Beyond the Tides by Liz Johnson ~ Book Review

August 31, 2021


About the Book

Book: Beyond the Tides
Author: Liz Johnson
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Series: Prince Edward Island  Shores, Book 1
Release Date: August 3, 2021
Publisher: Revell

When Meg Whitaker's father decides to sell the family's lobster-fishing business to her high school nemesis, she sets out to prove she should inherit it instead. Though she's never had any interest in running the small fleet--or even getting on a boat due to her persistent seasickness--she can't stand to see Oliver Ross take over. Not when he ruined her dreams for a science scholarship and an Ivy League education ten years ago.

Oliver isn't proud of what he did back then. Angry and broken by his father walking out on his family, he lashed out at Meg--an innocent bystander. But owning a respected fishing fleet on Prince Edward Island is the opportunity of a lifetime, and he's not about to walk away just because Meg wants him to.

Meg's father has the perfect solution: Oliver and Meg must work the business together, and at the end of the season, he'll decide who gets it. Along the way, they may discover that their stories are more similar than they thought . . . and their dreams aren't what they expected.

Bestselling author Liz Johnson invites you back to Prince Edward Island for a brand-new series about family, forgiveness, and the kind of love that heals all wounds

My Thoughts

I really enjoyed this book not only because it was set in one of my favorite locations, Prince Edward Island, but the storyline itself was lovely. Liz Johnson really captures the essence of the fishing industry in Prince Edward Island and made you feel like you were part of the community there. The characters were truly believable and relatable. I really enjoyed that the characters were both flawed and were not your typical hero and heroine. 

Although this story is a romance, for me it was more about forgiveness, dealing with grief and acceptance. Both Oliver and Meg have hurts from the past that they must come to forgive each other in order to have a future. I definitely had to have my tissues nearby as I got teary a few times while reading. 

The author does a great job at weaving a subtle faith element throughout the story. If you enjoy Christian Contemporary Romances this one will not disappoint. I now have to patiently wait for the next in the series and hopefully see a glimpse of these characters once more!

My Rating: 4 Stars/ Really Liked it

I received a copy of this book from the publisher Revell. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the Author

By day Liz Johnson works in marketing. She finds time to write late at night and is a Christy Award finalist and a two-time ACFW Carol Award finalist. Liz makes her home in Phoenix, Arizona where she enjoys theater, exploring local history, and doting on her nieces and nephews. She loves stories of true love with happy endings. Find out more about Liz at

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