and secondly, to help her make amends with the heirs of the long dead women who were her closest friends, the girls of The High Tide Club—so named because of their youthful skinny dipping escapades—Millie, Ruth and Varina.
Even at the end of her life, Josephine seems unwilling or unable to face her past, deliberately evading Brooke’s questions. When Josephine nears death with her secrets intact, Brooke is charged with contacting Josephine’s friends’ descendants and bringing them together on Talisa for a reunion of women who’ve actually never met.
The High Tide Club is Mary Kay Andrews at her Queen of the Beach Reads best, a compelling and witty tale of romance thwarted, friendships renewed, justice delivered and true love found.
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Release Date: May 8, 2018
Genre: Women's Fiction
The High Tide Club is much different than what I anticipated going into it, but it was well worth the surprise. Mary Kay Andrews has a way with words. She weaves beautiful and original tales that play on readers emotions while also opening up their minds and hearts. Even more, she brings her characters to life by building them up and making them seem like real people. I love the flow of her stories, how everything comes together in perfect detail, and the originality that I know I am always going to find when I dive into her novels. This one, while not my ultimate favorite plot wise, is a wonderful story of female friendships, past relationships, dark secrets, and sisterhood. It's one of those stories that empowers women, makes them feel alive, and puts a huge smile on their faces. It's just an all around great read and I very much recommend it.
ABOUT THE HIGH TIDE CLUB
This book weaves a story that started in the past and continues to the present tense. Andrews uses both past and present details to allow readers insight into how everything came to be and how it effects future generations. This is a partial historical novel as some of it takes place in the early 1940's when these women were girls, but also contemporary as it also highlights the characters of the present (the great-granddaughters).
Ailing Josephine is on her deathbed, but needs a lawyer to save the precious island that she has lived on her whole life. So she chooses Brooke, a woman from Georgia to make her final wishes come true. In hiring Brooke though she needs to find the others- long last friends and their heirs- in order to make amends for past doings that have hurt those she loved the most. But this opens old wounds, sheds light to dark secrets, and may be the end to everything...
In the novel, you will follow Josephine and the High Tide Club (from the past) and Brooke and the heirs of Josephine's late friends (in the present) as they try to figure out how to save the Island and make amends for the wrongdoings of the past. In doing so, old wounds will reopen, people from the past will come back to haunt them, and dark secrets that were long ago buried will come back to life.
This is a whip smart, emotional, enlightening, and beautiful read from one of my favorite authors of all time. Mary Kay Andrews weaves this story in the best ways possible, and keeps readers engaged, excited, and nervous for what's to come for these wonderful characters. It's not a light read like some of her former titles, but it is a DEEP one filled with a lot of heart. I really enjoyed reading it and I look forward to many more books of Andrew's in the coming future.
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