RipTide Rumors: A Book Review

*Disclaimer: I received this book for review from Celebrate Lit. This is the second book in a series called, The Legacy of Sunset Cove. I have not read the first and therefore felt some pieces were missing for me: I’m a “read-in-order” type of person.

I love historical fiction and this book did not disappoint. Anna McDowell is busy working with a newspaper and thinking her little town is headed back to quiet when a jailbreak occurs. Add in an election for the town’s new mayor and she is kept hopping.

But things are heating up even in her own house. As parents, we often struggle with so many issues that are culture-related. It was no different for Anna. I always find child/parent relationships in books interesting to read about and see how they were resolved. Obviously we can’t use fictional books as parenting advice since each child comes with their own personality and set of spiritual issues. Still, I enjoy seeing these relationships, especially when there is a good resolution. The key being that much prayer is needed.

But will the issues Anna’s daughter is facing be resolved? Or will she lose her to the world? You’ll have to read the book to find out! Haha.

Back Cover Copy

If the Tide Doesn’t Change, Who Will Pay the Price?

As autumn of 1916 descends upon the once-peaceful town of Sunset Cove, Anna McDowell has great hopes that the excitement of the summer will be over, now that a few of the key players in the rum-running ring have been arrested. But with a daring jailbreak getting the town in a dither again, she knows that the danger hasn’t passed for anyone in her coastal hometown.

With a mayoral election keeping tensions high and the authorities busy searching for those behind the jailbreak, Anna has plenty to keep the newspaper busy. But when her sixteen-year-old daughter begins making noises about leaving high school and abandoning dreams of college, Anna realizes that prohibition isn’t the only thing she needs to be worrying about.

How deep does the root of corruption run in their town? As she digs deeper, Anna is forced to put the concerns of her own heart on hold in an effort to save some of the people dearest to her.

About the Author

Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books (with sales around 6.5 million) for teens, women, and children. That’s a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a “storyteller.” Her young adult novels (Diary of a Teenage Girl, True Colors etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She’s won a number of awards (including RT’s Career Achievement Award, the Rita, and the Gold medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog.

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