Hide Tide by Veronica Henry

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Format: Paperback
Publisher: Orion Publishing
Published: 24th September 2015
Pages: 328 Pages

The Blurb
Pennfleet might be a small town, but there’s never a dull moment in its narrow winding streets…

Kate has only planned a flying visit to clear out the family home after the death of her mother. When she finds an anonymous letter, she is drawn back into her own past.

Single dad Sam is juggling his deli and two lively teenagers, so romance is the last thing on his mind. Then Cupid fires an unexpected arrow – but what will his children think?

Nathan Fisher is happy with his lot, running picnic cruises up and down the river, but kissing the widow of the richest man in Pennfleet has disastrous consequences.

Vanessa knows what she has done is unseemly for a widow, but it’s the most fun she’s had for years. Must she always be on her best behaviour?

Rating: 5/5


The Review
Thank you to Orion Publishing for sending me an advanced reader copy to read and review. I also received a cute little message in a bottle with my copy!

Hide Tide will be the first novel I have read of Veronica’s and it certainly won’t be my last.

Set in the seaside town of Pennfleet in Cornwall, High Tide details the lives of Kate, Nathan, Vanessa and Sam – all of which are connected in one way or another. The story is all about life and death, and the grief that follows. All four characters have lost someone in one way or another. I always feel sad and emotional when I read about death because I know it’s something I won’t deal very well with when it happens. Veronica does a fantastic job at making an unhappy suggestion feel more comforting. Yes, sadly people have died, but they are celebrated and loved.

I loved reading about the seaside – you definitely want to move there after reading. It would be peaceful and calm, and a welcome change from the busy lives we all lead. However, I’m not sure I can cope with everyone knowing who I was and judging me – Pennfleet appeared to be quite a close-knit town where everyone knew you. Community spirit or nosey parker? I’ll let you decide!

With the Autumn nights drawing in, High Tide will make you feel happy and encourage you to think of the Summer and a sunny beach – go read!


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