We are placed purposefully in this life, and so tells the story of a love with the power to heal. “On A Summer Tide,” by Suzanne Woods Fisher, triggers tears and laughter, as the story of widower Paul Grayson unfolds. To bring his family closer together, he moves them to an island. Out place and away from home, the average pressures of family life are intensified in all directions.
The first in this fictional series, there are many tangible lessons to apply to anyone’s everyday life. How big is our faith, and how much does it affect our lives? Is prayer really that powerful? The life applications within the story are intriguing and the feelings this family faces are relatable. “Mom always told us that life would surprise us with important choices, and our true character would emerge in how we responded,” causes me to pause and reflect on my own daughters and what advice I’ve strung through their lives along the way would stick long after I’m gone.
“Planning doesn’t make the wedding. And the wedding doesn’t make the marriage. The marriage is what we live with, day in and day out.” The realtime feel of this verse stopped me in my tracks as I read! In a fictional story, Fisher has been able to deliver rich wisdom and spiritual counsel with the utmost reliability and grace.
I recommend this book to all who like a great story with richly developed characters.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.