Published by Bethany House Publishers on April 4th 2017
Also by this author: The Proving
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About this Book
When a well-to-do family asks Sallie Riehl to be their daughter's nanny for the summer at their Cape May, New Jersey, vacation home, she jumps at the chance to broaden her horizons beyond the Lancaster County Amish community where she grew up. Curious by nature, Sallie loves reading and learning, and she fears that her chances of making a good match with an Amish farmer will be hampered because of it.
Though she loves taking care of nine-year-old Autumn Weaver during the week, Sallie has free time on the weekends to enjoy the shore. It is there that she meets Edward Kreider, a young marine biology student who talks freely about all he's learning and asks about her interests, unlike the guys she grew up with. Sallie wonders if this is the kind of relationship she's been longing for. Then again, Ed isn't from her community--and he's Mennonite, not Amish.
Sallie is afraid of what her parents would think about her new friendship. But that's not all she's fearful of. When unexpected danger threatens Autumn, Sallie will have to put her fears aside. Will this be a summer to remember, or one to forget?
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The Ebb Tide is a book I almost passed up on, but I'm so glad I didn't! I love Beverly Lewis, she is very down to earth and knows so much about the Amish and their culture. I almost passed up on this book because I had trouble with the pace of her more recent stories. I felt they were slow and I had trouble getting into them.
I decided to give The Ebb Tide a chance and this story was the type I remember Beverly writing and what I have been waiting for from her!
I found the pace of this book to be perfect! It kept moving, yet allowed me to connect with the characters and get to know them. While I loved the story, I was disappointed the first trip didn't go as planed. I was really looking forward to reading about that. Maybe some time Beverly can write about that.
I found the concept of this story to be interesting. It reminded me a little of the Hawaiian Quilt by Wanda Brunstetter because of the beach theme, yet the story was totally different.
I really enjoyed this story and that I was able to connect with the characters. Beverly wrote in a way that transported me into the story. I could feel the frustration in Sallie's mom over her baptism. I felt the struggle Sallie had wanting to please her family, yet wanting to follow her dreams at the same time.
I'm so glad I gave this book a chance and I'm excited for what Beverly has next!