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Product Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: NAL Trade (September 2, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451418786
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451418784
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #799,804 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for The Wishing Tide

"Everything I love in a novel: a coastal setting so rich you can practically taste the salt in the air and feel the sand under foot, an old inn, and a deeply-felt and explored love story with a smart, relatable heroine and a handsome hero with a mysterious past. Atmospheric, suspenseful and very romantic, The Wishing Tide is elegant and haunting proof that secrets buried in the heart will always rise to the surface."—Erika Marks, author of It Comes in Waves

“A captivating read about fighting for the life you want and daring to believe that happily-ever-after can exist outside of fairytales. Set on a desolate, storm-tossed North Carolina barrier island lush with family secrets, madness, and ghost stories, this lyrical novel will haunt you from the first page to the last.”—Barbara Claypole White award-winning author of The In-Between Hour

"Beautiful and haunting….Filled with wonderful descriptions of North Carolina's Outer Banks, The Wishing Tide is a book about love and loss and finding your way forward. I could not read it fast enough!”—Anita Hughes, author of Lake Como

Praise for The Secrets She Carried

"A poignant, mysterious and heartfelt story.”—Diane Chamberlain, author of Necessary Lies

“Davis paints a picture of two eras and beautifully flawed characters with evocative and caring words.”—Susan Crandall, author of Whistling Past the Graveyard

“This beautifully written novel tells a tale of epic romance, one that lasts through the decades and centuries….It’s a beautiful story, and Davis does an amazing job telling it.”—Romantic Times, 4 1/2 stars
 

About the Author

Barbara Davis is the author of The Secrets She Carried.  She currently lives near Raleigh, North Carolina with the love of her life, Tom, and their beloved ginger cat, Simon.

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Can't wait for Barbara's next book!!
Karen Reddall
I enjoyed THE WISHING TIDE simply because it was a cozy, comforting read with outstanding characters, an intriguing storyline, and a magnificent setting.
Silver's Reviews
The novel evokes a powerful message of compassion, love and forgiveness.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Silver's Reviews on September 4, 2014
Format: Paperback
Mary, Lane, and Michael. Three marvelous and completely different characters when put together make the pages of THE WISHING TIDE come alive.

Lane owns a Bed & Breakfast, Mary is homeless, and Michael is the mysterious, unwanted guest who arrives during a storm for what appears to be for reasons other than not having any other place to stay for the night.

All three characters blend together with things in common that they don't know about, and they fill the pages of THE WISHING TIDE with a splendid, beautifully told story.

There is something about Mary that you can't help liking. Could it be her elusiveness, her purple bag, her ability to read a person, or just her constant presence?

Lane is a character you will feel sorry for even though she seems to have it all.

Michael seemed sinister, and is someone who appeared on the scene more than by chance and with secrets of his own to work out.​

THE WISHING TIDE is an emotional ride about life's lessons, personal secrets, and personal relationships.

The writing was beautiful, detailed, and flowed nicely. The descriptions have you hearing the sea, smelling the sea air, and feeling the sand as well as vividly visualizing the buildings, the quaint town, and every scene.

I enjoyed THE WISHING TIDE simply because it was a cozy, comforting read with outstanding characters, an intriguing storyline, and a magnificent setting.

The entire book and especially the ending wraps you up in a warm, homey cocoon. Don't miss reading THE WISHING TIDE. 5/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ann E. on September 3, 2014
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This is one book I wish I could give more than 5 stars. It is a wonderful written story of flawed people coming together and finding their way back to life. It is a book that takes you on a roller coaster ride of twists and turns and the ending is one I didn't see coming. I certainly recommend this book for anyone the enjoys a good combination of romance and mystery and characters that tug at your heart.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Viviane Crystal VINE VOICE on September 2, 2014
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Lane Kramer escaped from a devastatingly bad marriage, loss of a child, and the manipulations of her family! Her wounds are deep but her strength formidable as she finally settles in Starry Point, North Carolina where she starts afresh by renovating and running a bed and breakfast inn on the beach. It’s a quaint home resembling a castle more than a home and yet Lane has made into a cozy, welcoming home that appeals to every visitor. It’s now the end of the season and Lane’s anticipating time to write the light articles as a free lance writer that keeps her financially secure. She once was a writer but that, as far as she’s concerned, was just another failure. Little does she know the cycle of adventure and chilling mystery about to infiltrate every aspect of her life!
On the evening before the storm hits, a young, handsome man, Michael Forrester, knocks on Lane’s door and literally begs her for shelter. She ambivalently agrees and he soon becomes a fixture planning to remain through the winter. He’s also a writer, but a scholarly, academic writer researching the life of Charles Dickens. Shockingly, the reader finds he knows intimate details about her home and the haunted home across the street, a secret only revealed to the reader and not to Lane, at least not for quite a while. How can a relationship develop with so much chaos and pain lurking with no apparent resolution?
Add to the mix that Lane meets a scary woman, Mary, who appears as a bag lady and who gradually shares her story, at times sounding rational and at other times exhibiting frightening and bizarre behavior.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan Flett Swiderski on September 6, 2014
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Each of the three main characters in this book is running away from something: Lane is trying to put a miscarriage and the end of a bad marriage behind her by starting over in a new town; Michael is both trying to escape... and confront... the physical and emotional scars from his childhood; and Mary, dismissed by most people as a crazy bag lady, is so traumatized by the horrors of her past, she sometimes seeks to escape reality altogether. When these three characters cross paths in a small town in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, their lives and futures are changed forever.

This isn't a whodunit mystery in the traditional sense, but more like a puzzle placed on the table one piece at a time, until the full picture of the past haunting Michael and Mary is finally revealed. It is a story of how kindness can break through walls of distrust, and how hope and love can free people from the past and give them the strength to move forward to a promising future.

And it is definitely a story well worth reading.
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Second novel by Barbara Davis delivers!! Barbara connects with her characters and exposes their strengths and their flaws. But ultimately the opportunity is shown where they can grow to be better people if only the effort is made to do so. A great stocking stuffer !! GUYS !! Get this for your gal !!
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