Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Review: "Beyond the Tides" by Liz Johnson

I was so excited when I heard that Liz Johnson would be returning to Prince Edward Island with her new series, and Beyond the Tides captures the same magic that her Prince Edward Island Dreams series did!

When Meg Whitaker's father decides to sell the family's lobster-fishing business to her high school nemesis, she sets out to prove she should inherit it instead. Though she's never had any interest in running the small fleet--or even getting on a boat due to her persistent seasickness--she can't stand to see Oliver Ross take over. Not when he ruined her dreams for a science scholarship and an Ivy League education ten years ago.

Oliver isn't proud of what he did back then. Angry and broken by his father walking out on his family, he lashed out at Meg--an innocent bystander. But owning a respected fishing fleet on Prince Edward Island is the opportunity of a lifetime, and he's not about to walk away just because Meg wants him to.

Meg's father has the perfect solution: Oliver and Meg must work the business together, and at the end of the season, he'll decide who gets it. Along the way, they may discover that their stories are more similar than they thought . . . and their dreams aren't what they expected.

Bestselling author Liz Johnson invites you back to Prince Edward Island for a brand-new series about family, forgiveness, and the kind of love that heals all wounds.

Beyond the Tides is such a sweet novel! It contains themes of forgiveness, love of family, and grief, and it's wrapped up in a wonderful love story. 

One thing I really loved about the story was how Meg and Oliver each found their safe place in each other. Once they got past their initial estrangement due to Oliver's past actions, they formed an abiding friendship where they shared secrets and past hurts and worked through present problems. And this friendship soon blossomed into a very sweet love.

I have to also mention the lobster fishing aspect -- I have zero interest in lobsters, fishing, or lobster fishing, and Johnson described it in a way that kept my attention and even brought some needed humor to the story.

This is a wonderful opening novel to Johnson's new Prince Edward Island Shores series, and I'm already eagerly awaiting the next installment! 4-1/2 stars.

Buy the book (Amazon ad).

Read my reviews of Johnson's Georgia Coast Romance series A Sparkle of Silver (4 stars), A Glitter of Gold (5 stars), and A Dazzle of Diamonds (4-1/2 stars) and her Red Door Inn series The Red Door Inn (4 stars), Where Two Hearts Meet (5 stars), On Love's Gentle Shore (5 stars) and Christmas at the Red Door Inn (4-1/2 stars).

Liz Johnson is the author of more than a dozen novels, including A Sparkle of Silver, A Glitter of Gold, The Red Door Inn, Where Two Hearts Meet, and On Love's Gentle Shore, as well as a New York Times bestselling novella and a handful of short stories. She works in marketing and makes her home in Phoenix, Arizona.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell through the Revell Reads program. I was not required to write a positive review. Also, some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click the link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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