“Yesterday’s Tides” by Roseanna M. White
Dual timeline WWI/WWII
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
About the Book:
In 1942, Evie Farrow is used to life on Ocracoke Island, where every day is the same–until the German U-boats haunting their waters begin to wreak havoc. And when special agent Sterling Bertrand is washed ashore at Evie’s inn, her life is turned upside down. While Sterling’s injuries keep him inn-bound for weeks, making him even more anxious about the man he’s tracking, he becomes increasingly intrigued by Evie, who seems to be hiding secrets of her own.
Decades earlier, in 1914, Englishman Remington Culbreth arrives at the Ocracoke Inn for the summer, but he doesn’t count on falling in love with Louisa Adair, the innkeeper’s daughter. When war breaks out in Europe, and their relationship is put in jeopardy, will their love survive?
As Evie and Sterling work to track down an elusive German agent, they unravel mysteries that go back a generation. The ripples from the Great War are still rocking their lives, and it seems yesterday’s tides may sweep them all into danger again today.
Bestselling and award-winning author Roseanna M. White whisks you away to two periods fraught with peril in this sweeping and romantic dual-time tale.
“Yesterday’s Tides” follows two timelines, one story set in World War One, and the other set during World War Two. They are connected by shared family, different generations, and the stories weave together in a beautiful way.
As always, the author’s writing style is superbly done, and flows seamlessly.I enjoyed both timelines, but the WWI story was my favorite. I thought that Lousia and Rem’s story truly jumped off the pages and drew me to the heart of their story particularly. But oh the frustration! Haha, it was well written, but there were definite moments where I wanted to shake the characters or yell at them even though they are fictional. XD
I also loved how many elements from the author’s other books were woven into this novel in both timelines. It was fun to see familiar characters! There were times when I did have a bit of a difficult time switching between the two stories, but I do think that is because I’ve always had a bit of a hard time with dual timeline stories in general.
The characters were written with beauty and care, as I’ve come to expect from author Roseanna M White.
I’m excited to share this novel with my sister, who is currently devouring all of the author’s works as fast as she can.^.^
I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. All thoughts expressed are my own.