The Wishing Tide From the acclaimed author of The Secrets She Carried comes a novel about the pull of the past and the power of love As offseason begins on the Outer Banks a storm makes landfall and three unlikely s

  • Title: The Wishing Tide
  • Author: BarbaraDavis
  • ISBN: 9780451418784
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the acclaimed author of The Secrets She Carried comes a novel about the pull of the past and the power of love As offseason begins on the Outer Banks, a storm makes landfall, and three unlikely strangers are drawn together Five years ago, Lane Kramer moved to Starry Point, North Carolina, certain the quaint island village was the place to start anew Now the owner ofFrom the acclaimed author of The Secrets She Carried comes a novel about the pull of the past and the power of love As offseason begins on the Outer Banks, a storm makes landfall, and three unlikely strangers are drawn together Five years ago, Lane Kramer moved to Starry Point, North Carolina, certain the quaint island village was the place to start anew Now the owner of a charming seaside inn, she s set aside her dreams of being a novelist and of finding love again When English professor Michael Forrester appears on Lane s doorstep in the middle of a storm, he claims he s only seeking a quiet place to write his book Yet he seems eerily familiar with the island, leaving Lane wondering if he is quite what he appears.Meanwhile, Mary Quinn has become a common sight, appearing each morning on the dunes behind the inn, to stare wistfully out to sea Lane is surprised to find a friendship developing with the older woman, who possesses a unique brand of wisdom, despite her tenuous grip on reality.As Lane slowly unravels Mary s story and a fragile relationship between Lane and Michael blooms, Lane realizes the three share a common bond But when a decades old secret suddenly casts its shadow over them, Lane must choose between protecting her heart and fighting for the life and the love she wants.Conversation Guide Included

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    1. Mary, Lane, and Michael. Three marvelous and completely different characters when put together make the pages of THE WISHING TIDE come alive.Lane owns a Bed & Breakfast, Mary is homeless, and Michael is the mysterious, unwanted guest who arrives during a storm for what appears to be for more than no other place to stay for the night.All three characters blend together with things in common that they don't know about, and they fill the pages of THE WISHING TIDE with a splendid, beautifully to [...]

    2. I would have given this book more stars if I could. I could not put it down. I became so involved in the story that I've been reading all day.

    3. I cannot even begin to tell you how phenomenal this book was. Davis writes hauntingly beautiful proseI was enraptured from the moment I began reading it. She sucks the reader in, making them continuously wonder what she's going to tell them next. This is part ghost story, part love story, and part story of family and friendship.The three main characters bring so many different things to the story. They have all been through a lot in their lives. Take Lane for example. This is what her life looke [...]

    4. Lane Kramer escaped from a devastatingly bad marriage, loss of a child, and the manipulations of her family! Her wounds are deep but her strength formidable as she finally settles in Starry Point, North Carolina where she starts afresh by renovating and running a bed and breakfast inn on the beach. It’s a quaint home resembling a castle more than a home and yet Lane has made into a cozy, welcoming home that appeals to every visitor. It’s now the end of the season and Lane’s anticipating ti [...]

    5. If we could, I would give this 3.5 stars if possible. It kept my interest but wasn't something I couldn't wait to get back to. Even so, I did enjoy the read. This is a novel with 3 main characters, Lane, an Inn-Keeper, a homeless woman, Mary, and Michael, a guest at the Inn. Each one is broken in their own way, dealing with familial relationships, and the failures they have felt at the effort to reconcile the emotions/behavior that have affected their lives in the aftermath they endured at the t [...]

    6. Barbara Davis’ second novel, The Wishing Tide, is an atmospheric beach read—literally—set on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. I received an advance copy, & my summer reading is off to a juicy, romantic start.Lane Kramer, Michael Forrester, & a ragtag old woman named Mary are on a collision course with a hurricane in tiny beach town of Starry Point, and when the three come together, none of their lives will ever be the same again.Davis has woven a complex story of wounded humans tryi [...]

    7. A wonderful book that swept me in by the first few pages describing the waves of the ocean, off Starry Point, North Carolina, ebbing to and fro, gave the feeling of being right there. Lane becomes the owner of the Cloister House a bed and breakfast seaside inn. Her adventures with Crazy Mary who inhabits the shoreline and the visitor Michael who was came to weather the storm is captivating. Many secrets are uncovered as the relationships take place and the mystery unravels to find a happy ever-a [...]

    8. This is a lovely story set in North Carolina in a fictional island village called Starry Point. Five years previously Lane Kramer left a failed marriage in Chicago and ended up in The Outer Banks, opening a bed and breakfast called The Cloister.As the story begins, a tropical storm is moving into the area and Lane has just closed the business down for the winter. Nevertheless, when an English professor traveling from Vermont, Michael Forrester, appears at the door, she can hardly turn him away.L [...]

    9. openbooksociety/article/thBrought to you by OBS reviewer JerjenThe Wishing Tide by Barbara Davis is a story about life, love, mistakes, forgiveness and fighting for what one wants.Lane Kramer has moved to Starry Point, North Carolina, to make a fresh start with her life. She has a failed marriage, a miscarriage and a meddling mother that she’s left behind. She has opened a bed and breakfast in Starry Point and she has been successful. During the winter months, when she has no customers, she wr [...]

