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As the Tide Comes In by Cindy Woodsmall
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AS THE TIDE COMES IN is the second book in Ms. Woodsmalls' contemporary series (the first was The Gift of Christmas Past and fans will want to read that one first to get Elliot's story. )

Tara is a foster child, who gave up her dreams of college when her two half-brothers needed a guardian. She was eighteen, but the state left them alone since she stayed under-radar and she raised her half-brothers until they graduated high school.

The book takes a dark turn there, and what follows is rather traumatic, heartbreaking, heart-wrenching, tear-inducing. You will need to keep a box of tissues handy. There are humorous moments when the tourists on St. Simon's Island believe Tara is a ghost, and the southern grannies who hover around firefighter Gavin are a hoot. I figured out the direction the book was going to go, and kept reading to see if it'd get there. It has a sweet, satisfactory ending and is a good read.

This is more women's fiction than romance, but there is a sweet romance included. Gavin is kind and patient with Tara, staying calm, which is something she needed. He is a doll.


I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.
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Reading Progress

August 10, 2018 – Started Reading
August 10, 2018 – Shelved
August 11, 2018 – Finished Reading

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