The Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis

Pages: 336

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

Published: April 4, 2017

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Personal Kindle Collection

Available Sources: Digital, Audio, Hardcover, and Paperback

My Review: A great read that we can all relate to especially the younger readers. Sallie is trying to figure out who she is and the direction she wants to take in life. She has a wanderlust for travel and a love of reading to learn as much as she can. She has put off joining the church for as long as she can. Will her last summer of freedom be enough?

A clean read that can be shared with the teenage reader in your life. Discussion of God and religion is prevalent but adds to the story.

From Goodreads: 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. Curious by nature, Sallie loves reading and learning, and she fears that her chances of making a good match with an Amish farmer will be hampered because of it.

Though she loves taking care of nine-year-old Autumn Weaver during the week, Sallie has free time on the weekends to enjoy the shore. It is there that she meets Edward Kreider, a young marine biology student who talks freely about all he’s learning and asks about her interests, unlike the guys she grew up with. Sallie wonders if this is the kind of relationship she’s been longing for. Then again, Ed isn’t from her community–and he’s Mennonite, not Amish.

Sallie is afraid of what her parents would think about her new friendship. But that’s not all she’s fearful of. When unexpected danger threatens Autumn, Sallie will have to put her fears aside. Will this be a summer to remember, or one to forget? 

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