Celebrate Lit Review Tour--Shore to Shore by Tabitha Bouldin
About the Book
Book: From Shore to Shore
Author: Tabitha Bouldin
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance
Release date: May 31, 2022
Can one captain show her the deep love of the ultimate Captain without falling in love himself?
Bree Jamison comes to Sparrow Island for one reason: to study coral reefs. She’s not interested in happily-ever-after and certainly won’t allow her handsome boat captain to sway her into believing these islands are different from any others. But when she finds an old shipwreck and learns the history of pirates and treasure, Bree finds herself searching for something that always feels just out of reach.
Cooper Carmichael takes the job as boat captain for the enigmatic Bree to further his career. He never expected her to be so driven—or so painfully opposed to God.
All Cooper wants is his happy island life. He wants for nothing. In fact, he’s made it his mission to be content. In every aspect of his life. Bree throws a wrench in his plan as her presence pushes Cooper to want for things he deems unnecessary.
A man striving for contentment. A woman who believes God is picking on her.
It takes one to show the other that no matter which shore you find yourself on, God got there first.
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About the Author
Tabitha Bouldin is a student at Southern New Hampshire University, where she is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s in Creative Writing. As a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), she works with critique groups and provides endorsements for other authors. Tabitha’s genre of choice is Contemporary Christian Romance which she describes as: Adventure with heart. Tabitha spent ten years working as a Medical Assistant before God opened the door which allowed her to become a stay-at-home-homeschooling-mom and author.
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Writing in the Independence Islands series has been a true blessing, and From Shore to Shore is no different, except that these characters brought out feelings that I never expected.
Most of the time, when I go into a story, I know a bit of what’s going to happen. I already understand the characters’ backstory and what has driven them to this point in there life where I’ve picked up their tale and begun to weave it into a book.
Bree decided she wanted to go another route.
Cooper didn’t want to talk to me for half the book.
Christian walked onto the page and tried to take over because he didn’t want to wait for his turn in book five.
These characters, I tell you what, they’re a demanding bunch.
Finally, though, finally they settled in and told me their story.
You might remember Cooper, he’s Mel’s brother and he showed up in book one, Mishaps off the Mainland. Cooper is a delightful yet careful captain who delights in the open ocean and loves the islands.
Bree is a tangled mess of consternation. She scorns love and believes it to be a trap. Even God’s love is suspect in Bree’s eyes.
These two are imperfectly suited for each other, but God has a plan to help them both, and He helped me through every page of From Shore to Shore, a story that shows no matter how far you run, no matter what shore you find yourself on, God got there first.
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Christina’s Corner, June 23
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An Author’s Take, June 25
Texas Book-aholic, June 25
Inklings and notions, June 26
For Him and My Family, June 27
Sylvan Musings, June 27
deb’s Book Review, June 28
Aryn the Libraryan, June 29
Locks, Hooks and Books, June 29
Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, June 30
Life, Love, Writing, July 1
Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, July 1
Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, July 2
Blossoms and Blessings, July 3
Miriam Jacob, July 3
She Lives To Read, July 4
Happily Managing a Household of Boys, July 5
Blogging With Carol, July 5
Simple Harvest Reads, July 6 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)
To celebrate her tour, Tabitha is giving away the grand prize package a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!
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For the sake of honesty and humility and a little humor, I’m going to start by sharing that I’m writing this review at 6:30 in the morning on the day it’s due by noon! Not my normal way of doing things, but you see several things happened…
First, I’d written on my calendar that this review was due on July 25 instead of June 23rd so I don’t know how that happened. Second, I received a reminder yesterday (thank goodness) so had time, but the server for my website would not cooperate. I tried at least three times at different times of the day, refreshing my browser, turning the computer off and on, etc. No go.
But, the goodness of the Lord. I generally do things early so I was in the middle (more towards the end) of reading the book and was able to finish it last night. This actually shows God’s hand in things because there’s another book I’m supposed to be reading in between but I couldn’t get it to load so I read this one instead. Also, the server is working now…
So, to the book. God’s hand in our lives is a big part of the theme and I love that. I love how the Creator of the universe puts us in the right place at the right time through a series on interesting events. Some might just see the events as fiction impossible, but I see anything as possible with God.
I will say the characters were hard to warm up to. Cooper, the hero, doesn’t talk much at first and I can’t relate. Bree is hard and unapproachable. The secondary characters carried the show for awhile, but their openness and welcome helped Cooper open up and Bree become more lovable.
There were also a few times when the author left the reader hanging…stories were about to be told and then the chapter broke and we never got to hear the pirate legend and so on.
Overall, I really enjoyed the book and would recommend if readers can hang in there a bit.
I did receive this book as part of the review tour, but clearly the opinions are my own.
Have a blessed day!