Beyond the Tides

Author: Liz Johnson

Series: Prince Edward Island Shores #1

Publisher: Revell

Release Date: August 3, 2021

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Johnson returns to PEI in her new series and fans will not be disappointed!

Meg Whitaker’s mother’s health has been deteriorating for several years and when her father decides he needs to stay home to be with her, she is shocked to learn he is going to sell his lobster fishing business.  Meg never had an interest in the business and loves her profession as a teacher, but when she learns he is going to sell it to the one person who single handedly crushed her dreams of attending an Ivy league university, she decides to convince her dad to sell to her to keep it in the family.

Oliver isn’t proud of his past and he is now trying to make an honest living so that he, his mom, and his younger brother can keep their home.  After working for the Whitaker’s lobster fishing business for years, he can’t believe that Mr. Whitaker has selected him as the individual to buy his business.  After scraping and saving to make the down payment, the one thing he didn’t expect was Meg to try to buy it first. 

Meg’s dad arranges a solution that neither finds appealing yet must do if they want the business.  During lobster season, the two must work together to operate the business and then he will make his decision on who will buy it.  Although cut from different cloths, they begin to find similarities and that they need to rely on each other for more than just the business.

Leave it to Liz Johnson to find two polar opposite personalities that can’t stand one another and put them in a situation that makes them confront their past to discover the truth.  There is a lot to unpack in this first series installment and I can’t wait to see how the others play out.  I’m guessing that it will be a trilogy that show cases Oliver and his two brothers set in the beautiful coast of Prince Edward Island.  Johnson does such a great job of descriptive scenery that readers will feel they are walking through town or tasting the sea air while about the Pinch

Readers will fall in love with Meg and Oliver’s story and enjoy watching the romance slowly develop as well as both characters arc to their intended storyline.  Both characters are stubborn, but as iron sharpens iron, they bring out the best in each other. 

I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher.  The views and opinions expressed within are my own.

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