Review: Beyond the Tides by Liz Johnson

I really enjoyed this enemies to more story. It was surprising to me, at first, that Meg was so determined to fight for the family business when she never had any desire to run it previously. I knew that she didn’t want Oliver to have it, however, the trouble required to take over the business herself seemed like way more than she would truly be willing to do. Yet, she was determined and I loved seeing the interactions between Oliver and Meg move from frustration to friendship to more.

Meg had a lot to deal with emotionally throughout the entire novel. Surprisingly, Oliver was the one who helped her learn to walk through the grief she was experiencing with her mother’s illness. He also helped her realize how to make the most of her time with her mom.

Oliver was a wonderfully written hero. He had a messy and painful childhood and he carried guilt regarding some other events in the past. But his heart really was one of the biggest around. The care and understanding he showed toward Meg was beautiful. They made a great couple! I am looking to read more of this series in the future.

(4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


When Meg Whitaker’s father decides to sell the family’s lobster-fishing business to her high school nemesis, she sets out to prove she should inherit it instead. Though she’s never had any interest in running the small fleet–or even getting on a boat due to her persistent seasickness–she can’t stand to see Oliver Ross take over. Not when he ruined her dreams for a science scholarship and an Ivy League education ten years ago.

Oliver isn’t proud of what he did back then. Angry and broken by his father walking out on his family, he lashed out at Meg–an innocent bystander. But owning a respected fishing fleet on Prince Edward Island is the opportunity of a lifetime, and he’s not about to walk away just because Meg wants him to.

Meg’s father has the perfect solution: Oliver and Meg must work the business together, and at the end of the season, he’ll decide who gets it. Along the way, they may discover that their stories are more similar than they thought . . . and their dreams aren’t what they expected.

Bestselling author Liz Johnson invites you back to Prince Edward Island for a brand-new series about family, forgiveness, and the kind of love that heals all wounds.

Purchase your own copy here.


Liz Johnson is the author of more than a dozen novels, a New York Times bestselling novella, and a handful of short stories. She’s a Christy Award finalist for The Red Door Inn and a three-time ACFW Carol Award finalist.

Liz is a graduate of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, where she earned a degree in public relations.

Now a resident of Phoenix, she enjoys theater, live music, and doting on her nieces and nephews. She writes stories filled with heart, humor, and happily ever afters.

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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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1 Response to Review: Beyond the Tides by Liz Johnson

  1. Cindy Davis says:

    I enjoyed this one as well 🙂

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