Wednesday, July 31, 2019

"Riptide Rumors" tour!

If the Tide Doesn’t Change, Who Will Pay the Price?

As autumn of 1916 descends upon the once-peaceful town of Sunset Cove, Anna McDowell has great hopes that the excitement of the summer will be over, now that a few of the key players in the rum-running ring have been arrested. But with a daring jailbreak getting the town in a dither again, she knows that the danger hasn’t passed for anyone in her coastal hometown.

With a mayoral election keeping tensions high and the authorities busy searching for those behind the jailbreak, Anna has plenty to keep the newspaper busy. But when her sixteen-year-old daughter begins making noises about leaving high school and abandoning dreams of college, Anna realizes that prohibition isn’t the only thing she needs to be worrying about.

How deep does the root of corruption run in their town? As she digs deeper, Anna is forced to put the concerns of her own heart on hold in an effort to save some of the people dearest to her.

My Review:
First of all, this book cover is just gorgeous - love it!  Second of all, this is such a wonderful story touching on mother daughter relationships, and has mystery and romance interwoven throughout as well.  Anna is the managing editor of the paper, which some men are none to happy about.  She finds herself trying to balance reporting the stories, doing investigations of her own and also trying to keep her teenage daughter on track.  This is such a cute little town that the story is set in and Melody really brings it to life in this story along with the time period.  Tensions are high with how society is changing and Anna is smack dab in the middle of it all.  I felt like she was the perfect main character, strong and independent and facing challenges and trying to handle things just like we all do in real life. 

About the Author

Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books (with sales around 6.5 million) for teens, women, and children. That’s a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a “storyteller.” Her young adult novels (Diary of a Teenage Girl, True Colors etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She’s won a number of awards (including RT’s Career Achievement Award, the Rita, and the Gold medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog.

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