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The Ebb Tide, Book Review

The Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis

About the Book: When a well-to-do family asks Sallie Riehl to be their daughter’s nanny for the summer at their Cape May, New Jersey, vacation home, she jumps at the chance to broaden her horizons beyond the Lancaster County Amish community where she grew up. Sallie has long dreamed of seeing more of the world, but her parents are reluctant for her to put off baptism yet another summer, and the timing is unfortunate for Perry Zook, who has renewed interest in courting her.

Though she loves nannying, Sallie has free time on the weekends to enjoy the shore. It is there that she meets Kevin Kreider, a marine biology student who talks freely about all he’s learning and asks about her interests, unlike most of the guys she grew up with. Time with Kevin is invigorating, and Sallie realizes she’s never felt quite this alive around Perry. Then again, Kevin is Mennonite, not Amish.

My Thoughts: Whenever I’m given the chance to read a Beverly Lewis book I’m always excited. So as you can imagine I immediately said yes to reviewing Ebb Tide when I was offered it by the publisher. I’ve previously read other books of hers like The Wish and The Atonement and wrote reviews of both. The book, just like every other Beverly Lewis book I’ve read is fantastic. There is romance and drama, but it’s still wholesome and a great read for many ages .


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