Sunday, May 26, 2019

Review: On A Summer Tide by Suzanne Woods Fisher (includes giveaway)

Series: Three Sisters Island #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Revell
Released: April 30, 2019
308 pages

About the Book:

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.

My Rating & Thoughts:    🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟    (4 stars)
This book was my first experience with this author, and I truly enjoyed her style and storytelling ability. As I finished this book I not only look forward to the next in this series, but to also read more books by her. She captured my attention right from the beginning and I felt like I had been transported to Maine right alongside the Grayson family. The story is told through multiple points of view from the various family members, however this flowed well and it was easy to follow.

Each character felt unique, the sisters may have their own lives going on and have issues to work through but they are forced to work together to help their father restore his new property. While they were reluctant to come to the island at first they discover more than they could imagine. In the end they are able to come together and achieve the common goal.

One of my favourite parts was the fight between the sisters that turned into an honest and heartfelt discussion. This moment helped them understand one another and made their relationship stronger in the end.
The romance was subtle but I enjoyed watching it build and found myself cheering for them. I look forward to reconnecting with these characters in future books.

(I received a complimentary copy of this book from CelebrateLit; opinions expressed in this review
are my honest opinion and completely my own.)


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.

Blog Stops:

Carpe Diem, May 24

Mary Hake, May 25

C Jane Read, May 26

Empower Moms, May 27

Remembrancy, May 27

Hallie Reads, May 29

Quiet Quilter, June 3

By The Book, June 3



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

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. This sounds like a really interesting read. Thanks!

  2. Sounds like a must read! Thank you for hosting.

  3. This is a great review! I'd like that sense I was transported to Maine, probably as close as I'll ever get! Nice!

  4. This book sounds like a really great read.