Friday, July 27, 2018

Book Review - As The Tide Comes In


When an unthinkable loss sends Tara Abbott's life spiraling out of control, she journeys from North Carolina to Georgia's St. Simons Island. Although confused and scared, she hopes to find answers about her past - her life before the years of foster care and raising her two half-brothers as a young adult. Will she find steady ground on the island, surrounded by an eccentric-but-kindhearted group of older women called The Glynn Girls and a determined firefighter? Or will the truth splinter what's left of her identity into pieces?


Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA bestselling author of numerous works of fiction and one of nonfiction. Her connection with the Amish community has been featured widely in national media. She lives in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains with her family.


This story will have your emotions all over the place! One minute you're sad, the next happy with anticipation of what could happen next. It's a story of redemption and how God's love can carry us through even the toughest situations.

Tara has had a rough time of it - being raised in the foster care system - and feeling she must be self sufficient. Enter her two half brothers who will change her life in profound ways. She loves her brothers deeply and cares for them just like a mother. She finally has a family that is hers.

A horrible change of events turns Tara's life upside down and she has to learn who she is all over again and navigate her new situation with a head injury, which isn't easy. Things she knows to be true, aren't, and she has a very hard time navigating this new territory.

However, God is guiding her - through her dear friends, her brothers, and the new people He has brought into her life. Everything is upside down in her life but we see how God uses the things that don't make sense.

Everything comes full circle by the end of this book and all has become clear for Tara. She grieves her losses but rejoices in all she's gained. My only complaint about this book is that is seemed a bit too long and I felt like the author could have eliminated some of the long drawn-out processes. Having said that, I still enjoyed the book immensely. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by WaterBrookMultnomah

Blessings - Julie

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