Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Release Day! A Dancing Tide by Grace Greene ~ My Thoughts #ADancingTide

  Happy Release Day!!

Congrats Grace
on the release of
A Dancing Tide!

A Dancing Tide by Grace Greene
Women's Fiction, 278 pages
Published October 12, 2021 by Kersey Creek Books

A Dancing Tide, the second book in the Barefoot Tides two-book series, continues the story of Lilliane Moore of Cub Creek in rural Virginia, who accepted a temporary companion job for ninety-year-old Merrick Dahl of Emerald Isle, North Carolina—and discovered it’s not always so easy to go home again. That even if you do, you’ll find your life has changed in unexpected ways.

How do you put the pieces back together? Should you try?

Lilliane accepted the job because she needed the cash, but the biggest payoffs were the new friendships she made and the realization that she is more tied to protecting her family history and homeplace than she’d ever understood. Now she wants freedom to travel or to make changes in her life, but she is torn between that desire and needing to do right by her deceased parents and their memory—most specifically, protecting the numerous sculptures her father crafted in his workshop before his death twenty years earlier. The workshop can’t stand forever, and she, herself, is almost forty. What will become of her family home and treasures if something happens to her?

She can’t be in two places at once—helping Merrick at the beach and in Cub Creek protecting the homeplace. Whatever choice she makes, she risks failing everyone—her friends, her family and herself, and her future.

My thoughts about A Dancing Tide ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first lines.)

First lines—"I woke in the dark, disoriented. It was near dawn—I knew that instinctively—but where?"

As much as I loved book one, A Barefoot Tide—and I did love it—I think I love this one just a little bit more, if that's even possible. I loved the beach, the relationships, both old and new, the drama, and the growth that Lilliane continues to experience. A Dancing Tide seemed to take all of those things to a higher, more intense level. 

Book one focused mainly on the relationship between Lilliane and Merrick, which I did enjoy immensely, while this one explores a lot more relationships in Lilliane's life. Her father's workshop, full of all of his amazing sculptures, takes on its own persona and almost becomes a character itself. As Lilliane struggles with what to do with the shop and the pieces her dad created, she learns a lot about herself and the people who want to be a part of her life. I love watching her work through all of that. 

A Dancing Tide is the perfect conclusion to this delightful, two book series. Grace Greene has written a wonderful story with these two books and I highly recommend them. I thoroughly enjoyed my escape to Liliane's world!

Thank you to Grace Greene for the ARC of A Dancing Tide
This is my honest opinion of the book.

Book #1

About the author

Grace Greene writes fiction with romance, suspense and inspiration ~ The Emerald Isle, NC Stories Series includes Beach Rental, Beach Winds, Beach Wedding, along with the Christmas novellas, Beach Christmas and Beach Walk. Her Virginia books are Women's Fiction with romance, suspense and mystery. Most are set in rural Cub Creek and include her bestselling The Memory of Butterflies and The Happiness In Between which were released in 2017. 

Three new Cub Creek books were released in 2019 - The Wildflower House Series: Wildflower Heart, Wildflower Hope and Wildflower Christmas, and A Light Last Seen was released in Feb. 2020. Her newest, upcoming release is A Barefoot Tide in which Grace brings a new character from Cub Creek to the beach at Emerald Isle with beloved crossover characters from both settings.

Grace is also an artist and photographer and these interests show up on the pages of the stories. She lives in central Virginia. ~ Goodreads

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