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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tide Times by Gail MacMillan



Tide Times by Gail MacMillan
Publisher: Awe-Struck E-Books, Inc.
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short
Heat Level: sweet
Rating: 4 books
Review by Sunflower



Wounded in Afghanistan, photojournalist Jordan Bradford is bitter to the core. He’ll never be able to do the work that is his passion again. Planning to hermit himself away in a cabin on Nova Scotia’s rugged southwestern shore, he’s not prepared to meet beautiful, head-strong Molly Wallace sent by his mother to drag him back into the world in any way that she can. Molly is just as determined that he won’t hide himself away and is willing to resort to any method she can devise to bring him out of his seclusion. Even if it means playing downright unfair and mean.

This short novel is full of the sights and sounds of the Maritimes. The landscape forms a delightful backdrop for the involving romance between Molly and Jordan. I particularly enjoyed the visit that the characters made to Hornsby’s Island, with its abandoned manor house. The author is obviously very familiar with the territory, and paints it all with a deft hand.

The story kept me guessing until the end whether Jordan and Molly’s troubled relationship would work. This is a book to be savored on a summer holiday, or any other time of the year.

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