Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A VAST and GRACIOUS TIDE by Lisa Carter. THE JUST READS TOUR with REVIEW, hosted by Karen Klepsteen

A Vast and Gracious Tide Blog and Review Tour

Welcome to the blog tour and giveaway for A Vast and Gracious Tide by Lisa Carter, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


a vast and gracious tide Title: A Vast and Gracious Tide  
Author: Lisa Carter  
Publisher: Gilead  
Release Date: June 12, 2018
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense  

A wounded veteran and the police chief's daughter must work together to bring a killer to justice

Caden Wallis lost friends, his girlfriend, and even his leg to the ravages of war. He arrives on the Outer Banks broken and still reeling, struggling to make peace with his new life.

McKenna Dockery has been stuck in limbo since her fiancé died three years ago. Now, when the handsome yet heartbroken Caden arrives at her doorstep, she starts to wonder if there may be hope for her heart after all . . .

But no sooner do they meet than a man is found murdered on McKenna's property--and Caden is the prime suspect. The two must learn to trust each other, or no one will be safe in the tangled web of conspiracy, greed, and deceit lurking in the tidal marshlands of the Outer Banks.  

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Award-winning author Lisa Carter describes her Southern suspense novels as “sweet tea with a slice of murder.” She is the bestselling author of seven romantic suspense novels, four historical novellas, and a contemporary Coast Guard series. Lisa enjoys traveling to romantic locales and researching her next exotic adventure. A native North Carolinian, she has strong opinions on barbecue and ACC basketball.

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I've read a lot of wonderful redemption stories, but A Vast and Gracious Tide in particular really pulled at my heartstrings. I could feel Caden's inner turmoil at the beginning of the story, his struggle to find a spark of hope and a reason to live. The phantom pains, the survivors' guilt, and the overwhelming sense of loss were all part of Caden's daily life. I know veterans and amputees, and Lisa Carter portrays their struggle accurately and respectfully. 

McKenna was also familiar with loss in her life, although her life circumstances differed greatly from Caden's. Both of them were struggling to move on with their lives and to recognize God's vision for their futures. I have to say that McKenna's determination and persistence with Caden were extremely admirable! He spent a lot of time pushing her away, and she handled it quite well even when angered. As Caden and McKenna slowly unraveled the mystery of the dead body on the beach, I was excited to see how it played out. The way that they drew closer, challenging one another and growing, is so exciting and romantic. I laughed, I cried, and I enjoyed all of the action too! 

This was my first chance to read one of Lisa Carter's books, and I'm so glad that I did. I'm excited to look for her other books now! I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Don't miss your chance to enter this great giveaway prize pack! One winner (US only) will receive:

Print copy of A Vast and Gracious Tide by Lisa Carter
Sea glass jewelry set (see here)
Framed print of Psalm 93:4 (see here)

$65 value

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  1. I totally agree with your comments about A Vast and Gracious Tide. In addition, for me, it was the Outer Banks setting, the 3 generation family working together to preserve the family business and the community, and the strong Christian message--all of these elements contributed to making this a truly great novel--in my humble opinion. Loved it from the first page to the last!

    1. I grew up in Great Lakes country so I also loved the setting! I'm a sucker for lighthouse towns, haha! I agree about the close-knit family too. Lovey was such a sweet, faithful matriarch! Thanks for commenting, Martha! :-)

  2. Loss is something I can relate to with this character.

    1. Thank you for sharing that, Sonnetta! It's such a hard part of life, and I appreciate you opening up to us about it.

  3. Thank you for your review on "A Vast and Gracious Tide" by Lisa Carter and for being part of the book tour.

    I'd love the opportunity to read this book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    1. Thanks, Kay! I think that you'll really enjoy it too! ;-)

  4. Thanks for stopping by, everyone! I know this is going to be an awesome story! And oh how I love an Outer Banks setting too!

    1. Thanks for all of your help Debra! Someday I'm going to see that lighthouse in person! Haha


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