Tuesday, 18 April 2017

REVIEW - A Change in Tide - Freya Barker





TITLE - A Change in Tide
AUTHOR - Freya Barker





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What impact would it have when everything suddenly faded to black? 

For Mia, a crowded subway ride changes her entire life. Retreating to the wilderness helps her cope with a world that is suddenly too loud, too turbulent. 
Her existence safely contained to the small cottage on the lake, she is unprepared for the neighbor that moves across the bay

A career-ending injury has Jared permanently benched. His reputation as The Enforcer won’t survive the unanticipated responsibilities awaiting him. 
Away from the public eye, he adjust to his new reality, under the quiet observation of the intriguing hermit on the other side of the water.



REVIEW:


“Little bit of sports and a whole lot of family, 4 stars”


A Change in Tide covers a ton of changes one can experience in a short amount of time. You have anxiety, PTSD, change in lifestyles, new job, roommates, and a baby. One can quickly become overwhelmed.

Mia has PTSD from a traumatic experience she had years ago. She shut herself off from the world as a result. Living in a secluded area has pros and cons. Pro - she doesn't have to be around people who set off her panic attacks. Con - not being able to do her job as a midwife any longer. That is until Jared and his sister Jordy move in next door.

Jared is instantly drawn to the woman next door even if she seems a little strange. Jared has always handled beautiful, confident women during his time as a professional hockey player. But times are changing and maybe he's looking for someone a little less put together.

A Change in Tide was a beautiful story. There were times it felt like it went a little slow but it didn’t bring down the whole story. The secondary characters were great. I loved Jordy, Jared’s sister. A Change In Tide also makes one appreciate the value of the outdoors. 

There is one line that I really loved from the story;

“How indelibly intertwined we all are. Invisible connections that surface under strange or extreme circumstances, and somehow seem to confirm a higher force at play. I don’t necessarily believe in God, or at least not in the traditional way, but I believe there is something that links us all.”


Star Ratings:
Plot- 4/5
Charcters- 4/5
Heat- 3/5
Writing style- 4/5
Overall- 4/5