Friday, April 21, 2017

The Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis

The Ebb Tide


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?


Beverlys books are always a joy to read! I always look forward to her next one because I enjoy being pleasantly surprised and I was definitely surprised by this book!!! I enjoyed this book because it is somewhat different than the other Amish books that I have read.
I loved the back drop
This beautiful story is set in Cape May and that it's on the beach.
somewhere that I hope I get to go (beach) this summer.
I also like the family that is portrayed. A family that is unselfish and I thought it was cool that they asked Sally along on the trip.
For an Amish person I thought it was highly unusual to have wanderlust like Sally.
I enjoyed a trip to the beach with Sally.
I felt like I could put my feet in the sand and hear the waves crashing against the shore and maybe even Soak some in the sun.
I have to like Autumn. I love the name as well because it's so unusual. I love her outgoing energy and wish I have the energy a 9 year can have.
I feel like I'm like Autumn in many way. For one, I love to draw. (I'm not quite so good at it anymore)
I Have been an only child for many years and I think that I would have a very hard time adjusting to a sibling.
My parents were foster parents for a lot of years and yes I was very jealous of every one.
(They treated me differently)
Sallie is a pretty special lady but different. I say. different because she got to do what most Amish don't and was a nanny to Autumn and Conner.
I loved the way Sallie's family stood by her in her decision making. I am very happy that Sallie took her time in making her decision. Decisions are important!
I am glad I decided to finish this book after all!!!
I also enjoy reading the authors little notes at the end of the book. Very interesting!!!
I received a complimentary copy from from the publisher and in no way required to review this book


Beverly Lewis, raised in Pennsylvania Amish country and both a schoolteacher and an accomplished musician, has been an award-winning author for over a dozen years. Her acclaimed novel, The Preacher's Daughter, was a 2006 Quill Book Award finalist in the romance category. Her books have appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including USA Today and The New York Times. She and her husband, David, live in Colorado."


  1. I love your blog. I really enjoyed The Ebb Tide.

  2. Oh! Good review! I absolutely loved The Ebb Tide. I got to meet Beverly Lewis during her tour for this book. She's so sweet.

    I'm a new blog follower and you can find me at :-)

  3. Sounds like a book for my ever growing TBR pile!! I like Lewis' books a lot. Thx for sharing.


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