    10. Barbara Davis’s The Wishing Tide brings together three people who mistrust one another at first, but eventually find belonging because of each other. Lane’s bed and breakfast Cloister House is closing down for the off season when a hurricane hits the island of Starry Point and a traveler, Michael, takes refuge there only to end up spending the next few months. Lane is drawn to a mysterious resident of the town who rides a pink bike and hangs about on the dunes near Cloister House, and is kno [...]

    11. I love this kind of novel, the kind set in a lovely location, featuring a bit of mystery, a lot of romance, and all twined together with beautiful prose. I also like discovering appealing female leads, and this was one of the most winsome I've seen in recent novels. In Lane Kramer, the author has walked the fine line between giving her main character enough problems to lend a growth edge, while also imbuing her with enough goodness to make her extremely likable. I think it's the combination of h [...]

    12. The wishing tide is a bittersweet story of facing your past in order to be able to move on with life. The main character Lane has spent the last 5 years of her life isolating herself out in South Caroline running a bed and breakfast. When she found herself divorced and trying to heal from a miscarriage it seemed like starting over was the best option for her. Until the fated night when Michael showed up at her door, determined to rent a room from her for the whole winter off season. This is wher [...]

    13. Each of the three main characters in this book is running away from something: Lane is trying to put a miscarriage and the end of a bad marriage behind her by starting over in a new town; Michael is both trying to escape and confront the physical and emotional scars from his childhood; and Mary, dismissed by most people as a crazy bag lady, is so traumatized by the horrors of her past, she sometimes seeks to escape reality altogether. When these three characters cross paths in a small town in th [...]

    14. This was an enjoyable read overall. The writing was good and the setting was lovely. I don't generally read romance, but this book was not as much of a romance as I was expecting (a good thing-from my perspective) This book involved 3 main characters;two were written from a third person perspective and one from a first person perspective. I enjoyed the first person perspective writing much more than the third. Some sections from the third person perspective spent more time than I though was nece [...]

    15. I received this book via First Reads in exchange for an honest review.Reading the back cover of The Wishing Tide after it arrived, I got the impression that the book, with it's North Carolina setting and story of love developing quickly between strangers, would be very Nicholas Sparks-esque. But after only a few chapters, the mystery entwined delicately and masterfully into the story line made this novel stand out from the crowd.Barbara Davis has pulled off writing an incredibly captivating nov [...]

    16. *GoodReads Giveaway Book*This book was really great. I loved it because is was so interesting and the story telling was really good. I liked that there was multiple points of views and how they all intertwined. Going in to the book expecting it to be all about a romance, I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't insta-love. It felt real that Lane Michael argued and disagreed. The twists were something I definitely didn't expect, especially the first one. But they kept coming and each was more su [...]

    17. Did you ever get so involved with a book that you wanted to pick up the phone and call one of the characters? That's how I felt when reading The Wishing Tide. I was whisked away to the beautiful shores of Starry Point, with descriptions so ethereal that I could taste the salty air and feel the wind whipping at my back. The characters became friends, whom I was sad to part with. Barbara Davis transported me to the blustery beach, into the lives of Mary, Lane, and Michael, where I felt an instant [...]

    18. THE WISHING TIDE was one of my favorite reads of 2014, one that has stayed with me even though I read it months ago. I have given many copies as gifts and will continue to do so. Why? Because it's a captivating, haunting novel with unforgettable characters such as Dirty Mary--the philosophical bag lady who is not what she seems. Set on a desolate, storm-tossed North Carolina barrier island lush with family secrets and ghost stories, THE WISHING TIDE is a story about fighting for the life you wan [...]

    19. I've been a fan of Barbara's since her debut, and The Wishing Tide solidified her ranking as one of my favorite authors. I especially love her odd characters. Mary is a gem. She had me at Mary's opening lines: "Through my fault. Through my fault. Through my most grievous fault." And she kept me longing to chat with Mary, to walk to the beach and see what new gems would come from Mary's mouth.It didn't hurt that she used the Carolina coast as a setting.

    20. This is one book I wish I could give more than 5 stars. It is a wonderful written story of flawed people coming together and finding their way back to life. It is a book that takes you on a roller coaster ride of twists and turns and the ending is one I didn't see coming. I certainly recommend this book for anyone the enjoys a good combination of romance and mystery and characters that tug at your heart.

    21. Love the book! This was a free book from and I was very impressed.Barbara Davis makes the discription of the Outerbanks of North Carlonia a place I want to visit. This is a great story! The book is filled with mystery,love and hope! I would recommend The Wishing Tide by Barbara Davis to all.

    22. The setting helped make this book so beautiful. Lane opens her bed and breakfast in Starry Point, a place I can picture well. The story is beautifully written and I really did love how it unfolds beneath your eyes.

    23. I did really enjoy this story set in a small community along the beach including personable characters with all the complexities of relationships. This author did a convincing job describing mental health issues and made it consistently realistic for me as I am wary of a lot of fiction novels.

    24. Wonderful book! I loevd the story and loved how Davis interweaves the characters lives. And let's face it ~ beach books are terrific. Throw in angst and mystery and you've got a winner!

    25. This is the 3rd book I've read by Barbara Davis. It wasn't my favorite, but it kept me reading. Her writing reminds me of Karen Whites. I am looking forward to her next one.

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