Thursday, May 23, 2019

On A Summer Tide by Suzanne Woods Fisher: Review, Recipe & Giveaway!

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.
Click here to purchase your copy.

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.  Enjoy!

My Thoughts

On a Summer Tide is the first book in the charming new Three Sisters Island series. The book contains believable, frustrating and lovable characters.  Camden, Maddie and Blaine are Paul Grayson’s three daughters who act like typical siblings (lots of bickering).  The girls have not been as close since their mother passed away and Paul wants to find a way to fix it.  I thought On a Summer Tide was well-written as are all of Suzanne Wood Fisher’s novels.  This story, though, is refreshingly different.  It moves along at a good pace and has smooth transitions.  While the focus of the story is on Camden, we interact with Paul, Blaine, Maddie, and the townspeople as well.  The town contains a variety of quirky characters with my favorite being Peg Legg who owns the Lunch Counter and General Store on the island.  She provides plenty of levity and I enjoyed the interactions between her and Paul.  There are inserts that take readers back into Camden’s growing up years.  We see how the past influenced her life choices.  In addition, we get to see how her mother passed away and how Camden came to raise Cooper.  I found On a Summer Tide to be a compelling story.   The book touches on serious topics in a gentle way so that the story never feels heavy or depressing.  There is a touch of romance that is sweet.  I like the discussions of faith and the island’s church services.  There are two phrases from On a Summer Tide that I want to share with you.  The first is “one man’s insanity is another man’s genius” and “life is full of simple miracles if you just open your eyes to them”.  I look forward to the next book in the Three Sisters Island series.  You will find yourself drawn into On a Summer Tide and not want to put it down.  Do not miss out on this entertaining and thoughtful new novel by Suzanne Woods Fisher.

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 (schedule below) for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click here to enter. Thank you for joining me today.  Stop back tomorrow when I share my review of A Faithful Gathering by Leslie Gould.  I hope you have a joyful day.  Take care and Happy Reading!


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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


  1. This book sounds like a fantastic read.

  2. This sounds good! I've read a few books by this author, and enjoyed them.

  3. The recipe sounds delicious. I love Suzanne's books and I am looking forward to reading this book.

  4. "On A Summer Tide" sounds like a great start to a new series. Looking forward to reading Suzanne's contemporary romance.

  5. Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!

  6. Kris, Thank you for the wonderful review! This book sounds like one not to miss.

  7. Great review! I enjoyed reading the premise of this story and I like books that bring estranged relatives together. Can't wait to check it out!