How on earth could her father ever consider selling the business that had been in the family for generations – especially to the man who had ruined her life? It didn’t matter that Meg Whitaker had no desire to run a lobster boat or that even being on a boat made her deathly ill. But there was no way she could allow Oliver Ross to take over the business. It just was not right! And that is how Meg ended up spending the season working with the man she avoided at all costs and she would never give up her grudge against him. Or would she?

In Beyond the Tides Liz Johnson takes her readers back to Prince Edward Island (PEI) for another warm, sometimes humorous, deliciously romantic, and brimming with faith tale. I loved the interaction between Meg and Oliver and the way they gradually became comfortable with each other almost without realizing it.

In this delightful story that is big on forgiveness, Meg and Oliver discover just how much they have in common and realize that her father knew exactly what he was doing. I loved taking another trip to PEI and hope that Johnson will book another visit for her readers soon.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.


When Meg Whitaker’s father decides to sell the family’s lobster fishing business to her high school nemesis, she sets out to prove she should take it over instead. Though she’s never had any interest in running the small fleet–or even getting on a boat due to her persistent seasickness–she can’t stand to see Oliver Ross in charge. Not when he ruined her dreams for a science scholarship and an Ivy League education ten years ago.

Oliver isn’t proud of what he did back then. Angry and broken by his father walking out on his family, he lashed out at Meg–an innocent bystander. But owning a respected fishing fleet on Prince Edward Island is the opportunity of a lifetime, as well as a way to provide for his mother, and he’s not about to walk away just because Meg wants him to.

Meg’s father has the perfect solution: Oliver and Meg will work the business together, and at the end of the season, he’ll decide who gets it. Along the way, they may discover that their stories are more similar than they thought . . . and their dreams aren’t what they expected.



Liz Johnson is the author of more than a dozen novels, including A Sparkle of Silver, A Glitter of Gold, The Red Door Inn, Where Two Hearts Meet, and On Love’s Gentle Shore, as well as a New York Times bestselling novella and a handful of short stories. She works in marketing and makes her home in Phoenix, Arizona.