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The Tides of Cecil Cove
Julie and Siobhan were best friends growing up on the shores of the Chesapeake until a tragic boating accident shattered their adolescence. Thirty years later, they find themselves living next door to each other back on Cecil Cove where it all started.....
Plot/Idea: 10 out of 10
Originality: 10 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 9.50 out of 10


Plot: Sausville crafts her emotionally potent plot around the mantra that the passage of time heals all wounds. This book is deftly crafted and moves along at a good pace.

Prose: Sausville's prose is clear and deliberate, and she expertly crafts her story from two different personalities' perspectives. The author authentically captures the voice of both Siobhan and Julie.

Originality: The Tides of Cecil Cove is a riveting story that is expertly told from the perspective of two conflicting yet intertwined voices, whose shared traumatic past does not allow them to completely forget each other.

Character Development: The characters here are expertly developed, vivid, believable, and memorable. The primary players change over the course of the book, and readers will be highly invested in their story.

Blurb: This novel is a bittersweet reflection of two lives and an ode to the ebbing and flowing tides of Siobhan and Julie's friendship over the years.

Date Submitted: August 29, 2018