Monday, May 20, 2019

Summer By The Tides By Denise Hunter

A Summer of Low Tides Could Expose Years of Family Secrets
When her grandmother goes missing from the family beach house, Maddy and her estranged sisters converge in Sea Haven, North Carolina. Being with uptight Nora and free-spirited Emma in the home where their family broke apart is a struggle Maddy is not in the mood to face, especially since she’s recovering from her ex-boyfriend’s betrayal.
As the sisters wait for word of their grandmother, they begin to pack up the family belongings—and unpack memories of the idyllic summers of their childhood. But with those memories come long-buried secrets, and Maddy discovers that all was not as it appeared that last summer in Sea Haven. Meanwhile, Gram’s neighbor, Connor Sullivan, seems overly interested in Gram’s whereabouts. Maddy is drawn in by his quick smile and steady gaze in spite of herself.
Undercurrents of jealousy and resentment threaten to pull the family under again, maybe for good this time. As tensions rise, the sisters must find a way to accept each other for the women they’ve become—and Maddy must decide if falling in love again is worth the potential heartbreak.

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Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than 30 novels, including "The Convenient Groom" and "A December Bride" which have been made into Hallmark movies. She has appeared on the The 700 Club and won awards such as The Holt Medallion Award, The Carol Award, The Reader's Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist.

Denise writes heartwarming, small-town love stories. Her readers enjoy the vicarious thrill of falling in love and the promise of a happily-ever-after sigh as they savor the final pages of her books.

In 1996, inspired by the death of her grandfather, Denise began her first book, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she's been writing ever since. Her husband says he inspires all her romantic stories, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!

When Denise isn't orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking good coffee, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband raised three boys and are currently enjoying an almost empty nest.

You can learn more about Denise through her website or by visiting her FaceBook page at

My Thoughts...

Treat yourself, you deserve it. Get a copy of this great beach read.
 Oh Maddy and Connor. I loved this book from page one until the last page. I always hate to start a book by Hunter because I know that I'm going to read it in one sitting then have to wait forever for her next book. You are going to love this book of love, forgiveness and family. I HIGHLY recommend this 5 star book!
 The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. I have been waiting for you to tell us out some worth while books. It's about time. I love this author after all your raving about her books.

  2. Mary, you were the one that first old me about Denise's books. I have read them all. I can't wait to read this.

  3. So excited about this book you always make sure we hear about the best books. I loved your review of it.

  4. I want to read this one. I love her.

  5. This book sounds so good. I have never read this author before. I will have to give this one a try.

  6. I came to the library on my break to see what you have been posting. I just asked the library to get this one. Sounds like a getaway I need.

  7. I had no idea she had a new book out this year. I am so glad that I follow this blog. I just ordered me a copy it will be here Wednesday.

  8. It's been a while since I've read a book by Denise Hunter, this one sounds good. I'm putting it on my want-to-read list, thanks for the review Mary!

  9. This is the best blog, I am new here but I am learning about so many great books. I'm going to get this book.