Love Turns The Tide

Gail Pallotta pleases with this wonderfully descriptive, agreeable inspirational romance. The secondary characters are well developed and I especially liked the scenes between Cammie and her boss. It was enjoyable watching their relationship grow as the workdays went on. Cammie's abrupt move and recent break-up explain why she is so recalcitrant but I found her to be overly judgmental making her verge on the unlikable. How many times did we have to be told that Cammie compared the fish on her plate with the dead animals she saw on the wharf. We never really get any insight into Vic's character, which is a shame because I believe he had the potential to be one outstanding hero. The mystery is not very hard to solve but it is interesting non-the less. The location is beautifully detailed and I felt as if I were visiting Destin myself or at least reliving a past stay. Scripture is artfully woven into the work and plays a big part in the heroine's life.

Transferred from her hometown, features-writer Cammie O'Shea is feeling heartbroken after her broken engagement and vulnerable about her new job. She is apprehensive about meeting her boss and helping him launch a fledgling weekly newspaper. She resents Vic Deleona, the prestigious real estate mogul she is obliged to write about and the fact that because of their scheduled interview she must move earlier than planned. When he cancels the meeting her displeasure grows and she longs to complete the story and wants nothing more to do with the man. But when her new friend is vandalized Vic comes to her rescue and Cammie glimpses the Christian man behind the expensive business suit.

Book Blurb for Love Turns The Tide


# of pages or word count: 172 pages

Shattered by a failed romance, challenged by a different job, feature writer Cammie O’Shea dreads meeting her new boss, the editor of The Sun Dial newspaper, in Destin, Florida. However, her real source of angst turns out to be Vic Deleona, the influential real estate tycoon she must write about to generate interest in the paper.

While she refuses to open herself to another painful relationship he attempts to court her. Seeing him as pompous, she nonetheless goes out of her way to maintain a good business association.

However, when her friend, Angie Jones, has a break-in at her condo and there’s a mysterious vandalism at Cammie’s unit, Vic comes to their rescue, Cammie sees his Christian side and love blossoms.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2010 3.00