plump, tart blueberries are everywhere. Here’s a family recipe that is nearly fool-proof . . . and so delicious! Especially with a scoop or two with vanilla ice cream.


Ever wonder how it got the name Blueberry Buckle? While the batter rises as it bakes, but the blueberries and crumb topping weigh it down. This causes the surface of the cake to buckle . . . hence the name.



¾ cup sugar

¼ cup soft butter

1 egg

½ cup milk

2 cups sifted flour

½ teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 cups drained blueberries


Crumb Topping:

½ cup sugar

½ cup flour

½ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ cup softened butter


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.


Mix sugar and butter with egg. Stir in milk Sift together and stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Carefully blend in blueberries. Put on topping before baking. Pour in a greased and floured 9” square pan.


Bake 45-50 minutes.




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To celebrate her tour, Suzanne is giving away a grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

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5 Responses to “Book Review + Giveaway! — On A Summer Tide”

  1. Maryann June 3, 2019 at 8:28 am #

    I love Suzanne’s Amish books and I am looking forward to reading this new genre book that she has written.

  2. Rita Wray June 3, 2019 at 12:42 pm #

    Sounds like a great book.

  3. joyofreadingweb June 4, 2019 at 7:33 am #

    I’m hoping to read this one sometime this summer!! It sounds like a fantastic story!

    • rbclibrary June 4, 2019 at 11:46 am #

      Hope you love it!

  4. Chanel M. June 4, 2019 at 2:56 pm #

    Fantastic review! On A Summer Tide sounds like a relaxing read that’s perfect for summer.

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