Beyond the Tides by Liz Johnson: Book Review
About the book:
Title: Beyond the Tides
Author: Liz Johnson
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Release Date: August 3, 2021
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.
Beyond the Tides is one of those stories that digs deep and doesn’t let go. Oliver has a lot of regret, and Meg has a lot of anger. What could go wrong? In this case, it’s more a case of what could possibly go right? Everything seems to be turned against these two as Meg struggles with the reality of her mothers illness and Oliver attempts to gain the one thing that he feels will make him worthy in the eyes of everyone else. I loved the enemies to lovers trope and the way Oliver worked so hard to overcome his past. Meg was a little hard to like at times. She put too much blame on Oliver, but the reality behind her dislike made for a strong connection that I couldn’t resist. And, come on! A book set on Prince Edward Island, I had to check it out, and I was not disappointed. I could smell the air and feel the waves beneath the Pinch. All in all, a book I’ll read again and probably love just as much as the first time around. I received a copy of this book from RevellReads. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.