Monday, May 18, 2015

London Tides by Carla Laureano

Book: London Tides: A Novel (The MacDonald Family Trilogy Book 2)
Author: Carla Laureano
Publisher: David C Cook
Publishing Date: June 1, 2015

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via in exchange for an honest review.

My interest in this book: I fell madly in love with Carla's first book Five Days in Skye and when the publisher got a hold of me to let me know that her 2nd book in the MacDonald Family trilogy was coming out I jumped on the opportunity to read it.

Type of book: Contemporary Fiction Inspirational

Message / Plot / idea: A hurting soul who is in search of what she needs; balancing God given passions with reality.

Favorite Character, quotes/lines: "Frankly, the idea I wouldn't want you is an insult to my intelligence."

"he wasn't sure what bothered him more: that he couldn't bring himself to ask or that he might actually care about the answer"

"Only someone who had endured her own share of tragedy could see past the surface of the story to the hurting souls beneath."

"Your life is between you and God. And don't give me that look. I know I'm drunk. God loves me anyway."

Overall: A lot of times I do my best reflective/creative thinking when I'm driving. I guess it's the monotony of it that lets my mind roam free. As I drove the other day, I kept running this scene through my head trying to remember what movie it came from. Then it hit me: Carla's book! Yes, scenes from this book are so well written and connect so realistically to the reader that they will replay in your mind as if you'd watched it on the screen. The characters are very realistic in this contemporary romance and the content relates to them as they grow in Christian values and understanding of God's love for each of them, no matter where they come from/what their past is. This is a beautiful story that adults will fall in love with. 

Thank you, once again, Carla for a fantastic read that swept me away to London and beyond. As I read I kept wondering: I thought she lived in the US; is she from London? This story so completely takes you there.

If you want a book that takes you away, into the heart and lives of some very passionate, talented, heartfelt people--or if you've ever wanted to go to London--pick this book up. I think you'll enjoy it. 

5 stars, bookshelf worthy


  1. I too loved Five Days in Skye, can't wait to read this!

    1. Patty, I think you'll love it! Which do you prefer, paperback or eReader?


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