29 May 2019

On a Summer Tide | Book Review, Guest Post + Giveaway


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.

Publisher: Revell
Release Date: April 30, 2019


Take a trip to the coast of Maine in Suzanne Woods Fisher’s contemporary debut, On a Summer Tide. As the Grayson family learns quite a bit about life and love on a small, struggling island, their story is oh so heartwarming.

While the back-of-the-book blurb features only Camden Grayson, On a Summer Tide really is the story of her whole family—including her father, Paul, and two younger sisters, Maddie and Blaine. Paul buys a summer camp on Three Sisters Island to fulfill a lifelong dream, and despite their protests, Cam, Maddie, and Blaine all end up relocating in order to help him ready it for summer. The family has never been close, but the renovation process begins to change more than just the camp.

A story of reconnecting and discovering purpose, On a Summer Tide is a book not to skip this summer. Charming and fun with a cast of delightful characters, including Cooper, Seth, and Peg Legg, it’s the start to a series I look forward to continuing in the future. I recommend it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


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. 


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.


To celebrate her tour, Suzanne is giving away a grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card. Enter below, and be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway.



  1. This book sounds like a great read and so does the Blueberry Buckle recipe. Thanks.

  2. Thank you for taking the time to share your terrific book with us. I enjoyed reading about it.

  3. Great review. This book sounds delightful.

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