"As the Tide Comes In" is a very emotional book that just gutted me, in both a good and bad way. Tara has been through so much and to feel her pain over her loss was truly just heartbreaking. Even though her friends tried to be there for her, they had no idea the depth of her pain and what she was going through.
When Gavin’s mother’s and a group of tourist spot Tara in the lighthouse things spiral out of control. Gavin being a firefighter naturally wants to help Tara while also thinking she’s off her rocker. Tara just wants to be left alone and make the man stop tearing up her house. Gavin had four mother’s that looked out for him so you would think he would know how to deal with women. It seems like every time he comes face to face with Tara he just can’t get it together. It was kind of adorable.
It was interesting watching their relationship develop and finding out who Tara really is. Her pain and loss was just too much. I was hoping for a little happiness for her. While this is going on you have a second story that involves Gavin’s biological mother Luella and Charles, who she affectionately calls Chuck. Watching those two was like being on a roller coaster. They were just too cute though Chuck had his moments where he was in danger of getting punched. He’s such a smart ass.
At the end of "As the Tide Comes In" you get to read a poem by Sidney Lanier called: "The Marshes of Glynn".
A New York Times best-selling author releases her first southern novel, a Steel Magnolias-meets-Sweet Home Alabama story set on St. Simons Island.
When an unthinkable loss sends Tara Abbott's life spiraling out of control, she journeys from North Carolina to Georgia's St. Simons Island. Although confused and scared, she hopes to find answers about her past - her life before the years of foster care and raising her two half-brothers as a young adult. Will she find steady ground on the island, surrounded by an eccentric-but-kindhearted group of older women called The Glynn Girls and a determined firefighter? Or will the truth splinter what's left of her identity into pieces?