Review

DRIFTWOOD TIDES by Gina Holmes is the first book of hers that I have read. I truly enjoyed it. The cover of the book sets the story at the beach and is quite pretty. The writing is wonderful.

He made himself an island until something unexpected washed ashore.

When Holton lost his wife, Adele, in a freak accident, he shut himself off from the world, living a life of seclusion, making drifwood sculptures and drowning his pain in gin. Until twenty-three-year-old Libby knocks on his door, asking for a job and claiming to be a friend of his late wife. When he discovers Libby is actually his late wife’s illegitimate daughter, given up for adoption without his knowledge, his life is turned upside down as he struggles to accept that the wife he’d given saint status to was not the woman he thought he knew.

Together Holton and Libby form an unlikely bond as the two struggle to learn the identity of Libby’s father and the truth about Adele, themselves, and each other.

…the writing was wonderful and the story heartwarming.

Normally, I read the book blurb before beginning a book, but in this case, I did not. I was pleasantly surprised by the Christian undertone of the book. As I said before, the writing was wonderful and the story heartwarming.

DRIFTWOOD TIDES is about a father who has reached his lowest and a daughter trying to find a place to belong. It is a book that you won’t want to put down.

I am giving DRIFTWOOD TIDES a five star rating.

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About the Reviewer

Donna McBroom-Theriot

Writer. Book Reviewer. Southern Lady. Connoisseur of Chocolate.

My Life is like an episode of “I love Lucy!” I’m a writer, book reviewer, and a Southern Lady who loves her Sweet Tea. My blog, My Life. One Story at a Time. is where I’ve been writing short stories since 2009. As luck would have it, the very first short story I wrote was published within months of my writing it.

This quote pretty much sums me up: “Deep in my heart, I know there’s no promise I’ll be free from trouble in this life. In fact, I’m usually either getting out of trouble, currently in trouble, or about to meet trouble around the next corner.” Well, you know that old saying, “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions” – that road is usually the one I’m on!

And, as much I used to mock (we all grow up eventually) the Cajun dialect, 15 years ago, I found myself marrying the sweetest Cajun boy – complete with the requisite white trawl boots and a trawl boat.

I love writing stories about the South and life with our two German Shepherds, and the four kids who meander in and out of our lives as they live their own journeys.

Most days you’ll find me out on the front porch swing, with the dogs at my feet, a tall glass of sweet iced tea close by, and a good book. It’s what life in the South is all about.
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