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The Ebbing Tide (Tide Trilogy #3)

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  111 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
As the battle-fit men of Bennett s Island are called to fight in World War II, many of the other inhabitants head to the mainland as well. The small island community becomes a bit of a ghost town, though Joanna Bennett keeps the home fires burning. Rather than dwelling on her husband s fate in the Pacific Theatre, she devotes her time to the raising of her young son, and ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 1st 1974 by Down East Books (first published June 1947)
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JulieAnn Taylor
Sep 17, 2016 JulieAnn Taylor rated it it was amazing
Returning to Bennett's Island is like a family reunion. Loved it.
Susan Emmet
Oct 16, 2016 Susan Emmet rated it really liked it
I so liked this last book in Ogilvie's trilogy.
Joanna remains an evolving character, although perhaps the ending is a bit melodramatic after Nils comes home from the war.
Persistent themes persist: family, island rivalries and healings, malice and love, working hard despite, and being willing to change in a place and time where change and changelessness are sometimes at war.
And coming home...especially after war. Thought a lot about the burdens soldiers carry and often cannot speak of until they'
Cherie In the Dooryard
Well...that was a bit of a let-down. I found the first two books to be excellent, and I assumed the slower pace of the second one was setting up a more active third book. No. Not the case. If anything, this is even slower than the second, with almost all action occurring either off-page or internally. I still think it's worth reading, especially if you enjoyed the first two, but for me this is the weakest of the trilogy.
Jul 16, 2016 Jen rated it liked it
Wrapped up the Tide Trilogy. The entire series moves slowly, intentionally so, interspersed with a dramatic moment. This one was even slower and the end tipped me over from the line between Joanna being a strong woman and a headstrong stupid one. It's not all about you, Joanna.

Mar 11, 2013 Dianna rated it it was amazing
The author was a friend of my grandmothers – and I read all of her books while growing up from adolescence to my late teens – and love and adore all of them :-)
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I enjoyed this series because of the setting -- a beautiful island in Maine - and because the characters were interesting, but the situations were a bit formulaic. Nice story.
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The best part of a great book is going to another place and time! This triology provides that kind of experience!
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Elisabeth Ogilvie’s striking evocation of the atmosphere of the Maine seacoast that is the background of The Seasons Hereafter is no accident, for she lived in just such an area for many years, and her love for its people and their way of life has influenced all her novels.
Her activities on Gay’s Island, where she spent most of the year, included writing, gardening, and “trying not to suspect that
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Tide Trilogy (3 books)
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