Sunday, June 2, 2019

A New Writing Direction -- On A Summer Tide

About the Book:

Book: On a Summer Tide
Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Genre: Christian Fiction Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2019

Sometimes love hurts—and sometimes it can heal in the most unexpected way.

Camden Grayson loves her challenging career, but the rest of her life could use some improvement. “Moving on” is Cam’s mantra. But there’s a difference, her two sisters insist, between one who moves on . . . and one who keeps moving.

Cam’s full-throttle life skids to a stop when her father buys a remote island off the coast of Maine. Paul Grayson has a dream to breathe new life into the island—a dream that includes reuniting his estranged daughters. Certain Dad has lost his mind, the three sisters rush to the island. To Cam’s surprise, the slow pace of island life appeals to her, along with the locals—and one in particular. Seth Walker, the scruffy island schoolteacher harbors more than a few surprises.

With On a Summer Tide, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher begins a brand-new contemporary romance series that is sure to delight her fans and draw new ones.

Click here to purchase your copy.

My Review:

When one of my favorite authors decides to make a considerable shift in genre or style of writing, I always feel just a tiny bit of uncertainty. I have enjoyed every Amish book that Suzanne Woods Fisher has written but wondered what was coming in her first venture into contemporary women's fiction. Well, I think her swap of horses in midstream went very well. (You'll need to check out a recent blog post by Suzanne to fully understand that statement.) On a Summer Tide is a fantastic start to her Three Sisters Island series, set on a small island just off the coast of Maine.

As you would expect from Suzanne Woods Fisher, her characters draw you into their lives from page one. You learn a lot about the Grayson family dynamics and potential difficulties from the very beginning, and the characters continue to develop all throughout the story. The setting on Three Sisters Island is presented in such detail that it is easy to believe your are visiting the area in person. The major elements of this story are resolved by the end by the book, but there are plenty of paths that can lead seamlessly into the next installments for the series.

I highly recommend On a Summer Tide to anyone who is already a fan of Suzanne Woods Fisher's Amish stories or anyone who enjoys great contemporary inspirational stories. 

Thanks to Celebrate Lit for providing me with a copy of this book. I am happy to share my own thoughts in this review.

About the Author:

Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than thirty books, including Mending Fences, as well as the Nantucket Legacy, Amish Beginnings, The Bishop’s Family, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, among other novels. She is also the author of several nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at and follow Suzanne on Facebook @SuzanneWoodsFisherAuthor and Twitter @suzannewfisher.

More from Suzanne:

Oh-So-Maine Blueberry Buckle

Summer in Maine means plump, tart blueberries are everywhere. Here’s a family recipe that is nearly fool-proof….and so delicious! Especially with a scoop or two with vanilla ice cream.

Ever wonder how it got the name Blueberry Buckle? While the batter rises as it bakes, but the blueberries and crumb topping weigh it down. This causes the surface of the cake to buckle…hence the name.

¾ cup sugar
¼ cup soft butter
1 egg
½ cup milk
2 cups sifted flour
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups drained blueberries

Crumb Topping:
½ cup sugar
½ cup flour
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup softened butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix sugar and butter with egg. Stir in milk. Sift together and stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Carefully blend in blueberries. Put on topping before baking. Pour in a greased and floured 9” square pan.

Bake 45-50 minutes.

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To celebrate her tour, Suzanne is giving away a grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

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  1. Love that recipe of blueberry buckle. Because our rhubarb is in season right now, I made rhubarb crisp yesterday as that is my husband's favourite dessert.

  2. This book sounds like one not to miss.