Title: On a Summer Tide
Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
“I’m calling it Three Sisters Island … Because someday, my dear daughters, it’ll all be yours,” Paul Grayson declares in Suzanne Woods Fisher’s novel, On a Summer Tide.
~ What ~
The first in the Three Sisters Island series, this three-hundred-and-eight-page paperback targets those who enjoy contemporary Christian fiction regarding family interactions. Using slang words such as darn and heck, topics of premarital sex, injury, and death may not be appropriate for immature readers. Using the English Standard Version of the Holy Bible, the beginning has a cast of characters while the ending includes a dessert recipe, excerpts from another book by the author, thirteen discussion questions, acknowledgments, biography, and advertisements.
In this current-day story set in Maine, a widowed father decides to sell the family home and buy a summer camp on a remote island. To the dismay of his three daughters who think he has onset dementia, the man talks all of them into helping him get the dilapidated camp up and running.
The eldest daughter is a workaholic and loves her job but must come to terms with the quirkiness of her adopted son while the middle daughter tends to be overbearing when it involves her vocation of counseling. The youngest, a college student at a pivotal point in life, is trying to figure out what to do next. As each woman sees the beauty and simplicity of the island, they understand what is important, even if they have to sacrifice what they thought they wanted.
~ Why ~
This is a cute read about how three different women approach life, love, family, and, most importantly, God. I loved reading about the island and its eclectic residents. I felt I was walking the streets with the girls, seeing the beautiful views, and taking in the sights and sounds of the island.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ may not appreciate the Christian undertones that include Scripture and praying to God. Others may not like a predictable romance with most everything being worked out too perfectly. I found some of the characters stereotypical.
~ Wish ~
Since this is the first in the series, there are a lot of incomplete holes in what happens to the family. I prefer all pronouns of God capitalized for reference.
~ Want ~
If you like a contemporary Christian read about family dynamics and love, this novel nicely occupies your time for several hours of relaxation.
Thanks to Baker Publishing for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.
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